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Abuja, Nigeria

Senior Infrastructure And PAQ Manager - Imo State

Closing: Aug 16, 2022

8 days remaining

Published: Aug 4, 2022 (4 days ago)

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General Position Summary

The Small-Town Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (STWASH) Activity is a five-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Activity is to support sustainable improvements in access to basic water and sanitation that are necessary to facilitate ongoing recovery, peacebuilding, and economic development within Nigeria. The program has three interrelated areas of intervention. As a foundational approach, STWASH focuses on expanded access to water and for sanitation facilities and strengthening capacity for small town water governance covering the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) in Northeast Nigeria. The overarching vision of the activities in the BAY states is to facilitate the economic recovery of some crisis-affected communities and bolster the capacity of the state governments in providing essential WASH services and creating and sustaining enabling environments for Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agencies and Water Consumers Associations to operate effectively. In addition, the ST WASH Activity is anticipated to expand to implement water utility infrastructure projects in the three southern states of Imo, Abia, and Delta.

MC Nigeria seeks a Senior Infrastructure and PAQ Manager to provide technical leadership on infrastructure for the STWASH Activity and any future expansions. The manager will be responsible for WASH activities in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Imo, Abia, and Delta including infrastructure rehabilitation and hygiene promotion. The manager will lead staff as they plan and implement technical program activities; support with both internal and external reports, recruit and supervise an engineering team responsible for delivering high-quality projects. 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • BSc, or master’s degree, in civil engineering (or related field) with significant knowledge and experience in the design and construction of large-scale water and sanitation facilities
  • At least 12 years of experience in the design and construction of various WASH infrastructure projects, including water treatment projects and work in urban environments
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel and to be a neutral party with people of different perspectives and backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in managing contracts with engineering design consultants, and construction firms
  • Experience in reviewing tenders and developing recommendations for award
  • Strong construction management experience including the ability to review contractor work plans, budgets and work progress.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action to not delay program activities
  • Strong ability and demonstrated experience in mentoring and building high-performing engineering teams
  • Knowledge and experience of USAID-funded projects is a plus
  • Prior experience working for/with INGOs is a plus.


Responsibilities
General Position Summary

The Small-Town Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (STWASH) Activity is a five-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Activity is to support sustainable improvements in access to basic water and sanitation that are necessary to facilitate ongoing recovery, peacebuilding, and economic development within Nigeria. The program has three interrelated areas of intervention. As a foundational approach, STWASH focuses on expanded access to water and for sanitation facilities and strengthening capacity for small town water governance covering the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) in Northeast Nigeria. The overarching vision of the activities in the BAY states is to facilitate the economic recovery of some crisis-affected communities and bolster the capacity of the state governments in providing essential WASH services and creating and sustaining enabling environments for Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Agencies and Water Consumers Associations to operate effectively. In addition, the ST WASH Activity is anticipated to expand to implement water utility infrastructure projects in the three southern states of Imo, Abia, and Delta.

MC Nigeria seeks a Senior Infrastructure and PAQ Manager to provide technical leadership on infrastructure for the STWASH Activity and any future expansions. The manager will be responsible for WASH activities in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Imo, Abia, and Delta including infrastructure rehabilitation and hygiene promotion. The manager will lead staff as they plan and implement technical program activities; support with both internal and external reports, recruit and supervise an engineering team responsible for delivering high-quality projects. 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • BSc, or master’s degree, in civil engineering (or related field) with significant knowledge and experience in the design and construction of large-scale water and sanitation facilities
  • At least 12 years of experience in the design and construction of various WASH infrastructure projects, including water treatment projects and work in urban environments
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel and to be a neutral party with people of different perspectives and backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in managing contracts with engineering design consultants, and construction firms
  • Experience in reviewing tenders and developing recommendations for award
  • Strong construction management experience including the ability to review contractor work plans, budgets and work progress.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and process information into action to not delay program activities
  • Strong ability and demonstrated experience in mentoring and building high-performing engineering teams
  • Knowledge and experience of USAID-funded projects is a plus
  • Prior experience working for/with INGOs is a plus.


Essential Job Responsibilities

PROGRAM AND TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Lead implementation of all technical components of WASH infrastructure projects in full coordination with other staff members.
  • Manage the technical team including the WASH and utility water engineers, site engineers, and provide overall supervision and monitoring of engineering designs and construction activities in the field. Provide support to the team through constructive feedback and coaching to ensure implementation is on track. Organize workflow and ensure that duties or delegated tasks are clearly communicated and carried out.
  • Review and provide feedback and follow up for drawings and specifications prepared by design firms
  • Work closely with the technical team to develop timely and realistic plans.
  • Conduct frequent site visits to provide construction management supervision including oversight of work onsite, materials testing, report development, verification of quantities, processing payment requests and handover procedures.
  • Manage tender processes with MC Nigeria procurement team, including reviewing technical documentation, initiating procurement requests, and providing additional inputs as needed.
  • Work closely with finance and program teams to ensure compliance with MC procedures and standardization.
  • Develop full working knowledge of all WASH project designs including pump stations, pipelines, water treatment plants, civil, mechanical, and electrical works and sanitation facilities.
  • Assist in the selection of projects, preparing designs, cost estimation, preparing work plans, implementation of the infrastructure projects and conducting market assessments/price monitoring (on annual basis or as needed).
  • Provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation system in order to assess the effectiveness of the projects and impact and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop/approve detailed remote monitoring plan and Q&A plan samples for the infrastructure rehabilitation-related activities.
  • Develop/approve guidelines on essential tests to be carried out prior to infrastructure or rehabilitation activities.
  • Ensure full adherence to the MC security plans and protocols conscientiously respecting the declared 'go' and 'no-go' zones.
  • Work with Chief of Party (CoP), Mercy Corps headquarters infrastructure team, and Mercy Corps country office WASH Advisor to coordinate and communicate with local authorities, program third party monitoring consulting firm, donor and other implementing partners to avoid overlapping and obtain all necessary no objection certifications.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not jeopardize its humanitarian/development mission in Nigeria.
  • Prepare/review/approve site visit and quality check reports and contribute to overall program reporting to the donor and the government.
  • Working closely with Mercy Corps Ethics Team to support them to conduct spot checks to ensure infrastructure projects are as per technical documents and donor guidelines are followed.
  • Identify staffing needs within the technical team and coordinate with office leadership to review CVs, interview candidates, and recommend new hires.
  • Lead QA/QC process ensuring all technical reviews are conducted according to best practices.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.

SECURITY

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.


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