Temporary Site Supervisor - Hargeisa

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Employer: Save the Children
Job Title: Temporary Site Supervisor - Hargeisa Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa
Category: Other

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Hargeisa

Position: Temporary Site Supervisor

Duration:   5 Months

Duty Station:  Hargeisa


Please refer the below Job Description for the position description and the key selection criteria.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title on the subject line. The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent

to URL Link:


Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applications close on Saturday 21st August 2021 @ 11:59pm.


We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required.



LOCATION: Hargeisa




POST TYPE: National



Child Safeguarding:


Temporary Site Supervisor- Somaliland

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


ROLE PURPOSE: To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its drought response and child

survival objectives in Somaliland regions, through the provision of quality and continuous supervision of ongoing infrastructure activities in Hargeisa, Farawayne, Salahley and Burao, including Construction of  livestock market in Hargeisa/Burao and construction of  quarantine/certification points in Farawayne, Salahley under Marodijeh, Togdheer regions of Somaliland


SCOPE OF ROLE: Overall supervision and technical guidance of the DRSLP II Livestock construction activities in Hargeisa and Farawayne, Salahley and Burao


Direct Reports to: WASH Construction officers and will report technically to the WASH Program Manager/DRSLP II Focal point in Somaliland


Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current expenditure of approximately GBP 30 million each year.


Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Working contacts: WASH Construction Engineer Officer in Somaliland


Internal: DRSLP II team in Somaliland

 External: Suppliers, Service providers, Government authorities & external auditors




Precise objectives will vary between assignments. The core areas that the position holder will be expected to deliver on are as follows:

·        Supervise the setting out, levelling and surveying of the site before and during the construction works.

·        Check plans, drawings, and quantities for accuracy of calculations.

·        Ensure that all materials used, and work performed are as per specifications and required quality standards.

·        Oversee the selection and requisition of materials and equipment to be used for the construction works.

·        Document and report immediately on any planned changes in the work by the contractor, prior to any changes being affected.

·        Conduct regular site supervision and regular inspections at critical phases of the construction works; proactively identify issues that could lead to problems and facilitate their solutions while closely liaising with SCI WASH Engineer.

·        Liaise with all subcontractors, supervisors, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project during the duration of the construction works.

·        Liaise with the local authority (where appropriate to the project) to ensure compliance with local construction regulations and by-laws.

·        Day-to-day management of the site, including monitoring of the site labor force and the work of any subcontractors.

·        Plan the work and efficiently organize site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines and schedules.

·        Supervise proper storage and disposal of waste products or other construction hazardous materials.

·        Oversee quality control, health, and safety matters on site by following and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations; Complete and submit weekly reports.

·        Prepare weekly reports as required while closely liaising with the SCI WASH Engineer.

·        Provide high quality, interesting photos with clear captions and send them to the SCI WASH  Engineer.

·        Support the resolution of any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise with close coordination with SCI WASH  Engineer.

·        Any other duties assigned.



·        Interpretation of Bills of Quantities (BoQ) and contract documents: Provision of field support to supervising contractors and act as the Engineer’s Representative on behalf of SCI Engineers. Ensure all specified quantities are delivered and in the right quantities.

·        Confirm of Contractor’s Invoices:

·        Before contractors submit invoices for payment, assess completed work items and make recommendations for payment. If items requested for payment are not complete, advise contractor to revise invoices accordingly.

·        Supervision of rehabilitation/implementation of all ongoing infrastructure works in the area.

·        Prepare and submit a weekly progress report and ensure quality and accuracy works has been done on the site.




Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.


Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved



Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same.


Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others Future orientated, thinks strategically.



Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.


Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive.

strength Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.



Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions Willing to take disciplined risks



Honest, encourages openness and transparency


This position requires a motivated team player who can work flexibly in stressful situations, with a solid background in project management, a quick learner with good inter-personnel skills and a positive personality, with a good track record.




·        University Degree in  Civil Engineering, Project Management

·        Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Building construction with excellent hands-on construction skills.


·        Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.

·        Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

Key competencies:

·        Knowledge in reading and interpreting technical drawings and work plans.

·        Experience in supervising in large scale construction projects.

·        Excellent understanding of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, foundations, carpentry, and masonry work.

·        Established credibility and integrity and the ability to set priorities and exercise flexibility where necessary.

·        Excellent communication and written reporting skills and good use of computer programs like AutoCAD, Microsoft Word and Excel.

·        Relate to others in a manner that creates sense of teamwork and cooperation.

·        Able to work independently.

·        Able to read, speak and write in both English and Somali language



         Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC      mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin

  • Experience of and ability to represent SCI work in external meetings.


  • Experience of community mobilizations, distributions and hygiene promotion.
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity.


  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, working away from home, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.


  • Influencing skills and experience in advocacy.


Additional job responsibilities


The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.


Equal Opportunities


The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedure.




We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.



Because Save the Children's work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children's rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children's Code of Conduct sets out the standards, which all staff members must adhere to.


Health and Safety


The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures


Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through thebelow URLs:-


Closing Date will be 21st August 2021


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