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  • Job Position: Construction Supervisor
  • Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Analyzing, 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 the planning of (financial, technical, material, and human) resources that meet the mission needs
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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; organizing 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 specialty and as specified in his/her job description

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Produce, prepare and monitor all necessary technical dossier and drawings for the ongoing construction activity
  • Acting as a technician, providing technical advice and oversight of quality, Ensures the implementation, monitoring, and correct functioning of the technical work within the construction team, and with the subcontracted companies.
  • Ensure all technical dossiers and drawings are up to date and proper archiving of them.

Job Requirements

  • Essential Engineering or construction Degree


  • Essential at least 3 years of working experience as construction/site supervisor
  • Desirable previous experience in constructing of hospital or healthcare facility


  • English language is essential
  • Hausa is desirable.


  • Computer and Microsoft Office literacy
  • Autonomy and sense of the planning will be required.
  • Knowledge and use of AutoCAD and/or Revit is mandatory.


  • Results and Quality Orientation
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Commitment to MSF Principles
  • Stress management

Closing Date
29th January 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: msfocb-maiduguri-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Note: MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.

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