Amref Health Africa Construction Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa Construction Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa Overview:

  • Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest African based international health development organisation; currently implementing more than 140 programs, directly reaching more than 12 million people across 35 African countries. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in eight countries in Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia and Senegal.

  • Amref’s work in each country responds to local needs and priorities strengthen existing capacities in communities to take control of their health and strengthen the local health systems. In addition, there are eleven advocacy and
    fundraising offices located in Europe and North America. In the spirit of Ubuntu, partnership and networking are key elements of Amref Health Africa’s approach. Amref has a staff complement of over 1,500.

  • Amref Health Africa is driven by its vision of ‘Lasting health change in Africa’ and its mission ‘To increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health’.

    Main Purpose of Job

  • To provide construction related technical support to the projects on daily operations to realize the organizational strategic objectives.

    Key Area Activities

    Quality & Performance

    • Ensuring high standards of quality are maintained for each assigned contract by conducting site visits as a way of visual inspection of work progress and quality based on relevant drawings, specifications and written instructions; contract implementation assessment with reference to building, health and safety legislation Acts; and basic conditions of contracts where necessary.

    • Carrying out audits of the Engineering Services Maintenance Contracts through site visits;checking service works against work schedule and contractors’ invoices; and providing feedback on any information or matters of concern at the project sites.

    • Be responsible for proper scoping of works and drive timely delivery of the construction projects assigned.

    • Be able to provide solutions to various construction issued through basic designs and drawings


    • Monitoring and supervising contractor performance and ongoing works and

    • consultants on site to ensure quality control (materials and workmanship) and effective use of resources in accordance with drawings and specifications

    • Acting as an adviser/superintendent to the
    contractor on certain aspects of the work, particularly by giving instructions that ensures soundness and practicality of in performing the assigned tasks.

    • Manage the assigned Amref assets, work-plans and budgets including processing relevant financial transactions where necessary

    Human Resources management

    • Foster good teamwork in the department and entire organization

    • Identify and manage internal conflict through appropriate resolution mechanisms, where necessary involving the supervisor

    Monitoring & Evaluation

    • Maintain and keep detailed records of all aspects of the works and provide timely reports to the organization as may be required especially for purpose of monitoring and evaluation of the project/works.

    Programmes Support

    • Provide technical support to any Amref programme implementing construction projects through participation and offering necessary technical advice in the line of construction related activities.

    Networking & Relations Management

    • Represent the project in the various technical working groups and committees,

    • provide feedback and develop networks needed to support Amref Health in Africa in Kenya deliver on planned results.

    Required Qualifications

    Education and knowledge

    • Degree in Building Construction, Construction Management or Higher Diploma with extensive experience in construction management or related field is required;

    • Certifications in construction related areas are an added advantage.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum of Three (3) years’ progressively work experience, particularly in the areas of building construction management.

    Skills and Competences

    • Report writing.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Computing skills – knowledge of CAD software.

    • Ability to prioritize duties and work under minimal supervision.

    • Demonstration of high integrity and honesty.

    • Strong interpersonal skills.

    • Team player.

    • Ability to work under pressure.

    • Hardworking and result oriented.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref Health Africa Construction Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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