Job Opportunity : Construction Officer

Job Opportunity : Construction Officer

Job Opportunity : Construction Officer

Construction Officer (Local Position)
Cameroon, Norwegian Refugee Council

The construction Officer will assist the WASH/Shelter Program Development Manager in providing technical support in the development of NRC’s WASH programming and high quality technical planning and implementation of inputs.

Duties and responsibilities

Together with the other WASH/shelter staff, appropriately design, coordinate, supervise, implement and closely monitor the technical aspects of both the emergency and longer term WASH/shelter activities and interventions for the IDPs, returnees, and host communities in line with the proposals, strategies and donor requirements;

To ensure that all planning processes and BoQs are in line with budget planning, in line with budget provision and cost effectiveness and in accordance to the contractual obligations to the donor and make sure that all BoQs and technical specifications are shared with the concerned partners.

Appropriately design and ensure timely and smooth implementation of all technical aspects of the WASH/shelter project activities (borehole/Shallow drilling, water supply construction/rehabilitation and distribution networks, latrine construction, handwashing facilities, etc.) in a manner that promotes cost-efficiency (value for money) and innovation with the WASH programme, through participatory approaches that maximizes community involvement and ownership.

Ensure that WASH and shelter facilities are planned, designed and implemented in a manner that addresses issues related to Gender and Protection, as well as the needs of the Persons with Special Needs such as the disabled and elderly persons.

Participate in the strategic planning and drafting proposals for all new WASH and shelter construction project activities within South West and North West Region and as would be required.

Where applicable, prepare tender and contract documents and take lead in the contract evaluation and awarding process;

Coordinate all contract management activities with the logistics department for all major contracted works, to ensure adherence to contract specifications, terms and conditions, including timely issuing of completion certificates and payments;

In close collaboration with finance office, ensure construction expenditures are within approved budgets by regular monitoring of both physical work progress and actual expenditures, as relates to the provisions in the BoQs;

Depending on the situation, he/she may be asked to perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor.

  • Degree or Diploma in water engineering, construction, any other related field;
  • At least three years of proven practical experience in the planning and execution of shelter / construction project; 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English is required;
  • Ability to communicate in one or more local languages (pidgin English) in the South West.
  • Computer literacy in word, excel, PowerPoint, Auto CAD, ArchiCAD and Robot and versed with internet skills.
Personal qualities
  • Understandable to the importance of team work and delivering results;
  • Empowering and building trust;
  • Communicating with impact and respect;
  • Handling insecure environment. A good sense of communication with others in a respectable manner is an asset.
We can offer

Beginning: July 2020

Duty station: Buea with 35 % of travel to the field

Contract Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension 

Salary and Benefits : As per Cameroon salary grid

This is a local contract.

Camp Sic , Buea


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