Intern – Engineering

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

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.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

We are currently looking for Afghan nationals with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join the Kabul Security Infrastructure Project (KSIP) team as Interns. In the Project context, Interns will participate in and contribute to the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings for government counterparts as a part of a team of professional engineers and architects. The Interns will support the experienced professionals by assisting them in various design and construction related tasks, while developing their practical engineering skills to help them in future career development. The Interns will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Site visits with other members of the team to assess the current situation of buildings to be refurbished, taking detailed notes and assist senior team members in preparing reports.
  • Assist in design drawings and other documentation for building refurbishment work.
  • Assist in review of design documentation for building refurbishment and new construction work.
  • Assist in supervision of site work conducted by Contractors.
  • Assist in contract management including taking site measurements, contract variations, QA/QC inspections, keeping site records, Health, safety and environmental inspections.
  • Assist in project procurement matters such as preparing tender documents, tendering, contract negotiations and award.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be (or have been) completing a degree in civil engineering within no more than the last 3 years (before application) from a recognized University in Afghanistan.
  • Preferred ‘major area/fields’ of such degree studies are building design and construction.
  • Proficiency in contemporary computer applications is required, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office tools / applications.

Experience:

No specific experience is required for this position.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English – both written and oral
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashtu – written and oral
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Road Engineer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

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.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Road Engineer will assist the Project Manager with technical documentation produced by engineers and the Contractor, and specifically work with the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager to review drawings, assessment of structures, quantity of work, daily progress and assist in the daily activities based on the specifications and work methodologies according to the National and International Standards.

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager to ensure the overall and timely delivery of UNOPS-JICA VI Project in Kabul Province;
  • The preparation of BoQs and technical documentation in accordance with UNOPS standards;
  • In collaboration with the Surveyor and JICA VI Project Team, advice on the appropriate location and alignment of the roads to be constructed;
  • Provide advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the Contract Management Section and the Contractor;
  • Assist the QA/QC, Monitor Engineers and Bridge Engineer on monitoring the works of the Contractor;
  • Checking and reviewing the contractors’ drawings and other design documentations as per specifications to ensure adherence to AASHTO, MoPW standards and National Rural Access new standards;
  • Assisting to ensure all designs and construction works are completed to the highest standards;
  • Assist the Procurement Management Section with all contractual matters in the completion of the respective Contracts;
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to the Contractor to ensure that quality materials are used;
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results;
  • Review QA/QC site visit and materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with design specifications;
  • Providing advice and direction on ensuring good environmental practices and control during construction and mitigate environmental impacts of the works;
  • Assisting to establish and ensure adherence to regular communication protocols between project engineers and the Contractor;
  • Assisting to ensure the timely submission of reporting and input to the Project Manager and facilitating the collection of inputs for monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Preparing and checking timely submission of payment requests by the contractors;
  • Providing advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the JICA VI Project Engineering teams and the Contractor;
  • Assisting the JICA VI Project Engineering teams with monitoring the works of the contractor.
  • Reviewing the existing practice of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; making recommendations that will increase safety in the construction of roads undertaken by UNOPS-JICA VI;
  • Reviewing the construction programme and ensuring that the work plan is implemented accordingly;
  • Reviewing and endorsing any design changes;
  • Assisting the contractors’ surveyors and ensuring that road alignments and elevations are according to the designs provided;
  • Assist with building the capacity UNOPS-JICA VI Engineers in road construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods;
  • Assisting with building the capacity Kabul Municipality Project Engineering teams in construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods;
  • Attending and supporting weekly progress meetings between UNOPS and the Contractor;
  • Assisting in the submission of daily progress reports and records;
  • Assisting in the submission of weekly progress reports;
  • Assisting in the delivery of field visit reports to the Project Manager;
  • Supporting to ensure technical specifications are adhered to by Contractors
  • Performing any other duties requested by the Project Manager

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required. Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or similar field would be an asset;

B. Work Experience

  • At least 4 years’ experience as a supervisory Road Engineer or equivalent position required;
  • Experience in a large scale road construction project(s) preferred;
  • Previous experience working with the UN/UNOPS or International organization on road project(s) preferred;
  • Previous experience in supervising a team of Engineers preferred;
  • Previous experience in mentoring and training counterparts is seen as an asset;
  • Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and experience in handling web-based management systems;
  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations required;
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred;

