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Project Manager, Kenya
Job Title: Project Manager, Kenya
Location: Nairobi,Kenya
Company: The World Bank
Job Summary: Managing the preparation, design and implementation of facilities projects.
Job Description: The Project Manager (International Real Estate Development) position is located within the International Real Estate Development (GCSID) unit, and is responsible for managing the preparation, design and implementation of facilities projects related to the construction and alteration of the Bank's facilities abroad. The incumbent reports to the Manager, International Real Estate (GCSIR) and handles major components of facilities projects, comprising acquisition, design, and construction of Bank’s offices around the world. He/she works closely with the Senior Project Managers in the unit, with managers at all levels at Headquarters and Country Offices, internal service providers, attorneys, real estate brokers, landlords, furniture and equipment manufacturers, architectural, engineering and project management firms, and construction contractors. Duties and Accountabilities: Delivers the work program under Manager direction and, as required, with the advice from senior project managers. Identifies, inspects and evaluates alternative sites and buildings, and determine their suitability for the Bank’s requirements and needs. Develops the project program with the client, including estimates for space, cost, and timeline, as well as requirements for resources within/outside the Bank. Leads a multidisciplinary team of project stakeholders including, among others, clients, internal business partners (such as Legal, Security, IT, Procurement, Sustainability, and Health and Safety), architectural and engineering design firms, general contractors, and authorities. Liaise with other WBG institutions, as well with other institutions, in projects where the Bank is co-locating office space. Prepares cost-benefit analysis to evaluate lease versus buy versus build alternatives. Directs and manages interaction with internal and external counsel as well landlords and property owners. Conducts review of terms and conditions of lease proposals and assists in formulating strategy for lease transactions. Sets the project schedule and manages the planning, design and construction process, coordinating inputs from Bank units and outside firms on all aspects of the project from inception through final completion. Supports the selection of design consultants, contractors and specialty consultants for projects, and coordinates and directs all implementation activities and resources. Analyzes needs, identifies potential issues, and develops optimal solutions considering user requirements, technical constraints, resource availability, Bank policies and standards. Manages the preparation of construction plans, specifications and contract documents.
Requirements: A relevant degree, preferably MA/MS or M. Eng. (Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) and 10 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination totaling 5 years of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of building design and construction. Project Management - Understands and utilizes the concepts of project management, as they relate to the implementation of a project Negotiation Skills - Has good working experience of planning and preparation of negotiation, of setting clear objectives and tactics to achieve them. Architectural and Engineering Skills - Understands architectural design concepts, construction, mechanical or design engineering, sustainability principles, building systems and equipment as applied to large comprehensive construction and renovation projects. Interior Design - Has basic knowledge of institutional interior design theory and practices. Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success. Drive for Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so. Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
How to apply: Please apply online via The World Bank recruitment portal.
Closing Date: 16.12.2019
Additional information: Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
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