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Specific Job Descriptions (Foreign Aided Projects)

Post : Project Director – PCU Roads or Bridges or PMP

Officers Under Project Director – PCU

• Superintending Engineer (Desk Officers)
• Project Managers (EE grade)

Personnel Specifications :

The post holder shall meet the general requirements of an Additional Chief Engineer as specified in the RHD Management Manual Volume 1 and as stated in the agreement between GoB and the development partners and as per recruitment rules.

The post holder shall be a minimum graduate in civil engineering and served as an Additional Chief Engineer or as a Project Director of a foreign aided project for a minimum period of two years. He should preferably have received training in construction and maintenance management of the roads or bridges.

The post holder shall carryout other development functions and the duties and responsibilities under the revenue post where applicable.

Duties and responsibilities :

In addition to the general responsibilities of the post of Additional Chief Engineer, as specified in the RHD Management Manual Volume 1, the specific duties relating to this position are detailed below:

1. Act as a head of the Projects Coordination Unit (PCU) and central point for all foreign aided projects of relevant group (Roads, Bridges and Periodic Maintenance projects.) in RHD.

2. Cooperate with CE RHD, Planning & Maintenance Wing, Bridge Management Wing and development partners in the selection and identification of projects for foreign funding in the Annual Development Programme.

3. Review and ensure that the project documents are prepared with due considerations to the requirements and statements in the Aide-Memoirs, Public Procurement Rules, standard FAP clauses etc.

4. Participate in the initial selection of projects with the development partner’s visiting or resident mission and relevant GoB officials etc.

5. Process draft DPP or TAP based on MOU, Aide-Memoirs and field information for feasibility study, detailed design, and project implementation.

6. Coordinate with the CE RHD, development partners, MoC, ERD, Project Directors for all project purposes and ensure interaction with functional units and links with other projects.

7. Manage and monitor functions of loan, grant and credit with particular responsibility for efficient operations of expenditures, progress and delivery and liase with funding agency.

8. Appoint consultants (both foreign and local) for the feasibilility study and detailed design.

9. Overview progress of physical works, training programme of the investment projects.

10. Discuss with CE RHD, MoC, ERD and appraise progress in detail in case of TA component of the project.

11. Review inception report submitted by the consultant and monitor reports including monthly progress.

12. Process annual programme, budget requirements for the project and obtain approval from the relevant authorities.

13. Ensure that relevant records and reports on FAPs are sent for maintaining in the RHD database.

14. Interact with PCUs during project preparation and provide up to date information in the planning stages and on-going projects.

15. Attend meetings with the development partners on all key issues.

16. Ensure that the consultant introduces Site Safety Plan prior to commencement of work.

17. Ensure that the Central Management System continues to meet the requirement of FAPs.


For duties associated with each grade of personnel see


Updated on : 1/4/2005