Regional Project Manager

  Afghanistan Unspecified 107
Date Posted:Oct 12, 2010
Reference:SWSS105
Closing Date:Oct 18, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About ARD-Ins-SWSS-USAID:

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Water, Sanitation, Infrastructure, the Regional Project Manager (RPM) will oversee the implementation of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure contracting, construction, and maintenance in their assigned region.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Principal Duties and Tasks

• Ensure the performance of SWSS staff and contractors responsible for constructing water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure in the assigned region;

• Coordinate closely with SWSS contracting team through the Director, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure (D-WSI) to support rapid construction of WASH infrastructure that is compliant with all aspects of contracted works;

• Ensure that construction projects identified and vetted by communities and government actors are implemented in accordance with high quality standards in a timely manner;

• Provide timely information as directed by the D-WSI for submission to the SWSS monitoring and evaluation (M and E) staff;

• Oversee the daily activities of Regional Construction Supervisors (RCS) and a Regional Assistant Administrator. RCS’ have a more direct role in ensuring that SWSS infrastructure projects are well sited, constructed, on schedule, within budgets and to quality standards;

• Resolve issues related to contracted construction;

• Support hiring and training the RCS;

• Evaluate and mentor the RCS work with project beneficiaries, implementing partners, local authorities, and construction contractors;
• Interact regularly with Provincial and District representatives of relevant line ministries, including at a minimum, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Ministry of Public Health, and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development;

• Review construction contractor’s submittals for compliance with subcontract requirements;

• Review and recommend subcontractor payment requests;

• Maintain organized files (electronic and hard copy) containing all pertinent documentation on all infrastructure projects;

• Report to the Deputy Director of Water and Sanitation infrastructure (DD-WSI) on project progress in time for inclusion in project monthly, quarterly and annual reports; and

• Provide project information as requested to ensure information is broadly available and shared within the project, partners, collaborators, USAID and ARD Home Office.

Job Location:

Afghanistan

Qualifications:

University degree in Civil Engineering

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in an equivalent position Experience working in a similar position for 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:
Knowledge of spoken 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

Job Keywords:

Engineering
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