Reports to: Water Centre Community and Site Coordinator
Location: Abuja (with frequent travel to communities around Abuja)
Duration: 3-5 months starting in March 2017
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. TechnoServe operates in more than 30 developing countries with over 1,500 employees.
II. Program Description
TechnoServe is working with Unilever, the leading multinational consumer goods company, to develop an innovative solution for sustainable water provision in Africa. The concept is to develop a social franchise network of water centers, owned and operated by women franchisees from their local communities, to sell safe water and other consumer products under a commercial business model. Providing safe water at affordable rates reduces the time and money women spend on collecting and treating water, enabling them to instead pursue other income-generating activities and save and invest resources in their families and communities.
To be sustainable, each site will generate profits which are sufficient to cover ongoing costs and repay the initial capital investment, which can then be reinvested in growing the network. We currently support a pilot network of water centers run by 8 independent women entrepreneurs around Abuja, and have funding to build 8 more. Our long term vision is to create a franchise network of 1,000 centers across Nigeria and other parts of Africa, reaching hundreds of thousands of water consumers.
The Construction Site Supervisor will monitor the construction activities that take place for the Construction and Solar Power Works for the Sunlight Water Kiosk Project, using TechnoServe’s Monitoring, Inspection and Approval Process, across communities within 300km radius of Abuja and will be involved in the organisation of Contractors, Subcontractors and Community Partners. He/she will report to the Community and Site Coordinator. The Construction Site Supervisor will liaise with the Contractors to plan, implement and oversee construction efforts at specific work sites.
The Supervisor will be selected with equal emphasis on construction skills, the ability to transfer skills to others and create a team atmosphere of working together.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
IV. Required Skills and Experience
V. Application Instructions
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a Word-formatted single document consisting of:
Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered or contacted. No phone calls please. Closing date for applications is January 23, 2017.
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