Construction Technician cum 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 Technician cum 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 Technician cum Supervisor

Work Location: Ho Chi Minh Office and building sites

Report to Construction: Technical Support Manager

Supervise: None

Job Summary: This position provides hybrid-roles, 50% of working time in Construction Technical Assistant and 50% of working time directly responsible for construction safety & quality at assigned sites.

  • Provide technical supporting, monitor implementation of the construction quality control system, safety regulations, construction training and support to develop Housing Support Services (HSSs)
  • Working as a Construction Supervisor to manage and monitor construction safety and quality at assigned volunteer builds

Key Accountabilities

1. Provide construction technical deliverables as below:

  • Adjust Housing Designs and Cost Estimation to provide onsite Construction Supervisors” Designs and Cost Estimation affordable with families yet remain
  • the required quality;
  • Develop new disaster resilient model houses;
  • Develop illustration images/videos/material for Construction Technical
  • Documents such as disaster resilient construction technique booklets, construction training materials, ...
  • Make a plans and solutions for Construction Safety Measures based on Volunteer Schedule;
  • Arrange and/or conduct the construction/technical trainings;
  • Provide technical supports to Program Team in consultation with supervisor when necessary.

2. Monitor application of policies, procedures and guidelines at construction sites.

  • Field visit to check implementation of policies, construction quality control system and construction safety regulations;
  • Review Volunteer Pre-Construction Checklist and Daily Safety Checklist sent by Construction Supervisors.

3. Support Program Team to host volunteer builds:

  • Ensure sufficient construction tools and HFHV safety conditions before and during volunteers’ build activities at sites through:
    • Checking safety conditions, site preparation, construction tools and personnel protective equipment’s, emergency process on site by the
    • checklists;
    • Reporting unsuitable conditions to direct supervisor and working with Program CS, Project Officer and other relevant personnel to ensure safety conditions in place for build.
  • Arrange construction activities, provide instructions for local masons, provide orientation construction works and safety for volunteer.

4. Make periodical reports as required by HFHV and direct supervisor

Working condition & context

  • Working in both conditions, office based and build sites.
  • The job requires very frequently discussion with supervisor, onsite Construction Supervisors, and others in Program team to obtaining information

Job requirements:

To be successful in this role, potential candidate should demonstrate following qualification & willingness & availability to travel domestically or internationally from time to time and work with computer for long hours

  • Diploma in construction or equivalents (architecture is advantage)
  • 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
    • Efficient in Microsoft Office package and key construction design software, including AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop.
    • Six months experience at construction site is preferred
Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Habitat for Humanity Vietnam (HFHV)
Ho Chi Minh Office and building sites
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2018-01-19