1932 Engineering Specialist – Electrical Engineer (Partnership for Local Development) re-advertisement – Belgrade

Background Information

UNDP supports Serbia in its own efforts to achieve a high level of human prosperity and dignity for all its citizens irrespective of their gender, ethnicity or creed. UNDP promotes sustainable human development, human security and equal possibilities for all, while providing every available support to Serbia in its progress toward joining the European Union.
UNDP’s projects and programmes are implemented within the scope of the Country Program Document 2016-2020 (CDP). CDP derives from and supports the implementation of the UN Development Partnership Framework 2016-2020 with the focus on: (a) accountable and representative governance institutions serving people; (b) equal participation for women and lives free of violence; (c) inclusive and sustainable growth; and (d) low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
“Partnership for Local Development” – The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (the Ministry or MPALSG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shall support local self-governments (LSGs) in repairing existing infrastructure and improving the quality of service provision at local level, thus improving the quality of life of local communities and reducing the population outflow. This will be achieved through efficient utilization of donor, budgetary and loan funds and by establishing innovative financing models to enable fast track repair of public buildings, re/construction of local markets and the upgrade of public spaces.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, for activities pertaining to the Partnership for Local Development Project, the Project Engineer has the responsibility to design, oversee and quality assure infrastructure related activities. The Project Engineer should provide technical expertise assuring that the projects produce the results specified in the Project Documents for the infrastructure components, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

Duties and Responsibilities

Measurable outputs of the work assignment
Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Engineering Specialist-Electrical engineer will assist the implementation of activities with the aim of achieving the following project results:
  • Production of infrastructure project design documentation such as pre-feasibility and feasibility study, preliminary design, main design, revision of design documentation;
  • Facilitation of needs assessment process with the beneficiary, design of tender documentation, preparation and execution of tender processes for procurement of goods and services, according to European Investment Bank and national procurement guides, provide inputs for contracts for goods and services;
  • Supervision of project design development process, coordination and supervision of construction works;
  • Financial and project progress reports preparation according to European Investment Bank (EIB) and national guidelines;
  • Be responsible for the management of project activities that require engineering interventions;
  • Review the quality of the executed work, built-in materials and verify that the quality responds to related regulations and specifications;
  • Intervene to resolve problems and/or conflicts and recommend corrections in terms of design, materials or the quality of work and managing these corrections upon the approval by the Project Manager;
  • Provide early warning to the Project Manager of potential problems and/or critical issues regarding the infrastructure improvement and execution of the works;
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of background information for preparation of project annual workplans and progress reports;
  • Providing inputs for creation of project monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Ensuring full compliance of activities with established project management rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Drafting correspondence on project engineering issues for Project Manager, as required;
  • Liaising with contractors, municipalities and other partners on project matters;
  • Performing other tasks/duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Performance Indicators for evaluation of results
  • Detailed engineering annual and quarterly work plans inputs, in close cooperation with Project Manager prepared;
  • Efficient, cost effective and timely implementation of technical designs, verification and supervision of works ensured;
  • Project data and updates for Project files produced;
  • Final, annual and quarterly reports produced for the engineering project activities;
  • Performing other duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Minimum University Degree in electrical engineering, IT or similar;
  • Possession of the following license would be considered an asset: 350,353, 450 and 453.
  • Experience:
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in construction-related project management in the field of Electrical Engineering, in particular IT/telecommunication systems and electrical installations;
  • Work experience in international organization and/or government institution would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of national legislation;
  • Familiarity with Law on Planning and Construction requirements;
  • Familiarity with the EIB rules and regulations;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Language Requirements:
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Serbian and English.

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

Site Engineer – Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Construction Engineer and other project staff, the Site Engineer will carry out on-site supervision of work performed by Contractors to ensure the work is carried out as per the requirements stipulated in the Contract, ensuring high standard of quality, timely completion, maintaining cost under approved budget, while maintaining transparency and integrity in all affairs.

