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Mott MacDonald has recently been appointed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) as the Technical Assistance Provider for the “Nepal Climate Change Support Programme Phase 2 (NCCSP2), led by the Ministry of Forests and Environment. NCCSP was designed with an aim to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Nepal are able to adapt to the effects of climate change. NCCSP2 will operate in Municipalities in Province 5, Karnali Province and Sudur Pachhim Province respectively. The aim of NCCSP2 is to:
- Support the poorest and most vulnerable communities and local enterprises in western Nepal to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change;
- Use participatory, evidence-based processes to identify long-term adaptation priorities; and integrate these into Government of Nepal’s planning and policies;
- Build capacity of Government of Nepal to finance, design and deliver adaptation interventions;
- Improve coordination of community-based adaptation interventions and generate evidence that can improve the quality of future adaptation planning.
The objectives of the Technical Assistance to NCCSP2 is to support and build the capacity of the Government of Nepal to deliver the programme. The TA to the NCCSP2 comprises of 4 objectives:
- Help the Government of Nepal (GoN) to deliver the programme effectively, efficiently, and economically through the provision of technical expertise
- Reduce the fiduciary risk associated with the programme
- Strengthen the capacity of the GoN to plan and implement climate change adaptation programs today and in the future
- Share learning from NCCSP2 with others and lead the coordination of partners working on climate change adaptation in Nepal
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Engineer, the engineer will:
- Facilitate the Municipality's technical team for initial listing (identification) of potential climate resilient development plans (CRDPs) and short-listing by Ward Committees.
- Facilitation and coordination for undertaking several technical assessments of potential CRDPs schemes (climate profile, feasibility, detail design/estimation, preparation of bidding /contract documents etc.) as per prescribed engineering manual, guidelines and reporting formats).
- The technical job will include hydraulic and structural designs, field layouts, planning and execution of detail surveys for a variety of rural infrastructures scattered over a wide area of the Municipality.
- Facilitate and coordinate with Municipality's technical and planning teams for detail screening of the shortlisted CRDPs through analysis of several aspects of feasibility and climate profile and use of relevant prioritization criteria already agreed at the Municipality level.
- Guide to and coordinate with technical team of the Municipality for contract administration, compliance to quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) requirements, reporting to the Senior Engineer, maintaining documentation of technical supervision and monitoring of the activities by concerned stakeholders including Municipality's monitoring committees.
- Facilitate to the Municipality's technical team for preparation of periodic and project completion reports of the CRDP schemes since mobilization of the service provider (Contractors/users' committees) till the completion stage.
- Facilitate and guide on technical aspects of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the CRDPs, completed CRDPs infrastructures, other infrastructures (database, planning, design, implementation and reporting arrangements).
- Daily coordination with TA's Municipality level Coordinator and other team members for devising and implementing action plan (weekly/monthly) and preparation of internal progress report for submission to Regional TA Team regarding the TA's and CRDP activities simultaneously.
- Provide technical information and support for preparation of a variety of reports of TA activities at the Municipal and Regional levels.
- Guide and mobilize Sub-Engineers (working under TA) for support to design and implementation of CRDPs.
- Carry out relevant technical and management tasks as instructed by TA's Regional team of Senior Engineers and regular instructions from TA's central office based in Kathmandu.
Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder and line manager.
Required competencies and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
- Minimum 3 years of professional experience in civil engineering with a focus on hydraulic and structural designs, field layouts, planning and execution of detail surveys for a variety of rural infrastructures.
- Prior experience in remote areas, in sectors like irrigation (canals/ponds), WATSAN, landslide/riverbank protection structures (bioengineering) etc. in rural and semi-urban contexts.
- Experience in usage of computers and software packages (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are a must.
- Professional experience in AutoCAD, hydraulic/structural design software, use of electronic survey equipments will be highly preferred.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, but also a team player with the willingness to learn and support the learning of others.
- Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English and Nepali is essential.
- Energetic to work in remote areas with limited facilities yet highly committed to professional work to achieve tangible outcome for the benefits of the most vulnerable people.