Post Level: Regional
Organizational Unit: Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project
Duty Station: Rusumo Project Site/ Kigali ,Rwanda
Duration: Two (2)-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance
Reports to: NELSAP Regional Coordinator.
Deadline for Application: 6th July 2017 before 17:00 hours Rwanda time
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a partnership of the riparian states of the Nile. The NBI seeks to develop the river basin resources in a cooperative manner, share substantial socioeconomic benefits, and promote regional peace and security. Within the framework of the NBI, the Governments of Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania have received financial support from various donors for implementation of the Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFHP), conceived as part of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP).
The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFHP) is a project under joint development by Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania..
The agreed project preparation management arrangements consist of a Council of Ministers responsible for Energy in those countries; a Project Implementation Committee (PIC) consisting of the Managing Directors/Director Generals of the Power Utility Companies, Director Generals /Commissioners/Directors of Energy in each country, a Project Steering Committee (PSC) consisting of senior officers from electricity utilities and ministries responsible for energy in each country; and a Project Manager at NELSAP-CU. The project is financed by the World Bank.
The project is now in the implementation phase with two contractors a JV for Civil Works (Contract Package 1: CP1) and another JV for the Electro-mechanical Works (Contract Package 2: CP2). The project is being implemented through a public financed, privately managed mechanism.
A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) namely Rusumo Power Company Limited (RPCL) has been established by the three governments to oversee the implementation and operation of the project. Although its shareholders are the three governments, it is intended that the Rusumo Power Company Limited will operate at arms' length and to all intents and purposes as a private company.
Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program Coordination Unit (NELSAP-CU) who is implementing the project on behalf of RPCL has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) which is in charge of day to day implementation of the project. The Project Manager will be the head of this Unit with responsibility for its operations across a broad spectrum of activities.
2. Objective of the Assignment
Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program is seeking to appoint an experienced international hydropower engineer who will serve as Project Manager (PM) for the RRFHP. He will be the head of the Project Implementation Unit tasked with the responsibility of the overall management and coordination of the Rusumo project implementation on behalf of NELSAP.
The Project Manager will report to NELSAP Regional Coordinator
The Project Manager will be supported by a small core team comprising of Project Engineers, Lead Safeguards Specialist, Financial Officer and Procurement Officer together with a secretarial and administrative staff.
3. Qualification and Experience Required
The minimum qualifications and experience required are:
i. Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a minimum of 15 years broad international experience in hydropower development including substantial experience in the actual implementation of hydro projects and contract supervision.
ii. A Master's Degree or post graduate qualification in an appropriate engineering discipline or management would be an added advantage.
iii. Experience should have already been obtained in a previously held position as a Project Manager for implementation of a similar or larger hydropower projects including tunnelling, with demonstrable evidence of relevant experience at a senior level on at least two other projects.
iv. Experience of trans-boundary projects would be an added advantage, as would experience of the procurement and contract implementation through use of FIDIC-Based Large Construction Contract and Design Supply Installation Contract financed by Multilateral funding agencies such as the World Bank
v. Applicants should be aware that the task requires frequent travel, living in remote areas and physical fitness and accordingly the selected candidate shall be required to provide an affidavit of good health in the required form of NELSAP. The Project Manager post will be based on Rusumo site with travel to Kigali NELSAP PIU office as required.
vi. Registration with an Engineering Professional Board will be desirable.
vii. The candidate shall have high level of proficiency in English.
5. Time Frame
The Project Manager will be appointed under a two (2)-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance.
6. How to apply
Interested Applicants should apply by submitting:
(i) A cover letter with statement on applicant's interest in the given assignment and suitability based on the given TOR
(ii) Curriculum Vitae (CV) including date of birth and nationality (Recommended CV Format Attached)
(iii) An affidavit of good health -Format attached
(iv) Copies of academic & professional training certificates
Further information can be obtained from the following documents