Infrastructure Specialist

Mott MacDonald
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-08-24 Deadline: 2018-08-31
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : -
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned management, development and engineering consultancy serving the public and private sector around the world, with more than 16,000 staff worldwide. 

Our International Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40 countries. 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.

Project Description

Mott MacDonald is managing the DFID-funded programme: ‘Purnima: UK Support to Post-Earthquake Recovery in Nepal’ in four Districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa). This programme aims to achieve long-term positive change in the lives of people in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.

The implementation phase of the programme commenced in July 2018 with a 4.5 year duration. It comprises five Output Areas:

  1. Support and capacity building to Government at central, district and local level in reconstruction planning.
  2. Reconstruction of rural infrastructure, including water supply, foot trails, footbridges, schools, public buildings, and potentially other types of infrastructure.
  3. Analysis of, and interventions to address, constraints to the private sector, including access to finance, supply of labour, materials and transport in the construction sector.
  4. Mobilizing and managing a Challenge Fund to leave no-one behind in the reconstruction effort.
  5. Monitoring, evaluation and learning.

These five outputs are grouped into two thematic areas: “build back better” and “leave no one behind” so that reconstruction benefits everyone and they are in a better state than before the earthquake. 

Implementation of Output Area 2 (Infrastructure) is being managed by partner organisations through a series of grant agreements, but Purnima has an overarching responsibility for planning, management and delivery of results through the programme. 

Job description

We are seeking an Infrastructure Specialist, for a long-term role on this complex post-earthquake reconstruction programme.  Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the main responsibilities of the infrastructure Specialist will be to:

  • Assist in planning, selection, design review, monitoring and quality assurance of trails, bridges, buildings and other rural infrastructure
  • Assist in finalising and keeping up-to-date manuals and procedures for implementation of the programme;
  • Maintain data base of infrastructures and monitor the mile stones of the infrastructure partners 
  • Work closely and effectively with implementing partners to help ensure programme delivery on time and to budget and required quality standards
  • Plan and implement pilot studies for alternative management arrangements to ensure sustainability of infrastructure;
  • Coordinate with local and national government agencies and with other development partners as required by the project;
  • Monitor compliance with health and safety, and safeguarding requirements in construction
  • Monitor compliance with environmental guidelines and regulations and make recommendations for environmental enhancement;
  • Monitor and update as necessary the programme risk register.
  • Undertake other activities as required for the project.

Candidate Specification

  • At least 10 years’ experience in small-scale rural infrastructure in Nepal at a local level, preferably on donor-funded projects (DFID experience an advantage);
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with local Government;
  • 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;
  • Good understanding of the role of infrastructure in poverty reduction and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal with the willingness to learn and support the learning of others;
  • Ability to work effectively in remote areas, and willing to travel throughout the project area;
  • 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. 
  • Good skills with excel and data management required; experience with GIS an advantage;

Apply Instructions

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter to purnimaapplications@mottmac.com before 31st August 2018.

Organization Summary

We’re a global engineering, management, and development consulting firm focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

Industry Type Consulting/Engineering
Location Mott MacDonald House, 8-10 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EE, United Kingdom
Organization Size 1-10
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