Construction Coordinator

Website Healthy Learners

School Health for a Brighter Future

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Healthy Kids Brighter Future (Healthy Learners) is continuing to grow and expand in Zambia and is seeking to recruit the services of qualified professionals to fill the position of Construction Coordinator. The successful candidate will be based either in Ndola or Lusaka.

Healthy Kids Brighter Future (Healthy Learners) is an award-winning non-profit organization committed to improving the health of children in Zambia and beyond. We partner directly with the government and local communities in Zambia so that school children can stay healthy, learn effectively and have a brighter future. Healthy Learners is achieving this through our unique model of school-based community health by training teachers in community health care and making schools entry points into the public healthcare system. School-going children now receive medical attention in substantially greater numbers, improving their health outcomes and reducing absenteeism. We currently serve over, 800,000 students across Lusaka, Choma, Kitwe, Ndola, Solwezi, Mazabuka, Livingstone,Chipata, Mansa, and Ndola, and we are working with the Zambian government to scale nationally. www.healthylearners.com

CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR  – FULL TIME

The position will be reporting to the Construction Manager.

JOB PURPOSE

Healthy Learners is built on a solid foundation of strong operations, a capable team and a robust culture. As we prepare to enter an exciting period of accelerated growth, we are looking for  talented, driven, and passionate Construction Coordinator. The Construction Coordinator role will include planning, coordinating and overseeing all construction work undertaken by Healthy Learners. They will consolidate and review documents, manage expenditure against the budget, coordinate construction teams, and perform routine quality control of all construction works following the established minimum standards.

This hands-on position will supervise and communicate regularly with subcontractors and other employees to ensure they are fulfilling all job obligations on schedule hence it requires regular travel to project sites. The Coordinator will keep updated project documentation, plans, expenses and report progress to the Director of Programs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Construction unit supervision and coordination

  • Work closely with the Senior Director – Programs to develop, manage and review work plans.
  • Support the preparation of budgets related to preparations for construction in new districts.
  •  Prepare and coordinate the implementation of monthly projected plans, builder payments and submissions for execution by other departments.
  • Supervise a team of construction staff members within designated region.
  • Cascade and monitor departmental goals, work plans and KPIs; review and evaluate the performance against work-plans, goals and objectives.
  • Establish cordial working relationships internally and with external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate following standard practices, laws, and construction policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the construction SCM on material requisition, quality control and last mile delivery

Construction oversight and management 

  • Coordinate multiple district construction projects from conception to completion.
  • Work with management to complete periodic reviews of the standard operating procedures (SOPs); and ensure ongoing compliance with SOPs.
  • Ensure all memorandums of understanding (MOU), contracts and any other necessary paperwork are in place, signed and filed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  •  Implement quality control testing and inspection (including regular site visits) to ensure adherence with best practices and established minimum standards.
  • Supervise and coordinate the site construction activities and the stage completion certifications process.
  •  Oversee onsite and offsite constructions; monitor compliance with building and safety regulations.
  • Complete risk assessments and prepare contingency plans to prevent foreseeable problems and resolve and mitigate risks for all construction sites.
  • Ensure exceptional stewardship of organizational resources; review material requisitions for and make recommendations for approval and delivery to construction sites.
  • Review consolidated payments, make recommendations for approvals and payment for all contractors.
  • Review building drawings and submittals for conformance with project specifications by direct review and by leveraging the knowledge and experience of others in the project team when necessary.
  •  Coordinator with construction SCM with the quality control inspections of health room construction.

Reporting

  • Ensure that all program construction works are consolidated and tracked with periodic progress reports.
  • Create, update and maintain the project workflow tracker and all other project-specific quality control reports.
  • Consolidate all construction incidents and status reports.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

  • BS Degree in Construction Management, architecture, engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant experience in construction industry with a general contractor engaged in general building construction with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Membership of a Construction Engineering accreditation body in Zambia –i.e. ZIA, EIZ.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Proven working experience in construction supervision and coordination
    Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means, and methods.
  • Comprehensive understanding of all facets of the construction process.
    Strong analytical skills with the ability to make independent judgments and decisions.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction management software packages
  • Excellent planning, coordination skills, and ability to see the “big picture”
  • Competent in conflict and crisis management.
  • Strong human resources management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with ability to clearly and effectively deliver feedback.
  • Strong alignment with Healthy Learners’ values of Humble, Hungry and emotional Intelligence.

How to Apply: Complete an application form in the link below and submit your CV and cover letter. Only applications filed through this process will be considered.

Application Link: Here

Closing date: 18th March 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted due to the numerous applications.


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