Construction Foreman

Job Description


With the direct supervision of the MHNT Team leader (from the perspective of the whole Health project nature and goal) and EH Officer (from the perspective of profession: construction quality) at Field, as well as technical oversight of the technical team in Addis Ababa the Construction Foreman is responsible for the timely construction of temporary learning spaces (TLS) and Temporary Latrine as per the agreed drawings in Target Woredas and maintenance of Partially damaged schools.


Support the MHNT team leader in preparing detailed activity implementation plans.
Prepare specification, BOQ and engineering cost estimate for all constructions in the project using clear take off sheets.
Review and certify payment requests from contractors.
Initiate procurement (Purchase Requests) for all construction materials, labor to construct   Temporary Learning spaces (TLS) and Temporary Latrines.
Supervise construction of renovation of health facilities to ensure the Health facilities are constructed as per the plan, BOQ, specifications and agreed quality standards.
Identify maintenance need of Health facility and estimate the budget requirements for each school.
Inspect quality of procured construction materials on delivery to IRC warehouse.
Ensure the required quantity of construction materials are delivered to construction sites.
Document and monitor in and outflow of construction materials from IRC warehouse.
Mobilize, coordinate, and handle labor, material, and equipment at the site level.
Monitor proper utilization of the project materials and ensure accurate and effective use of resources, ensuring that all resources/assets in the project are handled in line with IRC and Donor policy.
Keep daily records of construction progresses, material and labor utilization and prepare and submit a monthly progress report.
Supervise and collect the required information during follow-ups of the project progress and the project output in the community.
Prepare completion reports and as-built drawings of completed learning spaces.
Properly document type of community contributions and convert to monetary values to measure amount of community contributions in monitory values.

Job Requirements

Degree/Diploma in Construction, Engineering, or related field from universities or Technical and Vocational Training Centers and/or above.
O years of experience as a BSc degree holder and 1 years for Diploma
Knowledgeable in drawing with AutoCAD software
Ability to communicate with architectural drawings.
Knowledgeable with preparation of construction specifications, Bill of quantities (BoQ), engineering cost estimation for construction materials and labor

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

 Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances. 

Please include 3 references

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.
·         Name of the position you have applied for
·         Date of application
·         Summary of  your qualifications and experience
·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
·         Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervison

 Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

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