Construction Supervisors (2 Positions)

NCA/DCA Malawi Joint Country Program (JCP)


Norwegian Church Aid works with people and organisations around the world in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance in disasters and work for long-term development in local communities. In order to address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is an International Non-Governmental Organization working in over 30 countries around the world. It is a member of the worldwide ACT-Alliance, comprised of 140 churches and church-related organizations cooperating on humanitarian assistance, advocacy and development. Norwegian Church Aid has been working in Malawi since 2002 and in 2021, NCA joined forces with DCA and are operating as a joint country programme (JCP) in Malawi with Strategic Priorities for the period 2021-2024 being, Gender based violence (GBV), Climate Smart Economic empowerment (CSEE) and Fighting inequality (FI). Please visit our website:

In 2021 NCA merged with DanChurchAid to form Malawi Joint Country Program (JCP). The JCP was created to enhance synergy and positive sustainable development in the lives of the poor and marginalized people in the target communities of Malawi and to reduce costs and increase efficiency and effectiveness.

For NCA/DCA to continue developing its and partners’ programmes in Malawi, NCA/ DCA is seeking experienced persons with solid knowledge and skills to fill the following vacant positions in the Country office.


The successful candidate will be a part of the NCA/DCA Team at the NCA Malawi Representation and will be based in Mchinji (1) and Rumphi (1) and will report to the Programme Coordinator- Climate Smart Economic Empowerment (CSEE).


The Sustainable Food Systems for Rural Agriculture Transformation and Resilience (TRANSFORM) program will during its implementation period of 3 years and 6 months (2021-2025) “strengthen local food systems and demonstrate a sustainable improvement of food and nutrition security, income, and resilience to climate change among 150,000 agriculture-dependent rural households within 22 EPAs of Dowa, Mchinji, Kasungu, Mzimba, and Rumphi districts.

Transform Program is being coordinated by organizations namely the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The project seeks to recruit two Construction Supervisors who will be based in Mchinji and Rumphi Districts. These will be responsible for overseeing construction projects in the two districts.


Construction supervisors oversee the construction of projects and monitor activities at worksites, manage crews, ensure health and safety codes are observed, and that work is completed to schedule, quality and cost.


  • He/she shall be responsible for all building construction process management and supervision, in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards.
  • He/She shall be responsible for maintenance, compliance and observance of strict Occupational Health, Safety and Hygiene code of practice prevailing and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • H/She shall be responsible for construction structures, mechanical, equipment, electrical and hydraulic systems assessment, and repair needs.
  • He/She shall be responsible for monitoring contractor productivity, supervise works, Contracts, Contractors.
  • He/She shall be responsible for maintaining good and productive relationships with stakeholders and regulators.
    Lead in complaints handling mechanisms, resolve site disputes and mobilize communities around construction project sites.
  • He/She shall be responsible for capacity-building interventions in his/her area of expertise.
  • Не/She shall be responsible for providing clear and complete documentation and directives of all activities within the area of expertise.
  • He/She shall be responsible for producing timely and concise reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or Structural Engineering or its equivalent from a reputable institution with 4 years proven experience as a Sight Engineer or Building Supervisor. Those with a Diploma or Building Foreman certificate are also encouraged to apply and must have over 8 years proven experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment, materials testing and Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA).
  • Strong understanding of electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Be a registered member of the appropriate regulatory bodies.
  • Must have a valid motorcycle license.


  • Very strong analytical and drafting skills, the ability to meet deadlines and to produce concise, top-quality work at strategic and operational levels.
  • Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, and inclusion. Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the teams work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.

Applications including CV, suitability statement and names and contact details of three traceable references should be sent to:

The Country Director,
Norwegian Church Aid,
P.O. Box 30793,
Lilongwe 3
or email:

Applications should be submitted by 12:00 noon on 18 May 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note that NCA is an equal opportunity Employer; therefore all, men, women, and those with disability are encouraged to apply.