Commercial Assistant/ Quantity Surveyor job at Aga Khan Education Service
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Vacancy title:
Commercial Assistant/ Quantity Surveyor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Science & Engineering ]

Jobs at:

Aga Khan Education Service

Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, June 20 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam, East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 12 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKES,T), is a private, not for profit, service company registered under the Companies Act and operates three schools in Tanzania. The vision of AKES,T is to provide accessible, world-class education, which prepares students to become self-confident, open-minded articulate and ethical young people with academic qualifications to enable them to make productive contributions to their own community and their wider society. AKES,T is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

AKEST is looking to hire the following positions based in Dar es Salaam:
Commercial Assistant/ Quantity Surveyor for the construction project- Aga Khan Education Service Tanzania

Key Responsibilities
• Assist in identifying suitable contractors and actively participate in the entire prequalification process.
• Support the preparation of project cost plans, cost reports, and monthly updates, and report findings to the commercial/cost manager.
• Conduct cost analysis and manage the tendering process.
• Attend commercial meetings, take minutes, and document discussions accurately.
• Assist in tracking and managing contractual claims.
• Value completed works, including on-site quantity measurements, and arrange payments.
• Support value engineering efforts during both tendering and post-contract phases.
• Conduct site visits, assessments, and projections forfuture works.
• Assist in the preparation of tender documentation and contracts in collaboration with relevant package managers.
• Undertake cost analysis for repair and refurbishment works.
• Gather price information from local and international contractors, suppliers, and service providers for works, materials, and services as required.
• Participate in and assist with tender negotiations on behalf of AKEST to secure maximum value for money and mitigate project and contract risks.
• Review and validate payment certificates.
• Maintain comprehensive and detailed records of all payment requests received, payment certificates submitted for payment, and payments made.
• Assist in costing changes and reaching agreements with contractors.
• Support the preparation of final accounts.
• Report on cost estimates and forecasts.
• Prepare periodic management reports, including budget status, variance/change claims, schedules, disputes, upcoming activities, and safety records.
• Orderly file all commercial related documentation (both hard and soft copies).
• Other tasks relevant to this position’s core responsibilities and duties, as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and experience:
Applicants should have the following qualification and experience
• A bachelor’s degree in Building Economics, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or a related discipline from a recognized university.
• Registration with the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board (AQRB)
• At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in quantity surveying, with a substantial portion of that experience in construction projects.
• Experience working on projects within Tanzania or East Africa is highly advantageous.
• Experience with various types of construction projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects.
• Proven track record of managing project budgets, cost control, procurement processes, contract administration, and risk management.
• Strong understanding of construction methodologies, materials, and legal requirements.
• Expertise in cost estimation, budgeting, and financial management.
• Ability to perform detailed measurements and cost calculations with accuracy.
• Thorough knowledge of different contract types(FIDIC, JOT, NCC, PPRA, etc. )and their administration.
• Proficient in utilizing construction software such as AutoCAD and MS Project
• Experience in preparing and negotiating contracts, managing claims, and dispute resolution.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Local Language
• Ability to collaborate effectively with project stakeholders, including clients, contractors, architects, and engineers.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Capable of making informed decisions under pressure and handling project challenges efficiently.
• In-depth knowledge of Tanzanian building codes, standards, and regulations.
• Familiarity with environmental regulations and sustainability practices relevant to construction in Tanzania.
• Understanding of local labour laws, health and safety regulations, and taxation policies impacting construction projects.
• Active participation in professional associations and local industry groups to build a network and stay informed about regional developments
• Awareness of local cultural practices and effective communication strategies within the Tanzanian context and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies in a diverse community.
• Knowledge of sustainable construction practices and the ability to implement environmentally friendly solutions in projects.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Applicants should send a letter of application describing experience, along with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of education certificates (certified by TCU if studied out of Tanzania) and contact information of three confidential referees, including current Head of School or Line Manager. It should be addressed to HR – Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania and should be sent by e-mail to or mail to P.O. Box 125, Dar es Salaam. Please ensure you include an email address. Closing date for applications: 20th June, 2024.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network

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Job Info
Job Category: NGO - Non Government Organisations jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, June 20 2024
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Posted: 12-06-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-06-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-06-2077
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