Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NHC Vacancies

NHC Vacancies

National Housing Corporation is seeking to recruit a well- motivated and suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

The Senior Quantity Surveyor will report to the Chief Quantity Surveyor and has overall responsibility for preparing various Quantity Surveying works including in costs and budgetary estimates from sketch drawings and Bill of Quantities for the works.

Specific duties include:
• Assist in establishing and preparation of clients requirements, undertaking feasibility studies, specification and contract document
• Prepare and manage projects cash flows and performance indicators, and manage and evaluate variations.
• Prepare evaluations and cost projections of the assignment to meet requirements of works in progress
• Inspect site for collation of information for monthly statement which includes but not limited to recommendation on interim payments, statement of claims from contractor, anticipated claims from contractor and assessment of costs of works and expected final cost.
• Prepare Projects Risk Management and Value Management Systems and manage implementation
• Prepare variation orders through site visits to record information on claims and variations.
• Prepare project close out report in coordination with the project team Qualifications and

The applicants should posses at least a Degree in Quantity Surveying or its equivalent qualification with a minimum of 7 years experience in pre-and post-construction quantity surveying services including 3 post qualification work experience. He/She must be registered by the professional body, and have extensive knowledge and experience in costing and estimating all kinds of building projects, including design and build arrangements. In addition, he/she should have substantial experience on large scale developments. Familiarity with Contract Administration and working experience with FIDIC forms of contract will be an added advantage. He/She must have IT skills including experience on estimating, billing and project management software.

The Infrastructure /Utility Engineer will report to Senior Engineer with overall responsibilities of carrying out periodical site inspection during construction period in order to ensure the works near the utility services as per agreed procedure, and undertaking technical and feasibility studies and site investigations.

Specific duties include:
• Assess the potential risks of specific projects, as well as undertaking risk management in specialist roles.
• Co-ordinate with construction, sub-con and utility agencies to indentify and confirm as-built services including production as-built report.
• Arrange co-ordination meetings with Utility agencies, Design Team and Construction Team to expedite and finalise provision of services to the project or diversion of services away from construction area
• Liaise with construction/ technical team for making proposal for support and protection of services during active construction period, reinstatement of services and coordinate with relevant utility agencies for reinstatement work.
• Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues and architects, subcontractors, contracting civil engineers, consultants, co-workers and clients;
• Adopt all relevant requirements around issues such as building permits, environmental regulations, sanitary design, good manufacturing practices and safety on all work assignments;
• Ensure that a project runs smoothly and that the structure is completed on time and within budget;
• Correct any project deficiencies that affect production, quality and safety requirements prior to final evaluation and project reviews.

Qualifications and experience:
The applicants should possess at least a Degree of Engineering in Civil/Electromechanical, Environmental Engineering or Services Engineering with a minimum 5 years experience in Utility/Infrastructure. He/She must be registered with the ERB. He/She should have an extensive knowledge and experience in designing, costing and estimating all utility/infrastructure related works. In additional, he/she should also have substantial experience on large scale developments. He/She must have IT skills including experience on design, scheduling and project management software.

The Business Analyst Officer will report to the Manager Monitoring and Evaluation and will be in charge of performing detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of all NHC Investments and help NHC to develop appropriate strategies in order to achieve its goals.

Specific duties include:
• Conduct financial analysis and develop excel models to enable NHC make sound investment decisions
• Develop Investment materials for senior management
• Conduct market research, perform financial analysis and prepare detailed reports on investment opportunities
• Monitor market movements and evaluate its impact to NHC day to day operations and advise on investment strategies
• Develop and maintain quantitative models to implement complex investment strategies , and develop project cash flow projections
• Conduct project feasibility studies and prepare relevant reports for management decision making.

Qualifications and experience:
The applicants should posses at least a Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Marketing or its equivalent. A Masters Degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage. He/She should have experience in financial analysis and investment, and has solid mathematical aptitude and effective project management skills. He/She should also have the ability to analyse and document complex business process, think analytically and make effective decisions under pressure. He/She should also have advanced skills in Ms Word, Outlook and Excel.

The Land Surveyor cum GIS Specialist will report to Real Estate Manager (Operations) and has overall responsibility for compiling geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs existing maps and analyzing spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.

Specific duties include:
• Carry out land and building surveying operations
• Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment.
• Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
• Conduct research to locate and obtain existing databases.
• Gather, analyze and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
• Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.
• Enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography.
• Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, digitizer, color printer, and video camera.

Qualifications and experience

The applicant should possess a Bachelor of Science in Geo-informatics or Land Surveying discipline or its equivalent with a high level GIS hands-on experience in major GIS applications. He/She should have proficient in MapInfo, ESRI ArcGIS, Google Earth, and experience in Adobe Suite will be added advantage.

A graphic designer shall be expected to produce visual/artists impressions from designers, graphics solutions i.e. art work, sales images etc. he/she should able to use a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness. The designer should possess imaginative flair, awareness of current trends and styles in the creativity industry, working knowledge of the latest computer packages and an understanding of construction methods and costs and deadlines, all of which can impact on the design. The designer should be a team player and capable of selecting appropriate medium of use and styles in conjunction with the design team.

Specific duties include:
Working in coordination with design team to produce required architectural graphics and impressions.
• Interpreting the project and business needs in graphical impressions.
• Developing design briefs by gathering information and data to clarify design issues.
• Thinking creatively to produce new ideas.
• Using innovation to redefine a design brief and meet the constraints of cost, time and client.
• Multi-tasking: capable of working on more than one design brief at a time.
• Using a wide range of software/media, including photography and computer aided design.
• Producing accurate and high quality work.
• Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief and to the design team.
• Keeping abreast of developments in IT, particularly design programs.
• Coordination with other professionals.
• Working to tight deadlines and big challenges.

Qualifications and specifications

The applicant should possess a Certificate in computer studies with exemplary experience working with architectural designs and construction. Demonstrates high level graphic design hands-on experience. Proficient in Adobe suite is essential, Experience in AutoCAD/ ArchiCAD and CAD will be added advantage Ability to multi-task and integrate project segments. Familiarity with basic concepts of building construction and must have related computer experience in Windows applications, spreadsheets, and graphics/desktop publishing. At least a minimum of 2 years experience in graphics design. Must have good IT technical skills and ability to learn think creatively and solve problems. Information Gathering - Knowing how to find information and identify essential information, and validate the information. Information Ordering - The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order.

The Administrative Assistant work in conjunction with the Personal Assistant to the Director General and has overall responsibilities of providing administrative support and maintaining co-ordination in the Director General’s office.

Specific duties include:

• Answer telephone calls & transfer to appropriate staff
• Receive visitors, customers and direct them to respective Directors
• Process and modify documents using Microsoft Office
• Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system and maintains records of file movements
• Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: Photocopying, faxing, mailing & filing.
• Maintain confidentiality in all aspects on the Corporation
• Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondences, including faxes and email.

Qualifications and experience
The applicant should possess a Diploma in Secretarial duties or its equivalent with at least 6 years experience in a similar role in large corporation. She must have experience in managing the Chief Executive Officer’s office, excellent communication skills both in written & spoken English and Kiswahili with a problem solving and interpersonal skills. Good knowledge of Microsoft office & telephone protocol is essential. In additional, she should have ability to effectively communicate and deal effectively with people.

Very attractive REMUNERATION package is offered as per NHC scheme of Service. If you think you meet the job requirement, please apply in strictly confidence indicating post you are applying to the undersigned enclosing an application letter, photocopies of certified relevant certificates
and names of two referees.

Closing date is 15th June, 2011.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interview.

P.O.BOX 2977,