Architects & Construction
Service Contract (SC) ( First Shift (Day) )
Masters in Civil Engineering or a related field, accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council.
5 Years(5 years of experience in design, management, monitoring and oversight of small and medium scale infrastructure projects)
Aug 5, 2016
Jul 22, 2016
The FATA Recovery Project is designed to support the implementation of the FATA Return and Rehabilitation strategy - FATA Secretariat, approved and launched by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. The objective of the project is support the FATA secretariat in the recovery and rehabilitation of the returning Temporarily Dislocation Population (TDPs) through five pillars:
i) Rehabilitation of physical infrastructure
ii) Strengthening law and order
iii) Expanding government service delivery
iv) Reactivating and strengthening the economy and
v) Strengthening social cohesion and peace building. Under this project, UNDP will seek to increase public confidence in local civilian state institutions in FATA by providing rehabilitation support in target return areas according to needs, promoting community participation (particularly by women and youth) in decision making and implementation of rehabilitation activities such as community infrastructure and livelihoods activities. On the other hand, UNDP will work with the FATA Secretariat to improve the governance of the recovery process and provision of basic services to the returning population including the rehabilitation and reactivation of public infrastructure such as water systems, health units and primary schools. In terms of economic recovery, UNDP Pakistan will seek to provide training, orientation and placements to returning youth while supporting the reestablishment of the local economy through support to small and medium enterprises.Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Specialist of the FATA Recovery Project, the Infrastructure Manager will be responsible for the design, oversight and supervision of rehabilitation and reconstruction works of government and community infrastructure schemes (schools, health centres, link roads, irrigation channels, etc). The infrastructure manager will act as a liaison with the national and local authorities and the implementing partners which includes government agencies, community organizations and NGO partners’/construction firms. The incumbent will work in close coordination with other UNDP project teams, other UN agencies, government officials, technical advisors/experts, donors and civil society.
The FATA Recovery project intends to engage the services of an Infrastructure Manager, who will work under the direct supervision of Chief Technical Specialist, for managing construction and rehabilitation of irrigation channels, protection works, link roads, water supply schemes, schools, health centers. The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1) Develop, resource and implement strategies to rehabilitate infrastructure schemes in FATA through government line departments, contractors and community organizations;
2) Establish and maintain a contract management system to track milestones, deliverables and payments to various responsible parties involved in infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction;
3) Establish and manage a robust system of monitoring and quality assurance of infrastructure rehabilitation schemes;
4) Effectively manage partnerships and coordination with and reporting to government, development partners, UN agencies and NGOs.
1. Develop, resource and implement strategies to rehabilitate infrastructure schemes in FATA through government line departments, contractors and community organisations
Develop a comprehensive strategy with implementation options, business processes and roadmaps to ensure timely, effective and high quality rehabilitation of infrastructure schemes
Develop a high level of understanding of UNDP rules and regulations related to infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction works
Establish and implement consistent standards according to the applicable rules and regulations for the identification, prioritization, appraisal, execution and quality assessment of schemes
Ensure that key criteria such as technical feasibility, social and environmental safeguards, cost-effectiveness and sustainability are built into the infrastructure rehabilitation schemes and are adequately documented
Manage and participate in technical and financial evaluation of procurement contracts, NGOs, and other partners involved in construction works
Review and ensure high quality technical drawings, cost estimates, BOQs, and other related documents are prepared for all infrastructure schemes
Establish a well-organized system for modifications to original design
Develop mitigation and contingency plans for infrastructure schemes in consultation with government authorities and implementing partners
Prepare construction schedule using CPM analysis and schedules for monthly or milestone based disbursements for infrastructure rehabilitation
2. Establish and maintain a contract management system to track milestones, deliverables and payments to various responsible parties involved in infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction
Ensure timely planning, implementation and follow-up on all technical engineering, construction and financial matters related to the infrastructure
Establish a contract management system for timely and effective tracking of milestones and payments to contractors and implementing partners
Develop operational manuals, business processes and technical guidelines for implementing partners and contractors involved in infrastructure works
Ensure that procurement strategies comply with UNDP policies and procedures and ensure that material is procured in timely manner and at competitive prices to ensure value for money
Supervise release of payments to third party contractors, community organization and government authorities subject to validation of progress achieved as envisioned in the specific work plans.
Ensure both qualitative and quantitative standards are adhered to during the construction phase through technical monitoring and verification process. This includes compliance with the approved technical drawings and designs as well as ensuring that inappropriate, forbidden or fake materials are not used
3. Establish and manage a robust system of monitoring and quality assurance of infrastructure rehabilitation schemes;
Ensure quality implementation and monitoring of technical engineering and construction matters in accordance with the terms of contractors’ bills of quantities, technical specifications and project documents.
Conduct periodic field visits to provide technical inputs to selected third party contractors and implementing NGO & Government partners to ensure quality and timely delivery according to approved specifications and work plan
Put in place a comprehensive monitoring and technical quality assurance system for infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction works
Provide periodic guidance to Implementing Partners to ensure proper technical ongoing monitoring of infrastructure schemes and build their capacity to better monitor the field construction activities.
Establish coordination channel with the Finance section for timely disbursement of funds to the construction firms as per terms of contracts and validation of agreed milestones.
4. Effectively manage partnerships and coordination with and reporting to government, development partners, UN agencies and NGOs.
Develop strategic partnerships with government counterparts, development partners, UN agencies and local NGO partners for coordinated implementation
Ensure close coordination with relevant government line departments at the executive and field levels to ensure their technical, logistic and administrative support towards infrastructure works
Hold periodic meetings with partners to resolve implementation challenges, share lessons learnt, and adapt these into mitigation and contingency plans
Prepare documentation and progress reports in accordance with the approved work plans, strategies and progress dashboards
Any other relevant task assigned by the supervisor and senior management
“UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’
Impact of Results
The position will have an impact on the success of the FATA Recovery Programme’s infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction component. The key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets. Effective execution of the propgramme will reduce poverty, improve lives and access to services for the citizens of FATA particularly the TDP families affected by militancy and displacement.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Display strong leadership and supervisory skills
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Will have the overall responsibility of the deliverables under the infrastructure rehabilitation component of the project and should therefore have strong team management and communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to coordinate with the staff and construction team
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Places team agenda before personal agenda;
Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision.
Ability to amicably resolve any disputes during the construction and provide decisions whenever required
Application of best practices;
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks;
Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters).
Communication and Computer Skills
Communication and training (spoken and written) skills
Good computer skills
Planning and Organizing
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
Identifies priority activities and assignments;
Adjusts priorities as required;
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
Uses time efficiently.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
Actively works towards continuing personal learning
Required Skills and Experience
Qualification & Experience
The candidate should possess a Masters in Civil Engineering or a related field, accredited by the Pakistan Engineering Council.
She/he should have minimum 5 years of experience in design, management, monitoring and oversight of small and medium scale infrastructure projects. Prior experience should include rehabilitation, designing and construction of government and community infrastructure schemes such as irrigation channels, protection works, link roads, water supply schemes, schools, health centers, etc. Experience of working within the UN system, preferably in an operational UN Agency will be an added advantage.
HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP Pakistan. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.
UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’ (local and internal VA)