Construction Supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières February, 2022


Title: Construction Supervisor

Duration: 3 months (Specific Term Contract) – Full time position (100%)

Starting date: ASAP

Direct Reports: Logistics Coordinator





Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.


Required Criteria:


Minimum Educational Qualification:

·       Essential, secondary education; desirable Engineering or construction diploma/education


·       Essential 2 years of previous experience in similar jobs

·       Previous MSF experience is an asset


· English and Swahili (speak, read and write)

Objectives of the position:

· Supervising and monitoring the implementation of the daily building and rehabilitation activities in the project, according to MSF standards, protocols and procedures in order to ensure the efficient running of the project

Main competencies and knowledge:

·       Results and Quality Orientation

·       Teamwork and Cooperation

·       Behavioural Flexibility

·       Commitment to MSF Participles

·       Stress Management 

Main Responsibilities:

· Defines Supervising and monitoring on a day-to-day basis the implementation of the building and rehabilitation activities in the project ensuring compliance of MSF standards, protocols and procedures.  This includes the following tasks:

Ø  Analysing, according to customer requirements and MSF programs, the needs for construction/rehabilitation works and reporting to the line manager accordingly, in order to provide the necessary information to find an appropriate and efficient solution, including planning of (financial, technical, material and human) resources that meet the mission needs

Ø  Supervising and following up through regular visits the work of construction and/or rehabilitation in progress, in order to ensure deadlines, budget and technical specifications and to early detect potential deviations

Ø  Negotiating agreements and permissions for construction/ rehabilitation projects, establishing regular contacts with local authorities, in order to ensure all required documentation is filled upon and to avoid delays

Ø Organizing and supervising call for tenders (architect office, company tendering) activities in order to ensure the best technical and financial conditions

·  Planning and supervising the HR processes (recruitment, training, performance evaluation and internal, external communication) of the drivers and mechanics in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required for the activity

· Supervising and leading the logistic team under his/her responsibility including the definition of each person’s tasks (daily supervision and checking the quality of their work); drawing up working schedule; organising and leading team meetings

·Providing monthly activity reports and implementing reporting practices and protocols in order to ensure that all vehicle documentation is in order and inspection reports are filled in by the drivers

· Performing delegated tasks according to his/her speciality and as specified in his/her job description



All interested applicants should submit cover letter, CV, supporting documents (copies of diplomas) and phone number to: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, Hamza Aziz Street, Kahama Court, P.O.BOX 4493, Masaki, Dar es Salaam

or send through [email protected].

Please make sure the subject of your email will be:


Deadline for the submission of applications is at 4PM on 10/02/2022

Only applications in English will be considered

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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