|Date Posted:||Mar 22, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Mar 30, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||10 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||false|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
The Construction Manager (CM) will oversee the construction of community water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, manage three Regional Construction Supervisors, and oversee private sector contractors. This will be achieved through the direct performance of tasks including, but not limited to, the following:
Duties & Responsibilities:
1.Overseeing the construction of small-scale, rural water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure;
2.Ensure that projects identified by the local communities and government actors have appropriate designs and high quality construction;
3.Report field construction issues and problems to the Deputy Director, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure (DD-WSI);
4.Support and train the Regional Construction Supervisors to ensure that SWSS infrastructure activities are well sited, designed, and constructed, on schedule, within budgets and to quality standards;
5.Support in hiring and training the nine Regional Construction Supervisors;
6.Travel extensively to field construction sites to oversee performance of three regional teams and the performance of construction contractors;
7.Work directly with construction contractors to identify and resolve issues related to performance of contracted work;
8.Support and train the Regional Construction Supervisors to work with project beneficiaries, implementing partners, local government authorities, and construction contractors to prepare and implement quality assurance/quality control plans for all infrastructure projects;
9.Prepare and submit trip reports and updates on construction schedules;
10.Review contractor materials submittals for compliance with contract requirements;
11.Review and recommend contractor payment requests;
12.As appropriate, ensure environmental compliance procedures are followed in accordance with 22 CFR 216;
13.Follow and train Regional Construction Supervisors on operational guidelines and procedures used by the WSI division;
14.Maintain organized files (electronic and hard copy) containing all pertinent documentation on all infrastructure projects and provide input into project databases;
15.Participate in community-level PRA processes as appropriate;
16.Report to the DD-WSI on construction progress for input to monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
17.Compile and contribute construction data to SWSS project databases;
18.Coordinate regularly with other Component staff, D-WSI, DD-WSI, and M and E staff; and
19.Provide project information as requested to ensure information is broadly available and shared within the project, partners, collaborators, USAID and ARD Home Office.
EDUCATION:University degree in civil engineering
WORK EXPERIENCE:Minimum of 8 years progressive experience in an equivalent position. Experience working in a similar position for an INGO or an international organization is preferred. Must have willingness to travel to ARD Afghanistan field offices on ARD business. Must also have the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
Work experienced of USAID funded project is a clear plus.
SKILLS: Working knowledge of English, both written and spoken. Able to communicate fluently effectively both verbally and in writing. Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team. Must also be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams.
LANGUAGES:Fluent knowledge of speaking and written English, Dari and Pashto.
GENERAL:Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
Willing to regularly conduct site visits to the project sites;Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills are desired;Knowledge of USAID procedures is desired.
Tactfulness, enthusiasm to the job. Good human relation skills, integrity and ability to work with minimum supervision and under pressure.