Project Manager - Malawi

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Apply by 8 December 2018
Posted on 8 November 2018

Job Description

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Responsibilities –

Every year, the lack of available secondary school space in Malawi means that over 20,000
adolescent girls, and a similar, if not greater number of boys, graduating from primary school are
denied access to continuing their education. Studies show that for every additional year in school,
girls are better able to make healthy decisions related to sexual behavior and the well-being of their
future families.
An increase in physical infrastructure is an essential prerequisite to increased enrollment. In
partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) of the Government of
Malawi, USAID/Malawi is implementing the Secondary Education Expansion for Development
project (SEED). SEED looks to address this lack of secondary school infrastructure and make
secondary schools more accessible.

The SEED Project will be implemented in two phases:
SEED Phase 1: Phase 1 is the design-build construction of pre-fabricated (pre-fab) classroom
blocks and latrines, at 33 Malawi urban community day secondary schools (CDSSs) in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu. These blocks will reduce overcrowding in existing CDSSs. One to two classroom blocks and a latrine will be constructed on approved land at operational CDSSs.

Phase 2 will involve the construction of new “greenfield” CDSS facilities in rural areas where historically secondary school access has been limited. The total number of sites will be determined based on potential construction costs of individual schools; however, it is anticipated that approximately 185 new secondary schools will be constructed.
Job Duties:
• Manage overall program, contract, implementation and resources.
• Serve as principal project Point of Contact (POC) for interactions and reporting with USAID/Malawi, GOM, donors and key stakeholders.
• Direct technical and administrative project teams.
• Serve as Chief Resident Engineer for overseeing multiple design build contractors
• Responsible for timely project delivery across all tasks and maintain project within budget and on schedule.
• Ensure CDM Smith QA/QC of all activities and deliverables.
• Lead on liaison with Host Country project relevant ministries/key stakeholders.
• Exhibit all CDM Smith Core Values in Ethics in management of the project.

Job Requirements –

● A degree in engineering, construction management or related concentration from an accredited US college or university, or international equivalent.
● Minimum 10 years of experience managing construction of school facilities or similar infrastructure projects in developing countries and a license to act as a professional engineer (P.E or recognized equivalent).
● Experience overseeing construction quality assurance activities.
● Demonstrated communication, problem solving and management skills.
● Demonstrated knowledge of design and construction best practices in developing countries and US.
● Strong writing and oral presentation skills.
● Regional work experience.
● Must be fluent in English.

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Qualified candidates should apply by clicking on the link below:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25038&siteid=5220&areq=21471BR&code=Devex

About the Organization

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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