Massive Recruitment At CDM Smith Ghana

Posted on :

27 May, 2016

Category :

Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Ghana and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have entered into a Compact to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Ghana. The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the client, is the entity accountable for overall management of Compact implementation. MiDA is embarking on medium to long term solutions to challenges in Ghana’s power sector and to ensure a successful implementation of the Compact. MiDA intends to retain the services of a Program Management Consultant (PMC). The PMC is to represent MiDA and assume responsibility of the management of portions of the Compact related to works and services including design, and supervision associated with the Electric Company of Ghana (ECG). The PMC will also work closely with other consultants, to be engaged by MiDA, to perform project-related tasks on environmental and social performance, resettlement, social and gender inclusion and monitoring and evaluation.

If selected as the PMC, CDM Smith with its partners will provide the following during a five year engagement in Accra, Ghana:

• Management of portions of our clients Program related to works and services (from project oversight of services-related assignments, to design preparation and conducting studies, supervision of works, through commissioning and the defects liability period).

• Support our client in the related procurement processes, including preparation of bidding documents, preparation of responses to requests for clarification, contract negotiations, etc.

• Work closely with other third party consultants engaged by our client to ensure that all relevant components of the Program are delivered on schedule and budget.

CDM Smith is currently looking for

Job Title: Risk Management Specialist

Job Responsibilities:

Maintain responsibility for minimizing and mitigating project risk


Review technical, social/ environmental/ health & safety/ financial risks.

Plan, design and implement risk management process (e.g., a detailed Risk Register).

Perform regular risk assessments and estimate/report on risk impact on projects.

Make recommendations for how to distribute risk and how account for risk such as purchasing insurance.

Conduct audits of policy and compliance to standards, and liaise with internal and external stakeholders relating to projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s’ degree (BSc, BA, etc.) in related fields (Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Project Management, Risk Management, Finance, Law)
  • Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated experience in planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for similar projects.
  • Extensive knowledge in risk assessment, risk reporting and estimating risk impact on projects.
  • Experience in purchasing insurance, implementing health and safety measures and development of risk mitigation plans.
  • Experience in conducting audits of policy and compliance to standards, including liaison with internal and external stakeholders relating to projects.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral).
  • Similar experience in a developing country within the last three (3) years.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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