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Construction Delegate/Project Manager

Swiss Red Cross (SRC)
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan with frequent visits to Charsadda/KPK
Last Date: May 22, 2011
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The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is involved in the planning and implementation of a reconstruction and rehabilitation program in Pakistan. For our project in the disaster affected District of Charsadda, Provinces KPK, we are looking for a

Construction Delegate/Project Manager

to be based in Islamabad, Pakistan with frequent visits to Charsadda/KPK.

Professional planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring of an owner-driven project implemented with a cash approach for approx. 1000 families in Charsadda/KPK
Monitoring and controlling of all construction activities, material quality, project costs and work process
Management and supervision of local staff in a culturally sensitive environment
Responsibility for budgets and transparent and accountable finance management
Coordination and networking with Pakistan Red Crescent Society and other partner agencies, local authorities and other stakeholders on site
Progress monitoring, regular narrative and financial reporting and elaboration of project documentation.

University degree and/or professional qualification in Structural/Civil Engineering, Architecture or related technical field
Minimum 3 years of project management experience in construction of housing, including site supervision in a post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation context
Demonstrated experience in construction administration systems and procedures, in particular control of works and financial management. Knowledge of cash based approach is an asset
Experience of working effectively within a multicultural team of 5 expats
Strong leadership skills, diplomacy, team spirit and negotiation skills
Sensitivity to cultural differences, ability to adapt to the context and work under pressure
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in English (working language)
Familiarity with Red Cross Movement is an advantage.

Conditions: 1 year with the option of extension, starting as soon as possible or according to agreement. Adequate salary, social insurances, travel and accommodation expenses provided. No family posting.

Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment, candidate reviews will commence immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application without delay.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

If you are interested, please address your application with CV and names of three referees (will be contacted only if candidate is shortlisted) to:

Swiss Red Cross, attn. Isabel Bangerter, Rainmattstrasse 10, 3001 Bern, Switzerland, or


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