  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination of site work with the contractors and suppliers according to the needs and requirements on site.
  • Inspect and report on Contractor’s works in progress ensuring that the Contractor meets the high quality standards expected by UNOPS as per the Contract.
  • Check contractors’ and suppliers set out and works, including compliance with Contract specifications and ensures that contractors and suppliers comply with their work plans to complete work with specified time frame.
  • Provide support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.
  • Attend the project site(s) daily in order to monitor progress of works, identify issues and problems and to provide appropriate solutions through application of sound engineering standards, in consultation with the Construction Engineer/Project Manager.
  • Prepare progress reports on construction activities, according to the agreed timeframe of works on a weekly basis and submit to the Project Manager.
  • Assesse the work activities of contractors, measure completed work and make recommendations to the Project Manager for progress payments to contractors.
  • Maintain records systematically, compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures.
  • Evaluate and assess works schedules, programmes, site plans including Construction Environmental Management Plan, Health and Safety Management Plan, Procurement Plan and any other relevant plans in comparison with the schedule baselines and report to the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Check all laboratory reports, operation and maintenance manuals, and keep records and report to the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Coordinate with the Contractors and suppliers and Inspect all materials delivered to site to ensure they meet the requirements of the specifications.  Take corrective actions where the quality of materials delivered to site do not meet the specification requirements.  Prepare detailed reports on deliveries made to sites.
  • Conduct, at least on a weekly basis or more frequently as needed, site health, safety and environmental inspections, prepare detailed reports on inspections and submit to the Project Manager.
  • Ensure the health and safety on site is maintained to a very high standard.  Conduct daily inspections and ensure Contractor takes appropriate corrective actions where deficiencies were observed.
  • Check, verify and approve the interim payments submitted by the Contractors and submits detailed reports to the Project Manager.
  • Assesse and report on the project closing plans, as-built drawings, archiving of cost and progress reports and hand over all related reports to the Project Manager.
  • Provide information and assistance to the preparation of high level Technical Reports for projects.

Perform other related duties as required by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Building/Civil Engineering, Architecture or equivalent professional qualification.

B. Work Experience

  • At least 4 years experience as a Buildings/Civil Engineer.
  • A minimum 2 years’ demonstrable experience in on-site construction of buildings or construction supervision of building works.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), contract management software and experience in handling web-based management systems.
  • Knowledge and skills in using AutoCAD will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations will be an advantage.

C.  Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari/Pashtu is required.

D.  Key Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and new work assignments.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability to coordinate with various support service units, work on tight deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational), including ability to present sensitive issues/positions and to write reports and technical decisions quantitatively justified.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment.
  • Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge.
  • Ability to build and promote effective teams and enable competence by sharing knowledge.

Ability to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019

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Infrastructure Project Manager – Global Roster

Background Information – Job-specific

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. The Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

The Project Manager is responsible to create the Implementation Plan, use the Project Initiation Documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

The project manager for infrastructure projects will be managing project(s) which ultimate goal is to deliver infrastructure physical assets or technical outputs. Those infrastructures are diverse and range from educational and health facilities to roads, bridges, irrigation systems or ports. While the complexity of those may vary, maintaining high standards in terms of quality, health, safety and sustainability is always expected.

Depending on the nature and configuration of the project, the Project Manager might be executing technical studies, reviews, designs, supervision or operation and maintenance services of one or several physical infrastructure assets, in one or multiple sites. Depending on the implementation modality it may involve large volumes of procurement of goods, services and HR services.

UNOPS operates in complex contexts where resources might be scarce, local capacity low and where professional judgement and experience in these environments are of uttermost importance.

Infrastructure Project Managers at this level are expected to manage infrastructure implementation projects that are of low to moderate complexity from a stakeholder management, financial management,risk management, governance, resource management and quality management perspectives.

