Deputy Team Leader - Professional Services for Program Management Unit for Phase II (Lesotho Highlan

Lesotho (LS)
Jun 29, 2022
Jul 29, 2022
Position Type
Program Manager
Organization Type

Project Description: The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-phase, bi-national project undertaken by the Governments of the Kingdom of Lesotho and of the Republic of South Africa in accordance with a Treaty signed between the two countries in 1986. Given the evolution of the Phase II program from Advance Infrastructure to construction of the Main Works and the expiration of the current PMU contract, LHDA seeks to appoint a Program Management Unit (PMU) to take over responsibility for management oversight and reporting during construction of the Phase II facilities. Phase II activities are as outlined:

The Water Transfer component of Phase II will comprise a Concrete-Faced Rockfill Dam at Polihali, downstream of the confluence of Khubelu and Senqu (Orange) Rivers, and a gravity water transfer tunnel that will connect Polihali Reservoir to the Katse Reservoir. Other Phase II activities include the establishment of Advance Infrastructure (roads, camps, power line, telecommunication system, etc.), feeder roads and implementation of environmental and social impact mitigation measures such as ESIAs and Resettlement Action Plans. The second Phase of the LHWP also includes the construction of a hydroelectric scheme at Oxbow.


The scope of work includes program management (integration, scope, time, cost, quality, resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management), administration of consultancy and construction contracts (including claims management and dispute resolution), and technical assistance.




  • Must have a degree in Building Construction, Construction Management, or Civil Engineering and be a Professional Engineer or approved equivalent professional accreditation. Must be a certified Project Management Professional.



  • Coordinate inputs from project managers and provide strategic guidance to project managers. Manage the dependencies and interfaces among construction contracts. Deputize for Team Leader as appropriate. Liaise with relevant LHDA technical managers during ongoing construction activities.

Experience Requirements:


  • Should have at least fifteen (15) years post graduate experience in civil engineering works, including construction management. Must have at least ten (10) years’ experience in project management for infrastructure projects at least USD 100 million. Must have substantial experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa or similar context. Must have contractor management and contract administration experience. Should demonstrate experience in working effectively within diverse management structures across multiple sites/locations

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To be full-time on site until completion of all construction activities