Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.
We are seeking a Rural Infrastructure Contract Manager for an in-country role on a complex DFID-funded post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction programme in Nepal. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer to gain international experience in one of the most spectacular locations that Mott MacDonald works in, and to bring best UK practice to an international development setting.
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- Supporting and capacity building to Government at central, district and local level in detailed year-wise reconstruction planning.
- Direct physical reconstruction, including subcontracting and supervision of agreed priority earthquake reconstruction interventions, including reconstruction of water supply, foot trails, bridges, schools and public buildings.
- Analysis of, and interventions to address, constraints to the private sector, including supply of labour, materials and transport in the construction sector.
- Designing and managing a Challenge Fund to leave no-one behind in the reconstruction effort and promote transformational change for women and girls.
- Evaluation and learning.
You will advise the national output lead for Output Area 2 – Physical Reconstruction. The nature of the works to be undertaken through this output include rural water supplies for 150,000 people, in around 300 separate small projects, about 150km of foot trails, 10-20 suspension footbridges (50-120m in length), 30 primary schools, and other infrastructure to be identified through consultation with local government. The project area comprises four hill and mountainous districts – Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot and Rasuwa
The Infrastructure Contract Manager will:
- Ensure a rigorous planning process to ensure that infrastructure reconstruction plans are realistic, and procurement is timely and sound.
- Develop procurement and supervision plans for implementation of rural infrastructure both by contract and community-led approaches.
- Manage procurement of construction implementation partners
- Monitor implementation of infrastructure component of the programme, ensuring high quality delivery, with full compliance with health and safety requirements.
- Work with other members of the team to ensure safeguarding requirements are met in the construction programme
- Work with other members of the team to ensure effective control of fraud in the construction programme
- Provide on-going advice for delivery of the proposed interventions over the project duration, and adapt procedures as necessary to ensure continued VfM.
- Build capacity of the local teams, including district level government stakeholders as well as project teams, in procurement and management of small contracts and community-led construction
- Experience working as a Civil Engineer or equivalent
- Experience in planning, design and delivery of small-scale rural infrastructure, preferably in developing countries
- Good experience of project planning and in management of multiple small contracts.
- Qualifications in Project Management such as APM or PRINCE desirable.
- Experience of working with and building capacity of multidisciplinary local teams drawn from government, civil society and the public sector
- Possess excellent report writing and communication skills
- Fluent in English