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Publishing Date: February 15, 2021
Application Deadline: February 24, 2021

Goethe-Institut Dhaka / Bangladesh
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in Bangladesh. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement that strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

While we are completely remodelling our existing premises, the Goethe-Institut will be moving into a temporary space. Therefore we are looking for a:

Position: Construction Coordinator (m/f/d)

Duty Station: Dhaka
Start date: 15.3.2021, one year contract with extension option until 2023
Salary: According to experience and salary scheme of the Goethe-Institut Bangladesh
The Construction Coordinator is a full-time position with official duty of 40 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Relocation to temporary premises

Organisation and execution of the entire relocation process including:

  • tender of moving companies
  • temporary storage solutions
  • coordination of interior works, on-site checks, commissioning and relocation
  • time- and cost control as well as checking of invoices and preparation of payments
Remodelling of existing premises
Coordination of all aspects associated with planning and construction, working closely with external architects, consultants as well as headquarters in Germany:
  • coordination of all relevant issues on the part of the Goethe-Institut as well as decisions on functional aspects (e.g. placement of electrical outlets, furniture, etc.)
  • sampling process (e.g. floor finishes, lighting, fittings and fixtures, etc.)
  • communication with local authorities and preparation of documents for obtaining required permits
  • coordination of pilot projects for a new spatial concept and a new library
  • liaison with various stakeholders, including contractors, neighbours, legal advisors
  • site visits during construction
  • arranging visits of German planning partners to Bangladesh (visas, accommodation, etc.)
  • time- and cost control as well as checking of invoices and preparation of payments
  • organisation of events, e.g. ground-breaking ceremony, opening event, etc.

Required education, experience and skills: 

  • Bsc. in architecture; higher degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in handling similar construction projects
Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent communicator, very good spoken and written English; German would be an asset
  • Confidence liaising with various stakeholder (contractors, consultants, authorities, etc.)
  • Strong organisational skills, hands-on and problem-solving attitude
  • Sense of planning and urgency, multi-tasking, prioritization and responsibility
  • Knowledge of relevant software (e.g. Microsoft Office, project planning tools)
Application Procedure:

Please send your job application with a motivation letter and detailed CV with 2 references and your expected salary to jobs-dhaka@goethe.de with the subject line "Construction Coordinator" latest by 24th February 2021.