Infrastructure Advisor (Tanzania)

Job Locations TZ
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Regular Full-Time
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The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


QED is seeking an Infrastructure Advisor to provide monitoring of construction services contracted under State Department Regional Procurement and Support (RPSO) and managed by CDC-Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to implement PEPFAR-Tanzania infrastructure development goals.


  • Provide guidance and mentorship to strengthen CDC Tanzania’s efforts to build the capacity of CDC Tanzania staff on PEPFAR infrastructure activities.
  • Participate in Interagency Infrastructure Working Group (IIWG) as necessary, to consult on the development, prioritization, implementation and evaluation of design and construction projects;
  • Conduct site-visits across Tanzania to monitor projects and attend site meetings with contracted Architect/Engineer technical advisors and construction contractors;
  • Document and inform the CDC-COR/Activity Manager and IIWG of all site-visit issues, decision points and concerns surrounding the monitoring of construction projects to facilitate timely USG action and response;
  • Maintain soft/hard copy documentation of all infrastructure projects for COR files according to USG records management protocols;
  • Review invoices and bills of quantity (BOQ) for accuracy, then prepare documents necessary for USG prompt payment;
  • Track financial commitments using complex Excel spreadsheet tool;
  • Brief USG and URT officials on the status of projects including constraints and alternatives;
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations and materials for CDC-COR and IIWG;
  • Ensure training and mentoring of local staff on utilization of site tools).
  • Assist with the documentation of official property transfer of construction projects to the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) according to State Department and USG PEPFAR Construction Guidance;
  • Coordinate with PEPFAR office, Project Officers, and other agencies to communicate, attend, and document practical completion of construction projects.
  • Ensure proper close-out with RPSO and Financial Management Office (FMO) of contract files for all construction projects;
  • Establish and document a process for Strategic Sourcing of materials and equipment with USAID partners on the Interagency Infrastructure Working Group (IIWG);
  • Ensure that all infrastructure projects (renovation, pre-fabricated structures, and construction) meet established standards and activities are appropriately monitored to meet USG requirements.
  • Travel in country (Tanzania) to fulfill a specific program’s monitoring or training requirements and share expertise in disease intervention, public health practices, etc.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or 5 years equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in civil engineering, architectural design, commercial construction administration, and or/related field experience in Tanzania and/or East Africa required.
  • Minimum 1 year experience with PEPFAR Program Implementation desired;
  • Minimum 1 year experience monitoring United States Government (USG) infrastructure contracts desired;
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information to lay persons when interacting with non-engineering/construction personnel;
  • Advanced Excel spreadsheet processing skills;
  • Excellent time and project management skills;
  • Level IV English and Level III Kiswahili proficiency is required;
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (Speaking, Writing, and Reading) on a daily basis with various groups.
  • Ability to work full-time and to be located in Tanzania is required.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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