Functional Responsibilities

  1. Project Delivery and Performance
  2. Procedures
  3. Monitoring and reporting
  4. Stakeholder engagement
  5. Quality assurance
  6. Knowledge management and innovation
  7. Personnel management

1. Project Delivery and Performance

  • Develop, complete and update implementation plan(s)
  • Implement the approved plan (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board.
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life span.
  • Manage the production of the required outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure that quality of work packages and deliverables complies with the quality requirements defined in the Implementation Plan.
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Manage acceptance and delivery of work packages
  • Monitor project progress ensuring that work packages are being executed properly
  • Control project and work packages changes
  • Accept goods, services or works delivered by suppliers.
  • Lead contract management duties including supplier performance evaluation.
  • Act as the Employer’s Representative within the FIDIC works contracts.
  • Identify, and anticipate in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to senior management/ Project Board so that maximum benefit to partner(s) and other stakeholders is achieved
  • Identify and report to the supervisor potential business opportunities for UNOPS

2. Procedures

  • Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual
  • Prepare/adapt all relevant plans for approval by the Project Board.
  • Manage the reporting obligations defined in the Legal Agreement(s) and in the Implementation Plan
  • Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.
  • For project closure purposes, provide a formal handover of the project to the closure manager
  • Support project audit activities, including planning, preparation and coordination during the audits and follow up on audit observations/recommendations

3. Monitoring and reporting

  • Prepare and issue regular project and/or financial reports in accordance with Partner and UNOPS requirements for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by the organization’s standard procedures.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.
  • Ensure all project team members track and regularly update milestones and targets for the duration of projects’ life span

4. Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Establish solid working relationships with the Project Board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications. Ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover outputs

5. Quality assurance

  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers’ quality systems
  • Coordinate quality reviews of project documents and deliverables
  • Provide quality control for management outputs (project documents, reports, etc.)

6. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Encourage routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of staff.
  • Actively interact with other Project Managers and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices
  • Contribute to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner. Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Research and logging of lessons learned throughout the project life span.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Groups on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies

7. Personnel Management

  • Lead and motivate the project management team
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely
  • Select, recruit and train team as required and taking into account gender parity and diversity objectives.
  • Ensure safety and security for all project personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.).
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certifications

  • Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is required or achieve certification within the first (3) months of appointment.
  • Professional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) is an asset
  • Complete the UNOPS PMM, UNOPS PMM Infra perspective and oneUNOPS Projects trainings within (3) months from joining UNOPS.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementing and managing infrastructure projects (Roads, Bridges, Health facilities, Buildings, Water services, Renewable energy and distribution, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in developing countries or post conflict environments is an asset.
  • Experience in contract management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of FIDIC contracts is an asset.
  • Experience in writing reports, performing data analyses, and writing technical documents is an asset.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with the ability to manage tasks associated with the development of projects.
  • Technical acumen, with the ability to understand and speak to technical project plans and documents.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies is an asset.
  • Experience in planning and applying Health & Safety procedures is an asset.
  • Experience in developing Procurement strategies is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Project and Schedule Analysis.
  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure implementation projects is an asset.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working in multicultural teams.
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English or French or Spanish is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

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Senior Infrastructure Project Manager – Global Roster

Background Information – Job-specific

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. The Senior Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Senior Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible to create the Implementation Plan, use the Project Initiation Documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence Senior Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

The Senior Project Manager for infrastructure projects will be managing project(s) which ultimate goal is to deliver infrastructure physical assets or technical outputs. Those infrastructures are diverse and range from educational and health facilities to roads, bridges, irrigation systems or ports. While the complexity of those may vary, maintaining high standards in terms of quality, health, safety and sustainability is always expected.

Depending on the nature and configuration of the project, the Senior Project Manager might be executing technical studies, reviews, designs, supervision or operation and maintenance services of one or several physical infrastructure assets, in one or multiple sites. Depending on the implementation modality it may involve large volumes of procurement of goods, services and HR services.

UNOPS operates in complex contexts where resources might be scarce, local capacity low and where professional judgement and experience in these environments are of uttermost importance.

Senior Infrastructure Project Managers at this level are expected to manage infrastructure implementation projects that are of moderate to high complexity from a stakeholder management, financial management,risk management, governance, resource management and quality management perspectives.

