Construction Officer

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Development and Project Management, Engineering, Natural Sciences
Jigjiga, Somali 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description



·       . In close collaboration with Education Program Manager the post holder will ensure effective implementation of project construction works (construction of primary schools, latrines and school WASH facility).

·       Take the lead in monitoring the construction work and give regular updates.

·       Give technical support to contractors during the construction process.

·       Ensure that the construction work is implemented in line with the construction design and drawing.

·       Ensure that the project construction work is done in line with SCI construction standards and quality

·       Give regular update to the education program manager on the status of the construction work and alert it if there is any delay from the contractor side.

·       Check whether the contractor has done the work as per the agreed plan and closely work with education program manager in releasing the construction payment as per the entitled payment.

·       Fulfill other task assigned to your line manager.  



SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


·       Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.

·       Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary capacity to improve performance and applying appropriate measures when results are not achieved.





·       Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself/herself (and their team).

·       Takes responsibility for his/her own personal actions and encourages others to do the same.

·       Widely shares his/her personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·       Future orientated, thinks strategically



·       Builds and maintains effective relationships, his/her team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

·       Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.

·       Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


·       Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

·       Willing to take disciplined risks


·       Honest, encourages openness and transparency

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


Job Requirements



  • BSc Degree in civil engineering or related field and over 3 years of relevant experience in Construction work.

·       Experience in an international NGO or similar organization.

·       Good technical knowledge of policy and practice in the field of construction and contract management as well as other cross cutting issues

·       A good understanding of development issues and the policy context in the operational areas and Ethiopia generally.

·       Experience in working the construction of schools, latrines and school wash facility.

·       Computer literate in word processing and excel packages.

Understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfilment in the development context




  • Awareness of international accountability standards including HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership) and a demonstrated commitment to promoting these standards in ways of working and project implementation.
  • Experience of working with an international NGO especially in refugee context.
  • Experience in managing and supervising the construction of primary schools, latrines and school Wash facilities.
Experience of effectively communicating findings to internal/external stakeholders

How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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