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National Coordinator - Building & Construction


Purpose of the position:

To coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of all building and construction works and related activities being implemented by WVK. Ensuring proper civil engineering, contracting & construction guidelines are followed with all stakeholders’ participation in enhancing good engineering practices that will result to and directly contribute to the attainment of child wellbeing outcomes. Specifically, the incumbent will undertake capacity building of staff, supervise implementation of structural engineering works and support efforts to mobilize appropriate resources.

In order to successfully do so, the National Building and Construction Specialist must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Quality Assurance (25%)

  • Available guidelines for implementation of building and construction activities in the program areas and in use;

  • All building and construction works initiatives within the WVK’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented in full compliance with GOK, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and international standards and structural engineering guidelines;

  • Review designs for all Building and Construction projects including drawings, bills of quantities and necessary documentation for works contracts above KES 3,000,000 for the Regions. Provide technical support in analysis of tender documents.

  • Provide technical support to Communication and DME in documentation of initiative and in review of DME reports.

  • In collaboration with M&E specialist, develop, monitor and evaluate structural project indicators and standards for use by Regions and IPAs;

  • Collaborate with Ministry of Public Works and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance to all Structural interventions;

  • Documentation and dissemination of best practices on completed structural initiatives and projects;

  • Participate in structural engineering intervention coordination and other related meetings as may be required;

  • Support P&C establish, coordinate and/or consolidate the necessary systems, procedures and support services (including but not limited to recruiting, staffing, training, supervision, performance monitoring, procurement and administration) required to achieve or surpass performance targets;

  • Support the establishment and consolidate a working culture - based upon results based management principals - that consistently achieves and/or surpasses established targets and standards;

Design Building & Construction Projects (25%)

  • Coordinate and Develop detailed engineering designs buildings supported by WVK at ADPs and National office.

  • Coordinate and Develop bill of quantities, specifications and tender documents for building and construction projects.

  • Update the standard designs to match with upcoming market trend

Capacity Building for Quality Programming (10%)

  • Capacity of WV staff built in Building and Structural activities through training and mentoring;

  • Appropriate mentoring, coaching and supervision done in order to equip, motivate and empower a new generation of structural engineering specialists within WVK;

Technical Support (30%)

  • Support ADPs in customization of standard designs

  • Supervise construction of buildings works at DPs and National office on need basis;

  • Participate in quality review and capacity building meetings;

  • Participate in the annual program planning and budgeting review exercises;

  • Management of contracts, review of bids and tender documents for projects more than Ksh 3 million;

  • Participation in the Central Tender Committee (CTC) as an alternate member;

  • Have ultimate responsibility for arbitration, mediation and disputes for all building & construction contracts together with team at the Regions.

  • Effectively support Programme Areas (APs) and other sectors staff to carry out assessments, designs, measurements, monitoring and evaluation efforts in relation to building and construction works and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures;

Engagement and Networking with Strategic Stakeholders (5%)

  • Establish and maintain contacts with both individual and government donors (e.g. USAID, DFID, EU etc), for resource acquisition;

  • Make deliberate efforts to establish contacts with government line ministries and institutes, UN Agencies and NGOs to identify areas of possible collaboration and partnership;

  • Work closely with the Communication department in production of high quality and professional updates for submission to donors and for marketing purposes;

  • Participation in Partnership Meetings/Networks as maybe appropriate.

Programs Reporting (5%)

  • Review project reports when called upon

  • Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual Building and Construction sector report

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in a relevant field from a recognized University preferably in Civil Engineering or Building & Construction;

  • They must have a minimum of 5 years experience with regard to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development works in building and construction;

  • The holder must have a wide experience in constructions and contracts management;

  • They should have at least 3 years experience as a manager or senior leadership position;

  • The holder of this position must be a results orientated leader who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands and;

  • He /she must also have ample experience in public relations and be a strong team player.

  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.

Other Required Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational and cultural diversity challenges;

  • Must be able to provide spiritual leadership within but not limited to chapel and daily devotions;

  • Must have outstanding oral and written communications and relationship skills and;

  • Must be willing to perform other duties as required.