Construction Projects Officer at Qatar Charity (QC) October, 2023

Job Title: Construction Projects Officer

Location: Dar es Salaam

Reports to: Country Director

Starting Date: October 25, 2023

Closing Date: October 31, 2023

Qatar Charity (QC)

About QC:

Qatar Charity (QC) is a non-governmental organization working in both relief and development. With a considerable regional capacity, QC is a leading humanitarian organization in the East Africa region committed to transforming adversity into revival for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By working with beneficiaries and communities, QC is keen to develop the links and continuum between relief activities and long-term community development projects.

In the performance of its activities in cooperation with different humanitarian and development partners, Qatar Charity is committed to the principles of partnership such as equality, transparency, responsibility, and integration. QC is also committed to the fundamental humanitarian principles of independence, neutrality, and impartiality.
For the last three decades, Qatar Charity has achieved both consistent and considerable growth in terms of its operations and institutionalization and is currently working in more than 70 countries across the world, with field offices in 40 countries.

QC has a membership of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Since 1997; and is a member of various fora and networks the recent being the START Network. QC is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs since 2009.

Job Purpose Summary:

Managing the various construction projects implemented by the Qatar Charity office in the country concerned, in order to complete them in accordance with the highest required technical standards and within the budgets allocated to them. The construction projects official undertakes the procedures of preparing technical studies and contracting procedures with the implementing agencies and constantly communicating with them. The construction manager also undertakes the initial and final handover procedures.

Job Requirements (Education and Qualification):

  • Bachelor’s degree/ master’s degree in civil engineering or architecture.
  • Professional experience not less than 5 years in the field.
  • Computer skills (INTERNATIONAL COMPUTING DRIVING LICENCE) ICDL.
  • Languages (English and Swahili) must be able to read, write and speak fluently.
  • Should have a certificate in Project Management for PMP Professionals.
  • He/She must be able to read, write and speak fluently in Arabic (as all reports are in Arabic language.)

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all policies, systems and procedures in force in Qatar Charity.
  • Participate in preparing the office’s annual plans in accordance with the planning procedures and mechanisms followed in Qatar Charity.
  • Enhancing the capabilities of the office in working with the latest possible methods in the implementation of construction projects according to the highest specifications.
  • Choosing the consulting offices and the contracting companies implemented in accordance with the standards and procedures that are exhausting in the association.
  • Ensuring that all legal, administrative, technical and financial conditions necessary for launching the approved construction projects are met on time. 6. Supervising the selection of human resources and work teams required to implement approved construction projects, and follow-up and evaluation of the performance of workers in these projects.
  • Responding with the required speed to the demands of the headquarters regarding the completed or ongoing construction projects.
  • Preparing and updating the cash flows of the construction projects being completed periodically, preparing requests for the payment of installments due in a timely manner, and making sure that they are entered into the accounts of the relevant projects, and that the contracting parties receive their dues on time.
  • Participation in the office’s tender committee and adherence to its work procedures to ensure the conclusion of all contracts for projects in a transparent and fair manner.
  • Follow up with the contracted parties (consulting offices, contractors, suppliers) regarding construction projects and ensure that these parties implement their obligations towards the contracted projects in full respect of the contractual terms.
  • Preparing technical and financial reports on the construction projects being completed and referring them to the competent authorities on time.
  • Performing the procedures for the temporary and final delivery of the completed works in accordance with the procedures and tools used in the association.
  • Documentation and archiving of information and documents related to construction projects, in order to allow the information to be saved and retrieved when needed easily.
  • Communicate with various stakeholders and provide them with the required information and reports in a timely manner.
  • Searching for appropriate solutions to the problems and difficulties that may hinder the implementation of construction projects.
  • Facilitate the follow-up and evaluation missions carried out by the headquarters or any other entity assigned by the headquarters.
  • Close the completed construction projects, issue final technical and financial reports in this regard, and permanently close their accounts.
  • Preparing architectural, civil plans & bill of quantity (BOQ).

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Must be Tanzanian citizen
  • Fully aware of Tanzania municipal regulations, policies and procedures and local laws.
  • Understanding of the Qatar Charity cultural and political environment. Personal Attributes
  • The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
    • Be honest and trustworthy.
    • Be respectful and flexible.
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity and demonstrate sound work ethics.

The Main Objectives of the Job:

  • Completion of the approved construction projects in accordance with the approved technical standards and within the limits of the allocated budget.
  • Choosing the parties to contract with to complete the construction projects.
  • Receipt of construction projects in accordance with the agreed terms.
  • Communicate with the various stakeholders and prepare technical and financial reports on construction projects.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CVs and a motivation letter to: qctanzania@qcharity.org by October 31, 2023, mentioning the position they applied for in the email title.

Please bear in mind that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

QC will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf.

No phone calls are accepted. We are equal opportunity employer.