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Construction Officer


Position: Construction Officer (1)

Location: National Office

Purpose of the position

To plan and coordinate all construction and maintenance activities in World Vision Zambia as well as monitor and report progress to contribute to improved child well-being.

Major Responsibilities

  • Draw and interpret all construction documents (building, block & site plans) for all construction works

  • Produce bills of quantities (costing), drawings and related requirements for the construction /maintenance works based on the recommended drawings / plans.

  • Ensure that all buildings and Constructions meet regulatory and Industry minimum standards and safety.

  • Provide specifications for all works, technical and building related items to ensure right materials and value for money.

  • Ensure that all WVZ owned and occupied buildings are of high safety standards and in proper condition

  • Work with all stakeholders and regulators within and outside WVZ to ensure delivery of all works

  • Submit reports and other relevant documentation timely

Qualifications/Education/Knowledge/Competencies /Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or related field with 3 years of experience

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or related field with 5 years experience

  • Knowledge of Project Management and Technical software is added advantage

  • Knowledge of Construction Industry

  • Ability to work under pressure and minimum supervision

  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison and stakeholder engagement/management skills

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, integrity and morals.

  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals within and outside the project setting

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft World, Excel and data analysis software is recommended

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based 40% : field 60%

  • Travel: international as required.