Infrastructure Lead, CIGZambia - Zambia

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 31 May 2019
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Closing on 30 June 2019
  • Current

Job Description

Position: Infrastructure Lead, CIGZambia

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Start Date: ASAP

Contract: Long-term; 4 year programme

About AECOM:

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

About CIGZambia:

CIGZambia is a demand-led, rapid-response technical advisory facility providing 3600 expertise to the Government of Zambia to plan, finance, procure and deliver public infrastructure projects at the national and local levels. CIGZambia is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

About the Role:

AECOM is seeking a full time, residential technical advisor for the DFID-funded Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Programme in Zambia (CIGZambia).

The 5-year programme is a politically smart, flexible and demand driven technical assistance programme to support government ministries, provinces and spending agencies (MPSAs) and others at the national and sub-national level in Zambia. The goal of CIGZambia is to unlock the potential of Zambia’s cities to drive economic and employment growth by enhancing urban productivity; 2) increasing investment in infrastructure services and 3) improving access to reliable and affordable power.

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Infrastructure Lead will be responsible for driving the work stream dedicated to infrastructure and play a critical role in achieving the overall project objective.


  • Develop and manage relationships with senior stakeholders across relevant Government of Zambia departments/agencies (at national and sub-national level) and the private sector;
  • Lead the programme strategy on municipal infrastructure service delivery (water & sanitation, solid waste, transport) and engagement on national priority infrastructure projects;
  • Implement the strategy by pro-actively scoping and developing a pipeline of individual Technical Assistance (TA) projects with potential clients.
  • Develop the Terms of Reference for TA projects and work with the Senior Programme Manager to define and identify suitable TA project resources;
  • Be accountable for the delivery of the individual TA Projects:
    • Manage a team of local and international experts as well as sub-contractors to implement the TA project activities;
    • Supervise the delivery of the TA projects;
    • Quality assure and sign-off all deliverables for each TA project under component;
    • Regularly monitor and report to the Team Leader and the Senior Programme Manager on activity implementation and budgets to demonstrate impact. Support reviews and reporting.
    • Maintain client relationship and address any issues arising during project implementation;
  • Drafting required programme documents / reports required for DFID approval in area of work;
  • Actively contribute to, and participate in, programme reporting, including providing inputs to quarterly reports and yearly business plans, and specific ‘stock-take’ workshops;
  • Monitor the external context and review/stop/change component / project activities based on new information, external changes and lessons learned from the programme;
  • Ensure relevance and additionality of the programme activities by engaging with other donors active in the sector and ensure complementarities and avoid overlap;


The following section outlines the minimum criteria for the candidate:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing advisory services, technical assistance and capacity building to national and local government departments / institutions involved in infrastructure and related service delivery;
  • Extensive experience in working on projects on infrastructure (water & sanitation, solid waste, transport) planning, operation and maintenance and governance of infrastructure service provision;
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously and controlling project spend, work plan and managing project team members;
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English
  • Advantageous: Experience in working on infrastructure issues in the urban and peri-urban context in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Advantageous: Understanding of and familiarity with the Zambian public procurement process and lifecycle management of publicly funded projects;
  • Advantageous: Masters degree in engineering or other relevant discipline.

About the Organization

Why choose AECOM?

Imagine working for a truly global company whose 90,000 employees share a singular passion: to make the world a better place. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed. Come share your passion with us.

We can offer you an environment where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people.

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