Terms of Reference Gaunpalika Infrastructure Planning and Monitoring Engineers
GEOCE Consultants (P) Ltd is a multidisciplinary consulting company, specialized in various sectors and providing services since 1986. GEOCE is a consortium member of DFID funded UK Support for Post- Earthquake Recovery in Nepal Project (PURNIMA) led by Mott McDonald, UK.
We are seeking qualified and experience and result oriented professionals for the position of Gaupalika Infrastructure Planning and Monitoring Engineer for long term roles on this post-earthquake reconstruction programme in four Districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa). The programme aim is long-term positive change in the lives of people in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.
The implementation phase of the programme is due to commence in May 2018 for a 4.5 year duration and will work about 42 rural and urban municipalities worst affected by the earthquake. It comprises five Output Areas:
Position: Infrastructure Planning and Monitoring Engineers
The role of the Infrastructure Planning and Monitoring Engineer is evolving as the changes resulting from decentralization take effect and will require a politically sensitive approach with a strong focus on social inclusion as well as sound technical skills. The responsibilities will include support for Gaunpalikas (rural municipalities) in planning, delivery and management of infrastructure, as well as for selection and implementation of infrastructure for direct implementation through Output Area 2. The engineers will be based in respective Gaunpalikas and will travel to other rural municipalities when required throughout the project area for ensuring effective knowledge sharing. They will work closely with the Purnima planning/governance advisors and the gaunpalika’s own staff and will report to Senior Infrastructure Engineer for technical matters whereas to District Coordinator for administrative matters.
Reporting to the Output Area 2 Lead, the Engineers will:
Supporting in planning and standardization
Capacity building of GPs
Supervision and Monitoring
Learning, documentation and reporting
At least Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering; At least 4 years' experience in rural infrastructure in Nepal, including survey, design, estimate, construction supervision,preparation of bill of quantities, tender documents, technical training, users committee formation and training to them;
Experience in implementation and management of small-scale rural infrastructure, preferably on a donor-funded projects (DFID experience an advantage);
Knowledge of GIS, Autocad and other standard engineering software an advantage;
Good experience working with minority or disadvantaged groups in the Hills, and a strong sensitivity to the challenges of social inclusion;
Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of post-earthquake reconstruction and recovery;
Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, but also a team player with the willingness to learn and support the learning of others;
Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with local Government; Ability to work effectively in remote areas, and willing to travel extensively throughout the project area, including on foot as well as by jeep and motorbike;
Fluency in written and spoken Nepali and English is essential, and fluency in relevant local languages spoken in the project area would be a strong asset;
Preference will given to the candidates from the Purnima districts;
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants to send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before 24th April 2019.
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