National Construction Manager Job in Nigeria

 The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a global humanitarian and advocacy organisation that finds, removes and destroys landmines, cluster munitions and unexploded bombs from places affected by conflict.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Construction Manager

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Department: Operations

Line Managed by: Technical Field Manager

Purpose of the position

  • The National Construction Manager will be responsible for the full management and monitoring of construction and/or rehabilitation activities for the Mines Advisory Group in Nigeria.
  • This position will be supervised by TFM; - in close collaboration with MAG's Regional Technical Referent for Construction in West Africa.

Job Description
All activities must be undertaken in accordance with the purpose, scope and principles of MAG's standards and policies: 
Construction Contract/Project Management:

  • Produce or contribute, as required, to the production of plans/technical drawings, bills of quantities and technical specifications for construction or rehabilitation projects, ensuring compatibility with MAG WAM Construction SOPs, local and international construction standards and specific environmental constraints;
  • Ensure that contracts and amendments relating to the various construction and/or refurbishment projects are drawn up in accordance with national and MAG requirements
  • To ensure the technical supervision of local invitations to tender and restricted consultations through a transparent process in accordance with the planning established by the programme;
  • Ensure that construction activities are carried out according to the established schedule and time allocation;
  • Handle relations with contractors, including issues relating to the quality of works,
  • Guarantee the monitoring of the terms of the contract(s) with the companies and ensure the necessary validations, guarantee the monitoring and payment of invoices in liaison with the MAG Nigeria finance team and fully ensure the monitoring of the contracts as well as the drafting and monitoring of any amendments;
  • Evaluate the feasibility of alternative initiatives and procedures for worksites, including those that are remote, difficult to access or present specific difficulties;
  • Draw up and share a weekly and monthly activity reports as per MAG WAM Construction SOPs.

Supervision of field activities:

  • Technical monitoring and supervision of worksites;
  • To monitor and control the quality of construction and ensure that the agreed standards are achieved and maintained at all stages;
  • Detect and proactively manage any difficulties that may arise during project implementation
  • Liaise and coordinate with project partners and beneficiaries
  • Provide and keep up to date complete documentation (plans, contracts, amendments, monitoring sheets, reports or any other document required by the programme) for each site;
  • Ensuring that complete documentation (plans, contracts, amendments, monitoring sheets, reports and any other documents required by the programme) exists and is kept up to date for each site.
  • This job description is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the position;
  • it is not a complete and exhaustive list of tasks. It is a non-binding document and may be amended as circumstances require.
  • All members of staff are expected to perform their duties in accordance with the needs of the project and the guidelines of the organisation.
  • Working within the framework of MAG's fundamental values
  • Working to achieve departmental and programme objectives
  • Ensures knowledge of and compliance with all MAG policies and procedures and keeps abreast of MAG activities
  • Exercising its role in a manner appropriate to the cultural context and within the local legal framework.
  • In addition, the construction manager will carry out any other ad hoc tasks requested by his/her supervisor as part of MAG's construction and rehabilitation activities in Nigeria.
  • Understand and comply with the standards set out in MAG's Protection Framework, acting with due care and attention to safeguard the welfare of anyone who comes into contact with MAG's work and reporting any problems.


  • Requirements: University degree (minimum Bachelor degree) in civil engineering or construction.
  • Experience: At least five (05) years' professional experience in a technical consultancy or project/site management.
  • Computer knowledge: Good knowledge and current use of office software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and mastery of computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD).
  • Knowledge of languages: Excellent command and knowledge of English.  Hausa (Spoken and Written) would be an asset.
  • Quality: Ability to make proposals and take the initiative, ability to work under pressure in terms of programming.

Essential skills:

  • Interest in and commitment to MAG's mandate and humanitarian principles
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, Flexible and can multi task
  • Rigorous
  • Team player, humble and courteous, able to work under pressure; prompt and proactive, able to manage stress and take the initiative.
  • Determined and committed to achieving high quality standards.

Application Closing Date
2nd July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and Updated CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: No Physical CV will be accepted.