27 Jan 2016

GOSP Job Vacancy : Regional Infrastructure Engineers (2)

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  • This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this Project that appeared in the 18th and 20th November, 2010 edition of the Daily Graphic and Ghanaian Times respectively, the UN Development Business and dgMarket .
  • During the preparation of the National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) as part of the sector development policy in 2007, the absence of a labour-based public works program as a key Social Protection instrument offering short-term employment to the poor was identified. The Labour Intensive Public Works (UPW) programme was therefore introduced as a key component of the IDA and GoG-funded Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The Original GSOP was a project, with IDA budget of US$88.6 million. With Additional Financing (AF), the project duration has been extended by 1 year at the revised total IDA budget of US$138.6 million.
  • The objective of the UPW program is to provide targeted rural poor households with access to employment and income-earning opportunities during the agricultural off season through rehabilitation and maintenance of public or community infrastructure and other community climate change mitigation related assets. The aim is to maximize local employment while rehabilitating productive assets, which have potential to generate local secondary employment effects and also protect households and communities against external shocks.

LIPW Implementation Procedures

  • Currently GSOP UPW is being implemented in 60 Districts in Ghana. These are among the most deprived Districts in Ghana. To avoid denying the impoverished subsistence farmer of his/her already meager potential income from farming activities, UPW is implemented in Ghana during the agricultural off season.
  • LPW is delivered through the decentralized local government structures with responsibilities for implementation assigned to the beneficiary District Assemblies (DAs).

GSOP Coordinating Offices

  • The entire LIPW delivery is facilitated by the GSOP Coordinating offices comprising the National Coordinating Office (NCO) in Accra and five (5) Regional Coordinating Offices (RCOs) located in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Bolgatanga and Wa.

Objectives of these Recruitments:

  • The overall objective of the assignments of which this EOI is being requested shall be to establish the staffing requirements to achieve a more effective and efficient management of the GSOP in the light of the changing management requirements

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising the Regional Coordinator on all technical issues as and when they occur and providing back-up services to DAs and ACs in his/her operational region on all LIPW related activities.
  • Co-ordinating the technical/engineering functions and work programmes of the DAs ‘ and beneficiary community groups community in the Region, particularly, in the development the Project’s annual work plan and budget and sub-projects which will be financed under theProject and all implementation assistance related to such activities.
  • Assisting in the procurement of works, goods and services at the DA AC and community levels specifically, appraisal of sub-projects, design reviews cost estimates for sub-projects, preparation of tender documents and compilation of list of sub-projects for procurement.
  • Assisting DAs and beneficiary communities in the engagement of service providers such as collaborating institutions, consultants and small scale contractors for effective LIPW delivery contractors
  • Assisting RCC staff and relevant line Ministries/Agencies such as GIDA and DFR in providing timely and efficient backstopping to DAs and ACs.
  • Acting as the RCO’s technical liaison with all the other departments working within the operational region.
  • Assessing and advising on the training requirements of District Assembly technical staff with respect to implementation of LIPW.
  • Assisting the RCO in establishing and implementing procedures for achieving set targets, and also ensuring compliance with proper codes of conduct by DAs and ACs.
  • Ensuring effective contract management practices on various LIPW sites i.e. applications of the appropriate work methods and documentation of site work.
  • Ensuring the effective organisation and development of technical training programmes for beneficiary groups within the DAs, ACs and beneficiary communities in the Regions.
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Regional Co- ordinator from time to time.

Reporting Responsibility

  • The Regional Engineer will report directly to the Regional Co-ordinator and perform such functions as providing technical support and development assistance to implementing agencies and institutions within his/her operational region.
  • As a member of the Regional Project Team, the Infrastructural Engineer will playa key role in LIPW delivery in the designated region

Duration of Assignment

  • The assignment shall be for an initial period of fifteen (15) months from 1st April 2016 to  30th June 2017 with the likelihood of extension for an additional year.

Required Skills or Experience

  • The Regional Engineer should be a Civil Engineer; Quantity Surveyor or Agricultural Engineering with vast experience in Civil Engineering;
  • Must be a member of a recognized Professional Body (e.g. Ghana Institute of Engineers and Institute Surveyors).
  • A second degree in a related field would be an advantage.
  • The role calls for seven to ten (7- 10) years’ working experience Engineering and Project Management, and proficiency in office productivity software (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.etc.).

How to Apply

  • All interested individuals are requested to submit typewritten letters and curriculum vitae (CV) for the positions described above.
  • Only shortlisted individuals will be contacted. Letters of Interest clearly marked: "GSOP - STAFF Positions" must be delivered to the address below (in person, or by mail, or bye-mail) by 1700hrs on February 10, 2016.
The Chief Director Ministry of Local Gov't and Rural Development (MLGRD) P. O. Box M. 50 Ministries, Accra, Ghana Tel: 00233-21-66366BI Fax: 00233-21- 682003 E-mail address:[email protected]
  • Further enquiries on this REOl can be obtained from the National Coordinator, Ghana Social Opportunities Project,    Tel: 0302-770246.

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