Project Engineer – Generic Job Profile

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Functions

General Construction
  • Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager.
  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
  • Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.
  • Prepare project related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.
  • Manage final hand over and acceptance report based on technical specifications against the approved project.
  • Provide data and information about project work to Project Manager/ Programme Manager for reporting purposes.
  • Ensure UNOPS FIDIC contracts are administered appropriately.
  • Ensure proper liaison, coordination and exchange of information with the Municipal Authority
  • Accompany all site visits by any Authority and Donor representatives.
  • Provide a monthly report to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager, detailing all project matters including quality, health and safety, environmental and financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager.
Feasibility /needs assessment
  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants.
  • Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works.
  • Carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Assist the Project Manager/ Programme Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).
Design Management
  • Outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.
  • Manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Review and approve the BoQ.
  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.
Construction supervision
  • Supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.
  • Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards.
  • Provide regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.
Knowledge management
  • Provide training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required. 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.

Certification:

AutoCAD certification is desirable. Project Management certification (for example PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable)

Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required. Work experience in post-conflict/ fragile environments is desirable. Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable. It is expected that the Project Engineer is an active member in a professional engineering body

Language Requirements:

Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is desirable.

System and Mission Performance Manager

System and Mission Performance Manager

Description

The Biomass System and Mission Performance Manager will report to the Biomass Project Manager. Biomass is the fourth Core Earth Explorer Mission in the Earth Observation Envelope Programme. Its main objective is to provide first global observations of the distribution of forest biomass and changes in the biomass stock over the mission lifetime. The System and Mission Performance Manager is in charge of the maintenance of the Biomass system requirements, all aspects related to the mission performance including calibration and validation and will be the Project responsible for the ground segment requirements definition and the follow up of the development and validation of the overall ground segment.

Duties

  • Defining, consolidating and maintaining the Biomass system requirements, ensuring coherence with mission requirements and constraints;
  • Coordinating with other ESA Biomass Project Team sections to ensure consistency of requirements, designs, testing and performance levels (including end-to-end performance) with system-level needs;
  • Managing industrial activities for system aspects;
  • Assessing and reviewing space segment architecture and design, including identification and analysis of options, trade-offs and design drivers;
  • Defining and maintaining mission-specific ground segment requirements, following up development and validation of the overall ground segment.
  • Performing critical analysis and maintenance of all mission performance budgets and timely instigation of corrective actions where necessary;
  • Ensuring the end-to-end mission performance is compliant with mission requirements, for the specified operations scenarios;
  • Following up mission analysis activities and ensuring compliance with space debris mitigation requirements;
  • Supporting preparation and execution of the cal/val activities;
  • Ensuring timely frequency allocation for the Biomass Mission in coordination with the ESA Frequency Management Office;
  • Liaising with the Mission Advisory Group (MAG) for aspects related to mission requirements, system implementation and performance verification;
  • Following up the end-to-end system calibration, including definition and development of calibration facilities, as required;
  • Monitoring the Biomass mission operations concept;
  • Ensuring a rigorous approach to mission performance validation;
  • Managing the System & Mission Performance team, including the definition of day-to-day tasks and objectives as well as the setting of annual performance objectives and their assessment (including training needs), ensuring staff motivation and commitment to the Project’s goal.

Education

Applicants for this post should have a Master’s degree in Engineering.

Closing date for applications: 06 October 2019.

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QA/QC Engineer

QA/QC Engineer

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Reporting directly to the JICA V Deputy Project Manager, the QA/QC Engineer is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare detailed QA/QC plans for new construction of the water facilities works in compliance to the Quality Management Strategy and Quality and Assurance Plan.
  • Ensure the establishment of quality procedures including time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of water supply works and other QA/QC requirements.
  • Oversee and manage quality assessment of materials through regular and rigid laboratory tests.
  • Ensure specific quality standards are constantly met at all levels of construction projects.
  • In consultation with the project staff, review technical specifications and recommend standard construction specifications for all items of the water supply works for their effective use in projects’ works.
  • Review all standard test forms to be used during laboratory tests, QA testing schedules and procedures and evaluate results as appropriate.
  • Review contractor practices and conventional methodologies and make recommendations where remedial action is required.
  • Work with project engineers and design consultants for establishing procedures with time limits for the inspection, sampling and testing of works and all other QA/QC requirements.
  • Conduct initial survey queries on sources to materials, ensuring quality and quantity is of economic value to the project.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Establishment of procedures with time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of works and all other QC/QA requirements.
  • Implementation and monitoring of quality assessments.
  • Monthly/weekly QA/QC report to the Project Manager on project QA/QC activities.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Qualifications and Experience
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in construction work with emphasis on materials testing, quality control and assurance, laboratory testing and a firm understanding of requirements and specifications of testing and materials, especially as related to the construction of water supply facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in pre-stressing works and quality control, and experience in different classes of concrete mix-design, under different condition of construction procedures.
  • Knowledge of procurement practices an advantage.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations highly advantageous.

