Team Leader – Bangladesh Low Income Housing Project

Consultant, Full-Time, Bangladesh

We are looking for a Team Leader with 15 years' infrastructure/housing/slum upgrading experience to join our team in Bangladesh. The role will be on a full-time basis for approximately 20 months, starting immediately.

About the project:

Security of tenure remains an important and unaddressed issue in Bangladesh. However, the presence of recent programs (e.g. the DFID/UNDP Urban partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project, UPPR) has provided an important foundation upon which to build a program for secure and affordable housing for the urban poor, as they have brought communities together in organizations, mobilized and trained them in important skills, and introduced savings programs that allow for households to participate in housing upgrades and other community driven programs.

In this context, and to help the urban poor to access secure and affordable housing, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) requested financing from the World Bank for a Project that will facilitate the participation of communities living in slums and informal settlements to identify, design and finance secure and affordable housing solutions. This builds on global examples that have shown that the participation of slum dwellers, together with community architects, engineers and other technical specialists is critical to the sustainability and equity of slum development projects.

The GoB obtained an IDA Credit for the Low-Income Community Housing Support Project (LICHSP). The Project is envisioned as a demonstration program, to test several types of community driven solutions to resolving tenure issues, investing in critical infrastructure, and provide housing finance for the urban poor.

The Project will be implemented in 3 municipalities, where the scope of work cover community selection and verification, technical assistance to communities for site development and planning, and the design and supervision of civil works investments

The main objective of the proposed consultancy services is to assist the GOB in the implementation of the Project, specifically in the community mobilization and the design and supervision of civil works.

About the role:

We are seeking to identify a suitably qualified Team Leader to join our team in Bangladesh. The role will be on a full-time basis for approximately 20 months, starting immediately.

Qualifications and Experience needed:

  • A minimum of 15 years infrastructure/housing/slum upgrading experience;
  • Experience in procurement and contract management;
  • At least 10 years overall experience in a Team Leader position;
  • Work experience in South and South East Asia, including Bangladesh;
  • BSc in Engineering or a related field (essential); Master’s degree in Engineering (preferable);
  • Excellent communication skills in English including good presentation, facilitation and report writing skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Represent and act as authorised representative on behalf of the Consultant team with respect to all technical administrative and financial matters;
  • Manage day to day technical and operational relationship with the Client;
  • Manage day to day technical and operational delivery of services;
  • Co-ordinate additional inputs (technical backstopping, internal or external LTTA or STTA inputs);
  • Provide input to progress or other reports as required;
  • Update project work plan, manage changes and issues, update risk matrix and other project documents;
  • Prepare and is responsible for submission of all technical documents, reports and papers to a professional standard;
  • Visit Project field offices, communities and construction sites for monitoring; Participate/organize joint monitoring missions with on-going monitoring and evaluation by the World Bank;
  • Lead the process in each of the Project towns to identify eligible communities for upgrading, relocation, or development, and ensure the smooth implementation across different disciplines in securing tenure, improving infrastructure and developing housing;
  • Oversee the Preparation of additional Project towns, and, based on performance, manage the Project expansion to additional towns;
  • Take overall responsibility for all bidding documents.
  • Approve local project expenses in line with agreed level of authority;
  • Maintain local document filing and storage;
  • Plan, co-ordinate and execute phase closure or project shut down;
  • Liaise with the NHA and PMU, reporting on progress and dealing with queries, comments and complaints;
  • Provide support to the PM and PD when required;
  • Manage and coordinate among all actors of the Project dealing with problems, troubled situations and conflicts;

 

If you are interested in being considered for this role please submit your CV for consideration to consult@imcworldwide.com with ‘Team Leader – Bangladesh Low In-come Housing Project’ in the subject line. Please include details of your current availability and anticipated fee rate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.