Project Manager for Kamal Khan Dam Phase 3

Bachelor's Degree   Nimroz, Afghanistan Full Time 807
Date Posted:Jun 17, 2020
Reference:NWARA/MSU-1395-064
Closing Date:Jul 8, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Engineering
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:NTA, Grade B
Years of Experience:6 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:1 year(s)
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About National Water Affairs Regulation Authority:

Founded:

In accordance with the Decree 36 of the presidential office of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in view of national politics and strategy of the country during 1398, the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) has been established from one existing ministry: Ministry of Energy and Water

 

The Government of Afghanistan has identified the rehabilitation and expansion of the country's physical infrastructure as one of its highest priorities for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. As part of the basic economic infrastructure of the country, the water sector occupies special prominence in the Government's development plans. Several major Water sector projects, funded by the National Development Budget and by international financial institutions and donors, are presently under implementation and planning under the general oversight of the National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA).

 

Given the technical complexity of the Water sector and the particular demands posed by the coordination of the projects that are being funded by various sources, the NWARA assists its administration that will be based in Kabul and will reinforce NWARA in its internal and external activities and projects smoothness and speediness in fulfilling its obligations for water sector development

Job Summary:

Project Background:

The project is located in Chahar Burjak District, Nimroz Province, Afghanistan. Phase III consists of the management, upgrade of design, independent Laboratory, Tests, material, Labor, and equipment to upgrade the design and construct of Kamal Khan Dam, Control Dam and weir (spillway), temporary roads, temporary facilities, and other features as referenced in the contract package.

The Kamal Khan Dam flood control project across the Helmand river to divert the excessive flows to the Rud-i-buyaban channel on the left bank the dam is 2.0 Km long with a maximum height above the existing ground of about 16 m project expected to supply Irrigation water to 174,000 ha of the land and generate around 6 MW of electric power.

The project is award to Asia Bana Construction Company Asia Bana Construction Co. PIMTEK & SAROL-(JV) on date 12 March 2017, Notice to Proceed NTP letter issued on 30 April 2017.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Background:

The project is located in Chahar Burjak District, Nimroz Province, Afghanistan. Phase III consists of the management, upgrade of design, independent Laboratory, Tests, material, Labor, and equipment to upgrade the design and construct of Kamal Khan Dam, Control Dam and weir (spillway), temporary roads, temporary facilities, and other features as referenced in the contract package.

The Kamal Khan Dam flood control project across the Helmand river to divert the excessive flows to the Rud-i-buyaban channel on the left bank the dam is 2.0 Km long with a maximum height above the existing ground of about 16 m project expected to supply Irrigation water to 174,000 ha of the land and generate around 6 MW of electric power.

The project is award to Asia Bana Construction Company Asia Bana Construction Co. PIMTEK & SAROL-(JV) on date 12 March 2017, Notice to Proceed NTP letter issued on 30 April 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. The Project Manager acts on behalf of the NWARA to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

The Project Manager is responsible to create the Implementation Plan, use the Project Initiation Documents, Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both NWARA and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

The project manager for DAM projects will be managing project(s) which ultimate goal is to deliver infrastructure physical assets or technical outputs. While the complexity of those may vary, maintaining high standards in terms of quality, health, safety and sustainability is always expected.

Depending on the nature and configuration of the project, the Project Manager might be executing technical studies, reviews, designs, supervision or operation and maintenance services of one or several physical infrastructure assets, in one or multiple sites. Depending on the implementation modality it may involve large volumes of asphalt works, concrete works, procurement of goods, services, HR services and other services related construction works.

NWARA operates in complex contexts where resources might be scarce, local capacity low and where professional judgement and experience in these environments are of uttermost importance.

Project Managers at this level are expected to manage infrastructure implementation projects that are of low to moderate complexity from a stakeholder management, financial management, risk management, governance, resource management and quality management perspectives.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of key results area:

  • Project Delivery and Performance
  • Procedures
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Quality assurance
  • Knowledge management and innovation
  • Personnel management

 

1.Project Delivery and Performance

Develop, complete and update implementation plans

Implement the approved plan including the establishment of milestones within tolerances set by the NWARA.

Manage the production of the required outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.

Ensure that quality of work packages and deliverables complies with the quality requirements defined in the Project Management Plan and other project documents.

Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers

Manage acceptance and delivery of work packages

Monitor project progress ensuring that work packages are being executed properly

Control project and work packages changes.