Closing date for applications: 27 September 2019 (midnight Copenhagen time)

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Water Supply Engineer

Water Supply Engineer

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Water Supply Engineer will be engaged in the implementation supervision of the construction of the water supply well station, pipeline and water pressure regulating reservoir, including capacity building. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

  • Support the PM/Deputy PM for the planning, coordination, execution and delivery of physical infrastructure work packages of the project;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM for choosing the implementation methodology and the technical means to use or adapt to each batch of water supply facilities works;
  • Responsible for the technical monitoring of all planning, design and execution of works;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM for deadlines, quality and cost management of works as well as strict  compliance with UNOPS health and safety and social and environmental requirements and plans;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM in the management and reduction of risks related to project water supply facilities works packages in a consistent and efficient manner;
  • Being the technical interface, coordinating UNOPS, partners and stakeholders as required;
  • Analyse data, and prepare project progress reports, monitoring and evaluation reports on activities related to capacity development phase, and contribute to the final project report
  • Assist in the preparation of bid documents for the procurement of goods, services and works  and provide technical input during bid evaluation process;
  • Support the PM/Deputy PM (UNOPS)  in the administration of construction works contracts, and liaise with the Government authorities and the project stakeholders during project implementation;
  • Monitor the overall physical progress of works of the contractors; take appropriate corrective measures to ensure timely delivery within budget ensuring quality of the work;
  • Preparation and recommendation of the interim and final payments for contractor;
  • Check and verify works quantities submitted by the Contractors for the claims, review requests for variation orders and make recommendations for the Project Manager actions;

Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

 Qualifications and Experience
Education

Master’s Degree, preferably in Water Engineering or other related discipline is required; Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline in combination with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Work Experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in water supply engineering, including design of town/urban water supply schemes and/or water treatment plants, is required.
  • Experience in conventional water treatment plants operation is desirable.
  • Competency and experience in the use of the software packages for the preparation of engineering drawings is required.
Languages

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari is required;

Closing date for applications: 27 September 2019 (midnight Copenhagen time)

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Surveyor

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Surveyor

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan through 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.

Functional Responsibilities

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting. Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Surveyor for the project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation. The Surveyor, who is expected to be working in the Project Site Office, will assist the QA/QC Engineer and Monitoring Engineers to oversee implementation of contract works in confirming to the technical specifications and approved design drawings.

Specifically, the Surveyor will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of UNOPS JICA V Project in Kabul Province;
  • Understanding the technical specification and scope of work of contractors that have been assigned to him/her by the Project Manager (or Deputy Project on behalf of Project Manager)
  • Planning and conducting engineering surveys for the project water supply facilities and recording all site-related details;
  • Preparing a contour map of pipelines and project sites;
  • Assist the Project team in revising the design documents as per the proposed changes;
  • Co-ordinate with Water Supply, Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and other units as applicable, to ensure dissemination of surveying data;
  • Checking the layout of the pipeline alignments and structures;
  • Organise, conduct and supervise implementation of detailed topographic surveys of project water facilities at the construction stages;
  • Conduct pre- and post-construction surveys and ensure the construction is in accordance with the approved design drawings and BoQ;
  • Work closely with the project designers to ensure proper collection, dissemination and use of survey data;
  • Ensure surveying equipment is well maintained and in good working condition;
  • Report regularly to the Project Manager and keep the record of all survey related documents;
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of counterpart surveyors;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A. Education

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering/Geodesy or a relevant field from a recognized university;

B. Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience as surveyor in road construction and/or water supply pipeline distribution projects required;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations or any of its agencies, partners and affiliate is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD Civil 3D and other appropriate Design software;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English is required;

C. Languages

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari is required;

D. Key Competencies

  • Proven ability to produce technical guidelines, conflict resolution, reporting;
  • Good Organizational skills and knowledge of methods to measure contractor’s capacity;
  • Fully proficient in computer software, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project and good knowledge of Auto Cad;
  • Negotiation skills to shape and influence agreements with vendors;
  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills;
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve day-to-day construction issues, and understanding of change control;
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel to / stay at the project sites for all the week;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

Flexibility in working hours and agreement to undertake night shift duties if required.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Monitoring Engineer

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Functional Responsibilities

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting.  Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager and reporting directly to the Deputy Project Manager, the Monitoring Engineer for the JICA V Project is expected to support the implementation of the project activities through the provision of technical expertise and the application of best practices in the project implementation.

The Monitoring Engineer will assist the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer and QA/QC Engineer to oversee implementation of contracted water supply facilities works in conformance with the design technical specifications. Any situation that may require decision making which will involve changes in the designs and/or plans will be brought to the notice of Project Manager with details of issues encountered at site and appropriate recommendations.

Specifically, the Monitoring Engineer will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of the UNOPS JICA V Project in Kabul Province;
  • Understanding the technical specifications and scope of works for the Contractors that have been assigned to him/her by the Project Manager (or Water Supply Engineer on his/her behalf);
  • Ensure that all construction materials (e.g. steel, cement, pipes) are sourced by the Contractor from the approved quarry sites or suppliers;
  • Check contractor’s compliance to material specification for steel, cement, pipes etc., and provide regular reports to the Water Supply Engineer and Project Manager;
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the implementation of Quality Plans to ensure specified quality of the water supply facilities works is achieved;
  • Develop basic bills of quantities and cost estimates, whenever asked by the Project Manager and Deputy Project Manager;
  • Monitor the water supply facilities construction works to ensure the work complies with the design and specifications;
  • Collect and document site information in relation to contractor’s work including information on the contractor’s work force, weather, progress of work and any other related information;
  • Check contractor’s claims and submittal for accuracy, and make recommendations to the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager;
  • Ensure the strict implementation of quality control standards and procedures on the sites and report regularly to the PM/Deputy PM, Water Supply Engineer and/or QA/QC Engineer;
  • Take necessary steps to ensure timely completion of contractors’ work;
  • Prepare project progress reports and project briefs to the PM/Deputy Project MM, and assist him/her in compilation of data for reporting and briefings;
  • Prepare and manage project documentation systematically, especially assuring the organization and tidiness of the contractors’ site registers;
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the hand-over and closing of the project;
  • Support the overall ownership and management of UNOPS assets at construction sites;
  • Perform other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a relevant field from a recognized university; Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

B. Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of fieldwork experience in the field of construction preferably in the road construction with proven experience in the supervision of multiple construction sites;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations/UNOPS is desirable but not a requirement;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD and telecommunications equipment and systems;
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English is required;

C.  Languages

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari is required;

D.  Key Competencies

  • Proven ability to implement technical guidelines and reporting;
  • Good organizational skills and knowledge of methods to measure contractor’s capacity;
  • Fully proficient in computer software, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project and good knowledge of Auto Cad;
  • Knowledge of sources of supply, market trends, pricing, and other related matters;
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve day-to-day construction issues, and understanding of change control;
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel and/or to stay at the project sites for the week;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Mechanical Engineer

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Background Information – Afghanistan – Mechanical Engineer

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. Functional Responsibilities

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting.  Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Deputy Project Manager, Water Supply Engineer, Electrical Engineer and other project staff, the Mechanical Engineer will provide mechanical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the water supply facilities mechanical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new water supply facilities to be constructed under the project.

