Project Manager - Electricity Sector

GOPA Infra
Amman, Jordan
Apply by 15 June 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 24 May 2018

Job Description

The incumbent shall be the Project Manager for the Electricity Sector (PM Electricity Sector) of the Management Unit (MU) and provide guidance, supervision and management and ensure quality and relevance of the projects’ delivery in fulfilling its objectives, with particular responsibilities to:

  • Report and work under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme Section (PSH).
  • Plan and introduce an effective technical solutions’ database on needs (potential and actual) in sub-sectors focusing on electricity and related infrastructure in urban and rural areas, electrical networks and set-ups for power distribution and generation systems.
  • Liaise and collaborate with Implementing Entities (IEs) on project concepts’ initiation and proposals’ preparation.
  • At all stages of the project cycle the PM Electricity Sector must highlight capacity building, aid coordination, good communication and sound management practices so that best practices in community engagement, need identification, intervention design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, transparency and reporting are applied in all projects.
  • Provide the necessary guidance and support to IEs in the collection and elaboration of the necessary data and information for project proposals.
  • Supervise and coordinate the IEs for timely preparation of proposals for submission, discussion and approval by the Head of Programme Section.
  • Develop the required methodology and framework under which each project shall be implemented, and provide guidance on good environmental practices and mitigation measures on environmental impact during implementation.
  • Coordinate with the Projects’ Coordinator on project assessment, Field Coordination Officer’s (FCOs) appraisal on IEs capacity, and situation analysis which have direct impact on project viability.
  • Liaise actively with the IEs on the information needed for the project development and make sure that all the materials delivered by the IE are correct and good to build up the project.
  • Engage and participate with the Programme Team colleagues in the application of the Project Evaluation Score Card (PESC) and assist the IE on the preparation of the Project Concept Proposals and the Project Evaluation Score Card (PESC) at the Project Concept Proposal level.
  • Develop reporting indicators, for all project elements of electricity infrastructure inputs and services and the monitoring and evaluation tools for communities (LCs) to report on the delivery of services against performance indicators.
  • Provide plans for capacity building and technology transfer to IEs and organize workshops for counterparts in project planning, design, preparation of necessary documentation (BOQs, specifications, tenders, contracts, etc.).
  • Monitor approved project proposals in the stages of design, contract agreements, procurement process, and implementation, and report to the Head of Programme Section on corresponding challenges.
  • Establish key monitoring milestones of project preparation, performance, budgets, and quality assurance on delivery.
  • Prepare reports on monthly basis for project implementation in the field, weekly update reports on the project preparation and other kind of reports in relation to the Programme section activities as will be assigned to him by the Head of Programme Section.
  • Attend meetings, as required, and contribute to the Programme section needs through professional knowledge and “problem-solving” approach.
  • In coordination with the Head of Programme Section, and the colleagues of the Programme Section the incumbent creates project opportunities through communication with different stakeholders (IEs, NGOs and donors).

General Competencies

  • Practical knowledge and in-depth understanding of countries in-conflict environment;
  • Professionalism, integrity and commitment to Programme needs;
  • Expertise in planning, management and mobilization of resources in electricity projects, power division is preferable;
  • Understanding and sound judgment in multi-cultural work space;
  • Versatile capacity to deal in situations of challenging physical environment;
  • Good communication skills and ability to negotiate and report on project issues.

Management Competencies

  • Knowledge and understanding of risk factors associated with project implementation in conflict environment, and capacity to identify solutions against or minimizing effect of such factors and events;
  • Ability to communicate, motivate, manage and coordinate project related work in a multi- ethnic origin team to deliver quality work and meet tight schedules under stressful environment, and a varied cultural context;
  • Capacity to establish priorities, address project issues and needs of project within the overall focus of the Programme for recovery, relief and reconstruction;
  • Demonstrate trust and confidence in team-work and provide timely response to stakeholders’ needs;
  • Professional knowledge and capacity to manage Electricity and Power infrastructure related documentation with accurate standards and quality.

Reporting

The PM Electricity Sector is responsible to

  • Prepare and submit progress report during the weekly Programme Section Meeting;
  • Prepare and submit status and progress for the electricity sector to be included in the overall Programme section reporting for newsletters and the MU’s quarterly report;
  • Adhere to MU’s regulations on security and confidentiality.

Supervision and guidance received

  • The PM Electricity Sector shall work under the direct supervision and reports directly to the Head of Programme Section or the Deputy PSH as will be authorized by the PSH;
  • The PM Electricity Sector shall also collaborate with and coordinate on project issues with other Sector Heads, as required, and under the guidance of the Head of Programme Section.

Qualifications/Experience/Language

  • Advanced university degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline. Professional accreditation from renown engineering institution required;
  • Minimum 10 years experience in international reconstruction-development sectors, with main focus on electricity-power related projects;
  • In depth knowledge of the Syrian electricity and power network specifications;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in key management posts in multi-discipline projects including power generation or/and distribution infrastructure, power plants installations, contracts management, and institutional capacity building;
  • Computer literacy in basic software applications (Microsoft office, etc.);
  • Project Management Certification (e.g. PMP), and Applications (e.g. MS Project, Primavera, etc.);
  • Excellent proficiency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge in Arabic is mandatory.
How to apply

If you are interested in the assigned position, please kindly send your application via email to personnel@gopa-infra.de .

The application should include the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English language, EU-format preferred.
  • A list of reference persons with contact details, if not included in the CV already.

Candidates who are considered for further evaluation and for recommendation to the client will be notified within due time after reception of the application. Kindly understand that all other candidates will not be notified.

For information on GOPA Infra, please refer to www.gopa-infra.de; for more information on GOPA Consultants please kindly refer to www.gopa.de

About the Organization

GOPA Infra concentrates on the provision and operation of sustainable infrastructures. Our core areas include Architecture & Urban Development, Transport & Mobility, Waste Management as well as Water & Sanitation. Particular technical know-how is used for specialised projects that deal with climate change, post-conflict situations and migration issues.

GOPA Infra, part of the GOPA Consulting Group, was created through the merger of GOPA Consultants’ Infrastructure Development department and RODECO Consulting GmbH. It builds on more than 40 years of experience.

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