Community Construction Supervisor Job in Nigeria

 Bakhita Initiative which began as Justice, Development and Peace/Caritas (JDPC Sokoto) is a structural response to the second Vatican Council Appealing for the churches involvement in the affairs of the society. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Construction Supervisor

Location: Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time

Required Travel: 100% community-based Position

Project Implementation:

  • Work with Project Officer -WASH to develop detailed, site-specific work plan to ensure adequate technical oversight of WASH interventions at the field-level.
  • Carry out field-level infrastructure technical assessments and data collection as required.
  • Supervise field-level Shelter and WASH infrastructure works related to the project (e.g., supervision of contractors, skilled and unskilled labor, and suppliers)
  • Conduct daily supervision of CRS/JDPC Infrastructure and provide weekly reports to Project Officer -Shelter Officer
  • Coordinate the quality component of the sites that are being supervised in collaboration with community mobilizers.
  • Support the Project Officer -WASH in the training of community-based water management committees.
  • Promote appropriate health, safety, and environment (HSE) construction practices by regular review of project site initiatives and monitor compliance by contractors and service providers.
  • Maintain a daily time sheets of work attendance in line with progress of work.
  • Contribute to the development of Scope of work, Bills of Quantities (BoQs), and technical drawings for shelter and WASH

Capacity Building:

  • Work closely with Latrine Cleaning Committees and Water Management committees to provide technical expertise (e.g., mentoring, monitoring, water quality, construction, assessments) related to the planned infrastructure works carried out at each site.
  • Support in training for community Infrastructure committees on WASH infrastructure monitoring, operations, and maintenance.

Security management responsibilities:

  • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
  • Participate in personal safety training as required.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

Typical Background, Education Experience & Requirements

  • Minimum of Trade test or National Diploma in civil engineering Technology, Building Technology, Hydrology, Architecture, or related fields.
  • Must have at least 1 year experience in field-level infrastructure project supervision, or construction management, with a balanced awareness of how to effectively manage contractors’ performance.
  • Knowledge of water supply, sanitation, and shelter construction standards.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and design software (AutoCAD) is an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, consensus-building.
  • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism
  • Good time management skills with the ability to work on multiple tasks.
  • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results oriented.


  • Compile and submit timely daily, and weekly activity reports to the Shelter or WASH officer.
  • Complete additional reports as needed.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, and consensus-building.
  • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy

Context / Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • High School Diploma related to public health.
  • At least two years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Understanding of local language commonly spoken and local context in Wurno or Wamako LGAs of Sokoto state.

Application Closing Date
14th July, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Resume to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.