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Road Specialist

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.
  • Kathmandu,
  • Post Date: 2019-04-07
  • Apply Before: 2019-04-27 [Latest by NPT 17:00 Hrs (GMT +5:45)]
  • No. of Position: 1
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  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Development Sector
  • Education Qualification Bachelor's

Job Description

Position: Road Maintenance Specialist
Division: Project Delivery
Report to: Project Manager-Road Maintenance & Technical Assistance
Band C
 
Background & Position 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
To assist the Project Manager-Road Maintenance & Technical Assistance, the Road Maintenance Specialist will ensure the timely and efficient implementation of the Road Maintenance Project (the Project). the Road Maintenance Specialist will assist in the implementation of the Project’s activities involving (i) Technical Assistance and (ii) Strategic Road Maintenance Works as set forth in the Compact.    
 
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
Technical Assistance
  • Assist in the coordination with the MCA-Nepal team, relevant Implementing Entities, and other cooperating partners, to execute the activities for the Project under the Program Implementation Agreement;
  • Provide technical support and assistance for the pilot pavement recycling program for potential integration into the works projects;
  • Provide technical assistance for the recruitment of consultant services to support data collection efforts and integration into the HMIS database to provide for annual road maintenance and rehabilitation plans;
Reporting
  • As Road Maintenance Specialist, prepare, update and monitor all relevant project management tools including but not limited to: work plans (schedules), procurement plans, detailed financial plans (budgets), risk management plans and scoping documents (activity descriptions, terms of references, etc.);
  • Follow up on annual data collection of IRI, SDI and Deflections on the SRN per the Compact and develop necessary remediation measures for consideration by the Road Maintenance & TA Project Manager;
  • Routinely provide updates to the Road Maintenance & TA Project Manager on the GoN road maintenance matching fund requirements and their budgeting and allocation per the Compact and PIA requirements;
  • Review and provide technical feedback to the Road Maintenance & TA Project Manager of any technical document/deliverable;
  • Provide routine technical audits of field work and consultant work and suggest remedial action steps for the Road Maintenance & TA Project Manager; 
Implementation
  • Assist the Road Maintenance & TA Project Manager in the administration of road maintenance civil works contracts;
  • As directed by the Road Maintenance & TA Project Manager provide coordination with the DOR and other stakeholders for the formal review of design studies and drawings done by design consultants;
  • Deliver on a timely basis all needed approvals and permits during civil works, including but not limited to design modifications, variation orders and contract modifications.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested by the Roads Maintenance & TA Project Manager of MCA-Nepal.
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Highway Transport, Civil Engineering, or related field; (an additional 5 years of experience can be substituted for a Master’s degree.)
  • Professional license or accreditation in Civil Engineering;
  • At least 5 years or more of ’experience in roads construction/rehabilitation projects;
  • At least 2 years’ experience with HDM4 and its application in practice with managing a road network is preferred;
  • Previous experience in field data collection;
  • Computer skills (MS office, MS Project). HDM4 experience is advantageous.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders.
  • Responsible and flexible attitude and capable of working with minimal supervision.
  • Computer skills (MS office, MS Project). HDM4 experience is advantageous.
  • Have high integrity and exercise good judgement.
 
This Position Description is subject to revisions/updates as necessary to ensure alignment to the organization’s strategic direction and structure. Revisions to the description are subject to applicable Human Resources policies and procedures, and official versions of each Position Description are maintained by Human Resources.

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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