Construction Supervisor

Habitat for Humanity International founded in United States in 1976. Habitat now works in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries and has helped 6.8 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Our vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

HFH Vietnam has been working in Vietnam since 2001. As of June 2016, HFH Vietnam has enabled more than 13,600 low-income Vietnamese families to improve their living conditions through decent homes, clean water and safe sanitation and post-disaster reconstruction and repairs. In addition, HFH Vietnam has provided training in disaster preparedness, financial education, hygiene practices, and construction skills, among others, to more than 75,800 individuals.

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We are looking for potential candidate to fill a role of Construction Supervisor. Our announcement will be closed by 19 Jan. 2017.

We recommend interested & qualified candidate to send your comprehensive CV, and cover letter to highlight your interest and capabilities and contact details (including telephone number and email) of 3 references including most recent direct supervisors to [email protected]

Habitat for Humanity Vietnam gives equal employment opportunity to Vietnamese qualified candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Position Title: Construction Supervisor

Work Location: Projects’ Sites in Northern

Report to: Senior Program Manager

Supervise: None

Job Summary

Construction Supervisor plays vital roles:

  • in partnering with local authorities conducting construction surveys at grass-root level;
  • in ensuring safety conditions before and during the construction builds
  • in transferring construction knowledge and skills to communities

Key Accountabilities

1. Contributing to organizational (HfHV) sustainable development

  • Maintain & promote HFHI image and reputation to partners and other stakeholders

2. Key functional responsibilities

  • Following family selection standard to conduct family selection process and identifying home-partners’ housing improvement needs.
  • Monitor construction activities to insure the required quality & safety meeting HFHV’s Housing Standard and low cost of Habitat for Humanity home improvements according to agreed plans and budgets
  • Evaluate and recommend designs, materials, processes and methods of construction
  • Support the families and partners in the development of build plan, purchase of materials and training for local masons.
  • Monitoring of construction progress and Sign off completion of house improvement, toilet and water systems
  • Prepare, check to ensure adequate construction tools, personal protective equipment are in place with good usage condition per requirements.
  • Provide construction technical instruction including safety orientation to local masons, volunteers and oversee technical & safety conditions during the build

3. Implementing cross-team activities/projects

  • Take & provide photos about builds, families etc. in accordance with guidance from RD&C team
  • Interact with relevant PSI member(s) to implement housing and other standards, guideline etc.

4. Implementing compliance

  • Ensure Habitat’s policies like family selection criteria, safety, child protection, conflict of interest, non-discrimination etc. are fully considered & observed during planning, implementing construction works
  • Following financial policies and procedure to ensure purchases and payments are fully compliant


Working condition & context

  • Working in build sites and rural areas
  • The job requires very frequently discussion/interaction with supervisor, homeowners, local partners and vendors

Job requirements:

To be successful in this role, potential candidate should demonstrate following qualification & willingness & availability to travel to visit fields in unfavorable geographic regions/areas.

  • Construction certificate or equivalent
  • Soft skills include:
    • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings
    • Has experience to do basic construction works: mixing mortar, laying brick, form work, rebar work, finishing work,
    • Has experience to supervise construction works,
    • Knowledge of government regulations on construction safety, local building codes, construction techniques, requirements and other appropriate governmental regulations
    • Basic usage of AutoCAD
Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Habitat for Humanity Vietnam (HFHV)
Projects’ Sites in Northern
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-01-19