Functional Responsibilities

Project Delivery and Performance Procedures Monitoring and reporting Stakeholder engagement Quality assurance Knowledge management and innovation Personnel management

1. Project Delivery and Performance

  • Develop, complete and update implementation plan(s)
  • Implement the approved plan (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board.
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life span.
  • Manage the production of the required outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure that quality of work packages and deliverables complies with the quality requirements defined in the Implementation Plan.
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Manage acceptance and delivery of work packages
  • Monitor project progress ensuring that work packages are being executed properly
  • Control project and work packages changes
  • Accept goods, services or works delivered by suppliers.
  • Lead contract management duties including supplier performance evaluation.
  • Act as the Employer’s Representative within the FIDIC works contracts.
  • Identify, and anticipate in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to senior management/ Project Board so that maximum benefit to partner(s) and other stakeholders is achieved
  • Identify and report to the supervisor potential business opportunities for UNOPS

2. Procedures

  • Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual
  • Prepare/adapt all relevant plans for approval by the Project Board.
  • Manage the reporting obligations defined in the Legal Agreement(s) and in the Implementation Plan
  • Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Senior Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.
  • For project closure purposes, provide a formal handover of the project to the closure manager
  • Support project audit activities, including planning, preparation and coordination during the audits and follow up on audit observations/recommendations

3. Monitoring and reporting

  • Prepare and issue regular project and/or financial reports in accordance with Partner and UNOPS requirements for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by the organization’s standard procedures.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.
  • Ensure all project team members track and regularly update milestones and targets for the duration of projects’ life span

4. Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Establish solid working relationships with the Project Board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications. Ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover outputs

5. Quality assurance

  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers’ quality systems
  • Coordinate quality reviews of project documents and deliverables
  • Provide quality control for management outputs (project documents, reports, etc.)

6. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Encourage routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of staff.
  • Actively interact with other Project Managers and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices
  • Contribute to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner. Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Research and logging of lessons learned throughout the project life span.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Groups on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies

7. Personnel Management

  • Lead and motivate the project management team
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely
  • Select, recruit and train team as required and taking into account gender parity and diversity objectives.
  • Ensure safety and security for all project personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.).
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certifications

  • Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is required or achieve certification within the first (3) months of appointment.
  • Professional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) is an asset
  • Complete the UNOPS PMM, UNOPS PMM Infra perspective and oneUNOPS Projects trainings within (3) months from joining UNOPS.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in implementing and managing infrastructure projects (Roads, Bridges, Health facilities, Buildings, Water services, Renewable energy and distribution, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in developing countries or post conflict environments is an asset.
  • Experience in contract management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of FIDIC contracts is an asset.
  • Experience in writing reports, performing data analyses, and writing technical documents is an asset.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with the ability to manage tasks associated with the development of projects.
  • Technical acumen, with the ability to understand and speak to technical project plans and documents.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies is an asset.
  • Experience in planning and applying Health & Safety procedures is an asset.
  • Experience in developing Procurement strategies is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Project and Schedule Analysis.
  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure implementation projects is an asset.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working in multicultural teams.
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English or French or Spanish is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

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Local Consultant – technologist FBiH

Background

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has undertaken important steps towards understanding and addressing climate change issues. It is increasingly recognized not only by the Government and scientific community, but also by its citizens that climate change is an issue of key strategic importance. B&H has put great emphasis on climate change as one of the most significant development challenges facing the country. The importance of adaptation was clearly reflected in its Second National Communications and Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy (CCA LEDs), adopted in 2013. In 2015, B&H submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), as part of the negotiations leading to the historic Paris Agreement, which it signed in April 2016.

Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and key domestic stakeholders realize the increasing threat posed to them and the development of the country by climate change and the need of adapting to it in order to avoid or minimise negative consequences. The government is motivated to support and implement the national adaptation planning (NAP) process as adaptation issues are becoming very important for the country’s further development.

The overall project’s objective is to support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the national adaptation planning process. Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources will be used to enable the government to integrate climate change related risks, coping strategies and opportunities into ongoing development planning and budgeting processes. The project will advance adaptation planning in B&H with a focus on most vulnerable sectors such as water management, agriculture, forestry etc., upgrading the knowledge base for adaptation, prioritizing adaptation interventions for the medium term, building institutional capacities for integrating climate change adaptation and demonstrating innovative ways of financing adaptation at the sub-national/local government level.

