U.S. Mission Nairobi Architect – OBO Jobs in Kenya

U.S. Mission Nairobi Architect – OBO Jobs in Kenya

Recruiter: U.S. Embassy Nairobi

Contract Temporary

Location: Nairobi

Available: ASAP

Category: Building / Construction / Skilled Trades

Offer: Not Specified


The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Architect.

Minimum Requirements
  • U.S. Mission Nairobi

    Announcement Number: Nairobi-2019-47

    Position Title: Architect – OBO (Fixed term
    position – not to exceed 4 years)

    Opening Period: 10/29/2019 – 11/12/2019

    Series: FSN 1110

    Salary/Grade: Position

    Grade: FSN 1110 -11; FS-04

    Who May Apply: All Interested Applicants / All Sources

  • (Actual FS salary determined by Washington D.C.)

    Qualifications and Evaluations


  • A degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering is required.


  • Five years of progressive experience in the field of architecture related to building construction is required. Such experience to have been as a designer/architect working on a large scale (multi-million euro) residential or commercial development projects with at least two years of experience working with U.S./European codes and criteria of practice.



  • Level IV (Fluent, Reading/speaking /writing) English is required. (This may be tested.)

  • Level III (Fluent, Reading/Speaking/Writing) Kiswahili is required.

    and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office software for Word Processing and Analysis.
  • Must be able to use engineering management software to maintain daily construction inspection logs.
  • Must be able to create architectural cost estimates, review architectural construction drawings for code compliance and provide briefings on issues utilizing AutoCAD and/or Revit software.

    Job Knowledge:

  • Must have knowledge in design and construction practices in US and UK utilizing standard architectural codes and specifications, thorough professional knowledge in civil and architectural design calculations and criteria, including preparation of engineering drawings and specification.

    Qualifications: All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

    Job Specification


    The Architect shall inspect construction; review plans; recommend approval of shop drawings and submittals; maintain a daily log of construction activities; develop change orders including preparing cost estimates; and other construction engineering duties related to the construction of the Nairobi New Office Annex (NOX) project.

    S/he shall be capable of working independently and shall provide professional engineering services.

    The Architect will report directly to the Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Construction Manager.

    U.S. Mission Nairobi Architect – OBO Jobs in Kenya

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