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Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya – World Bank

The World Bank Group

 Project Manager

Local Term 3 year renewable Appointment

Nairobi, Kenya

The World Bank Group is seeking to hire a seasoned professional to serve as the Facilities Project Manager, level GF based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The World Bank country office staff based in Kenya, together with International Finance Corporation (IFC) staff in Kenya, will occupy new office premises comprising of a 15,000 sq.m. 21-storey building in the Upper Hill area in Nairobi, consisting of 6 floors of car-parking, 13 floors of office space, a ground floor and a lower level containing the electrical and mechanical plant rooms.

The new office premises are currently scheduled for fit-out in 2012-2013; expected occupancy is in July 2013.

The role of the successful candidate will be to oversee the provision of integrated building management services to the World Bank Group teams located in the Kenya duty location.

The successful candidate will on a day-to-day basis report to the International Facility Manager, GSDCR, based in Washington DC, and will have an official reporting relationship to the Manager for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities (GSDCR) based in Washington DC.

S/he will be a key member of the Global Facilities Management team, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The position’s responsibilities include management of the operations and maintenance including testing of the Electrical and Mechanical base-building equipment installed during the remaining warranty period and through the construction work for the fit-out of the tenant floors.

The incumbent will be responsible for all preparation and coordination for the present office to be relocated to the new building, and ultimately the oversight and coordination of contracted services for housekeeping, building maintenance, engineering and security.

Once the World Bank Group units are established within the new building, the incumbent will also be assigned Facilities oversight for smaller Country Offices in the neighboring East Africa geographical region.

In addition to the Facilities Management (FM) role, the individual will provide guidance to the fit-out design activities in terms of design review, site-inspections and witness testing/commissioning of the architectural and engineering systems within the building.

The incumbent will report on these issues to the Project Manager GSDCR based in Washington.

The role and responsibilities will include pre-occupation of the building tasks as well as post-occupation of the building tasks.

The successful candidate will be holder of a relevant Degree, preferably Bachelors (in Construction Management, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Facilities Management) and at least 8 years of direct relevant experience or equivalent combination of 14 years of education and experience.

S/he should have thorough knowledge of building infrastructure and engineering systems, local facilities and building codes, regulations, and other laws pertaining to local, universal access and international building codes;

Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple and/or complex operational issues in a building under minimum supervision;

Excellent spoken and written communication skills;

Proven ability to diplomatically communicate with internal clients at all levels, as well as local government authorities regarding licenses, permits, etc;

Effective interpersonal, communication and listening skills, excellent sense of client orientation, and drive for results;

Knowledge and experience with MS Office and AutoCad (or equivalent) essential; knowledge of MS Project, Primavera or equivalent project tracking software desirable;

Willingness to be available on a 24/7 basis in case of a major emergency, system breakdown or
security issue.

For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application at

Click on >employment opportunities >professional/ technical staff opportunities - current vacancies > job # 120802.

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture and educational background.

Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date is 23th April 2012.

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