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Construction Projects Manager Let’s Build Foundation

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Let’s Build is starting an office in Zambia and will be setup as an INGO and is affiliated to Let’s Build Foundation; a global non-profit organization founded in Norway in 2020.

We are impartial, neutral, independent, and united by our common vision: A classroom for everyone.
Our mission: We build classrooms to increase children and youths’ enrolment in secondary education.

Let’s Build cooperate with local Government to improve public secondary education infrastructure. Our work is focused on the construction of classrooms in public secondary schools through local contractors and communities. We believe well designed and built classrooms help to increase attendance, improve student outcomes, support better teaching, and reduce student dropouts. We have a local presence in the countries we work, and we collaborate to maximize our impact. When our construction is complete, we handover the classrooms to local Government. Let’s Build strives to be a trusted partner for communities, government, and education stakeholders.

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Leadership

Represent Let’s Build Zambia in meetings and dialogue with key Government, private sector and community education stakeholders to support construction works
Ensure effective engagement of communities in Let’s Build Zambia’s work
Contribute to Let’s Build Zambia operational development, finding innovative and efficient ways of working
Conduct assessment and monitoring visits to Let’s Build Zambia projects and locations
Contribute to implementation of Let’s Build Zambia’s annual Objectives and Key Results (OKR’s)
Stand in for Let’s Build Zambia Country Representative as required
Project Implementation

Prepare building designs, scope of works, terms of reference, contracts, budgets, time schedules and all other technical requirements for construction projects
Review construction designs (architectural, structural designs, etc.) for accuracy and suitability, identifying improvements and proposing practical solutions and alternatives where possible
Review tender documentation and ensure accuracy and compliance to relevant codes and standards
Contribute to technical review and selection process of construction contractors and consultants
Manage construction contracts against agreed performance targets and timelines
Lead site assessments and technical surveys to ensure suitability of project locations
May be required to manage site supervision, providing direction and support to contractors on construction related issues
Review and approve contractors’ payment invoices and make associated recommendations for payments
Ensure construction requirements have been satisfactorily completed and prepare construction site handover documents
Coordinate Government building inspections and associated requirements as required to ensure compliance and approvals are received for all project stages
Review construction site safety requirements and compliance
Prepare and present progress internal progress reports and updates on key construction financial and technical indicators
Human Resources & Administration

Ensure Let’s Build construction polices, internal systems and procedures are adopted and in use across all construction projects
Provide periodic reports and progress updates on construction activities and other associated works to Let’s Build Head of Construction and Country Representative
May oversee operational staff in Zambia; ensuring all staff have clear roles and responsibilities and work to achieve Let’s Build objectives
May be responsible to manage performance and development of operational staff in Zambia
Financial & Risk Management

Ensure internal construction quality control and quality assurance systems are in place and working effectively
Review and document construction expenditure against agreed budgets and timelines
Monitor risks and take corrective actions to minimize or fill identified gaps, including escalate any issues or concerns in a timely manner
Where required prepare reports to highlight program impacts and lessons learnt.
CANDIDATE PROFILE
Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Architecture, Construction management, or related field
Minimum of 5 years professional experience
Knowledge and understanding of local planning, design and building regulations
Experience in design development and detailed construction documentation
Experience in administering construction contracts, managing contractors and consultants
Experience providing services during construction, including tendering, awarding construction contracts, answering RFI’s, reviewing stage payments, project close-out, etc
Experienced with: AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Power point
Preferred Experience

Experience working in the NGO sector in Zambia
Experience of implementing projects in collaboration with Government and communities
Ability to work in a flexible and agile manner as part of a start-up initiative
Knowledge, Skills & Competencies, the right candidate is:

Focused, solution oriented with an agile management style when challenges occur
Willing to improve, open to both receiving and giving feedback
Collaborating well to achieve common goals
Reliable, managing commitments and proactively communicate
Supportive and encouraging
Communicating in a clear way, speaks with conviction
Thrives when juggling multiple processes, challenges and tasks
Taking initiative, make things happen
Communicating clearly in English, both verbally and written
LET’S BUILD OFFER
Opportunity to be a key member in the start-up of a new Country Office in Zambia. With support from a global team, lead on construction activities, implementing Let’s Build best practices to positively affect the education sector in Zambia.

The organization is centred around our core values, which influence our way of working. We are taking pride in being purpose driven, collaborative, reliable and willing to improve – values we will be looking for in the candidate.

Position
100%- full time employee

Location:
Lusaka, Zambia
Expecting travels to different parts of Zambia

Deadline for application:
February 23rd 2024
To send application, please follow link
Construction Project Manager – Let’s Build Foundation (letsbuild.foundation)

Please provide:
Cover letter max. 1 page
CV max. 2 pages
Three references

Starting Date
As soon as possible

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Interviews will most likely be held digital.

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 25th February, 2024.

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