UWS Nepal

UWS Nepal is a charity dedicated to improving educational opportunities for underprivileged children. We started operations in 2015 as a non-profit, the same year our country witnessed a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Post-earthquake UWS Nepal has constructed 536 earthquake-resistant classrooms across 216 communities, educating 13,451 students in our Sankhuwasabha, Gulmi, and Taplejung districts. We aim to provide quality education to all children, and to reach that goal; we work to improve educational opportunities for children living in marginalized communities and remote regions. Our education transformation philosophy is maintained by developing and introducing child-friendly pedagogies that allow for more significant innovation in the classroom and greater engagement between the in-class lessons and real life, parents-teacher relationship, and harmonized relationship between local government and local communities in a shared mission to ensure a future for children in the communities where we work.

Details / requirements:


The primary objective of the Overseer is to ensure the successful and timely completion of the school construction project while adhering to high-quality standards, safety regulations, and cost-effective measures. The specific objectives include:

a. Oversee the construction activities of community school buildings in rural areas of Nepal.

b. Ensure compliance with relevant building codes, regulations, and construction standards.

c. Monitor and manage the construction process to ensure the project stays on schedule and within budget.

d. Maintain effective communication and coordination with project stakeholders, including local communities and government officials.

e. Ensure the safety and security of the construction site and all personnel involved. 

f. Provide technical expertise and guidance to construction teams.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Overseer will be responsible for the following tasks:

a. Conduct site visits to assess the feasibility of proposed locations for community school buildings.

b. Collaborate with architects and engineers to review and approve construction plans, ensuring they meet design specifications, regulatory requirements, and local conditions.

c. Prepare detailed construction schedules, cost estimates, and material specifications for the project.

d. Supervise construction activities to ensure compliance with approved plans, specifications, and applicable building codes.

e. Monitor project progress, identify potential delays or issues, and take necessary actions to mitigate risks.

f. Coordinate with local authorities and stakeholders to obtain necessary permits, clearances, and utilities for the construction project.

g. Provide technical guidance and support to contractors and construction teams, including resolving technical queries, facilitating effective construction practices, and promoting quality workmanship.

h. Conduct regular progress meetings with stakeholders to ensure effective communication and timely resolution of issues.

i. Ensure proper safety measures are implemented and maintained on the construction site.

j. Conduct inspections and quality control checks to verify the adherence to construction standards and specifications.

k. Keep accurate documentation of all construction activities, including site records, measurements, change orders, and as-built drawings.

l. Prepare weekly progress reports and provide updates on project status, budget, and any deviations from the original plan.

m. Ensure the project is completed within the agreed timeframe and allocated budget.

n. Facilitate the handover of completed school buildings to the relevant authorities.

Required Skills and Experience


Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution / CTEVT certificate in related field.


●      3 years of experience in supervision of construction work; 

●      Demonstrated relevant practical work experience in the field of construction supervision;  

●      Candidates from the local area will be given preference. 

Language requirements:

Proven ability in Nepali and English. 

Other requirements: 

Experience in usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

How to Apply: To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive CV (max 2 pages) and a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages) to uwsnepal@unitedworldschools.org. The deadline for applications is 5 pm on 26 May 2023. You should give the names, positions, organizations, and telephone contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current/most recent employer. References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted. 

United World Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are only able to accept applications from candidates that have the permanent right to employment in Nepal.

UWS is committed to the safeguarding of children and ensuring we recruit safely is central to this commitment. All applicants will be required to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check as a condition of employment.


Category Construction Services, Education
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 3+ years
Education Overseer / Sub-overseer
Posted Date 15 May, 2023
Apply Before 26 May, 2023
City Eastern Region