Infrastructure Engineer, USAID/OTI Colombia Transforma, Caucasia, Bajo Cauca Antioquia /Tumaco, Nariño /Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Bogotá
Management Systems International
Bogotá, Colombia
hace 6 días

Position Summary

The local architecture and engineering professional will provide technical support to the Colombia Transforma Program team during the identification, structuring, implementation and monitoring of construction activities and in the adaptation of small and medium infrastructure projects.

This support includes visits to technical infrastructure sites, support in developing the following areas : tracking and oversight, technical meetings and joint work with communities, ensuring the successful implementation and completion of the program activities in the departments, among others.

This position will be based in the program’s regional offices and one position based in Bogota.

Responsibilities :

  • Coordinate the formulation and implementation of small and medium infrastructure activities in the intervention departments of the Program.
  • Review, verify and approve the budgets, terms of reference and products of the activities.
  • Provide technical assistance for the formulation of construction projects and adaptation of small and medium infrastructure.
  • Supervise the works of small and medium infrastructure to ensure their stability.
  • Perform technical support to the Colombia Transforma Program team in the identification and feasibility of the development of small and medium infrastructure activities.
  • Develop infrastructure terms of reference in conjunction with the Programmatic team in the framework of the activities.
  • Participate in evaluation committees that are required in the framework of the implementation of small and medium infrastructure activities.
  • Make recommendations in terms of viability and stability of the works, as well as the execution times.
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets for infrastructure activities that ensure the availability of materials for the implementation of the works.
  • Technical assistance in the field to execute the implementation plan, including monitoring visits, advice and preparation of progress reports and recommendations.
  • Support in closing small program infrastructure activities.
  • Participate in technical meetings with different actors to present progress and results.
  • Support the Colombia Transforma Program in the implementation of the methodology for the realization of small and medium-sized infrastructure works, that ensure the involvement of the beneficiary communities and that allow for organizational strengthening in the Program Department.
  • Qualifications :

  • Five (5) years of experience in the planning and implementation of community focused infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of small infrastructure projects, preferably with communities in rural areas and beneficiary populations, and collaboration with local and regional authorities at the national level.
  • Experience as a resident and / or construction manager, contractor, designer, auditor in social infrastructure projects (aqueducts, sewage systems, roads, educational institutions, urban planning, etc.).
  • Technical consultant for small and medium infrastructure projects preferably with Cooperation Programs and experience in implementing Environmental Management Plans is desirable.
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