Association for Aid and Relief Japan Project Engineer - Fluency in English and Kiswahili Jobs in Kenya

Association for Aid and Relief Japan Project Engineer - Fluency in English and Kiswahili Jobs in Kenya

  • Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that offers long-term humanitarian support to those who are vulnerable.

  • AAR Japan is launching an Educational project in Kakuma and Kalobeyei.

  • AAR Japan Kakuma Office is seeking to hire a Project Engineer for the project.

  • The successful candidate will be stationed at AAR Japan Kakuma Office with frequent field visits to Kalobeyei.

  • He/She will work closely with the Programme Coordinators, Project Manager and other staff, and will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Supervise the subcontractor’s construction works on daily basis to make sure the design, specifications, and quality standards are followed and the progress is on schedule.

  • Keep daily records of work progress, achievements, obstacles and remarks on the material, workmanship and resources for each construction site.

  • Carry out actual measurements for the completed items in the different stages when the contractor is entitled for payments according to the Contract.

  • Supervise and inspect the quality and condition of the materials that it is required standard.

  • Supervise the construction site that is in order and secured against any risk from outside.

  • Supervise the logistical operation of material supplies.

  • Supervise delivery and installation of the school furniture to designated location in coordination with suppliers and director of school.

  • Prepare solicitation documents and provide bid evaluation through the analysis of the bids and detailed assessment of the bidder's capacity.

  • Coordinate with relevant personnel to establish and support Maintenance Club and conduct Maintenance training.

  • Coordinate and supervise school maintenance activities run by Maintenance Clubs at schools.

  • Develop Bill of Quantities, designs and specifications of construction works.

  • Support preparation of contracts, proposals, and any other documents required for projects.

  • Provide technical assistance to engineering issues for other projects that AAR Japan Kakuma Office carries out.

  • Perform other duties instructed by supervisors.

  • Submit monthly report to supervisors by the end of each month.

  • Seek for funding opportunities for AAR Japan
    project/office fund.


  • Holder of a Bachelor Degree or higher in civil engineering, building engineering, architecture and construction.

  • More than 5 years’ experience in working in complex environments and large infrastructure and/or civil works, particularly in the field of construction technical project documentation development as well as construction supervision.

  • Experience of working with international NGO is advantage.

  • Knowledge of procurement, tendering and contracting processes and requirements

  • Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners

  • Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset

  • Good computer skills of CAD system (AutoCAD, ArchiCAD and Structural Design software etc.), Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and emails.

  • Strong negotiation, problem solving, time management and facilitation skills.

  • Should have good communication and report writing skills.

  • Good understanding of working with people from different cultures.

  • Should be self-driven and motivated.

  • Able to work well both independently and in a team.

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili (Turkana/Arabic language is advantage).

    Period January – December 2020 (12 months) with 3-month probation period (possible for extension)

    Salary Range (Gross) 130,000 – 149,000 Kenyan Shillings /month

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send their applications consisting of 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Copy of Certificates, and 4) three referees (including their contacts) via email to

  • or leave their applications in hard copy with the guards at the LWF Compound 1 Runda Gate (next to Equity Bank).

  • Deadline for application is 5:00PM, 16th January, 2020**.

  • Late submission and incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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