Job Description:
The Project Management Specialist (Engineering) serves as the principal engineering resource in the USAID/Karachi Office, and as the sole representative of the Office of Infrastructure in Islamabad on matters pertaining to infrastructure, engineering, and construction projects in the Sind province and the region, and may take on other responsibilities as directed by the Liaison Officer.
The Specialist also coordinates and monitors infrastructure, engineering, and other assistance programs in the province and the region. The Specialist serves as a full Contracting Office Technical Representative/Agreement Office Technical Representative for assigned programs/projects/activities. The Specialist provides expert advice to the USAID/Karachi Office and to USAID/Pakistan in Islamabad on engineering issues in the Sind, and serves as a resource, along with other Specialists, to all USAID Offices in Pakistan in making recommendations for sectoral activities in the region and the country. The Specialist liaises with Government of Pakistan officials, implementing partners (IPs), other USAID Specialists, and other donors and organizations, ensuring that USAID is collecting and tracking relevant indicators, planning and designing new programs as new needs arise, and reporting on infrastructure and engineering efforts to USAID/Pakistan in Islamabad and to Washington, D.C.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized and/or accredited University is required. A Master’s Degree or higher educational credentials is preferred.

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible, job-related, professional-level experience in infrastructure planning, design of programs/projects, project implementation, and monitoring and evaluation is required. This experience should have included providing analysis and interpretation of engineering data, and presentation of findings in written form. Previous experience with the Government of Pakistan and/or other donor organizations on infrastructure-related programs is desirable.

Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English and Urdu language proficiency, speaking and writing, as well as spoken Sindi (Level IV) is required.

The work requires in-depth professional knowledge of general engineering and construction principles, theories, concepts, and practices, as well as the ability to apply standard engineering practices, methods, and techniques in difficult environments in order to foster general engineering programs/projects of broad scope, with substantial latitude for independent action.

Work requires a high order of skill in communicating with others, clarity conciseness of verbal expression and persuasiveness in obtaining the cooperation of those whose efforts must be integrated and coordinated into successful completion of program/project implementation. The Specialist must have the ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate general engineering activities, and to identify problems in construction; the ability to adopt and apply professional engineering principles, methods, and techniques to resolve problems encountered; the ability to keep abreast of changes in engineering and scientific knowledge, general engineering and construction technology; and, to utilize information gained thereby in the solution of theoretical and practical engineering and construction problems.

How to Apply:
To Apply: Project Management Specialist (Engineering) USAID

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