Chemonics seeks an Infrastructure Manager for the ongoing USAID Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities (AGRO) in Ukraine activity. AGRO is integrating an infrastructure and construction program into its core activities for the grain and vegetable oil sector. This flexible program will respond quickly to events and private sector stakeholder needs by providing matching or full funding to a limited number of small-scale construction projects. The Infrastructure Manage will be responsible for assisting the Chief of Party (COP) with implementing the infrastructure and construction plan. Types of assistance may include, but will not be limited to, development of project design documentation, feasibility studies, installation of modular constructions, rehabilitation, repairs, and reconstruction activities. The Infrastructure Manager must be an experienced and independent professional who helps the project meet its goals and objectives by designing and managing the construction activities in a timely manner. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. This position will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine and is an unaccompanied post.
- Ensure that all construction work adheres to the approved construction implementation plan (CIP) and initial environmental examination conditions.
- Lead and manage procurement of the Architectural and Engineering (A/E) services contractors (including project design and technical supervision) and construction contractors.
- Provide expert guidance to the chief of party (COP)/project director as well as to A/E Services Contractors and Construction Contractors.
- Review A/E services and construction contractor contractual documents for technical soundness.
- Monitor and inspect construction activities to certify quality and adherence to benchmarks.
- Provide recommendations to the COP and relevant technical team leaders on actions that affect scope, budget, or time.
- Follow USAID’s preferred approach to construction, complying with all required analyses and steps.
- Cooperate with the project’s technical and grants teams and the local community authorities to ensure proper infrastructure planning.
- Participate in the review panel for all infrastructure contract competitions.
- Develop A/E and construction contract change orders or modifications.
- Ensure compliance with international engineering norms, Government of Ukraine procedures, and USAID standards.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for construction contractors.
The required and/or preferred qualifications for the position are:
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in civil engineering; advanced degree preferred.
- At least 10 years of experience in small-scale infrastructure development.
- At least 5 years of experience in low-cost, context appropriate infrastructure design and management of related procurements.
- Licensed Professional Engineer in the United States.
- Strong understanding of USAID standards and regulations for construction.
- Experience on USAID or other donor-funded infrastructure projects preferred.
- Recent experience and working knowledge of Ukraine preferred.
- Experience effectively managing teams in a supervisory role.
- Proven ability to deliver under pressure and in short timeframes.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Fluency in English required; proficiency in Ukrainian language preferred, but not required.
- Demonstrated leadership, versality, and integrity.
Please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter to UkraineAGRORecruit@chemoincs.com by Thursday, December 21st, 2023, and include “Infrastructure Manager” in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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