Technical Advisor

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Services
Deadline: 12th of July
GIZ has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with the project “Restoration of Peace, Livelihoods, and Economic in Anbar Region of Iraq”. The GIZ G230 Construction in the International Cooperation is implementing agricultural infrastructure measures in Anbar Region of Iraq.
The Technical Advisor is responsible for
  • Providing comprehensive high-quality support to the GIZ Project office on all aspects of the technical support according to GIZ regulations.
  • Responsible to deliver and accomplish the construction and/or rehabilitation of facilities in compliance with the project’s goals and objectives. 
  • Oversees the day-to-day site management and supervision. 
  • Ensuring the overall efficiency and effectiveness of processes and activities undertaken to achieve timely delivery of infrastructures measures. 
  • Good communication flow, particularly with the project team and wider programme and support staff.
The Technical Advisor performs the following tasks:
  • Provide overall technical assistance to GIZ construction projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring. 
  • Responsible to ensure that effective implementation, monitoring and supervision tools are developed and implemented. 
  • Responsible to ensure effective quality control systems are in place and contractor and engineering consultancy companies work in compliance with technical specifications and GIZ quality standards. 
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers. 
  • Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets. 
  • Support the Supply section in all tender exercises for the procurement of construction and consultancy services. 
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources. 
  • Identify and manage risks and initiate corrective action where necessary, so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved. 
  • Prepare interim - final project and handover reports and maintain the relevant project records. 
  • Manage project budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time. 
  • Coordinate with Operations and programs required activities ensuring proper and timely actions from both, GIZ’s and Government’s side. 
  • Certify disbursements of funds monitor and submit financial status reports to management in compliance with the pre-established requirements. 
  • Ensure a sound handing over of facilities to project beneficiaries. 
  • A close cooperation with the superior is expected.
  • Know-how the German “Arbeitsstättenverordung”/workplace regulations should be developed during the assignment.  
  • Solutions, regarding the detail planning have to be independently developed and to be coordinated with the superior. 
  • Supporting in the research of construction possibilities regarding new construction detail solutions. This consists of contacting companies in order to receive knowhow to include this in the planning.
  • Supporting in all necessary planning tools for providing functional public buildings, such as escape and rescue plans, including Heating/Ventilation -, Sanitary- and Electronic planning.
  • Support the tender exercises for describing and providing the technical drawings and detail planning. 
Other duties/additional tasks
  • Technical Advisor performs other technical duties and tasks at the request of the superior 
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Advanced university degree in Architecture, Civil or Structural Engineering, or another relevant technical field.
Professional experience
  • at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position.
Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Experience in overall construction planning, from predesign to complex construction detail design/planning.  
  • Experience in concrete and prefabricated building construction.
  • Solid knowledge about building supply systems. 
  • Good experience in construction processes.
  • Good know-how about local, Turkish and regional Construction materials and the local market conditions.
  • Very good communication skills. 
  • Experience in working in complex environments and large infrastructure, prefabricated building construction and/or civil works. 
  • Knowledge of procurement, tendering, contracting processes and requirements documents.
  • Working experience in the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/ (re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills.
  • Background/familiarity with an emergency/transitional development aid.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic, German is an advantage 
  • Familiar with AutoCAD, Civil 3D and other needed engineering software, Microsoft Office and Outlook (Email)

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