Construction Supervisor at Plan International

Position: Construction Supervisor

The Organization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.


  • Ensure that the established activities on the infrastructures are implemented as planned
  • Review and recommend the completion of infrastructure projects to effect payment
  • Execute and facilitate processes that lead to the commencement of infrastructure projects
  • Document government standard designs, specifications, and bill of quantities of the health post, health centres, schools, VIP latrines, etc. for planning, budgeting, immediate implementation, etc. as deemed necessary
  • Give modification ideas to the immediate supervisor for the standard designs according to the site setting as and when necessary for the proper execution of the project.
  • Check & assure; the quality & quantity of materials, issue & receives construction materials from the logistic department, and stock them in a proper way at the site where houses and temporary stores responsibly
  • Distribute the construction materials from the site where houses and temporary stores are to labour contractors and daily workers only and only at construction sites and keep their records properly in an auditable way.
  • Take all data of materials as well as construction vehicles’ log sheet copies and evaluate their outputs with respect to the standards set by the PA.
  • Monitor and supervise infrastructure undertaking of PAs and ensure that the works are executed to the standard and as per the contract agreement through frequent visits.
  • Participate in the evaluation of infrastructure development projects jointly with camp coordinators, RRS, UNHCR, and other stakeholders and partners
  • Ensure the use of take-of-sheets and verify take-off sheets and payment certificates in consultation with the CO & PA Construction Supervisor/Engineers /Program Operation Manager
  • Submit daily reports on the status of construction projects in the PA for the Construction supervisor/Program Operation Manager.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to him as deemed necessary by his immediate supervisor

 Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships

  • Act as spokesperson for the poor and marginalized in the community they live in
  • work closely with children, field team members, and refugees and host communities
  • Smooth networking among the Afar PA staff and social workers

Technical expertise, skills, and knowledge


  • B.SC degree and above from a recognized University in Civil/Hydraulic Engineering, Construction Technology, Construction Management, Building Technology or related fields


  • Having a minimum of five years directly related Work experience in Emergency projects
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English, driving ability, and good interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of Office & Engineering Software: Auto-CAD, Archi-CAD, Excel, Word & PowerPoint
  • Good knowledge of preparing Architectural designs & Working Drawings, properly reading plans
  • Good knowledge of quantifying quantities works, taking take-off sheets, and developing appropriate Payment Certificates
  • Good knowledge of leading & managing Emergency Construction works

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Afar, diffrent location 

Type of Role: 

Reports to: Emergency Response Manager 

Grade: D1

Closing Date: August 05,2022


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


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