Accept goods, services or works delivered by suppliers.

Lead contract management duties including supplier performance evaluation.

Act as the NWARA’s Representative within the FIDIC works contracts.

Identify, and anticipate in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to NWARA so that maximum benefit to partners and other stakeholders is achieved

Identify and report to the supervisor potential business opportunities for NWARA

2.Procedures

Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual of NWARA.

Prepare/adapt all relevant plans for approval by the Technical Board.

Manage the reporting obligations defined in the Legal Agreements and in the Implementation Plan

Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded

Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.

Understand and manage NWARA overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project

Understand the unique structures of the NWARA and budget appropriately for personnel

Manage expenditures against the budget based on accurate financial reports

Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.

For project closure purposes, provide a formal handover of the project to the closure manager

Support project audit activities, including planning, preparation and coordination during the audits and follow up on audit observations/recommendations

3.Monitoring and reporting

Prepare and issue regular project and financial reports in accordance with Partner and NWARA requirements for reporting.

Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria of scope, cost, schedule and quality.

Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by the organization’s standard procedures.

Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.

Ensure all project team members track and regularly update milestones and targets for the duration of projects' life span

Ensure timely entry, update and review of project data in NWARA reporting systems.

4.Stakeholder engagement

Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies

Establish solid working relationships with the line manager and Technical Board, Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers, client and key stakeholders

Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications

Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications. Ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover outputs.

5.Quality assurance

Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements

Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers' quality systems

Coordinate quality reviews of project documents and deliverables

Provide quality control for management outputs (project documents, reports, etc.)

6.Knowledge management and innovation

Encourage routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of staff.

Actively interact with other Project Managers and the wider NWARA PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices

Contribute to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner. Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice

Research and logging of lessons learned throughout the project life span.

Provide feedback to Practice Groups on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of NWARA policies

7.Personnel Management

Lead and motivate the project management team

Ensure that behavioral expectations of team members are established

Ensure that performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely

Select, recruit and train team as required and taking into account gender parity and diversity objectives.

Ensure safety and security for all project personnel and comply with standards

Job Requirement:

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline (Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.).
  • A Bachelor’s degree with an additional 7 years, Master with 5 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certification:

  • Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is desirable.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years' experience in implementing and managing dam projects (Hydro Technical Structures, Substations, Dams Projects, Roads, Bridges, Buildings, Water services, Renewable energy and distribution, etc.) is required.
  • Knowledge of FIDIC form of contract and previous experience as project Manager will be an asset.
  • Ensure that necessary site records e.g that of labor, material, equipment, contractor’s staff, approved drawings, diaries, site instructions etc. are properly maintained on project sites.
  • Should have experience in writing reports, performing data analyses, and writing technical documents.
  • Experience with capacity building and institutional development related to social development issues;
  • Strong analytical capabilities with the ability to manage tasks associated with the development of projects is desirable.
  • Experience in planning and applying Health & Safety procedures.
  • Experience in developing Procurement strategies.
  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure implementation projects.
  • Experience working in multicultural teams is desirable.
  • Experience in managing teams.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies.
  • Proficient in Schedule Analysis.
  • Technical judgement with the ability to understand and speak to technical project plans and documents.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in contract management is an asset.

Languages

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in National Languages.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Nimroz

Submission Guideline:

Interested and qualified Individuals who want to apply for the position are required to follow the below instructions:

Write Application Letter explaining your suitability for the position.

Fill NWARA/MSU Job Application Form.

Send your Letter and Application Form, Education certificate and experience document  in one single document (Docs/PDF).

Indicate Position Title and Vacancy No. on the subject line of the Email.

Only short listed candidates whose education and experiences correspond to the job requirements will be contacted for further steps.

Incomplete and wrong applications will be ignored without any consideration.

National Water Affairs Regulation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Download the Application format and Job Application Form from end of this page which is attached.

The candidates who send their cv without any supporting document will be omitted from the process

Applicants can submit their applications hard copies to the following address:

Human Resources Section of National Water Affairs Regulation Authority Support Unit

National Water Affairs Regulation Authority

District #7 Dar-Ul-Aman Road,:


Mohebullah Majrooh +93(0)789777778/775666111

Mohammad Naser Moradi +93(0)744252320

Submission Email:

  vacancies.nwara@gmail.com

Attachments:

NWARA Job Application Form.doc