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Clerk of Works

  • Kidepo, Uganda
  • Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018

In Africa, the best schools, qualified teachers, and majority of educational resources typically end up in cities and towns. The disadvantages rural schools face in accessing quality education in comparison to their urban counterparts is problematic. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) intends to upend this paradigm. AWF aims to build modern “campuses” that are thoughtfully conceived, designed, and constructed, and give students in rural areas of Africa access to the same — if not better — educational resources as their urban counterparts.

To achieve this, AWF seeks the services of a Clerk of Works, to live on-site and act as AWF’s representative in the day-to-day project management for its new school in Kidepo, Uganda.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review contract documents to ensure contractors have full understanding of documents.
  • Act as liaison between the supervising consultants and contractor.
  • Supervise and control of quality of materials, workmanship and execution.
  • Where required by the Client, conduct an inspection of the areas of Geremech and Sarachom to procure required materials for the construction project.
  • Conduct on-site observation and spot-checks of work in progress.
  • Attend and keep detailed records of all site meetings and any other meetings.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and independence.
  • Follow up the progress and timeliness of construction and installation activities.
  • Prepare and issue site instructions related to quality of materials and workmanship.
  • Review and report on the contractor’s health and safety plans, inclusive of adherence to national worker-related laws, local by-laws and regulations, and ensure compliance.
  • Carry out regular measurements required for checking contractor’s valuations.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports for all site matters.
  • Ensure that up-to-date drawings are available on-site at all times.
  • Ensure the progress is maintained according to the building programme.
  • Prepare and maintain on-site a log/schedule of all tests carried out on-site.
  • Prepare and maintain on-site a log of all samples required for the works
  • Attend the pre-handover inspection and ensure that all snags are attended to.
  • Review as-built drawings to ensure they are consistent with the works executed on site.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.


  • Higher Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering or Degree in Civil Engineering or construction management from a recognized academic institution; Higher Diploma holders should have at least 5 years of experience in supervising building construction works including at least four years of drafting experience.
  • Degree holders applying for this position must present evidence of having attained an ordinary or higher diploma and have at least 3 years work experience.
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical works.
  • Demonstrated experience working on projects of at least three billion Uganda Shillings.
  • Computer skills especially AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel and MS Project.
  • Excellent people and team skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical decision making skills.
  • Ability to work in a rural setting.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to drive a motorbike.

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