Reports to: Program Engineer

Duty Station: Kakuma, Kenya

**Contract Period:**11 Months (February-December 2023)


Reporting to the Program Engineer, the Clerk of Works shall be responsible for overseeing all aspects of construction, from planning to completion. The duties shall include managing contractors and subcontractors, ensuring that projects meet safety standards, and tracking progress on a daily basis. He is expected to be able to manage large teams of people effectively as well as have strong communication skills to ensure that everyone involved in a project understands their responsibilities and knows how they can best contribute to its success.


  • Responsible for providing Bills of quantities and other costs estimates for shelter project for purposes of budgeting.
  • Responsible for preparation of tender documents and subsequent contracts for refugee shelter related works.
  • Conduct both formal and informal meetings with stakeholders at camp levels and keep the Program Engineer informed of the deliberations of such meetings.
  • Inspecting construction sites regularly to ensure that the work is being performed according to the plans and within safety guidelines
  • Assigning workers’ tasks and supervising them throughout the construction process
  • Preparing construction drawings and plans according to building codes
  • Inspecting building materials for potential hazards such as termites or mold
  • Recording costs related to labor, equipment, materials, and other expenses for each phase of construction
  • Coordinating with architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other team members involved in a construction project
  • Performing site measurements to ensure that construction conforms to architectural plans
  • Ensuring that construction materials meet required standards for quality and durability
  • Keep Program Engineer posted on the progress of shelter implementation through regular updates.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper implementation of funded activities in accordance with approved work plans, budgets and regulations of the organization and her partners and donors.
  • To prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports detailing the progress and achievement of project outputs and objectives, outlining challenges and recommendations for future planning.
  • Attend and Participate in sectoral and other shelter related meetings at camp level.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned.

General Employees’ Obligations and Responsibilities

  • The Employer stipulates the right to assign the Employee any other kind of work derived from his/her specialization. In case of urgent work and such like the Employee may be asked to work overtime as well as during public and other holidays.
  • Deliver project objectives within time, resource and budget constraints.
  • Correctness and completeness of given tasks.
  • The Employee takes over the responsibility for all entrusted material or cash. The Employee is obligated to cover all damages or losses caused by his carelessness.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information gained from employment within, not publicly.
  • Representing and upholding the values, policies and procedures of PWJ at all times.
  • Your schedule is subject to change at any time according to the organization needs.
  • Behave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behavior with PWJ.

Qualifications & Professional Experience

  • 3 years’ relevant experience with Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management with relevant experience in a humanitarian environment preferably refugee set up. 5 years’ experience for diploma holders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to provide study reports, technical documentation, papers and/or project plans for technical staff members.
  • In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, internet, Web-Editing, Microsoft Office and Windows products.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints.
  • Technical experience in database systems development and maintenance.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Ability to communicate well in English and prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to work in a team under intense emergency condition while respecting the cultural diversity
  • Ability to work for long hours, and has extensive knowledge of Camp terrain and routing patterns.
  • Reliable, honest and has good organizational skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of PWJ Vision, Mission and Values.

Language Skills

  • English: Professional fluency.
  • Kiswahili: Native/Advanced.

How to Apply

Additional information of the posting

We are looking to recruit Kenyan national candidates only. Interested and qualified candidates

are cordially invited to send a cover letter (1 page) indicating salary expectation and resume (3

pages) as one pdf document no later than 19 January 2023 to: When applying indicate the title this position on the Subject line as ‘CLERK OF WORKS’. Due to the urgency to fill this position, shortlisting and interviews will be conducted on rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information about Peace Winds Japan,

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