|Date Posted:||Dec 28, 2009|
|Closing Date:||Jan 6, 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:||Yes|
The Regional Construction Supervisor (RCS) will oversee construction of rural small-scale infrastructure with a focus on community-level wells and latrines in their assigned region. This will be achieved through the direct performance of tasks including, but not limited to, the following.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Directly observing or otherwise overseeing the construction of water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure by construction contractors and/or communities;
2. Coordinate with the Community Development Specialist, Provincial Coordinator, and/or Regional Project Manager to ensure local government and community mobilization and ownership prior to and throughout the construction phase, to include team visits to project sites;
3. Ensure that projects identified by the local communities and government actors have appropriate designs and high quality construction;
4. Alert the SWSS Regional Project Manager to any issues or risks to timely completion of infrastructure construction;
5. Ensure consistent monitoring of construction projects and track construction progress against schedule.
6. Survey existing conditions and take/transmit necessary measurements and photographs of the project site and construction implementation;
7. Assist with concept proposals, design analysis and calculations, ground truthing proposed projects, specifications, project schedules, bills of quantities, and cost estimates as directed by the SWSS Water and Sanitation Infrastructure (WSI) team;
8. Prepare and submit trip reports and updates on construction progress and schedules;
9. Ensure that regional water and sanitation infrastructure activities are sited, constructed, and implemented according to design documents;
10. Obtain signed receipts when equipment and materials are delivered and maintains files ready for inspection;
11. Prepare and submit daily logs and reports as necessary;
12. Review and recommend subcontractor payment requests;
13. At construction completion, ensure that ensure that users are trained and capable of operating and maintaining new infrastructure;
14. Ensure and document proper start up of installed equipment;
15. Prepare and submit to Regional Project Manager project after-action report including problems encountered and how they were resolved;
16. Contribute to SWSSâ€™ list of high quality, vetted subcontractors who will be asked to bid on SWSS projects;
17. Ensure environmental compliance procedures are followed in accordance with 22 CFR 216;
18. Follow operational guidelines and procedures for SWSS WSI division;
19. Work with project beneficiaries, implementing partners, local government authorities, and construction contractors to implement quality assurance/quality control plans;
20. Maintain organized files (electronic and hard copy) containing all pertinent documentation on all infrastructure projects and participate in data input into the project databases;
21. Participate in community-level PRA process as well as gathering baseline and end-of-project data;
22. Provide project data and technical input to the Regional Project Manager in formats and on time to update the SWSS construction database; and
23. Provide project information as requested to ensure information is broadly available and shared within the project, partners, collaborators, USAID and ARD Home Office.
University degree in civil engineering
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.
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.
Fluent knowledge of speaking and written English, Dari and Pashto.
- 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.