Senior Project Manager: Construction (Category 1)
1.Objective(s) and linkages to Reforms
A Reform Support Team (RST) at the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine (MCTD) is a group of Ukrainian professionals (non-civil servants) funded on a temporary basis by international donors to provide targeted technical support and assists the MCTD in the design and implementation of priority reforms. The RST will assist in filling the capacity gaps in the design and implementation of priority reform strategies and programs, while strengthening links and partnerships between the Ministry’s priorities and relevant donor support.
The main reform areas that the RST will be dealing with are focused on the design and implementation of energy efficiency reform, utilities sector reform, housing policy reform, comprehensive construction industry reform and PAR, as stipulated by Ukraine’s commitments to the EU Association Agreement.
To ensure the innovative development of the construction industry it is required to update and improve regulations permanently. Further development in Ukraine is associated with the adoption of international regulations in construction, improving the technical level, quality, and reliability of domestic products, ensuring its competitiveness, and in identifying key areas of regulatory support in construction. Construction Sector Reform is one of the main reforms in the MCTD and committed to building a transparent system that will make Ukraine adherent to the OECD standards for technical regulation, improve the business environment, and create a professional competitive market.
The reform aims for the following main objectives:
- deregulation in the sphere of technical regulation in construction;
- harmonisation of the national construction norms and requirements to appropriate international standards (including introduction of international forms of construction contracts);
- establishment of harmonised with EU conditions for the provision of construction products on the market and adaptation of current legislation to their introduction;
- creation of a system of legislative and regulatory support for the application of building information modelling (BIM-technologies) in the creation of construction objects of construction and management of the life cycle of buildings and structures;
- development of new policies and strategies;
- enhance anti-corruption mechanisms.
2.Position and reporting line
The Senior Project Manager on Construction Sector Reform will work in close cooperation with the responsible for the Reform MCTD Deputy Minister.
A highly qualified professional is needed to draft, supervise and support the necessary products (documents) related to Construction Sector Reform.
The Project Manager on Construction Sector Reform will be subordinated to the Director of RST MCTD.
3.Duration and proposed timeframe
The initial consultancy assignment is expected to start in June 2021 and has an estimated duration of up to 3 months. This assignment has an opportunity for extension for another 12 months, subject to the donors funding availability, consultant’s performance and the specific needs of the RST.
4.Main Duties, Responsibilities and Deliverables
Main duties and responsibilities:
- preparation of priority work plans and reporting documents; allocation of responsibilities, resource planning and coordination support within the team;
- collect, elaborate and submitting all relevant documents and materials (e.g. plans, reports, analyses and proposals) needed for the activities of all relevant technical aid projects and expert missions;
- support the identification, collection, collation and analysis of relevant data and information;
- design, preparation and coordination of strategic framework implementation in the area of construction;
- development policies, legislation and policy measures in construction;
- ensure implementation of the regulation developed under construction, including but not limited to the laws, concepts, programs, and secondary legislation;
- project management support (development of project/reform implementation plan, risk management, change management, etc.);
- providing regular progress reports to the RST Director, MinRegion and other stakeholders;
- Ensuring visibility of the reform development and implementation;
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the RST Director.
Main anticipated deliverables for the Construction Sector Reform include legislative drafts (by-laws), comments, analyses and proposals for:
- legal acts on establishment of harmonised with EU conditions for the provision of construction products on the market according to the Law `On Providing Construction Products on the Market` developed and adopted;
- implementation of best international practice to Ukrainian norms, including designing and contractual relations between the participants of the investment construction process;
- legal acts on introduction building information modelling (BIM) in the construction industry developed and adopted;
- proposals on amendments to the legislation on pricing and estimated rationing in construction, including new approaches to determining the estimated cost of construction, the formation of a reasonable initial contract price on this basis and needed legal acts developed;
- a new pricing methodology based on the concept of life cycle cost introducted;
- proposals on deregulation in the construction industry, simplification of permitting procedures, reduction of corruption risks, increase of competitiveness of domestic construction products developed;
- legal acts to correspond appropriate international standards for technical regulation developed.
5.Qualifications, Skills and Experience
5.1.Qualifications and skills:
- Master’s degree in civil engineering, management, finance, economics, law or business administration;
- Experience in high-level negotiations, strong communication and presentation skills;
- Proven ability to lead a team of experts in donor-funded, business, or public organisations;
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex legal and financial information;
- Strong capacity building, organisational management, communication and presentation skills;
- PC literacy (PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Word; Google docs, budgeting programs in construction is an asset;
- Fluency in Ukrainian and English.
5.2.General professional experience:
- More than 10 years of general professional experience. Prior experience of work in public services reform team is a plus.
5.3.Specific professional experience:
- Minimum 5 years of experience in development, analysis, implementation of policies and strategies or project management in construction industry, engineering, business law;
- Experience with the reform implementation in Ukraine, especially as related to the construction industry;
- Experience with government entities and their mandate and processes is an asset;
- Experience with Building Information Modelling, Computer-Aided Design systems and budgeting programs in the construction industry is an asset.
The funding source of this assignment is the EBRD Ukraine Stabilisation and Sustainable Growth Multi-Donor Account (MDA). Contributors to the MDA are Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, the largest donor.
Please note, selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.
- Submissions must be prepared in English only and be delivered electronically by 16 of May 23:59 (Kyiv time), 2021 to [email protected]
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All submissions must include:
- a completed Application Form;
- a completed NDA Form;
- the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae;
- Reference Letter from a recent supervisor (original in English, or Ukrainian with English translation) together with the contact details for two further referees who, if contacted, can attest to the professional and/or educational background of the candidate.
Only applications which have been submitted using the correct template and are fully completed will be considered.
Following the evaluation of all applications received, selected candidates may be invited to the tests. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to the interview.