Application deadline: 13th September, 2018.

The Vocational Education and Training Authority(VETA) is an autonomous
Government Agency established by the Act of Parliament No. 1 of 1994.
VETA is responsible for regulating, coordinating, financing and providing
Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania. VETA is an equal
opportunity organization.
The authority is looking for a qualified, competent, dynamic and commited
Tanzanians to fill the following vacancies:-

1.0 Job title: Clerk of Works (05 Positions)
 Reporting to: Project Consultant.
 Location: To be allocated within four VETA zones (Lake
Zone, Western Zone, Eastern Zone and South East
 Term of service: Contract
 Duration: 18 month.


(a) Purpose 
The overall objectives of Clerk of Works is to record the activities
of the constructions of the project on-site and to protect it against
defects and deficiencies in the Contractor’s work. The Clerk of Work
should ensure that the project is constructed according to drawings
and specifications; the site has a construction administrator on a fulltime
basis and inspections are performed in a manner that confirms
the reported results.

(b) Perfomance responsibilities includes but not limited to,
the following:

 (i) On a full-time basis, conduct on-site observations and
comprehensive checks of work in progress as a basis for determining conformance of work, material and
equipment with the Contract Documents;
(ii) Serve as a liaison between the Contractor (through the
Contractor’s job superintendent), the Client and the
Architect, whilst maintaining a professional relationship
between the Contractor and all Subcontractors on the
(iii) Ensure tests, which are required, by the Contract
Documents or Government regulations while making
sure they are appropriately performed and observed.
Whilst recording and reporting to the Architect/consultant
all details relative to the test procedures;
(iv) Maintain, at the jobsite, orderly files for correspondence,
reports of Project Meetings, and documents, including all
Addenda, Change Orders, payrolls, additional drawings
issued subsequent to the award of Contract, and all other
pertinent information;
(v) Keep a daily diary or log book recording hours on the
jobsite, weather conditions, list of visiting officials and
jurisdiction, daily activities, decisions, observations in
general, and specific observations in more detail as in
the case of observing test procedures;
(vi) Develop and maintain records assuring that all
individuals on the construction site have obtained proper
background checks and clearances as required by the
(vii) Advice the Contractors against the installation of any
materials and equipment for which Shop Drawings are
required unless such Drawings have been duly approved
and issued by the Architect;
(viii) The Clerk of Works should not authorize deviations from
the Contract Documents. He/She should not conduct any
tests personally. He/She should not enter into the area of
responsibility of the Contractor’s field superintendent.
Further He/She should not expedite work for the
Contractor. Additionally He/She should not advise or
issue direction relative to any aspect of the building
technique or sequence, unless a specific technique or
sequence is called for in the Specification. He/She should
not approve Shop Drawings or samples;
(ix) Report any variances, conflicts or potential problems to
the Architect or client immediately;
(x) Perform other functions as required or requested by the
client or Architect as set forth in the Clerk of the Works
Service Agreement;
(xi) Consider and evaluate suggestions or modifications
which may be submitted by the Contractor to the
Architect, and report them with recommendations to the
Architect for final decision-making; 
(xii) Be vigilant to the completion date and to conditions,
which may cause delay in completions, and the report
should match that of the Architect;
(xiii) Attend all required conferences held on or off the jobsite,
and report all results to the Client;
(xiv) Maintain required payroll information and records;
(xv) Assist the Contractor’s superintendent to understand the
intent of the Contract Documents. Obtain from the
Architect additional details or information if, and when,
required at the jobsite for proper execution of the work;
(xvi) Accompany Local, State, or district inspectors through
the Project, record the outcome of these visits, and
report same to the Architect and the client;
(xvii) Receive samples which are required to be furnished at
the jobsite, record dates received and from whom, notify
the Architect of their readiness for examination, record
Architect’s approval or rejection, and maintain custody of
approved samples;
(xviii)Record names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all
Contractors and Subcontractors;
(xix) During the course of the work collect guarantees,
certificates and maintenance operation manuals; and at
the acceptance of the Project, assemble this material and
deliver it to the Architect for forwarding to the client;
(xx) Review all Requisitions for Payment from Contractors;
(xxi) Coordinate and comply with directives of the Client on
phasing of the Project for work at night, on weekends
and/or holidays;
(xxii) Comply with directives of the consultant for the recording
of the construction progress.

(c) Minimum qualifications and experience required
 (i) Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized
(ii) Must be Registered by Engineers Registration Board
(iii) Experience in project management;
(iv) 3 Years’ experience in construction environment;
(v) Computer literate and proficient in using standard office
computer software applications.

(d) Attitudes and competencies required
 (i) High integrity;
(ii) Ability to pay attention to detail;
(iii) An in-depth knowledge of the construction industry;
(iv) A sound knowledge of Building Regulations;
(v) Good organizational and project management skills;
(vi) Good problem-solving skills;
(vii) Excellent communication and negotiating skills;
(viii) Good written and oral communication skills;
(ix) Ability to liaise with staff at all levels;
(x) A good level of fitness and a head for heights;
(xi) Ability to meet targets and enforce strict deadlines from
(xii) Sound interpersonal skills;
(xiii) Team player.

  Application letters enclosed with Curriculum Vitae (CVs) indicating
names and adresses of three referees, copies of relevant
academic transcripts and certificates should be addressed to the
 Only applicants with required qualifications will be considered.
 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 Applicants are encouraged to submit hard copy and soft copies of
applications letter and relevant academic transcripts and
certificates through email and the adress.
The applications should reach the office of the undersigned latest by 7th
September, 2018.

The Director General,
Vocational Education and Training Authority,
P. O. Box 2849,
Email: doreenmbilinyi@gmail.com

“VETA is an equal
opportunity organization, women are highly encouraged to
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