Lebanon: INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERT
|Closing Date : 2019-12-05
Duty Station : Beirut, Lebanon
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Organization: Expertise France
Closing date: 05 Dec 2019
Position: Infrastructure Expert
This service contract is subject to the conditions of the signature of the main contract between Expertise France and the Delegation of the European Union in Beirut.
Country: home-based with trips to Paris (France) and Lebanon
Name and project description: Capacity Building in support of Security and Development project in Southern Lebanon to the benefit of the Lebanese Armed Forces
This action aims at reinforcing the stability, security and sovereignty of Lebanon, as reinstated during the Rome II Summit, by reinforcing the capacities of the Lebanon armed forces. More specifically, the action aims to provide the Lebanese armed forces with an operational headquarters in Srebbine, which will house the main components of the Model Regiment, a new infantry regiment in charge of the Southern border. The headquarters of the Model Regiment will constitute an operational and administrative center in Southern Lebanon.
This project has three specific objectives:
Rehabilitate and extend a building in Srebbine to host the Model Regiment Headquarter
Equip the Model Regiment Headquarter to ensure effective operational and administrative role.
Implement a communication strategy and dissemination plan towards local populations to raise awareness on LAF activities in the region
Under the supervision of the Field Project Coordinator, this expertise will represent about 40 man-days and will be home-based (with field trips). The selected individual will act as a permanent advisor within the project management team. His tasks will include but are not limited to the following:
Preparation of tender files : estimated budget, technical specifications (to select the appropriate engineering consulting company)
(Pre)-identification of potential contractors in collaboration with the Field Supervisor
Contribution to the screening process of the providers and participation to the selection process of contractor(s)
Analysis of potential risks
Supervision of the consulting company in close cooperation with the Field Supervisor and Field Coordinator:
o checking of the technical documents produced by the Consulting company (Making sure that the plans suggested are reliable on the technical side, at a reasonable price and respect environmental and legal frameworks)
o Validation of the dashboard: planning, budget monitoring, progress of works, expenses, readjustment in case of failures, etc.
o random control of works in the field
Any other duties assigned by Expertise France or the EU Delegation.
Degrees & Qualifications
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural or Architectural Engineering or related discipline
Fluency in French
Excellent verbal and written English
At least 15 years of relevant experience (Engineering/Infrastructure)
Extensive experience in camp and/or military building
Highly adaptable and ability to handle insecure environments
Ability to empower and build trust
Full proficiency in Microsoft Office
Ability to work autonomously and to report
High writing skills
Diplomatic skills and ability to work in complex and multicultural environments
Knowledge of conception cycle (sketch, study, construction, verification, optimization, rendering, draft creation, etc.)
Mission area: home-based with trips to Paris (France) and Lebanon
Duration: about 40 man-days
Starting date: asap
How to apply:
All applications must include the following:
Applications should be sent to Expertise France by email before 05thDecember 2019, using the following subject: INFRASTRUCTURE EXPERT.
Applications are to be made in French or English.
Applications are to be sent to the following email address:
If you do not receive a responseone month afterthe application deadline, please consider that your application has not been shortlisted.
The process of selection of expressions of interest will occur in two phases:
As a first step, a shortlist will be freely established by Expertise France.
Selected candidates may then be invited for an interview.
Fees and conditions for the services will be negotiated with the designated candidate.
Interviews will happen on a rolling basis.
Disclaimer Clause:This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.