C. Languages

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

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QA/QC Engineer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

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.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

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

  • Prepare QA/QC plans for new construction and refurbishment work.
  • Ensure the establishment of quality procedures including time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of 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 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 QA/QC report to the Project Manager on project QA/QC activities.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an additional 5 years of relevant experience in Engineering & Construction.

b. 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.
  • 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.
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Quality Assurance/Quality Control Specialist

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

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.

Background Information – Job-specific

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country; but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International QA/QC Specialist as primary supervisor and to the Capacity Building Specialist as second supervisor and the leadership of the IC Team Leader/Project Manager (PM), the local national QA/QC Specialist will contribute to ensuring that the project is performing at highest quality in all aspects and meeting the agreed standards, achieving the project objectives and are in compliance with UNOPS and up to date. The QA/QC Specialist will responsible to oversee all technical issues, act as a reference person for any engineering issue and provide recommendations to the International QA/QC Specialist/IC Team Leader as appropriate to enable them to take relevant decisions.

The QA/QC Specialist will support implementation of the IC mandate, working as part of the IC Team and contributing to the development of the PMT, CSU and MoPW resources as appropriate. The QA/QC Specialist is expected to have good background experience and working knowledge of developing, implementing and monitoring QA/QC processes to support THRCP needs. They will also support, develop and implement capacity building, training and institutional strengthening activities as part of the IC mandate to support development and future sustainability of the PMT, CSU and MoPW.

Functional Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the IC Team Leader in ensuring overall and timely delivery of the UNOPS project implementation
  • Responsible for the timely completion of various QA/QC activities according to approved work plans, specified quality standards and development needs.
  • Control and appraise work progress, review contractors’ work plans and provide recommendations to the Project Manager on ways to overcome issues, challenges and needs.
  • Provide guidance to and mentor as appropriate PMT and CSU colleagues.
  • Conduct quality control reviews and prepare related reports for design and construction of works as required and facilitate the compilation of inputs for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide expert advice to PMT, CSU and MoPW as appropriate.
  • Review the existing practices of the PMT, CSU, local contractors and the conventional methodology of construction and make recommendations that will increase the level of QA/QC practices and compliance in line with international best practices.
  • Provide technical input and assist the Procurement Management Section with all contractual matters for the completion of the respective contracts
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results
  • Provide technical assistance and coaching/guidance of PMT, CSU and MoPW engineers and local Afghan construction companies in terms of Quality Control and Quality Assurance aspects.
  • Support development of Quality System for MoPW, including Quality Plans flow charts and QA specifications and training of staff for use.
  • Support development of quality assurance in investigation, design and documentation with consultation of PMT, CSU and MoPW engineers.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance to CSU and Contractors to ensure that economical and quality materials are purchased, Quality Plans flow charts and QA specifications
  • Create a system for keeping record of all documentation regarding QA/QC, including tracking and reporting all non-conformances.
  • Support development and introduction of data system for QA/QC works for report generation and related activities; development and presentation of training programs.
  • Review all standard test forms to be used during laboratory tests, QA/QC testing schedules and procedures and evaluate results as appropriate.
  • Provide technical expertise for the project implementation ensuring compliance of quality control plans, materials, test procedures, specifications and work methodologies with the American Association of State Highway and
  • Transportation Officials (AASHTO) standards as well as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, Asphalt Institute and Afghanistan National standards
  • Ensure the establishment of quality procedures including time limits for inspection, sampling and testing of works, materials and other QA/QC requirements
  • Assist and train with the development, and subsequent oversight of project QA/QC plans and protocols for construction, construction equipment and materials for Local Contractor organisations
  • Support development and functioning of QA/QC model/system that reflects the needs of the PMT, CSU and MoPW as appropriate; is user friendly in operation and embeds the ethos of continuous improvement for management of all projects from inception to completion.
  • Support achievement of raised awareness and understanding of QA/QC processes, procedures, systems and benefits for all staff within MoPW.
  • Undertake work to develop a QA manual and its introduction to support work across MoPW.
  • Support training of Local Contractors to use Quality Assured Contract systems.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the IC Team Leader.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a) Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Road Construction, Civil Engineering, Quality Management or a relevant field from a recognized university required.
  • Professional Certificate in a relevant field and/ or a Master’s Degree will be a distinct advantage.

b) Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in the field of construction quality, preferably in paved roads construction and vertical structure projects.
  • The candidate MUST have experience in QA / QC construction Management related roles, minimum 2 years.
  • Previous work experience with the UNOPS or any of the United Nations agencies is preferred.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is a distinct advantage.

C. Languages

Fluency in English both written and verbal is required.

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Highway Design Engineer

Application closing date: 5 April 2019

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.

Functional Responsibilities

The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the World Bank (WB), aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP). This includes improving and upgrading the 156km Baghlan to Bamyan Highway, rehabilitation of the 86km Salang Pass and developing new modalities to ensure sustainable future maintenance of this critical infrastructure. This road has a significant role to play, not only for the current traffic movement, including strategic movement of goods and freight between Northern provinces and Capital of the Country; but also as part of a wider regional resource corridor, which is already targeted as a priority to construct.

The overall objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity in order to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

UNOPS has been selected as the Implementation Consultant (IC) to support the government Project Management Team (PMT) who are tasked with the design, implementation and overall management of the THRCP. This UNOPS IC remit includes technical assistance, capacity building and institutional strengthening of the PMT, along with supporting overarching strategic development needs of the Ministry of Public Works as appropriate.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the direct supervision, guidance and direction of the International Senior Highway Design Engineer and leadership of the IC Team Leader/Project Manager (PM), The Highway Design Engineer will assist with all Designs and Technical documentation produced by the Road Design Unit, and specifically Designs and reviews Drawings, specifications and work methodologies according to AASHTO and MPW Design standards. Additionally, the Road Design Unit provides capacity building and mentoring to MPW Civil Servant counterparts.

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to;

  • Assist the Head of Technical Section with the output of Road Design Unit.
  • Assist the technical team with the design of rigid and flexible pavements by AASHTO method
  • Assist the performance of geometric design and assist with technical section head for prepare the complete set of drawings and technical documents and review the outsource survey and design.
  • Review technical specifications to ensure adherence to AASHTO and MoPW standards
  • Ensuring that all designs are completed to the highest standards, based on initial survey data provided to the Road Design Unit by the Surveyors, Regional Engineers, and environmental and social inclusion (ESMF) Specialists.
  • Assist with the preparation of BoQs and technical documentation in accordance with UNOPS and World Bank standards.
  • Provide advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the Contract Management Section and the Contractor.
  • Assist the Contract Management Section and QA/QC and Regional Engineers with monitoring the work of the contractor.
  • Assist the Senior Highway Design Engineer with reviewing the existing practice of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; make recommendations that will increase safety (taking budget constraints into account) in the construction of roads undertaken by UNOPS.
  • Review QA/QC site visit and materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with design specifications.
  • Coordinate with the Contract Management Section and the Procurement Management Section on all contractual matters in the completion of the respective Contracts.
  • Coordinate on design changes that are processed by the Contract management Section.
  • Building the capacity of MPW Counterpart Engineers in road design and construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to contractors to ensure that economical and quality materials are purchased.
  • Assist with the provision of social-economic analysis of the respective road designs. This entails using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) modelling processes, such as cost per person that the road will benefit.
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results.
  • Perform any other duty in line with these ToR’s as directed by the Program manager and Head of Technical Section.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Weekly meeting with Technical Unit for reporting on the progress and completion of works according to project requirements.
  • Regular submission and updating of all designs, and technical documentation.
  • MPW Civil Servant counterparts demonstrate an increase in technical expertise and skill.

Final Product

  • Roads are constructed in adherence to AASHTO and/or MPW standards and use of materials according to technical specifications in BOQ.
  • Specifications are adhered to by Contractors.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a) Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Construction Engineering.

b) Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in Road Design Engineering.
  • Previous work experience with Road Design large scale project.
  • Previous work experience in Road Design with Civil 3d.
  • Experience with AutoCAD is desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a UNOPS project is advantageous.

c) Languages

Advanced verbal and written English skills, fluency in Dari/Pashto.

