The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). IBRD and IDA are commonly known as the World Bank.
The General Services Department (GSD) provides a broad range of shared corporate services that are essential to the effective functioning and mission of the WBG. GSD operations fall under very distinct and complex business enterprises that have expanded globally over the years. These services include: Corporate Security; Corporate Real Estate & Facilities; Liability Insurance; Printing & Multimedia; Food & Conferences; Travel Services; Mail & Shipping; Art Program; Commuter Services; Child Care Center; Fitness Center; Translation & Interpretation, Corporate Social Responsibility; and GSD Service Desk. The WBG Staff Association and 1818 Society report to GSD for administrative purposes. GSD reports to the Budget, Performance Review, and Strategic Planning vice presidential unit.
GSDCR – Corporate Real Estate Development provides a wide range of Real Estate services to the WBG clients which includes Project Management, Real Estate review, Design and Construction, Fit-out, and Facility Management services.
The World Bank is considering retaining a Project Construction Coordinator, “the eyes and ears” liaison for the PM in Washington DC, to work on this project in Kabul, Afghanistan for about 2 years to carry out services throughout the project, starting at the ground breaking construction phase, throughout the construction phases, fit-out to hand-over/ snag list and completion of move-in of staff.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.
• Assume primary responsibility as the liaison between GSDCR Project Manager, Architect & Engineers Construction Manager and the Contractors. Establish efficient traditional and cloud based communication between members of the project team
• Coordinate/manage the interior furniture fit-out for the World Bank
• Coordinate the moving schedule of the CO and coordinate communications
• Field of responsibility: Site works, Civil, Architectural, HVAC, MEP, IT, finishes, fit-out, furniture
• Reporting directly to the GSDCR PM and act as liaison between the WBG Construction Manager, Project quality Controller, Security Managers and General contractor in regard to monitoring project progress and deliverables
• Weekly progress reporting and advising on tasks completed
• Assist the PM with local procurement if applicable
• Coordinate the day to day communications related to the operational issues with the Country Office / client in Kabul
• Coordinate with the CO equipment to be moved and reinstalled in the new building
• Monitor the consultant’s timely output and contractor’s performance including certified quality control
• Coordinate the work of the General Contractor and suppliers (local and International) with the activities and responsibilities of The World Bank, the Architect, the Engineers and Consultants to complete the Project in accordance with The World Bank’s objectives of time, cost and quality. Make other recommendations as appropriate that might assist the GC with completing the project on schedule.
• Ensure life safety, fire protection, and security at all times at the new construction works areas are managed accordance to the SoW
• Coordinate all cross-border and inner-city Kabul World Bank material movements in adherence to the government regulations.
• Monitor the schedule as the Project progresses on a weekly basis. Identify potential variances between schedule and probable completion dates. Review schedule of work not started or incomplete and recommend to The World Bank and Contractors adjustments in the schedule to meet the completion date. Provide Summary Reports of each monitoring and document all changes in the schedule, forecasting cost variations and cost implications for extension of time.
• Review all request for payments in relation to the master schedule prior to having the Architect’s Construction Manager certify these, which will be then sent to the World Bank Project Manager for approval and payment processing request. Provide weekly cash flow management and progress schedule.
• The Project Coordinator will receive from the Architect’s Construction Manager and review all changes in work, assesses their effect on the Project as to time and cost, and advise the World Bank PM and the Architect. All Change Orders will be coordinated as follows:
• Receive from CM/architect and review subcontractors and suppliers: review quantities, materials, labor changes and final costs. Consult with CM/Architect. (only changes approved prior to the work will be reviewed by the CM and PC)
• Arrange project handover and close-out by liaising with the CM and all consultants and contractors on gathering all operations and maintenance manuals, equipment warranties, test certificates, all as-built plans and installation diagrams.
• Coordinate the office move of staff plus office equipment. Along with local Bank staff, identify moving companies and facilitate the move process by providing full support service to the Bank in the moving of all present and new items (furniture, equipment and materials), and will coordinate the scheduling of this work around the works being completed at the new site.
Collaborate with teams across boundaries
• Respond to feedback and managing opportunities for improvement or adjustment
• Support the WBG project team members in Kabul and in Washington DC
Create, apply and share knowledge:
• Develop and maintain a relationship and communication strategy with the key WBG stakeholders and maintain full knowledge of critical components of the SoW, instructions, submittals, design changes, cost control
• Monitor compliance with the Construction Documentation
• Ensure that the specific quality control processes are in place and to maintain, including risks and critical path
• Distribute data, as required, to assist the Project Manager in identifying areas of improvement, costs, communication, trends and behaviors
In addition to the required experience and education, the following skills and competencies are strongly preferred:
• Experience in the International Construction Industry in Kabul, Afghanistan and abroad
• Strong experience with Microsoft Project, scheduling and planning
• Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various
• cultural backgrounds
• Strong command of English including good verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relationships with colleagues and contractors
• Proven coordination skills
• Ability processing and plotting measurements in the field, drawings, quantities, and foreign products
• Solid understanding of reporting verbally and in writing capabilities, with strong analytical skills
• Strong multi-tasking skills
• Computer skills: Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Auto Cad, Power point
The position will interact with all of the following groups:
• GSDCR Project Manager in Washington DC, USA
• GSDCR Quality Controller in Kabul, Afghanistan
• Construction Manager of the lead Architect in Kabul, Afghanistan
• GSDCS Security Manager Kabul, Afghanistan
• WBG Country Office Facility Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan
• ITS Project Manager in Washington DC, USA
• GSDFM Facility management in Washington DC, USA
• General Contractor and Sub-contractors in Kabul, Afghanistan