Supervisory Engineer at - Nairobi, Kenya - DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc.

    DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc.
    DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc. Nairobi, Kenya

    3 weeks ago

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    Full time
    DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.
    Tasks & Responsibilities
    The Supervisory Engineer will support the COP and Component leads in the integration of WKWP components, the formation of a collaborative and productive project team, and a county-led development process

    Specific tasks will include:

    Manage the development and implementation of the WKWP Construction Plan in collaboration with counties, and the WKWP team, with details on siting, locations, type of construction, implementation plan, standards, and monitoring.

    Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities by providing quality assurance and quality control for the design and construction of infrastructure in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements and DAI policies;
    Ensure compliance with environmental and resilience requirements and meet quality standards
    Oversee the production of detailed SOWs, RFPs, RFQs, or BOQs the A&E firm contracted under this activity , and provide input on specifications, deliverables, and contract evaluation criteria;
    Review and advise on contract change (variation) orders as needed;
    Closely monitor the performance of contractors and supervisory firms – this will require regular attendance at monthly progress meetings;
    Confirm that infrastructure is tested and operational prior to commissioning, and operators have the capacity and tools to operate infrastructure
    Manage the relationship with the USAID/KEA A&E firm (as needed) and coordinate with other development partners operating in the region to look for synergies and efficiencies and avoid duplication
    Assist with the review of construction design documents to ensure they are of high quality and within the context of scope, schedule and budget;
    Ensure collaboration and use of participatory approaches with communities and county officials. Build capacity for sustainable operation of infrastructure
    Work to include women and disadvantaged groups both as beneficiaries and as contributors
    Monitoring and assurance of environment mitigation activities following the EMMP in compliance with Environmental Review Report
    Contribute to, and participate in, WKWP co-creation, planning, reporting, events and learning activities
    Supervise the WASH Infrastructure Specialist – Engineer


    Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or construction management
    At least 9 years of demonstrated technical expertise, with substantial developing country context experience, in a combination of the following technical areas: community participation, rural water, institutional development, and private sector engagement
    At least 2 years of demonstrated excellence in a management and leadership position in a WASH construction activity and be a registered professional engineer with the EBK
    Previous management experience with projects of a similar magnitude and complexity
    Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government and civil society counterparts and donor and UN partners
    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English