The Mechanical Engineer will carry out mechanical designs and supervise the construction works in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards.  Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine, review and establish the local and international policies, standards and specifications required for mechanical engineering work related to building construction and refurbishment for the project in Afghanistan.
  • Carry out inspections of the water supply facilities to be constructed, assess the current situation with the mechanical systems, and design suitable upgrades/replacement of existing mechanical systems to meet the local and international standards and specifications applicable, and in consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed mechanical engineering design documentation including drawings, specifications and scope of work reports to be included in water supply facilities construction tender documents.
  • Prepare quality control and quality assurance documentation related to mechanical engineering work for new water supply facilities.
  • Assist the PM, Deputy PM, Water Supply Engineer and the QA/QC Engineer in the preparation of bidding documents for the new water supply facilities.
  • Supervise on-site works carried out by contractors closely on a day to day basis to ensure quality of the works is monitored and controlled as per specification requirements.
  • Prepare and submit professional progress reports to the Project Manager/Deputy PM at intervals agreed upon.
  • Ensure safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project.
  • Ensure all design and construction of water supply facilities mechanical works is carried out in accordance with and in compliance with industry standards and international best practice energy efficiency principles, standards, guidelines and specification.
  • Assist the PM/Deputy PM in the preparation of various project reports where necessary.
  • Provide expert advice to all stakeholders including contractors, PM/Deputy PM, project staff, clients and donor agencies on Mechanical engineering related water supply facilities works where required.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent professional qualification. Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

B. Work Experience

At least 4 years’ experience in design and construction of mechanical systems related to water supply facilities and building construction. Ability to produce mechanical drawings and design documentation using AutoCAD or similar software. Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience in handling web-based management systems. Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred.

C.  Languages

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari 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.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Electrical Engineer

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Background Information – Afghanistan – Electrical Engineer

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan through 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. Functional Responsibilities

1. General Background

The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area – Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Government of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction and installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul City. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management and reporting.  Planned construction works outputs include the construction and installation of boreholes (testing and production wells), water pumping station, water transmission main, water pressure regulating reservoir and principle water distribution main system.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Water Supply Engineer, Mechanical Engineer and other project staff, the Electrical Engineer will provide electrical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the electrical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new water supply facilities to be constructed under the project.

The Electrical Engineer will carry out electrical designs and supervise construction work in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards.  Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine, review and establish the local and international policies, standards and specifications required for electrical engineering work related to water supply facilities in Afghanistan.
  • Carry out inspections of the water supply facilities to be constructed, assess the current situation with the electrical systems, and design suitable upgrades/replacement of existing electrical systems to meet the local and international standards and specifications applicable, and in consultation with all stakeholders.
  • Prepare and/or review detailed electrical engineering design documentation including drawings, specifications and scope of work reports to be included in water supply facilities construction tender documents.
  • Prepare quality control and quality assurance documentation related to electrical engineering work for new water supply facilities.
  • Assist the Water Supply Engineer and the Project Manager in the preparation of bidding documents for the new water supply facilities.
  • Supervise on-site work carried out by contractors closely on a day to day basis to ensure quality of the work is monitored and controlled as per specification requirements.
  • Prepare and submit professionally prepared periodic progress reports to the Project Manager at intervals agreed upon.
  • Ensure safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project.
  • Ensure all design and construction of electrical work is carried out in accordance with and in compliance with industry standards and international best practice energy efficiency principles, standards, guidelines and specification.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of various project reports where necessary.
  • Provide expert advice to all stakeholders including contractors, Project Manager, project staff, clients and donor agencies on electrical engineering related work where required.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

3. Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent professional qualification. Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/or a Master’s Degree will be an advantage;

B. Work Experience

At least 4 years’ experience in design and construction of electrical systems related to water supply facilities and/or building construction. Ability to produce electrical drawings and design documentation using AutoCAD or similar software. Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience in handling web-based management systems. Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred.

C.  Languages

Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari 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.

Application Closing Date – 27 September 2019

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Chief Of Section for Capacity Building in Science and Engineering

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST – Chief Of Section for Capacity Building in Science and Engineering

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (ADG/SC) and the direct supervision of the Director of Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building (SC/PCB), the incumbent, as Chief of Section for Capacity Building in the Basic and Engineering Sciences, will be responsible for: defining and driving section priorities and translating those into programmatic and thematic strategies; designing programmes and activities; leading staff in the achievement of priorities; locating and engaging resources; maintaining and pursuing partnerships; and identifying and promoting cross-sectional, -divisional and -programmatic work assigned to the section.

