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Friday, July 30, 2010

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Job Vacancy:Consultant - Grant Aid and Infrastructur (Kenya)

Consultant - Grant Aid and Infrastructure (GAI/01)

Job Ref. MN 4508

Our client, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent administrative institution of the Government of Japan that implements technical cooperation and extends loan/grant Aid in countries that have signed bilateral agreements with Japan.

It has offices in 58 countries around the world, and is now strengthening its activities in Africa, particularly with a focus on human security, community development and empowerment of people through capacity development.

JICA is now seeking the services of a Development Consultant to work on full-time basis with a Senior Technical Advisor and to be based at the JICA Regional Strategy Unit for Africa at JICA’s Country office in Nairobi.

Person Profile

Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor, the candidate must have excellent knowledge of civil engineering. The candidate will have at least 5 years extensive experience in Infrastructure (road, bridges, ports etc), water and sanitation, technical appraisal of projects; civil engineering and architectural projects.

This position has significant foreign travel responsibility. The candidate must have a Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Infrastructure Planning, or from a related field from a recognized university.

Job Profile

The key responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
  • Inspection of on-going grant aid projects.
  • Assisting in conducting research and preparation of reports on grant aid projects in African countries.
  • Analyzing monthly reports submitted by consultants for grant aid projects.
  • Facilitating cross-border transportation infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Collecting information and conducting studies on the regional infrastructure.
  • Holding workshops on infrastructural issues in the region.
  • Analyzing sector situation in the region and identifying development needs of the specific countries.
  • Formulating project plans at regional, national, district and community levels.
  • Updating information on civil engineering and architectural projects in Africa.
  • Carrying out facilitation of transport and trade to achieve the Yokohama Action Plan that was launched at the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD IV).
Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number. You MUST disclose your current or past salary. Failure to disclose may disqualify your application.

Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by9th August 2010.

Mark Job Ref. No. on top left of the envelope.

Send to:

Executive Selections Division,
Manpower Service (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance,

P.O. Box 50736 - 00200,
Nairobi.

Email: recruit@manpowerkenya.com.

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