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Construction Officer - Malindi

Closing: Jun 12, 2024

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Published: May 3, 2024 (2 months ago)

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Overview of Sanivation

Sanivation is a pioneering social enterprise dedicated to providing clean, safe, and efficient sanitation services to urbanizing communities in low-income countries. Operating in Kenya since 2014, we partner with local governments to deliver comprehensive solutions from research and design to implementation and monitoring.

Our mission is to make cities across Africa clean, healthy, and productive by offering safe and sustainable sanitation services. With a deep understanding of local contexts and market-driven models, we ensure lasting solutions that positively impact people and their surroundings.

With a team of over 60 local staff and international experts, we collaborate with a range of private and public sector partners, including renowned organizations like the World Bank, UNICEF, and USAID. Featured in the Netflix documentary "Brave Blue World" and recognized by Forbes and Fast Company, we're at the forefront of innovative sanitation solutions.

Join us in driving positive change and shaping the future of sustainable sanitation.

About the Role

We are looking for a construction officer who will be responsible for overseeing and managing various aspects of construction projects from inception to completion. This role requires a deep understanding of construction processes, project management, contracts, and compliance with safety regulations. The construction officer will collaborate with multiple stakeholders including contractors, engineers, architects, and clients to ensure projects are delivered efficiently, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.


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Overview of Sanivation

Sanivation is a pioneering social enterprise dedicated to providing clean, safe, and efficient sanitation services to urbanizing communities in low-income countries. Operating in Kenya since 2014, we partner with local governments to deliver comprehensive solutions from research and design to implementation and monitoring.

Our mission is to make cities across Africa clean, healthy, and productive by offering safe and sustainable sanitation services. With a deep understanding of local contexts and market-driven models, we ensure lasting solutions that positively impact people and their surroundings.

With a team of over 60 local staff and international experts, we collaborate with a range of private and public sector partners, including renowned organizations like the World Bank, UNICEF, and USAID. Featured in the Netflix documentary "Brave Blue World" and recognized by Forbes and Fast Company, we're at the forefront of innovative sanitation solutions.

Join us in driving positive change and shaping the future of sustainable sanitation.

About the Role

We are looking for a construction officer who will be responsible for overseeing and managing various aspects of construction projects from inception to completion. This role requires a deep understanding of construction processes, project management, contracts, and compliance with safety regulations. The construction officer will collaborate with multiple stakeholders including contractors, engineers, architects, and clients to ensure projects are delivered efficiently, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.


Project Planning
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to define project scope, goals, and deliverables.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and budget estimates.

Site Management:

  • Conduct site visits to monitor progress, quality, and adherence to safety standards.

  • Coordinate construction activities, ensuring work meets contractual requirements and specifications

  • Resolve any issues or conflicts that may arise during construction.

  • Responsible for weighing risks and adverse outcomes of construction to provide risk management resolution.

  • Monitor delivery of equipment to the site.

Budget and Cost Control:

  • Monitor project expenditures and maintain accurate financial records.

  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to optimize project budgets.

Quality Assurance:

  • Implement quality control measures to ensure workmanship meets industry standards and client expectations.

  • Collaborate with general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure that quality standards are being met

  • Liaise with engineers, architects, and others working on a project to ensure quality is delivered.

  • Conduct inspections and quality checks at various project milestones.

Compliance and Regulations:

  • Ensure all construction activities comply with local building codes, safety regulations, and environmental standards.

  • Obtain necessary permits and approvals for construction activities.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Prepare regular progress reports and updates for project stakeholders.

  • Maintain accurate documentation of project milestones, decisions, and communications.

Client Relations:

  • Act as a primary point of contact for clients, addressing their concerns and providing project updates.

  • Manage client expectations and ensure satisfaction with project outcomes.

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