Rwanda Quantity Surveyor (Fixed-term)

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Bugesera, Rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 4 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers' homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

Our Rwanda program, founded in 2007, operates under the local brand Tubura. We have more than 3,200 staff located in all four Rwanda provinces and Kigali. Together, we directly serve more than 790,000 farmers. To learn more about our work, look at our Rwanda program blog for more information.

About the Role

We're seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor to ensure on time and on cost delivery of our Seed Centre at RICA construction project that OAF is building in partnership with the Rwanda Insititute for Conservation Agriculture. The Seed Centre at RICA is a hands-on centre of excellence, providing B2B services which make it easier for Rwandan seed companies to succeed. Over the next 2 years we will construct over $6M USD // 8 Billion RWF of infrastructure at the RICA campus at their Bugesera site. The Quantity Surveyor will be vital to this process.

  • Reporting to the Construction Project Manager, you will be a mid-level (specialist) staff member working in our construction supervision team with site engineers, construction coordinators and procurement team.
  • You will manage project costs for the project, ensuring on time and within-budget delivery.
  • Important achievements will be optimized project costs, enhancing performance against budget and client satisfaction.
  • Delivering to success in this project will include measurable cost savings, accuracy in cost forecasts, successful contract negotiations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop bids for tenders for works, ensuring accuracy in pricing and meeting all technical requirements while staying updated on relevant market information.
  • Carry out takeoffs and prepare premeasured bills of quantities for accurate cost estimation.
  • Conduct market price surveys by liaising with manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers to ensure competitive pricing and meet project technical requirements.
  • Submit all contractual correspondences to contractors, consultants, and subcontractors promptly.
  • Manage contacts for external partners including consultants, contractors, and subcontractors ensuring compliance with project budget.
  • Build up rates for variation works purposes and future projects.
  • Prepare project materials, labor, and plant schedules in phase chronology.
  • Order and control materials for the project to maintain project efficiency.
  • Carry out proper and defendable site measurements of work done and variation orders.
  • Prepare cash flow schedules for projects to ensure smooth execution without financial hiccups.
  • Prepare progressive weekly financial reports on site activities and handle preparation of project communication and correspondences.
  • Review consultant, contractor, and subcontractor interim claims with the project manager to provide certificates for payments of completed works.
  • Prepare the penultimate and final accounts for projects in the final stages.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quantity Surveying on projects of similar or larger value ($6M USD/8B RWF)
  • Expertise in conducting detailed cost estimation and analysis for construction projects.
  • Successful project management experience with budgets and ensuring cost-effectiveness throughout project lifecycle.
  • Secure favorable contracts with suppliers, subcontractors, and consultants.
  • Proficiency in preparing bills of quantities and tender documents.
  • Experience conducting market price surveys and staying updated on industry trends to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Financial risk management associated with construction projects.
  • Collaborate with project partners.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and standards governing construction projects.
  • Proficient in relevant software tools for quantity surveying and project management.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Bugesera, Rwanda (on-site, full-time)

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Contract Duration

2 years

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Application Deadline

16 June 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.