Engineers in Action Bolivia Bridge Program Manager (BB-25612)
Encontrado en: Neuvoo BO
Location: Bolivia | Compensation: Salaried | Start Date: ASAP (flexible, but before April)
Build bridges. Build leaders.
Engineers in Action is hiring a Bolivia Bridge Program Manager to help us empower today’s students to become tomorrow’s global leaders by building pedestrian bridges with underserved communities in Bolivia. The bridges we build over impassable rivers connect rural communities to essential resources and opportunities. The university students who help build those bridges become the leaders our world needs to achieve the .
We’ve worked with more than 700 students from over 30 universities to build 88 bridges serving approximately 150,000 people in 11 countries, and we’re just getting started. Join us, and become part of the best student-powered bridge building network in the world.
The Bolivia Bridge Program Manager will oversee all aspects of the Bridge Program in Bolivia. Duties will include:
Foster an open and enthusiastic work environment
Enable staff to be successful in the field
Manage local staff (e.g. masons, engineer, project coordinator, fellow, etc.)
Fulfill financial and inventory reporting requirements
Assure compliance with local and international regulations
Coordinate media updates for social media campaigns and other public relations documents
Provide project management oversight for local construction managers and engineers
Serve as liaison between the US-based staff and in-country program
Identify high need bridge sites
Perform technical and social surveys
Assess project feasibility
Create collaboration agreements with stakeholders
Work with local governments to fund project material costs
Prepare preliminary designs and work with engineer of record to address design challenges
Sign off on technical hold points and ensure adherence to quality control policies during bridge construction
Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation program of finished bridges
Hosting Student Teams
Ensure a safe on-site camp has been secured prior to team arrival
Brief teams on local conditions prior to their arrival
Serve as a liaison between key project stakeholders, EIA personnel, and the student team
Ensure teams arrive to the project site safely
Create an environment that facilitates a positive learning experience
Assist team in forging bonds and understanding with local community members
On-call for response to emergencies
Develop and drive the program’s strategic plan
Develop relationships with local entities including government, universities, and nonprofits
Develop relationships with bi-lateral funding partners
Fulfill grant requirements, as applicable
Build local capacity through training and mentoring of local staff
Incorporate world-class development policies and practices
Passion for the and international non-profit work
Experience and/or knowledge of surveying basics (Auto Level and Total Station)
Experience in international or community development
Exceptional, professional, and detail-oriented organizational skills with excellent time management and communication skills.
A positive, optimistic, and can-do attitude with the ability to work with or without direction and or direct supervision.
Creative, energetic, and self-motivated, with a proven track record of taking initiative and problem solving
Comfortable with our perpetual drive for improvement (we are the best in the world at what we do because we love learning from failure)
Fluent written and spoken Spanish or siSwati (conversational or better English preferred)
Proficiency driving a manual transmission vehicle preferred
Candidates with a bachelors in Civil Engineering or International Development preferred
Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner to external partners
Passion for integrating experiential learning pedagogy into traditional engineering curricula.
Professional experience in volunteer management, student empowerment, engineering design, construction management and/or program management, with strong preference for international development experience.
Preference for applicants who have gone through the EIA Bridge Program
Based in Cochabamba, Bolivia but requiring regular travel to many other parts of the country.
Benefits will depend on applicant’s qualifications and experience.
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