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Technical Manager Job in Kenya


Republic of Kenya
 
Ministry of Water and Irrigation

Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project
 
Project No. P117635
 
Expression of Interest

Ref: MOWI / EWSCR /07/2011-2012

Technical Manager
 
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards a Project Preparation Advance (PPA) for preparation of the Water Security and Climate Resilience Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Advance.
 
The PPA will include the following activities: 

1) Preparation of core technical documents including;
 
i) a project implementation manual and; 

ii) an environmental, social and resettlement framework,
 
2) Provision of technical assistance for: 

i) analyzing the water sector’s legal, institutional and operational framework; 

ii) reviewing the water sector knowledge base and analytical tools; 

iii) preparation of economic and financial framework; 

iv) reviewing and enhancing the technical and environmental and social safeguard related documents and; 

v) supporting the management and implementation of the project including procurement and financial management functions, 

3) Carrying out preparatory studies for potential sub-projects, 

4) Strengthening the capacity of the project coordination office through provision of goods required for that purpose including office equipment, supplies and vehicles, 

5) Carrying out training and workshops.

To coordinate and support the implementation of the PPA, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire a Technical Manager for a period of one (1) year.
 
A. Objectives and Scope of Work of the Consultancy
 
The Technical Manager will report to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, through the Project Manager.
 
The Technical Manager will support the Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI) in supervising, coordinating and managing technical activities under the PPA, in particular, by leading a team of water resources/irrigation, environmental, social, economic/financial, and institutional specialists to 

i) develop the Investment Framework (eligibility criteria and preparation guidelines), and 

ii) conduct investment screening, assess investment readiness, and undertake other associated activities. The Technical Manager will be responsible for producing the final deliverables in each of these areas, synthesizing inputs from the team of specialists, and for supporting MWI in the preparation of the Project Implementation Manual (PIM), incorporating among others Manuals on Social and Environmental Safeguards Procedures, and Procurement and Financial Procedures, etc.
 
B. Work station
 
Office space will be provided by the project.
 
C. Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced degree in Engineering/Water Resources, Economics or related field, specializing in development or water-related sub-fields with at least 20 years of directly relevant work experience in the planning, preparation, and supervision of water resources investment projects and programs (including irrigation); 
  • direct experience working in Africa, generally, and Kenya, specifically, would be a distinct advantage while direct experience working on World Bank/IDA financed development projects is strongly desired; and
  • working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other essential software.
D. Remuneration
 
Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience. 

Consultants not currently based in Kenya are also encouraged to apply; arrangements may be made for remote work with regular travel to Kenya.
 
E. Selection Method
 
Selection of an Individual Consultant will be in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011. 

The selection criteria will be solely based on individual experience and qualifications.
 
The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (the client) now invites eligible consultants to forward their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing these services. 

Interested consultants must provide their CVs and information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (e.g. description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc).
 
F. Invitation for EOI
 
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.

The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 4th June, 2012 at 1200 hours Kenyan Local time. 

The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MOWI / EWSCR /07/2011-2012 – “EOI FOR TECHNICAL MANAGER” addressed to:
 
The Project Manager,
Enhancing Climate Resilience and Water Security Project,
Ministry of Water & Irrigation, Maji House, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100, 
Nairobi. 

Tel: +254 02 2716103,
E-mail: ewscr-project@water.go.ke

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