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Especialista Senior / Especialista de Infraestructura

Application closing date: 10 April 2019

Context:

We are looking for a senior specialist/infrastructure specialist to lead the operationalization of the sector innovation and technology agenda, and to generate specialized knowledge in the application of new technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, Blockchain, collaborative platforms, autonomous vehicles , 3D printing or additive manufacturing (“additive manufacturing”), among others, to services and infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on the transport sector but in an articulated manner and applicable to the other infrastructure sectors (Water and Sanitation (WSA), Energy (ENE), Social Infrastructure (INE) and others). In addition, lead the identification of applications of technologies such as those mentioned to projects, products and services of the Bank,

The mission of the team:

The Transportation Division and the Infrastructure Department promote the economic development and quality of life of its inhabitants through transport and infrastructure activities in an efficient, affordable, sustainable and safe manner.

What you will do:

  • Lead operations from the Transportation Division with a multisectoral vision of the technological application, concentrating on partnerships with the other divisions of the Infrastructure Department.
  • Generate knowledge, create the digital agenda of the INE Department and identify opportunities for the application of new technologies to projects of TSP, WSA, ENE and INE based on experiences of the ICT industry in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and research of the State of the art of other technologies with potential impact on the development of the sector
  • Analyze the services that different companies and startups/incipient companies offer to the infrastructure industries, and evaluate the feasibility of application of said services in infrastructure projects.
  • Advise and accompany the Department of Infrastructure in the interaction with firms and service providers for the application of new technologies in infrastructure and transportation projects in LAC, as well as academic organizations and leading universities in technology.
  • Advise the infrastructure sectors in the design of products, services and/or projects that make use of new technologies, assisting the Bank in the relationship with firms specialized in these technologies.
  • Actively participate in the development of test prototypes of management models, projects, products or services.
  • Organize the knowledge acquired and generate a system for disseminating information so that innovation becomes “mainstream” within the INE Department and in accordance with the Bank’s corporate guidelines.
  • Work multisectoral with other departments of the Bank.

What you will need:

Citizenship:

You are a citizen of one of our 48 member countries. We can offer assistance with transfer and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.

Consanguinity:

you have no relatives (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including the spouse) who work in the IDB Group.

Education:

Master’s degree, with seven or more years of experience in engineering training, preferably in Innovation Management, Technology Management, Technology Strategy or Intelligent Transportation Systems applied specifically in any of the infrastructure sectors (transport, water and sanitation, and energy) or telecommunications.

Experience:

Must have international experience in Latin America and the Caribbean, preferably in telecommunications and technology markets, managerial experience in the public and/or private sectors are desirable. Languages: Proficiency in English and Spanish, highly desirable Portuguese.

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Technical Advisor

Application closing date: 1 April 2019 

Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate

Group II – A2/A4

Vacancy Notice 04/2019

The Directorate for Technical Assessment and Monitoring (TAM) is responsible for the CEB’s entire technical analytical and support work for projects, throughout all phases of the project cycle, from identification (pre-appraisal), detailed technical preparation (appraisal), implementation and through to completion. In this work, the TAM ensures that the projects financed comply with evolving IFI standards and requirements; this includes issues such as climate change adaptability, development of social safeguards and related aspects. One of TAM’s key responsibilities is to help develop project performance indicators so as to ensure effective measurement of the impact of the Bank’s projects.

TAM is comprised of Technical Advisors, senior experts in their respective sectors: Technical (civil engineering and related), Social/Economic (i.e. health, education, migrant and refugee issues) and Environment (water and sanitation, environments and energy efficiency).

