Construction Officer


 Purpose of the post is to support SPO to initiate, manage and complete the planned constructions in the assigned townships under education project as per the standards set by the Save the Children construction guideline. To accomplish this, the post holder is required to work closely with Senior Project Officer and project officers in assigned townships and is responsible for the technical matters in consultation with program manager. Coordination with local community for site selection and management of construction as per SC quality standards  work.



Reports to:  Program Coordinator


Direct Reports:  Nail


Financial Approval: No financial approval


External Representation: Regular contact of basic factual information


Travel: Frequent (over 10 days per month)


Identification of construction sites:

  • Develop sound understanding about SC’s past construction experience and community engagement processes, guidelines and standards of government if any  and SC for construction of ECCD Centers and KG buildings. Share the guideline and standards with other relevant SC staff, TEO, DSW officer and community representatives as required.
  • Review the proposed construction sites considering the technical feasibility and with support of SPO, finalize it in consultation with the community representatives.
  • Oversee soil test and other investigation.
  • Incorporate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR elements) while selecting the sites and also in the construction.

Develop detail design and cost estimation as advised by PM:

  • On the basis of the standard set by Save the Children and/or Ministry of Education, develop/review detail design for each ECCD Center incorporating water and sanitation and school building; in coordinating with the respective community representatives group.
  • Produce detail bill of quantity (BoQ), cost estimation for each ECCD Center and/or school building.
  • Develop technical documents as required.

Supervision/monitoring of execution of construction work:

  • Supervise the construction work ensuring the quality and standards as specified by Save the Children.
  • Coordinate and communicate regularly with community representatives with the support of field teams , and relevant SC staff in field and Yangon in the management of construction work.
  • Ensure that the local resources (construction workers, materials etc) are used as far as standards are met.
  • Ensure that children are not used as construction workers at any time.
  • Monitor the quality of the construction materials and stock management.
  • Ensure that elements of DRR, is incorporated and the centre’s are inclusive (accessible for children with disability.
  • Ensure that progress of construction work is along the schedule as planned.
  • Ensure that adequate safety procedures are followed during construction work.

Reporting the progress:

  • Document construction (progress reports, site photographs, contractor communications, etc.) in the Construction Folder.
  • Produce and submit to PM weekly/fortnightly/monthly work plan and progress report for the construction work.
  • Report/solve any unforeseen constraints or challenges affecting progress of the construction work in the field.


  • Conduct orientation and training to the ECCD Committee, staff, PTAs and youth in non-structural mitigation and school disaster management.
  • Develop maintenance plan with the ECCD Committee, PTAs and the community to ensure the sustainability of ECCD centers and school building.
  • Report PM as soon as misconducts or violation of rules and regulation identified.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by PM.

Child Safeguarding Responsibilities

Ensure that all beneficiaries of your program are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.


  • Qualified civil engineer (ideally bachelor degree holder in Engineering – Civil).


  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in management of school construction.
  • Good skills of written and spoken English.
  • Understanding of geo/topography of the assigned area and its region or state.
  • Good interpersonal and able to work in team.
  • Flexible, adaptable, willing and able to travel and stay in the field with minimal basic facilities.

Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Child Protection Policy of Save the Children.

Location: LOCATION: Hpa-An Township, Kayin State, Myanmar

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Wednesday 2 October 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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