Thursday, July 27, 2017

ARC,Shelter & Construction Consultant Jobs in Rwanda

Vacancy – Shelter & Construction Consultant
POSITION TITLE:  Shelter & Construction Consultant
STATUS:  Full Time; 5 month contract (extension dependent upon funding/performance)

SUPERVISORY CAPACITY:  Construction Assistant
DATE: July 2017
The overall goal of ARC’s program in Rwanda is to improve the wellbeing and self-reliance of the displaced refugee population from DRC and Burundi by ensuring the provision of basic services (adequate health care & nutrition, shelter, water, sanitation & hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention & treatment), improving food security and enabling economic recovery in six refugee camps located in Rwanda.

ARC is looking for an experienced, result driven, innovative and highly conscientious individual to join its team in the position of Shelter & Construction Consultant. Based at the site-level, the Shelter & Construction Consultant is responsible for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all activities related to water, sanitation, waste management, hygiene, construction, rehabilitation, infrastructure maintenance, and shelter.  Reporting to the Site Manager and receiving technical direction and support from the ARC Rwanda WASH/Construction Technical Advisor, s/he works towards the goal of ensuring refugees have access to sanitation facilities, access to shelter, access to camp infrastructure, and proper drainage/roads by following project work plans and budgets.  S/he will also supervise rehabilitation, construction, and maintenance of public/shared infrastructure within the camps, including roads, medical facilities, drainage, shared WASH facilities, camp offices, and other facilities/buildings.  This position is specifically to manage drainage and infrastructure construction activities in Mahama Camp (Kirehe District), with other duties being possibly assigned as per overall progress on work plans/schedules for ARC construction and shelter works.  This position is estimated for a 5 month consultancy period, ending with the completion of drainage and infrastructure works, with continuation based upon performance and availability of funding.

  • Support ARC Technical Advisor on design of blue prints and BoQs for construction related activities.
  • Coordinate receiving and delivering supplies and materials to various work sites in the camp, in line with internal ARC policies and procedures
  • Implement construction-related activities and oversee progress of work sites for construction, maintenance,  and rehabilitation of shelters and public infrastructure in the camp
  • Certify works completed and insure safety of all infrastructures to prevent all possible hazard
  • Plan and supervise maintenance of access roads to the camps and internal camp road network, to allow safe and easy vehicle access
  • Supervise construction workers at work sites to meet deadlines and follow technical guidelines
  • Responsible for requesting and safekeeping of construction and maintenance equipment/tools used at work sites,

General Duties/Responsibilities
  • Organize and submit WASH/Shelter/Construction data for monthly, weekly, and quarterly reports
  • Develop and follow work plans (with support of WASH/Shelter Technical Advisor and Site Manager) for WASH and shelter/construction activities
  • Coordinate (with support from the site manager) with all stakeholders to ensure complete, efficient, timely, appropriate, and non-overlapping service
  • External representation: Coordinate with national, local and international actors and participate in working groups, clusters and other meetings on WASH related issues to represent ARC and its mandate;
  • Support the control of all resources assigned to WASH/construction and ensure monitoring, storage, and proper use
  • Participate in the recruitment process, capacity building and the evaluation of managerial WASH/Shelter staff as necessary;
  • Perform administrative tasks related to WASH/construction sector (maintaining databases, record keeping, report writing, making requisitions, etc)
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor, or any other ARC Senior Manager

  • Minimum of a Technical degree in Construction, WASH, or related field
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Construction/Infrastructure  programming
  • Direct experience in developing Construction BoQs, Site management and supervision required
  • Demonstrated strong capacity and experience in program development, proposal & report writing for humanitarian WASH interventions.
  • Knowledge of basic Shelter and WASH standards, including latrine placement, monitoring water provision
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation and/or previous experience in Rwanda a plus
  • Experience in managing and working with a multicultural staff;
  • Ability to motivate and counsel staff working in a refugee camp environment
  • Fluency in – written and oral - Kinyarwanda and English required.
  • Computer literacy (Excel, Word) for managing WASH/Shelter data required

  • A team player, with ability to work in a high paced, demanding environment.
  • Flexibility to work long extended hours if needed, to meet changing or high demands of a large and fast paced country nutrition programming.
  • Great mentorship, coaching and support-approach to work.
  • Extreme flexibility with the ability to cope with stressful, likely changing scenarios or situations.
  • Exhibit the values of respect, team-spirit, non-violence, impartiality, humor, equity, dedication, inquisitiveness, simplicity in work-style and integrity.
  • Transparency, accountability and ethical behavior in daily organizational activities.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, process management and problem solving skills
  • Strong comprehension and creativity skills
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in low resource settings
Interested and qualifying candidates should submit applications – to include 1 page Cover Letter, an updated CV (max. 3 pages), and three names (plus titles & contacts) of relevant professional referees - to the following email address:
Only applications received through the above indicated dedicated email address will be considered. The deadline for submission of applications is August 6, 2017 at 17:00hrs. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.  American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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