Infrastructure Advisor

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Apply by 21 March 2018
Posted on 13 March 2018

Job Description

DPS seeks an Infrastructure Advisor to provide monitoring of construction services contracted under State Department Regional Procurement and Support (RPSO) and managed by CDC-Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to implement PEPFAR-Tanzania infrastructure development goals.

Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to strengthen CDC Tanzania’s efforts to
  • build the capacity of CDC Tanzania staff on PEPFAR infrastructure activities.
  • Participate in Interagency Infrastructure Working Group (IIWG) as necessary, to consult on the
  • development, prioritization, implementation and evaluation of design and construction projects;
  • Conduct site-visits across Tanzania to monitor projects and attend site meetings with
  • contracted Architect/Engineer technical advisors and construction contractors;
  • Document and inform the CDC-COR/Activity Manager and IIWG of all site-visit issues, decision
  • points and concerns surrounding the monitoring of construction projects to
  • facilitate timely USG action and response;
  • Maintain soft/hard copy documentation of all infrastructure projects for COR files according
  • to USG records management protocols;
  • Review invoices and bills of quantity (BOQ) for accuracy, then prepare documents
  • necessary for USG prompt payment;
  • Track financial commitments using complex Excel spreadsheet tool;
  • Brief USG and URT officials on the status of projects including constraints and
  • alternatives;
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations and materials for CDC-COR and IIWG;
  • Ensure training and mentoring of local staff on utilization of site tools).
  • Assist with the documentation of official property transfer of construction projects to the United
  • Republic of Tanzania (URT) according to State Department and USG PEPFAR Construction
  • Guidance;
  • Coordinate with PEPFAR office, Project Officers, and other agencies to communicate, attend,
  • and document practical completion of construction projects.
  • Ensure proper close-out with RPSO and Financial Management Office (FMO) of contract files for
  • all construction projects;
  • Establish and document a process for Strategic Sourcing of materials and equipment with
  • USAID partners on the Interagency Infrastructure Working Group (IIWG);
  • Ensure that all infrastructure projects (renovation, pre-fabricated structures, and construction) meet
  • established standards and activities are appropriately monitored to meet USG requirements.
  • Travel in country (Tanzania) to fulfill a specific program’s monitoring or training requirements and
  • share expertise in disease intervention, public health practices, etc.
Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or five years equivalent work experience;
  • Minimum one year of experience in civil engineering, architectural design, commercial construction administration, and or/related field;
  • Experience in Tanzania and/or East Africa required;
  • Minimum one year of experience with PEPFAR Program Implementation desired;
  • Minimum one year of experience monitoring United States Government (USG) infrastructure contracts desired;
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information to lay persons when interacting with non-engineering/construction personnel;
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet processing skills;
  • Excellent time and project management skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (Speaking, Writing, and Reading) on a daily basis with various groups. Level IV English and Level III Kiswahili proficiency is required; and
  • Ability to work full-time and to be located in Tanzania is required.

About the Organization

Dexis Professional Services (DPS), a wholly-owned, independently operated business unit established in 2016 to provide support services to United States Government (USG) agencies that were previously provided by the parent company, Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis). Committed to excellence in institutional support and staff augmentation, DPS draws on the parent company’s 15+ years of experience fielding domestic and overseas technical, operational, professional and managerial staff for various USG clients.

DPS is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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