Fresher Assistant Civil Engineer UN Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Assistant Civil Engineer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026372
Vacancy Notice: 005/2019
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Head of Field Office
Post Grade: NOA
About UNHCR:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead
and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Civil Engineer will assist in
the management of activities pertaining to the acquisition and management of
administrative (office) premises in all UNHCR operations. She/he is responsible
to maintain up to date data in premises database by means of collecting,
recording and analysing data. The incumbent will assist in the provision of
technical and specialized guidance and support to the implementation of civil
engineering activities of UNHCR operations in accordance with the prevailing
rules and regulations. Furthermore, the incumbent contributes with technical
inputs to the development, updating and dissemination of technical guidance
documents. Finally, the incumbent is responsible to maintain hard and soft copy
of project and technical documentation and will have contacts with UNHCR staff,
technical counterparts in other UN agencies, commercial service providers, etc.
on relevant subject matters in close coordination with the direct supervisor.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the preparation of plans and specifications for office
    premises, staff accommodation and any land and buildings projects according
    to operational needs.
  • Provide civil engineering advice and technical support for
    management of office buildings including support for tendering processes
    as well as development of service contracts.
  • Conduct regular periodic physical verification of UNHCR land and
    buildings (office premises) and their status.
  • In cooperation with relevant technical units and departments
    formulate proposals for disposal of premises and/or support
    identification, selection and alteration of new buildings/ premises.
  • Assist in the selection of engineering / construction consultants
    and contractors.
  • Support finding civil engineering solutions to buildings/ office
    premises construction projects and provide feedback to Engineering Service
    Requests (ESR) from UNHCR operations.
  • Ensure timely delivery of civil engineering projects, according to
    best practices and prevailing UNHCR rules and regulations.
  • Guide and support maintenance of premises database and other records
    on civil engineering activities.
  • Analyse relevant data and draft status reports and updates.
  • Draft quotation requests and/or tenders and assist in the evaluation
    of offers and proposals as well as assist in provision of technical clearance
    for awarding contracts.
  • Monitor and support the implementation of office premises projects.
  • Offer technical support to the management of assets (land &
    buildings) to AFS and AMU.
  • Analyse and report on the quality of services delivered by
    contractors in relation to premises projects with reference to contractual
    quality standards.
  • Perform any other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCRs country operation has sufficient support in the field of site
    planning and thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern.
  • UNHCR operations have unimpeded access at all times to quality
    engineering expertise and project management support services.
  • UNHCR is able to adequately implement and account for investments
    made in respect of acquisition and management of properties including
    office premises, staff accommodation, etc.
  • UNHCR has up to date property management records.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Civil
    Engineer job placement should hold a University degree in Civil
    Engineering or Architecture.
  • At least two years of previous relevant professional job experience
    with special reference to documented construction supervision.
  • Good working knowledge of the following software: AutoCAD (2D),
    Microsoft Project, MS Office
  • Fluency in English language, knowledge of local language and institutions.
  • Experience in all disciplines of civil engineering, rural settlement
    development, emergency management and environmental planning, and ability
    making the linkages to rehabilitation and development programmes.
  • Previous professional experience in the areas of rural development,
    natural resources and environmental management.
  • Familiarity with and Field exposure to UNHCR programme planning and
    implementation and on humanitarian operations.
  • Proficiency in another UN language.
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job
Deadline: 24th January 2019
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