UNOPS recruits 01 Lead Construction Management Engineer
Lead Construction Management Engineer (Re-advertisement)
Job categories: Engineering, Project ManagementVacancy code: VA/2020/B5329/20819Level: ICS-10Department/office: AFR, KEMC, ZimbabweDuty station: Chimanimani, ZimbabweContract type: International ICAContract level: IICA-2Duration: Open-ended contract, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance Deadline date: 21-Dec-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the 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. With over 8,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.
Background Information Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the World Bank (WB)has allocated up to US$ 72 million and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a further US$ 25 million to finance recovery projects for Zimbabwe. The projects cater to both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to establish multiple projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas in Zimbabwe that were most affected by the storm.
General Background of Project / Assignment The Zimbabwe Hurricane Idai Recovery Programme (ZIRP) will fall under the purview of the UNOPS KEMC (Kenya Multi Country Office) Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes a large portfolio of Infrastructure, procurement and project management service projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and several Island states.
Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe. The project addresses both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to manage the WB funds and has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and UNOPS is also implementing part of those funds to support the delivery of community infrastructures in different sector (labor intensive roads; small health facilities; schools; irrigation schemes; etc.). This component has been set up as a specific project under UNOPS system with a dedicated Project Manager.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment The Lead Construction Management Engineer will work directly under the Community Infrastructure Project Manager’s supervision to effectively manage the project implementation team and the different field operations. S/he will be expected to maintain and strengthen relationships with key government counterparts at different levels, as well as relevant UN agencies.
Functional Responsibilities Activity Planning Provide the Project Manager (PM), with coherent work plan…
Education A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related fields …
At least seven (7) years of working experience
in team management in remote area…
Languages Fluency in written and oral English language is required.
Competencies Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex…
Additional Considerations Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
Contract type, level and duration Contract type: ICA Contract level: I-ICA 2 Contract duration: Ongoing ICA &…
Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp…