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2 New Jobs Vacancies at International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Construction Coordinators

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at International
Rescue Committee (IRC), 2020


Construction Coordinator (2 Posts)
Job available in these locations:

  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Kasulu, Tanzania, United Republic of

Requisition ID: req9861 
Job Title: Construction Coordinator 
Sector: Operations

Employment Category: Fixed Term 
Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Tanzania


Job Description
International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s humanitarian
crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in
1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and
life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or
disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 25 U.S. cities,
IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by
conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC began operations in the Kigoma region of Northwestern Tanzania in
1993 responding to a large influx of refugees from the neighboring
countries of Rwanda and Burundi and later from the Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC). It has remained a key humanitarian actor in the country
since that time.

In April 2015, political instability
in Burundi led to almost 400,000 new refugees travelling to Tanzania.
Today, they reside in Tanzania in three main refugee camps including
Nyaragusu, the world’s third largest camp.
The IRC assists almost
300,000 refugees and Tanzanians. The IRC provides services in health,
education and protection. The organization currently has over 200 staff
and works with over 2,000 refugee volunteers to deliver our programs. We
have offices in Dar es Salaam, Kasulu and Kibondo.
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Construction Coordinator will lead the Construction Unit. Reporting
initially to the Regional Field Coordinator (Kigoma), the role will
manage construction supervisors and directly oversee external
contractors. The Coordinator will work closely with technical teams
(Education, Health, Protection) to ensure designs and implementation are
in line with programmatic need and deliver maximum impact for our

The role requires great leadership skills
together with practical construction and engineering experience within
the commercial sector.
With his/her team, the Construction
Coordinator will design, commission, launch, monitor and review the
implementation of all construction work. Using Project management skills
the CC schedule and track deliverables, and troubleshoot and escalate
where projects are off track or carry significant risks.

with the IRC Finance and Supply Chain team, the Construction
Coordinator will be responsible for technical sign off of completed work
and delivery of contractual commitments.
The role will oversee
onsite and offsite construction activities and will monitor compliance
with building and safety regulations and advise the project manager

Specific areas of work are as follows:

  • Manage all staff in the Construction Unit; provide oversight, guidance and development for staff
  • Coordinate closely with programme and operations staff across IRC, including at senior leadership levels.
  • Represent IRC with partners and with government as required and ensure that IRC is always seen in a professional light.

Construction planning and reporting:

  • Oversee
    all work related to construction and infrastructure rehabilitation.Use
    project management tools to set and monitor progress against schedules
  • Ensure all construction initiatives are effectively planned and delivered on time to the right quality.
  • Provide
    regular updates to technical coordinators and to the Country Management
    Team on project progress, with early identification and escalation of



Individual construction projects:

  • Undertake needs assessments and develop specific recommendations for individual project designs
  • Prepare work schedules and relevant BoQ’s and liaise with Supply Chain to develop appropriate procurement documentation
  • Serve
    as a construction technical advisor to tender and recruitment
    committee. Support procurement colleagues to ensure submitted bids meet
    technical expectations as per prevailing construction standards,
    licensing rules and regulations as stipulated by Contractors
    Registration Board (CRB) as well as the clients’ needs.
  • The
    Construction Coordinator shall go through to all the submitted
    qualification documents by all contractors to see if they align and
    satisfy the engineering/contractors rules and regulations and advice the
    IRC accordingly before awarding any tender to qualifying contractors.

Monitoring and implementing construction on site:

  • Design
    and implement strategies to design all project schedules and
    requirements and develop estimates for all changes that might be
    recommended, but also orders and perform regular tests on all
    construction activities, e.g. foundation, concrete work etc.
  • Oversee
    IRC Construction Supervisors to ensure the construction and renovation
    projects are implemented on time, to budget and to the appropriate
  • Develop appropriate construction structural drawings to be used by contractors during the project execution process.
  • Assisting the contractors and technicians in the interpretation of BOQs and structural drawings associated to this project.
  • To
    supervise all the construction executed by IRC and ensuring that the
    projects are executed as per the schedule and timelines, maintaining
    quality according to laid down specifications.
  • Assist in the hiring of technicians for the on-site closer supervision under the guidance of the engineer.
  • Assist contractors in hiring proper local fundis/laborers during construction work.
  • During
    the procurement of the construction materials, the Coordinator shall
    make sure that there is technical advice given to the contractors on the
    suitability, quality and appropriateness of the materials to be used.
    She/He will guide specifications of the needed materials as per the BOQ
    and drawings in place.
  • The Construction Unit- under the
    Construction Coordinator- shall be the link between the Contractors and
    the Programme Team with consultation with the respective District
  • The Construction Coordinator shall make sure that
    s/he communicates to Contractors that they shall take all the
    liabilities and assume responsibility to all risks and unforeseen issues
    resulting from their execution of the projects
  • Efficiently
    supervise the working of all contractors on construction specifications
    and ensure compliance to all record drawings and monitor and make sure
    schedule payment to contractors as per the contacts agreed.
  • Administer
    efficient working of all field staff working with the construction and
    participate in all meetings with contractors and evaluate progress on
    regular basis and giving meeting feedback to the project Manager.
  • Collaborate
    with project management teams and ensure accuracy of all documents and
    maintain cost control on all projects and maintain quality at all times
    during the entire period of project execution.
  • Monitor progress and compile reports in project status at every stage of completions.
  • Comply
    with guidelines and regulations including permits, safety etc and
    deliver technical files and other technical documentation as required
  • Coordinate with company personnel and clients to
    resolve all project issues and administer and provide response to all
    requests and evaluate compliance to all plans and specifications for
    construction projects.
  • Analyze and ensure compliance to all
    construction contract schedules and specifications and prepare all
    documents for construction management and provide support to all staff
    in various construction tasks and prepare final documents at project
  • Manage retention arrangements with Contractors as
    specified in their contracts and ensure appropriate mechanisms for
    protecting confidentiality of information.

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  • A
    bachelor’s degree in Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering,
    postgraduate in a similar filed will be an added an advantage.
  • Experience
    of 3 years in relevant field, experience in commercial contraction and
    on-site building supervision. Experience working in an INGO is an added
  • Quantity survey skills is an added advantage.
  • Strong leadership skills; management of large teams and coordination with external actors.
  • Good written and verbal skills in the English language
  • Must
    be able to function effectively in a complex work environment, setting
    appropriate priorities and manage competing priorities and pressure.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support.
  • Must
    have excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional
    patience and be able to interact, partner and thrive in a diverse
  • Committed to staff training and development and effective at facilitation.

The IRC and IRC workers must
adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for
Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces
policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and

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