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Infrastructure Procurement Advisor | ReliefWeb August 2021 - Jobvacan

Infrastructure Procurement Advisor | ReliefWeb

About the role

Based in Accra, the Contract Management Specialist will lead the provision of contract monitoring services under Crown Agents’ ongoing VFM services offering.

Pre-Contract Value for Money Assessments

  • Review the Bill of Quantities to check that it is adequate to correspond with the Employers Requirements (e.g. specifications and drawings)
  • Review the conditions of contract relating to time control, payment and other commercial terms
  • If necessary, identify the relevant conditions of contract that potentially alter the balance of risk and reward between Contractor and Employer and make recommendations to restore balance to the contract
  • Evaluate the suitability and coherence of Employer’s Requirements for infrastructure development/construction projects
  • Evaluate the completeness and responsiveness (to the Employer’s Requirements) of Contractors’ proposals for infrastructure development/construction projects

Responsibilities: Independent Contract Monitoring

  • Monitor the progress of work against the agreed Contractor’s Programme to pinpoint delays and if necessary, recommend measures to mitigate the delays
  • Prepare work progress report
  • Review, if requested, the interim payment certificates of the Contractor to ensure that these comply with the terms of the contract (retention money, advance payment, etc.)
  • If requested, review and check any contract changes (variation orders, change orders), and requested extension of time from the Contractor
  • Review technical and contract documentations in the course of the work to identify any issues which are not in compliance with relevant contract terms and conditions
  • If necessary, undertake a site inspection to identify any defects in construction and check that the payment certificates correspond with the actual value of works completed
  • Any other contract management tasks as requested by the Team Leader

Reports to: Country Director – Ghana

About you

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Familiar with construction industry standards and specifications as applied in developing countries (specifically in West Africa)
  • Working knowledge of FIDIC Conditions of Contract Turnkey Projects (EPC) or other types of construction contracts (e.g. NEC)
  • Must possess the ability to engage in and lead high stakes/high-profile negotiations on behalf of clients
  • Skilled in report writing and presenting of complex information in a professional manner
  • Previous experience in independently assessing the progress of civil works construction projects

Personal Qualities

  • Highly driven
  • Politically astute
  • Professionally credible
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Loyal and committed to the project


  • Overall post graduate experience of at least 10 years in health infrastructures such as hospitals (minimum district level), clinics, medical stores, or any public health facilities with designs procurement and/or construction
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of contract management of large works projects, particularly health facilities


  • A degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture, desirable

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

About what’s on offer

Crown Agents offers a competitive benefits package.

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