Water Resources Commission Jobs: Project Manager

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4 Mar, 2011

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Project Jobs in Ghana

The Water Resources Commission (WRC) with the support of the Africa Development Bank, acting as trustees for the African Water Facility (AWF), is soliciting applications from qualified candidates to serve as a Project Manager for a period of three (3) years renewable yearly on the basis of performance,

The successful candidate should be capable of performing multiple tasks in line with the Terms of Reference/Job Description and meet the associated requirements outlined below.

Terms of Reference:
The selected candidate will oversee implementation of all aspects of the project titled ‘Re-Optimisation and Re-Operation Study of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams on the Volta River In Ghana’, which is aimed at contributing to economic growth and poverty reduction through improvement of downstream ecosystem functions and livelihoods by re-operating and re-optimising the Akosombo and Kpong dams

The project is framed around the following specific objectives:

To produce technically and economically feasible reoperation plan, which will retain existing benefits of Akosombo and Kpong operations, while restoring loss of livelihoods and ecosystems functions
To then demonstrate the efficacy of the resulting reoperations plan through experimental flow releases; and
To document and share the results of the techniques and the lessons learnt widely for application to the current inventory of major dams and to the next generation of dams to make them more environmentally compatible

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
The candidate will be fully responsible for the day-to-day management of the project and will report directly to the Chairman of the Project Steering Committee. His/her specific responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
Co-ordinate and supervise all activities of the PMU, and liaise with AWF
Meet with the Project Steering Committee (PSC) twice per year to receive guidance on project implementation policy. Liaise with the WRC and other Implementing Partners (IPs) and AWF on matters of policy and project administration
Co-ordinate the activities of Implementing Partners, to ensure effective delivery of project results
Promote collaboration with other partners, including the private sector, in the implementation of the project
Undertake procurement of goods and services in accordance with AWF procurement rules, procedures and guidelines
Prepare and submit Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB) for the upcoming year for approval by the Project Steering Committee and on the basis of the AWPB manage the PMU. Ensure timely and appropriate reporting on progress and problems of project implementation including Quarterly and Annual Progress Reports
Serve as Secretary of the Project Steering Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committtee and ensure execution of any decisions approved by the Committees
Undertake any other responsibility that will ensure smooth and effective implementation of project
Duty Station: The candidate will be stationed in Accra.


Required Skills or Experience

At least MSc in Water Resources Management, Civil Engineering or related science together with post-graduate qualification or proven specialised training in Project Management
At least five years experience in the co-ordination of donor-funded projects entailing leadership qualities
Knowledge in procurement rules and procedures is required and specific experience with the rules of the African Development Bank would be an advantage
Proven team-building, networking, presentation and communication skills

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application giving detailed Curriculum Vitae with three referees and personal contact to:

The Acting Executive Secretary
P. O. Box CT 5630
Cantonments, Accra

Or personally at the office location: No. E4 Leshie Cresent, Labone Estates, Accra

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