Site Supervisor

December 27, 2023
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Job Description

About Mercy Corps:

Mercy Corps is a globally recognized organization committed to creating a better world. Operating in over 40 countries, we collaborate to implement bold solutions, helping people overcome adversity and fostering stronger communities.

Project/Department Summary:

Mercy Corps is dedicated to working in places undergoing transition, providing emergency relief, and supporting communities in building resilience. In Afghanistan, we’ve been active since 1986, tailoring programs to address the country’s specific needs. From agriculture to renewable energy, we’ve been instrumental in various sectors.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

We believe in enriching our organization with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. A culture of trust and respect allows us to leverage collective power to solve complex challenges. We are committed to a journey of diversity, equity, and inclusion, learning and evolving continuously.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Mercy Corps is an equal-opportunity employer, actively seeking diverse talents to strengthen our global impact. Discrimination is not tolerated, and we are dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all.

Safeguarding & Ethics:

Respect and dignity are paramount in our interactions with team members, community members, program participants, and others. We uphold core principles against sexual exploitation and abuse, ensuring a safe and inclusive work environment.

Job Description: Site Supervisor

General Position Summary:

The Site Supervisor plays a vital role in supporting and supervising daily construction activities on WASH and community infrastructure projects. Reporting to the Field Engineer, the Site Supervisor oversees construction, maintenance, and repair activities, ensuring compliance with project requirements and technical standards.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct household and site/community need and technical assessments.
  2. Supervise site teams, contractors, and laborers to ensure safe and timely implementation to required standards.
  3. Identify beneficiary needs related to WASH facilities and community infrastructure.
  4. Conduct site surveys, apply design/drawings at the site, and ensure daily monitoring of construction quality.
  5. Provide regular updates on progress to supervisors and report issues promptly.
  6. Manage safety and security of the construction site, workshops, and associated areas.
  7. Undertake any other duties assigned by the line manager.

Influence & Representation:

  • Effectively communicate to meet overall project targets and donor obligations.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies, maintaining a secure environment.

Organizational Learning:

  • Commit 5% of time to learning activities that benefit both Mercy Corps and individuals.

Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Support efforts toward accountability, engaging beneficiary communities in project design, monitoring, and evaluation.


  • Reports directly to: Field Engineer
  • Works directly with: Community Hygiene Promotion Workers

Job Requirements:

Hard Skills:

  • Bachelor in Civil/Sanitary Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in supervising construction projects.
  • Experience with NGOs, particularly in refugee/IDP contexts.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written local languages; good English skills desirable.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a complex multicultural environment.
  • Planning, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of local communities and customary rules.

Soft Skills:

  • Attention to detail, meeting deadlines, problem-solving independently and cooperatively.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong computer knowledge (MS Office).
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Willingness to travel to Mercy Corps sub-field offices.

Submission Guideline:

To apply, submit your CV and cover letter to with the subject line “MCA059-2023 Application for (Site Supervisor).” The deadline is 27-December-2023. Late applications without a subject line won’t be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Note: Mercy Corps provides office space but does not provide lodging facilities for its team members. Employees are responsible for arranging lodgings.

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