The incumbent will support the Director in strengthening and extending scientific networks for the promotion of scientific and engineering capacity in Centers, Institutes and Chairs, and in developing training and career development opportunities for scientists and engineers through the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP). The incumbent will lead multidisciplinary teams for the achievement of priorities, ensure fund-raising, maintaining and pursuing strategic partnerships and promoting programmatic work in order to deliver a comprehensive basic and engineering sciences strategy.

The Section provides an overarching platform to fulfil UNESCO’s unique mandate in the basic sciences and STEM education. Its purpose is to build human and institutional capacities in the basic sciences and engineering through the development of policy, research, networks, educational and training activities. The Section also services the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP) and is the focal point for cooperation with ICTP, TWAS, CERN, SESAME and Scientific Unions and Institutions, with the UNESCO-affiliated centres and Chairs in the field of STEM and manages the related science prizes.The Section prioritises building strong relationships with science and engineeering networks, forging new partnerships, and advocating the adoption of the Science for Sustainable Development framework and development of science systems, as well as the 2030 agenda within the global context.

The incumbent works within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy (C/4s), the approved Programme and Budget (C/5), the global and regional development sciecne plans and the SDGs.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

• Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in basic sciences and/or engineering.

Work Experience

• A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of basic sciences and/or engineering.

• Relevant professional experience acquired at the international level.

• Experience in forging partnerships and cooperation, and in driving global science advocacy initiatives.

• Experience in high-level policy advice to Member States or decision-makers in capacity building in science, engineering technology and innovation.

Skills and competencies

• Knowledge of, and commitment to, UNESCO’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.

• Demonstrated skills in science communication and advocacy.

• Ability in planning and setting up training courses.

• Demonstrated record of scientific publications.

Languages

• English and French are the working languages of the UNESCO Secretariat. For this post, excellent knowledge of English is required.

Application Closing Date – 25 September 2019

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Deputy Regional Director, Africa


Background Information – Job-specific – Deputy Regional Director, Africa

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

UNOPS Africa Region has close to 300 operational projects in approx. 40 countries and counts over 800 personnel, with annual delivery value of circa $250M. The regional portfolio of programmes and projects focuses mainly on supporting fragile and conflict-affected states in Africa in infrastructure development and procurement in support of health, peace and security and social infrastructure interventions.

The office of the Regional Director- Africa provides strategic leadership, technical guidance, and advisory support and oversight to the operations across offices within the Africa region. The region’s operations are divided into six sub-regional Multi-Country Offices and two standalone key Country Offices. The Office of the Regional Director is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This position will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Nairobi, Kenya could also be considered.

The role will require frequent travel within the region.

Functional Responsibilities

As the Deputy Regional Director for the Africa  Region (AFR), you will report to the Director of Regional Portfolios who also fulfills the Regional Director function for the Africa Region and provides broad supervision.

Your successful achievements as the Deputy Regional Director- Africa, will directly impact on UNOPS strategic positioning as partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Your responsibility will include:

  • Co-drive the development of the strategy for the Africa region
  • Provide the intellectual, conceptual, technical and managerial leadership as well as supervision and guidance within the Africa region.
  • Manage the priorities, targets and implementation plans for substantive results with regards to the regional business development and the scope
  • Lead a team of experienced leaders in the region and ensure optimal organisational set up for the delivery of current business objectives
  • Lead the planning, implementation and organization of strategic capacity building of personnel, partners and stakeholders for strategic business development and engagement.
  • Foster a positive work environment for all genders, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
  • Oversee effective management of safety and security within the region of operation for UNOPS personnel and their eligible dependents.
  • Build partnerships and public relations, promote and communicate UNOPS achievements, competencies and interest in global development.
  • Lead the ongoing research, development and implementation of best practices and innovative approaches to maximise performance and sustain achievement.
You can find the Terms of Reference of the given position in the attachment.
Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant field is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience that combines strategy and operational leadership in management, business development planning and operations in a large international and/or corporate organization
  • Working experience in Africa is required.
  • Experience with strategic oversight of programmes in multi-country set-ups is required.
  • Experience in international organisations including working in HQ/Regional operations is required.
  • Experience in managing large teams and geographically spread teams is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and French is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Application Closing Date – 18 September 2019

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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

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