Lutheran World Federation is seeking to recruit suitable candidates for the following position:

Clerk of Works – Dadaab

The Clerk of Works who will be based in LWF Dadaab. 
He/she will be responsible for carrying out different activities related to construction as duties assigned. 
The incumbent will report directly to the Project Coordinator, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF.

Key Points of Communication: Project Coordinator and Dadaab Senior Program Officers.


Purpose of the Position:-
  • Responsible for ensuring proper implementation of funded activities in accordance with approved work plans, budgets and regulations of LWF/DWS and her partners and donors.
  • To prepare, interpret and share with Project Coordinator sketches for building designs and drawings for all construction works at camp level.
  • Responsible for providing Bills of quantities and other estimate costs for all constructions, the purposes of budgeting.
  • Keep the Project Coordinator posted on the progress of all construction work through regular updates.
  • To prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports detailing the progress and achievement of project outputs and objectives, outlining challenges and recommendations for future planning.
  • Attend and Participate in sectoral and other construction related meetings at Dadaab and Camp Level.
  • Coordinate all construction activities at the at the Camp and provide a communication link between contractors, laborers and all other service providers.
  • Closely monitor all construction works to ensure they are done to the best achievable standards and specifications.
  • Ensure that construction activities are carried out within the set time lines, addressing any short fall and ensuring that it is done in the most efficient manner
  • Update the Project Coordinator on any construction developments in the respective camps, milestone achieved through submission of daily, weekly and monthly reports in a format that shall be provided by the Project Coordinator
  • Supervisory support to the plant operator and the electrical technician.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to them by the construction officer or designate.
Professional Qualifications
  • BSc. Civil & Structural Engineering / Water & Sanitation engineering.
  • Computer literacy able to use the following applications
  1. MS office suit
  2. Internet
  3. AUTO CAD + any other structural analysis soft ware
  4. Arch CAD.
  • Minimum of two years and experience of construction supervision in a humanitarian / emergency set up is an added advantage.
  • Professional experience working with international organizations/ NGO and experience of humanitarian principles, SPHERE and UNHCR standards and field security protocols and procedures.
Personal Attributes
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Able to work in a team with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure, tight deadlines and adverse climate
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and quick response experiences in humanitarian contexts.
How to Apply

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current / former employment and should reach the undersigned by close of business on 25th September, 2015

The Human Resources Officer,
Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti Program,
Email :

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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