UN Project Engineer Job Vacancies – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Job Title:    Project Engineer

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice UNOPS/002/2021

Position Number: UNOPS/002/02

Grade: LICA-9

 

About US:

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.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Participate
in site surveys and geotechnical investigations conducted directly by UNHCR
and/or supervises site surveys and soil tests conducted by partners/other
stakeholders

·       
Prepares
necessary detailed designs, drawings, calculations etc. for all construction /
rehabilitation projects, based on the Project Physical Site Planner’s spatial
design and layout (where applicable).;

·       
Prepare
and/or review cost estimates for construction/rehabilitation projects including
detailed Bills of Quantities

·       
Prepares
all necessary tender documents and/or verifies and clears such documents
prepared by partners’ stakeholders

·       
Carry
out post-contract administration duties including assessing quantities,
estimating cost for documentation of interim and final payment certification
and controlling costs to include projects are completed within budget

·       
Assess
existing building conditions, briefing partners stakeholders in the plans and
designs to ensure that the right materials and equipment used are in line with
UNHCR /Government acceptable standards

·       
Day to
day supervision of all construction/rehabilitation projects

·       
Ensure
quality and quantity control, quantity control, variation/change order, and
conducts meetings in order to ensure the project delivery meets quality
standards and timeframe required by UNHCR

·       
Monitor
the work and financial progresses for projects

·       
Work in
close coordination with all functional Units in UNHCR (Protection, Programme,
Community Services, Administration, Supply, etc.) for all issues related to
protection of persons of concern and assistance

·       
Actively
contributes to the preparation of the specific projects budget and monitors the
financial performance of a given area of activity versus set budget to ensure
alignment

·       
Complies
with all relevant stakeholders’ safety, quality, health and environmental
procedures to ensure healthy and safe work environment

·       
Performs
other related duties as may be assigned.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Project Engineer job placement
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering is required

·       
At least
five years’ experience in supervising construction projects in Uganda is
required

·       
Knowledge
of Project management tools and processes is required.

·       
Excellent
command of English Language (written and spoken) is required

·       
Strong
report writing skills is required

·       
Good
knowledge of basic computer software, including AutoCAD and GPS data collection
as engineering design tools is required

·       
Experience
in the management of construction sites is required.

 

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

·       
Experience
in all disciplines of civil engineering is desirable

·       
Good
knowledge of ArcGIS is desirable

·       
Familiarity
with National Construction standards is desirable

·       
Skills
on project formulation, planning, supervision and management is desirable

·       
Proficiency
in additional UN languages.

 

Competencies

·       
Judgement
and Decision Making

·       
Strategic
Planning and Vision

·       
Leadership

·       
Managing
Resources

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Innovation
and Creativity

·       
Technological
Awareness

·       
Negotiation
and Conflict Resolution

·       
Planning
and Organizing

·       
Political
Awareness

·       
Stakeholder
Management

 

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
details.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 31st January 2021

 

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