World Vision Zambia
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Construction Project Manager

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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Project organization and Accountability

  • Develop and enforce a clear project communication lines and interrelationships among the project teams.
  • Organize and enforce site safety protocols to ensure the site is compliant to national safety regulations
  • Coordinate achievement of programmatic objectives; planning, implementation and review of progress budget Utilization and ensure project committee’s approval and endorsement of all plans.
  • Review all the designs, bills of quantities, contracts and any other documents required and get all the approvals from the project committee

Effective Technical Project Design, Planning and Implementation

  • Approve contractors work schedules and establish procedures for control of project progress to facilitate timely completion of the project
  • Establish procedures for controlling and reporting project costs for all phases.
  • Develop contractor engagement plan, Advise and participate in bid evaluation and selection of project contractors for various phases
  • Supervision of contractors during implementation to ensure quality workmanship, safety and value for money is achieved within schedule.
  • Establish and enforce change order procedures and scrutinise and approve the technical Design of the affected changes as need arises

Quality Assurance – Monitoring, Control, Reporting, and Documentation

  • Supervise and Monitor Construction works for conformance to contract scope and to strict adherence to WV Zambia, Zambian government regulations, and WV International standards stablished through WVI Global Real Estate (GRE
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with all key stakeholders on the project, leading the progress review meetings and issuing progress reports to the internal project team.
  • Establish quality control procedures ensuring compliance to the set specifications of the project.
  • Identify risks on the projects and devise plans and ways of mitigating or managing the identified risks

Engagement, Networking & Partnerships

  • Establish and sustain working relationships with Government Departments and Agencies relevant to the Project’s focus area at the all levels
  • Participate in GRE workshops and initiatives

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or a related field.
  • Project Management experience
  • Minimum seven years proven experience in infrastructure project implementation
  • Experience in supervising, training, and coaching staff
  • Knowledge of MS Office and statistical programs (e.g. SPSS).
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD and GIS will be an advantage.
  • Good report writing skills
  • Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity
  • An understanding of the construction business and the ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment are important for career success

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only