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Assistant Engineer (Substations)

Full Time Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal)
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India - helping to spur investments and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.

Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal) entity. These positions will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
  • Post Date: 2019-04-07
  • Apply Before: 2019-04-27 [Latest by NPT 17:00 Hrs (GMT +5:45)]
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Job Description

Position: Infrastructure Assistant Engineer (Substations) #1
Division: Project Delivery
Report to: Report to Instructure Lead Engineer (Substations); official supervisor is Project Manager (Substations)
Band: C (low)
 
Background & Project Description
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The Compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India—helping to spur investments, and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.
 
Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal entity. This position will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
Position Objective
The  Infrastructure Assistant Engineer (Substations) under the supervision of the Lead Senior Engineer for Substation, is responsible for the execution of project support activities, organizing logistical and administrative support for project activities, gathering and inputting information, and monitoring and reporting on project activities including project preparation, design, works, commissioning and closeout of Substations Activity.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management
  • Execute project activities as defined by project plan ensuring that these are delivered on a timely basis to support broader project initiatives and objectives;
  • Organize logistics and administrative requirements for project activities (e.g. travel, venue management, etc.) and ensure that these are delivered and that costs are controlled in line with established budgets;
  • Collect and input information for use in project monitoring, evaluation, and reporting activities, ensuring the accuracy of data and adherence to established formats for reporting;
  • Under direction of the SR Engineer for Substations, ensure project implementation plans are updated regularly to account for changes in project scopes;
  • Establish and implement robust document management processes to ensure adequate records keeping for all Substation Activities in coordination with the Project Preparation & Technical Supervision Consultant;
  • Support contract management through processing of invoices and maintenance of MCA-Nepal management information systems; and
  • Maintain a calendar of project activities and ensure that staff and project stakeholders are informed of upcoming deadlines and project progress against milestones to support overall project management.
Technical Oversight
  • Under oversight of SR Engineer, Substations, conduct reviews of technical deliverables (e.g., design reports), work plans and physical work progress through desk reviews, site visits, progress meetings, etc., and provide guidance and direction to contractors; and
  • Address queries from staff and external stakeholders (e.g. partner organizations, government offices) related to the implementation of project activities to build an informed basis for interaction and increased efficiency in the execution of activities.
 
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
  • Minimum Bachelor’s University degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering or any related field;
  • Other qualifications (e.g., Project Management Professional) preferred;
  • Five (5) years professional experience in managing engineering works projects at a variety of stages, including pre-feasibility, feasibility, design construction, supervision and close out;
  • Two (2) years of project management experience in the construction of energy sector projects, particularly electricity sector construction projects, especially transmission/distribution;
  • Fluency in Nepali and English;
  • Strong computer skills in email, word processing, spreadsheets, and the Internet. Experience and familiarity with MS Project, Primavera or other project management software and with Management Information Systems is preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding/experience with safeguards issues linked to infrastructure development including resettlement and environmental, health & safety issue;
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
  • Responsible and flexible attitude and capable of working with minimal supervision;
  • Have high integrity and exercise good judgement.

Protocols for the confidentiality

“Protocols for the confidentiality” is designed to collect and maintain identifiable information about applicants. Data will be collected anonymously by the specified person and will be removed and destroyed as soon as possible by the completion of this specific assignment. No access to any other organizations/ person and shall be based on a “need to know” and "minimum necessary" standard.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTOCOL— PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Information, applications and documents that are deemed to be of a highly sensitive nature or to be inadequately protected by the CONFI¬DENTIAL classification shall be classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and access to them shall be restricted solely to persons with a specific need for specific assignment only.

The staffs of the Rolling Plans including client institution shall establish a control and tracking system for documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, including the maintenance of control logs. Documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL shall be (i) maintained by only specific staff with written commitment; (ii) kept under security key or given equivalent protection when not in use; and (iii) in the case of physical documents, transmitted by an inner envelope indicating the classification marking and an outer envelope indicating no classification, or, in the case of documents in electronic form, transmitted by encrypted or password-secured system.

For purposes of this protocol, the following individuals are deemed to have a specific need to know: (i) the executive consultant; (ii) the project manager/recruitment and selection consultant; (iii) the international consultant of Rolling Plans and; (v) the respective designated representatives of Government of Nepal.

Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed in any documents/files of trust and with the expectation that it will not be divulged to others/ process without permission in ways that are inconsistent with the understanding of the original disclosure. Rolling Plans assure that the information shall be used for specific purpose published in this system and service only.

When it is necessary to collect and maintain identifiable data, Rolling Plans will ensure that the protocol includes the necessary safeguards to maintain confidentiality of identifiable data and data security appropriate to the degree of risk from disclosure.
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