Functions

The incumbent will report to the Director of the Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate. Working independently or within a team, as directed, he/she will have the following responsibilities:

  • The appraisal/preparation of new projects and the follow-up of projects under implementation or just completed on a broad range of social infrastructure and environmental protection investments (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.). Aspects to be covered by this work include: definition of overall project scope and objectives as part of an investment programme, review of the existing policy and sector context to ensure appropriate fit and feasibility of the investment, assessment of the institutional framework and design of implementation arrangements to support project implementation, assessment and recommendations regarding technical aspects of construction, project construction cost and financing plan including recommendations to increase cost efficiency, economic, social and environmental impact, identification of technical assistance needs, and indicators to assess the social impact of projects.
  • As part of project appraisal and monitoring, particular attention is to be paid to identifying issues that could affect the timely implementation of the project, in particular with regards to environmental and social risks, and proposing adequate solutions to manage and mitigate these issues while supporting project implementation.
  • Advise the Borrower on sector and project issues, agree on solutions to support project implementation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of complex construction projects in a variety of sectors as may be necessary and as directed.
  • Provide expertise on CEB sectors of operations; contribute to developing knowledge products based on rigorous data analysis, and to fostering knowledge sharing on projects results within and outside the Bank.
  • Liaise with other specialists, inside and outside the Bank, to develop and promote the use of consistent approaches to the social and environmental impact of CEB investment.
  • Provide general and specific policy advice (both written and oral) as necessary, including through the preparation of Technical and Policy Notes as may be required by the Director.

Profile

Academic Background: The candidate must have a University Degree in Architecture, Civil or Environmental Engineering or Economics, with appropriate recognised accreditation (such as a professional license) where relevant. A strong understanding of project finance and economics, preferably gained through a postgraduate (MBA-type) programme, would be desirable.

Professional skills:

  • Proven relevant hands-on experience –at least eight years – in managing or overseeing the construction and commissioning of public social infrastructure projects (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.) is essential. This experience could have been acquired in the context of a large design and engineering construction firm or consulting firm with strong involvement in these sectors; or a public sector or international organization.
  • Strong, verifiable project management and communication skills are expected.
  • Experience in assessment and management of social and environmental risks and impacts of infrastructure projects, including in-depth knowledge of relevant EU Directives (e.g. on SEA, EIA, Water Framework etc.) and their application in CEB member countries would be considered an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake significant international travel (30%) in CEB member countries.
  • Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, governments, beneficiaries of projects implemented through financial intermediaries, international organisations.
  • Proven ability to manage independent third-party consultants.
  • Sound analytical skills, capacity to conduct social development analyses, structure ideas, synthesise complex information and translate analytical findings into practical recommendations.
  • Strong writing skills in English.
  • Practical experience gained in the Bank’s target countries would be a plus.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments. Strong ability to influence others and to share knowledge and to communicate on social, economic and financial issues effectively and persuasively, both within the CEB and with clients.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, pre-empt and proactively address issues as they emerge on complex projects, and manage a variety of activities concurrently.
  • Results focus (including respect for deadlines).
  • Ability to identify and find solutions to technical, governance and legal issues related to his/her assigned field of competence.

IT skills: Sound knowledge of MS Office applications, including spreadsheets; experience in working with database software would be a plus.

Language skills: Perfect command of written and spoken English, knowledge of French, the other Bank’s official language, would be an asset.

Core competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank’s member states.

Employment Conditions

1) Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

  • A2/A4
  • The remuneration package is composed of a tax-free basic salary and applicable benefits.

3) Benefits (determined by the candidate’s personal situation):

  • basic family allowance
  • expatriation
  • dependent child supplement
  • one additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
  • supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions
  • supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions

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Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Application closing date: 31 March 2019

Summary

The incumbent is responsible to the General Manager (GM) for Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS) and Information Resource Management (IRM). More precisely, he/she is responsible for performing the following functions:

Responsibilities 

Command Responsibilities

  • Directing the activities of the NSPA Information and Communication Technology (ICT) function, including the responsibility for all ICT personnel, processes and policies across the Agency.
  • Formulating ICT vision, strategy, policy and plans to be approved by the GM and the NSPO Agency Supervisory Board (ASB).

