Health / Medical

Construction Supervisor Job at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – France

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Construction Supervisor

Location: Jahun, Jigawa

Job Description
Accountabilities / Responsibilities: (non-exhaustive list)

  • Supervise the rehabilitation works of MSF building inside Jahun Hospital in Jigawa State
  • Ensure technical support for his area of activity and provides coaching to logistics staff under his/her responsibility.
  • Responsible for tools and equipment provided during the construction.
  • Keep the working area clean and tidy.
  • Ensure that the line manager is informed of any problems that might be linked to the construction and to the existing MSF premises.
  • Understand the project in his wholeness, take into account also the electrical system, the water and sanitation.
  • Follow and check the project chronogram.
  • Control, supervise and ensure that the works are carried out according to the rehabilitation project.
  • In conjunction with Construction Referent, negotiate with a subcontractor on scope of work and pricing
  • Write a weekly situation report including update on works done, planning, materials and workers on-site, as well as planning the following week.
  • Supervise the contractors and/or daily workers during the construction.
  • Ensure the good quality of the material supplied and used during the construction.
  • Ensure that the security measures are respected on construction site (personal protective equipment, fencing
  • Ensure the material delivery date according to the planning.
  • Support and supervise the Construction Storekeeper.
  • Forecast, manage and follow up orders done for the construction, based on stock data
  • Ensure orders are correctly taken into account by the Purchasing Clerk.

Required Skills and Conditions

  • Education: Essential, secondary education; desirable Engineering or construction diploma/education


  • Essential 2 years of previous experience in similar jobs, MSF experience is an asset


  • Ability to read and understand construction plans
  • Knowledge of construction structural analysis
  • Knowledge of water and Sanitation workDeep Knowledge of local construction material work
  • Deep knowledge of main Nigerian construction
  • Knowledge of different construction systems and materials (metal, clay brick and concrete in particular)
  • Ability to accurately describe and assess the status of a construction project and be ready to provide possible solutions when necessary
  • A positive attitude and willingness to encourage co-worker
  • Ability to communicate with subcontractor, suppliers and clients


  • Fluent English (speaking, reading and writing); Fluent Hausa (speaking)
  • Computer Literacy: Good command of Word, Excel and CAD software. Structural analysis software command is an asset.

Gross Salary
N303,781 monthly

Deadline: 20th March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Submit your Cover Letter, CV, Qualifications and Contact details to: using “Construction Supervisor / Your Full Name” as the subject of the email.


  • Only successful applicants will be called for written test and interview.
  • Non-compliant or late applications will not be considered

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