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Peter Phiri
Independent Consultant , International non-profit; Consulting Industry
Lilongwe, Malawi
Infrastructure and WASH expert with over 18 years of project management experience in development cooperation. Has broad knowledge of project cycle management and international donors' procurement, grants and contract management procedures. Has wide experience in integrated community development projects and programmes.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
Has over 18 years experience in the management of WASH and infrastructure development projects and programmes from formulation including planning and budgeting through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Has worked as a Project Manager for the European Union Delegation for a period of 12 years and was responsible for entire project management cycles from project design (feasibility) through implementation to evaluation and administrative closure, involving a range of development projects: Roads, Public buildings, WASH programmes, education infrastructure and integrated community development programmes. Responsible for initiating feasibility studies in the formulation of infrastructure projects and programmes in accordance with the country strategy paper and relevant financing agreements signed between the EU and the Government of Malawi. Responsible for drafting tender documents for works and supervision contracts and drafting terms of reference for technical audits and project reviews; supervision and administration of works and service contracts including validation of payments, claims and contract dispute resolution following relevant European Development Fund (EDF) contract procedures as well as Technical and financial reporting.

Has worked on two major European Union-funded community development projects as a Water and Sanitation Engineer and was responsible for the design and implementation of WASH projects and programmes.

Has recently worked on a Dam construction project as a member of the Technical Assistance team to Malawi’s Department of Irrigation and was responsible for monitoring the construction of the Bwanje Valley Dam - a zoned earth-fill dam with a reservoir capacity of 5.6million m3.
MSc Degree in Water and Sanitation for Development - Cranfield University, UK (2018)

Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (Construction & Infrastructure) - University of Liverpool (2014).

BSc in Civil Engineering - University of Malawi - The Polytechnic (1998).
Affiliations and Achievements:
Other skills and courses attended:

Excellent command of all latest Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Access; AutoCAD.

The Age of Sustainable Development, e-Learning Course, Columbia University, February 2017.

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, November 2016.

Integrated Urban Transport Planning: e-Learning Course, World Bank Group, November 2014.

Training in Policy Dialogue in Practice: Focusing on achieving its objectives and applying negotiation skills. (EU - November 2014)

Public Finance Management Systems and Principles, Brussels, September 2012.

Training in Economic and Financial (ECOFIN) Analysis, Malawi, 2005.

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  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

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