2 JOB POSITIONS AT Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) : ( Deadline : 25 October 2019 )

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) : ( Deadline : 25 October 2019 )

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) : ( Deadline : 25 October 2019 )

 

 

VP of Operations AT Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) : ( Deadline : 25 October 2019 )

 

 

Location: Kigali, Rwanda | Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2019

 

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic and highly capable VP of Operations responsible for activities related to ensuring both programmatic excellence and preparedness.

 

The VP is responsible for growing and overseeing the Programs Team, including direct management of all Country Managers and Directors, as well as all global operations teams including Engineering, Procurement, Safety and Talent + Training. The VP of Operations will be responsible for ensuring standards of quality are maintained throughout the organization and is the supervisor of key programmatic and pre-construction staff who will directly ensure policies are implemented. This position includes extensive management and oversight while crafting the operational strategic vision and plans for scaling the operation.

 

Core to the position will be identifying strategies which will help the organization grow while implementing processes for reducing operating costs while ensuring the highest safety rating in the industry. The VP is a strong leader but also highly collaborative across organization-wide operational goals. Overall the VP is accountable for the organization meeting its operational deliverables, meeting operational budgets, driving operational efficiency and ensuring quality and safety values are uncompromised.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

Sit on the Leadership team, owning, setting and representing the operational objectives and team while developing longer-term strategies
Manage an operations team of approximately 60 employees across three countries, growing to over 100 in the next year
Manage and lead operational departments including Engineering, Procurement, Safety, and Talent +Training
Supervise day to day managers of programmatic operations (currently in Rwanda, Uganda and Bolivia) and prioritize high risk and important activities
Facilitate and coordinate the execution of relevant operational structures and communication systems to allow the global operations team to collectively meet and exceed organizational and department level objectives and key results
Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures to ensure quality and impact are optimized while achieving aggressive growth targets
Develop and execute scaling operational work plans and tracking to ensure milestones are achieved
Ensure operational budgets are set and met
Collaborate with VP of Evaluation to support a large-scale research program
Collaborate with VP of Systems to ensure all operational systems priorities are reflected in the priorities of their department
Collaborate with the VP of Development, and in the absence the Directors of Development (Business Development, Major Gifts and Industry) to ensure they are equipped with operational inputs and staff support needed to meet and exceed revenue targets

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

Minimum twelve-years of experience in project management and/or overseas development ideally with a heavy construction component
Experience in grant management for large grants and/or contracts with multiple donors, with preference for experience with USAID and other international donors such as EU, IFAD, UN orgs, World Bank, foreign governments preferred
International, cross-cultural work experience required with a sensitivity to a multi-cultural global environment, ideally working in low-and-middle income countries
Demonstrated strong leadership skills in driving enterprise level initiatives and engagement with local and global senior stakeholders.
Experience assessing and building operational processes to drive operational efficiency and to ensure quality and safety values are uncompromised
Proven success in collaborating and influencing multiple functions and groups to achieve desired goals.
Understanding of key best practices relating to delivery of construction services with public sector owners
Strong business acumen and analytic skills with an understanding of international and domestic financials.
Excellent people manager, open to direction and a collaborative work style while maintaining a commitment to accomplishing goals.
Strong time management, planning and problem solving skills.
Ability to manage large-scale projects that involve a broad and varied group of stakeholders
Entrepreneurial and highly resourceful to move key initiatives forward and problem solve
Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
Experience balancing day-to-day needs of programs with long-term strategic goals
Effective, versatile and action-oriented
Excellent communication skills
Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Professional engineer or chartered credential preferred
Bachelor’s degree required. Post-graduate degree preferred

 

Location

The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda and requires frequent travel to rural locations as well as travel to other program countries.

Sound like you? Tell us a bit more about yourself below by 10/25/19 by submitting a personalized cover letter and resume in a single combined PDF.

We have seen firsthand the benefits of a diverse team, and the strength that comes with diversity in experience, background, and perspective. We strongly encourage applications from individuals that would bring a unique or underrepresented perspective to our organization.

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Director of Construction Services AT Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) : ( Deadline : 25 October 2019 )

 

 

Location: Kigali, Rwanda | Deadline for Applications: October 25, 2019

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. We are seeking a motivated, dynamic and highly capable Director of Construction Services to oversee operational services, spanning all of B2P’s global programs.

 

The Director builds and manages the strategic objectives and drives the development of core processes for the Engineering, Procurement, Talent & Training, and Safety Departments. The Director is responsible for supporting Department level Managers/Directors in developing efficient and effective systems and ensuring all country programs are adequately trained and supported in becoming compliant with these processes.

 

This role requires a highly strategic yet highly systems oriented mindset, driving the organization to successfully prepare for both our current operational obligations and significant growth over the next several years.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

Manage Engineering, Procurement, Talent & Training, and Safety department leads, inclusive of surveying, scheduling, bridge design, QA/QC, estimating, supply chain management, talent development, local human resource management, safety policies and procedures
Work with the Head of Enterprise Risk to oversee all local government contract management

 

Drive construction services strategic objective setting and planning
Drive strategic decisions for the Construction Services department in B2P’s growth and expansion strategy
Assist department leads with development and roll out of processes across all program countries
Oversee construction services operational budgets and support department leads to build in cost-reduction strategies into their programmatic designs and processes without compromising quality or safety standards
Ensure all program countries are meeting quality and safety standards
Oversee training programs and ensure consistency across program countries
Perform cost benefit analyses to understand potential reduction of risks and areas of growth in efficiency
Work with Systems and Analytics Department to implement user friendly tools for management of services
Work with Business Development Department to identify and pursue business leads related to construction services
Establish knowledge management procedures to ensure transfer of knowledge across departments, country programs and time

 

Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management or relevant field from an accredited institution
Graduate degree or professional certification in relevant field preferred
Minimum of eight years of experience in operations roles, preferably with international and cross-cultural aspects
Minimum of five years of leadership experience
Minimum of five years in the construction industry or equivalent
Professional engineering certification preferred
Strategic thinker who is able to work independently
Strong understanding and track record with construction system concepts and procedures
Stellar communication skills with both internal and external stakeholders
Ability to read and understand Construction Design documents and specifications
Ability to perform construction cost estimates and quantity surveys
Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant scheduling and estimating programs
Advanced analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work harmoniously in culturally diverse settings

 

Location

The position is based in Kigali, Rwanda and requires frequent travel to rural locations as well as travel to other program countries.

 

Sound like you? Tell us a bit more about yourself below by 10/25/19 by submitting a personalized cover letter and resume in a single combined PDF.

 

We have seen firsthand the benefits of a diverse team, and the strength that comes with diversity in experience, background, and perspective. We strongly encourage applications from individuals that would bring a unique or underrepresented perspective to our organization.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 





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