4 Job Positions at Ministry of Education : School Construction Specialists (Deadline: 23 July 2019)

4 Job Positions at Ministry of Education : School Construction Specialists (Deadline: 23 July 2019)

4 Job Positions at Ministry of Education : School Construction Specialists (Deadline: 23 July 2019)

Job Description

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the SPIU School Construction Program Manager and overall supervision and guidance of the SPIU Coordinator, the duties and responsibilities of the School Construction Program Manager include but are not confined to:
? To implement the COM and suggesting improvements, preparing reports as required for the implementation of the project.
? To work closely with the other SPIU staff on aspects related to the project for effective planning, implementation reporting, monitoring, evaluation and communication To manage, supervise and coordinate all construction activities at assigned Provincial Level in close collaboration with project District
– based School Construction Field Officers who will be assigned to sub
– projects for both Home
– Grown School Construction and Conventional approaches as well as District School Construction Engineers;
? To closely work with MINEDUC Construction Team which oversees schools’ construction under domestic fund and fellow Project School Construction Specialists for planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of sub
– projects within the assigned province;
? To work closely with School Infrastructure Norms and Standards Unit to ensure the project is well coordinated and implemented with compliance to Norms and standards set by MINEDUC;
? To prepare technical specifications, guidelines, drawings and other documents required and follow up on the compliance and effective implementation within the assigned province;
? To provide support to the MINEDUC’s Internal Tender Committee for the procurement of centrally purchased materials and the selection of the sites insurance providers;
? To ensure that the centrally procured materials are timely delivered to the warehouses of the Districts within the assigned province;
? To prepare and supervise the execution of the Financial Agreements between MINEDUC and Districts; and ensure and monitor that the SPIU finances the Districts for their share of the costs of the Home
– Grown School Construction Approach, according to the Financial Agreements to avoid any delay within the assigned Province;
? To prepare and supervise the execution of the Financial Agreements between the Districts and Sectors and ensure that Districts within the assigned Province finance their participating Sectors under the CDD sub
– project arrangement;
? To coordination and supervise all sub
– projects construction related activities within the assigned Province and prepare progressive reports (Monthly, Quarterly, semi
– annual and annual) on the implementation of the Project as explained in Construction Operation Manual;
? To review proposed project activities within the assigned Province and ensure that environmental risks and impacts are taken into consideration, properly mitigated and well documented; and ensure quality enhancement of site specific environmental management plans; in collaboration with Environmental Safeguards Specialist, Social Safeguards Specialist & Environment and Social Safeguards Officers;
? To identify and assess training needs of project staff and implementation partners within the assigned province and report it to the School Construction Program Manager and capacity Building Specialist for consideration;
? To participate in elaboration of Construction Handbook;
? To participate in preparation of a “flyer” explaining the specifics of the program aspect to be implemented through Home
– Grown School Construction Approach and ensure that the communication system uses this flyer to ensure that the information regarding the differences between the HGSCA and conventional approach are well understood;
? To ensure that all stakeholders within the assigned Province participate to the HGSCA as provided for by the COM;
? To participate in review of Construction Operation Manual (COM) to ensure proper implementation of the project;
? To consolidate the progress
– reports from all Districts within the assigned Province and submit them to School Construction Program Manager for consolidation;
? To support the annual Technical audit by facilitating the auditor, and ensure that recommendations are effectively implemented;
? To prepare and participate to the Funder supervision missions and the Annual Reviews; Perform any other relevant duties.


Job Profile

• Hold a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Management with at least 3 years of relevant working experience in related field or a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, Construction Management with at least 5 years of working experience in construction field;
• The relevant experience should be in construction projects implementation, preferably with World Bank, AfDB, EU, other Donor’s funded projects or government institutions. Demonstrating knowledge and experience working with World Bank policies and guidelines; or with similar standards and policies of other multilateral development institutions is an added advantage;
• Relevant experience in having participated in a project related to large scale national construction programs of thousands of classrooms; with capacity to ensure timely delivery of the programs will be an added advantage;
• Relevant experience in Schools construction using Home
– Grown School Construction Approach to ensure the quality of works done using minimum resources available will also be an added advantage;
• High expertise in preparing construction activity plans, reporting and capacity to make prioritization from a pull of needs based on data available on ground;
• To have a minimum knowledge on environmental and Social safeguards related to schools’ construction;
• Have very good communication skills (written and oral) in English and Kinyarwanda. Good knowledge of French will be an added asset;
• Have planning and organization skills and good ability in working productively in a team environment of diverse backgrounds;

• Other skills: Quantitative and analytic skills, (ii)working knowledge in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), (ii) Ability to manage priorities and be detail
– orientated within a dynamic, fast
– paced environment, (iv) Work in a team environment to determine and/or review ideas to find solutions to problems, (v) Ability to work independently with limited or no supervision while maintaining a high level of efficiency and still upholding a team mentality.

5. Duty station
The School Construction Specialists will be stationed at the MINEDUC SPIU office in Kigali; and will be travelling across the Country within the assigned Province.
6. Appointment
The appointment will be on contract for a period of 1 year with a possibility of renewal based on performance.

 

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