Chief of Party or Project Manager

  • Recruiter:AtripleA Recruitment
  • Location:Abroad
  • Salary:Salary Negotiable
  • Sector:Engineering Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Date added:21 September 2012
  • AA/EE opportunity?:No
  • Benefits:Not included
SUMMARY: The company is pursuing a contract for Engineering Services for Agriculture/Irrigation and Rural Roads Infrastructure Project in Africa. The principal purpose of this Project is to provide engineering services to the client to support the development and implementation of irrigation and rural roads infrastructure projects as part of a larger country-wide agriculture program. The Project involves the rehabilitation of irrigation schemes, and the expansion of schemes. The project also will develop new schemes. It is anticipated that the project will also upgrade/rehabilitate rural feeder roads to improve market access for the irrigation schemes. To achieve the overall Project objectives, the company will be undertaking feasibility studies; producing detailed engineering designs, including all construction drawings, specifications and reports; conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), including environmental management plans; preparing procurement documents for the construction works; and participating in the selection of contractors to be engaged under the client or host-country contracting procurement mechanisms to perform the works. The company will provide construction supervision services and monitor the implementation of the individual infrastructure projects. Additionally, the company will provide capacity building support to government institutions and local contractors for infrastructure development, rehabilitation, and management. Chief of Party (COP): The COP will be responsible for managing and coordinating overall implementation of the Project. He/she will serve as the principal liaison and interlocutor with the client and the local Government on management and implementation matters. Specific duties include: • Overall responsibility for leading the company team (including subcontractors and local staff) for the successful completion of the project. This includes meeting deliverable targets set according to the schedule agreed with the client, directing and monitoring the work of the company team. • Coordinating all efforts related to feasibility assessment, detailed design, and procurement of works for the irrigation schemes, providing technical expertise where appropriate. • Managing the progress of the irrigation infrastructure, rural roads, and capacity building tasks and subtasks. • Developing TORs for project team members to accomplish the assignment. • Providing assistance in the preparation of tender documents and the evaluation of tenders. • Professional and regular interactions with the client and stakeholders, in coordination with the client. • Updating the project Work Plan, in consultation with the client, and addressing/ resolving resource or logistical issues, drawing upon the client HO support staff if/ when necessary. • Establishing and maintaining effective communication protocols. • Developing Quarterly Progress Reports (and other regular progress reports) for submittal to the client about activities undertaken, progress to date on Work Plan objectives, problems encountered and solutions/agreements reached to resolve. • Overseeing/coordinating QA/QC on project deliverables. • Managing a local project office with limited administrative support. • Monitoring and approving the monthly local currency report (LCR) prepared at the local project office and sent to the company on a monthly basis. • Maintaining positive relations with the client and other stakeholders. REQUIREMENTS: • This individual should have significant irrigation engineering-related team leadership experience with a preference for leading the client-funded projects. • The individual should have a graduate degree in engineering (preferably irrigation/agricultural engineering, or civil engineering) and have, at least, 10 years’ experience managing irrigation, rural roads, and/or infrastructural development programs (strong preference given to experience in Africa). • Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated experience in undertaking feasibility analyses and detailed design studies for irrigation schemes. • The individual should have experience in managing multi-discipline teams of professionals drawn from varied technical backgrounds, geographic locations, organizations, etc. • He/she should be able to operate independently in an environment with limited administrative/logistical support. • He/she should have a broad range of subject matter knowledge to complement the other members of the team. • The person should be fluent or near fluent (written/spoken) in English

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