Two (2) Infrastructure Project Managers: UNFPA
Deadline: 12 noon on 27 December 2012
Duty Station: UNFPA; Harare, Zimbabwe
Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Specialist, Reproductive Health (UNFPA), effectively coordinates refurbishment of Maternity Waiting Homes under the EU MDG initiative. The officer will work closely with the Operations Specialist, the Deputy Director Reproductive Health in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and the Department of Public Works
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
·Implement MWHs refurbishments in the MDG initiative under the guidance of the Operations Manager and Programme Specialist, RH in collaboration with Deputy Director Reproductive Health in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare and the Department of Public Works.
·Prepare work fiscal and delivery/construction program in line with project objectives
·Come up with works specifications for individual health facilities and generate bills of quantities and approximate cost for the repairs per facility.
·Participate in the tendering process and evaluation of technical bids, submitted by construction companies, and make recommendations
·Advise on contract preparation and award procedure ensuring conformity with UNFPA procurement and financial rules and regulations
·Handing over of works to contractors
·Regular site visits at all stages of refurbishment in order to verify and confirm quality of the refurbishment work. Quality control to be verified using proven instruments particularly on reinforced concrete, finishes, wiring, plumbing, framing and joinery
·Through site visits guide the site supervisors in construction/refurbishment supervision and contract administration in accordance with relevant contract conditions and specifications
·Certifying completion of the work
·Handover of works to Ministry of Health and Child Welfare
·Assist with preparation of monthly and quarterly reports and submit summary of relevant information with recommendations to the supervisor
·Represent the project as required in Inter-Agency mechanisms, with appropriate Government authorities and donors
·Ensure effective coordination with all stakeholders
Minimum requirements for the post
Only candidates satisfying all of the following should apply:
·At least a Diploma in Quantity surveying and Construction Engineering or equivalent. Degree in infrastructure related discipline; Civil Engineering, Quantity survey or equivalent and added advantage. Relevant demonstrated experience can be substituted for academic qualifications.
·Experience in in quantity surveying and construction project management.
·Minimum 5 year experience out of which preferably 3 at managerial level
·Hands-on experience working with Government structures
·Strong communication skills, both spoken and written and ability to work with various implementing partners at national , provincial and district levels
·Computer literacy skills in MS Office applications
Please send your CV and cover letter no later than 12 noon on 27 December 2012 to: UNFPA Representative, Ref: Infrastructure Project Manager, Block 7, 1st Floor, Arundel Office Park, Mt. Pleasant, PO Box 4775, Harare; or by e-mail to: mailzwe [at] unfpa [dot] org
NOTE: THIS IS A PROJECT POST FUNDED BY UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)