Functional and Staff Responsibilities

  • Acting as the senior advisor to the GM and Executive Management Board (EMB) on information technology (IT), Information Systems (IS) and Information Resource Management (IRM).
  • Developing an annual ICT Plan and overseeing its execution; ensuring compliance with governing standards.
  • Controlling the overall ICT budget.
  • Ensuring that IT provision by third parties is cost effective.
  • Contributing to NSPA’s corporate planning and development efforts, in particular ensuring that the Agency’s ICT capability is continuously updated and is integrated into the activities of the Business Units and Support Functions.
  • Directing, managing and providing policy, guidance and oversight of the Agency’s cyber security, information assurance, network infrastructure and operations, telecommunications and information security.
  • As the designated Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Operational Authority, acting as the main NSPA Point of Contact (POC) for all ICT matters including CIS security and Cyber Defence.
  • Chairing the NSPA information Systems Committee (ISC); serving on committees and other groups pertaining to the ICT function.
  • Coordinating and exchanging information with the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) and other NATO officials having similar or related responsibilities and functions; representing the GM on ICT matters outside the Agency.
  • Working closely with other EMB members to create strategic plans.
  • Establishing the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the Information Systems Division (IS).
  • Aligning IT objectives and programmes to Agency objectives and strategies.
  • Defining metrics based on overall business objectives.
  • Aligning IT risk management with Agency risk management.
  • Approving IT standards and technologies.
  • Monitoring Agency business trends and related technological trends in the computer industry and, where appropriate, recommending suitable modification to high level plans.
  • Supporting, through the provision of ICT services, NSPA’s strategic objectives of efficiency, effectiveness and cost-control.
  • Endorsing the IS Services Portfolio, setting priorities for the provision of ICT services and selecting the optimum balance between organic and outsourced support resources.
  • Providing advice and guidance concerning the integration, efficiency and effectiveness of Business Processes (BP) and Information/Knowledge Management (IKM).

Other Responsibilities

  • The incumbent is further responsible for administrative management and supervision of the CIO Office and the accuracy of advice provided to the GM on all IT matters.
  • In accordance with NATO policy, conducting duty travel, as required in support of NAC approved operations and missions, on a case-by-case basis, by travelling to associated theatre/mission locations, especially where NSPA personnel are/will be serving.
  • Managing employee performance in line with applicable governing instructions.
  • Performing other related functions as required in peacetime and any other appropriate functions assigned in times of crisis or war.
  • In the event of crisis or war the incumbent will, subject to the agreement of his/her national authorities, remain in the service of the Agency

Qualifications

General Qualifications

  • Master’ s degree (or higher) in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or information science.
  • Fifteen years of proven IS management experience at senior staff or management level in a sizeable organisation, preferably one in the government defence sector or in an international organisation, a national public administration (civil or military), or the private sector.
  • Previous responsibility for budgeting and financial management at senior level.
  • Demonstrable success in managing a large IT staff in a complex operational environment.
  • Knowledge of IS including software development and infrastructure.
  • Senior management experience of leading and implementing change.
  • Proven experience of using effective negotiation skills to gain buy-in and achieve desired outcomes, including business growth.
  • Proven experience of managing time and work effectively under pressure while producing high-quality products under short-notice deadlines.
  • Proven experience of mitigating risk by developing resourceful and effective solutions to complex problems (including HR).
  • Proven ability to set and implement performance goals and expectations, with relevant metrics, and to redirect and improve performance where needed.
  • Proven performance in building, leading and participating in high-performing teams.

Specific Qualifications

  • Experience with modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and management systems, preferably SAP.
  • Experience with comprehensive office information system support, preferably Microsoft software based.
  • Experience with all aspects of applications exposed on public and private networks (such as the internet), specifically IS security, reliability and availability.
  • Successful Project Management experience in an international environment.

Language Qualifications

  • NATO’s two official languages are English and French. The work of this post is mainly conducted in English, therefore fluency in that language is essential and working knowledge of French is desirable.
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Volunteer role: Equipment Maintenance Specialist

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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Project Manager – Infrastructure Generic Profile

 

Post Information

Post Title: Project Manager – Infrastructure

Supervisor/Grade: Programme / Senior Project Manager

Level: ICS- 11

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. General construction.
  2. Feasibility study/needs assessment.
  3. Design Management.
  4. Construction supervision.
  5. Knowledge management.

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 the 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 7 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.

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

Please note: This is a job profile, not a live vacancy