The overall objective of this assignment is to provide leadership and expert support for improvement of the legislation of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) in the light of EU legislation transposition issues and improvement of water management practice in FBiH.

Legal/policy expert will work closely with the appointed Working Group (WG) chaired by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism, UNDP and other experts. As a result of this consultancy a new Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage (hereinafter referred to as the Decree) is to be made in accordance to the needs of management practice in FBiH and EU legislation requirements. Existing Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage („FBiH Official Gazzette“, number:101/15, 1/16 i 101/18), includes only limit values of waste water emissions and some of the industrial emissions compatible with urban waste waters, as well as industrial emissions which contain some of the limit values for dangerous and priority substances which are not sorted as per type of the industry, only general parameters are given for them.

Development of the Decree will be done in constant cooperation with the appointed working group and requires a joint and coordinated approach of technical and legal experts.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant should work in close consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP project manager. Specifically, his\her responsibilities are but not limited to the following:

1. Review existing Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage for FBiH and other relevant legislative framework in the light of transposition of EU directives, using, among other inputs, reviews and recommendations provided by the Working Group (WG), UNDP and other sources.

2. Participate and facilitate Working Group (WG) meetings, when necessary. Work closely with the WG in outlining and examining the current policy framework related to water management and waste water discharge in FBiH and which could best elaborate current practice and its deficiencies.

3.Consult with WG on findings and propose draft text of the new Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage in line with the Article 55, Law on Waters, FBiH, which contains the following:

  • Conditions for the discharge of urban waste water emissions into environment and public sewage – correction of the existing Regulation
  • Conditions for the discharge of technological waste water emissions into environment and public sewage industrial emissions compatible with urban waste waters, with prescribing limit values for each particular type of industry derived from reference documents for each of the industrial branches.
  • Conditions for the discharge of technological waste water emissions into environment and public sewage all other industries in FBiH with prescribing limit values for each particular type of industry.

New Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage should also consult relevant EU Directives:

  • Directive 2000/60/ EC of the European Parliament and the Council-Water Framework Directive;
  • Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration;
  • Directive 2006/11/EC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community;
  • Directive 91/271/EEC (supplemented by a directive 98/15/EC) concerning urban waste-water treatment.
  • Directive 2013/39/ EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy Text with EEA relevance;

4. Conduct Impact assessment of the proposed Decree, in accordance with the regulations on the Impact Assessment Procedure („FBiH Official Gazzette “, number 1/94, 8/95, 58/02, 19/03, 2/06 i 8/06), and fill out the appropriate prescribed form in accordance with it.

5. Facilitate not more than 3 workshops organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism and UNDP, prepare relevant documentation and guide discussion with aim to communicate proposed legislative changes with wider public. Ensure wider accepting and ownership of the proposed law changes.

6. In close cooperation with the WG and other experts, which will provide inputs/advices, develop and finalize draft proposal of the Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage that is ready for procedure of the formal adoption by relevant FBiH authorities.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

B.Sc. in technology engineering;

Experience:

  • Minimum 10-year experience in working with industry sector in FBiH;
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU directives;
  • Familiarity with UN system and the UNDP rules, procedures and regulations would be advantage.

Languages Requirements:

Knowledge of English is an asset.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

Application closing date: 31 March 2020

Role overview

The volunteer will build the capacity of the local Biomedical Technicians in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment. The overall placement objective is to build the capacity of relevant staff in the placement hospital to do the installation of basic medical equipment, minor maintenance and to manipulate the machines appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering or Biomedical Technology.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of Engineering and able to perform maintenance of medical equipment
  • You are fully accredited
  • You have the ability to work with limited technical resources
  • You have experience in training, coaching and supervision
  • Fluent English proficiency
  • IT skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Desirable:

  • Background in public health or health economics will be added advantage.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open-minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance

As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full-time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in the country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Start Date – 16/09/2019

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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