Temporary Construction Supervisor

  • Temporary
  • 4 months ago
  • Salary 000 / Monthly
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Nascent Solutions (Nascent) is a Virginia-based 501(c) (3) non-profit international development organization. Its mission is to enable vulnerable people, especially women and children in rural Africa, to develop skills for self-sufficiency. The organization’s areas of focus are food security and nutrition, health, education and skills development, and gender equity. With funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Nascent Solutions is implementing a five year McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Malawi in six districts covering 106 schools.


Nascent Solutions is seeking a Temporary Construction Supervisor to support the renovation and in some cases building of new school kitchens, storerooms and feeding shelters in some selected Nascent Solutions impact schools in the country. The Temporary Construction Supervisor will work in collaboration with the Nascent project technical staff, Ministry of Education officials at national and district assembly level, school management committees and community members.

The Construction Supervisor shall be responsible for monitoring and supervising construction and renovations of kitchens, storerooms and feeding shelters in Nascent Solution’s target schools in Chiradzulu, Mulanje and Thyolo in the Southern region and Ntcheu, Lilongwe and Kasungu in the Central region. The Construction Supervisor shall be responsible for quality assurance; providing technical support to the contactors and their workers; by ensuring construction according to the set technical specifications, bills of quantities; ensuring quality of workmanship and timely completion of construction and renovation activities.


  • The Construction Supervisor shall facilitate capacity building of school structures on their roles and of foremen’s understanding of bill of quantities and other specifications for effective monitoring of the construction works in schools.
  • He/she shall be responsible for assessing completion of construction phases and preparing certification for payment to the contractors when conditions of agreement are satisfied.
  • Visiting the construction sites constantly to ensure that potential threats or problems are identified and addressed promptly.
  • Provide work status reports to Nascent Solutions clearly indicating whether works are of good quality and also are on time.
  • Assist contractors and foremen in interpreting technical designs.
  • Develop mechanisms and tools for monitoring and supervision of construction works in the target school sites.
  • Ensure that any changes in project plan/design is executed accordingly by contractors.
  • Monitor the progress of the construction work and performance of subcontractors at the site.
  • Ensure workers on site are maintaining safe work practices including environmental compliance.
  • Participate in meetings to share information about the project works’ progress with stakeholders and project staff.
  • Ensure safety of construction sites.


  • Construction foremanship Diploma from an accredited technical college. Those with relevant Bachelor’s degree will have and added advantage.


  • 3 Years experience in supervising construction projects.
  • Excellent knowledge in construction works.
  • Must be well organized and capable of completing multiple tasks before a deadline.
  • Willing to intensively travel in rural areas.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft: Windows/Word/Excel required.
  • Sound report writing skills.
  • Possession of a motorbike license and ability to ride a motorbike is a must.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.


 To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, to [email protected].

Please include “Temporary Construction Supervisor”  on  the email subject line. CVs without cover letters will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is Friday 13th November 2020.


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