Field Monitoring Engineer

Job categories Engineering, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5317/15179
Department/office AFR, GHOH, Sierra Leone
Duty station Freetown, Makeni and Bo (with frequent mission to the sites in other districts) , Sierra Leone
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration On going
Application period 01-Nov-2018 to 25-Nov-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Ghana Operational Hub based in Accra – Ghana with Country Offices in Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. UNOPS GHOH has developed a compelling solid reputation across the globe in the delivery of its core mandates in the areas of Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement. 

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. To succeed here, you'll need to be able to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage numerous different projects to tight deadlines simultaneously, as well as working with the different units to meet their expectations. 

We are therefore, looking for intellectually curious talented qualified Sierra Leoneans with solid Field Monitoring and Engeneering acumen with stakeholder focus to join the team as Field Monitoring Engeneering for the Sierra Leone Office

Things happen quickly at UNOPS- Ghana Operational Hub and the work culture encourages you to be an enthusiastic team player - a self-starter who can work cross-functionally and isn't frightened to take risks or try out new ways of doing things within UNOPS.

Background Information – Sierra Leone

UNOPS has been established in Sierra Leone since 2000 and currently has approximately 48 personnel in country, operating out of 3 main locations – in Freetown (with frequent visit to sites and other district) and home based.

During the last 15 years, UNOPS has delivered a variety of infrastructure projects nationwide, particularly in the fields of health and security infrastructure, and has procured a variety of vehicles, non-medical health related items and medical equipment.

Current projects include:

  • Infrastructure Programme for Isolation Units; Construction of screening and isolation units for government hospitals under the Ebola Emergency Response Project (EERP) (with funding from the World Bank) and medical waste management and WASH (with funding from DFID) in support of the Ministry of Health.
  • Procurement of non-health items and services to contribute to the Global Fund Programme in Sierra Leone, for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)
  • Construction of the new Administrative Headquarters of the Transnational Organised Crime Unit (TOCU) in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Purpose and Scope of Assignment
In order to respond to the Ministry of Energy’s challenge of providing off-grid rural electrification solutions in Sierra Leone, UNOPS has been engaged to deliver the Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP) with the objective of increasing accessibility to public services and enhancing economic growth in underserved rural communities.

The present four-year project has been developed with the target outcome to increase rural renewable energy access through private sector involvement, and support institutional development/reforms on regulatory frameworks and business model approaches. The RREP will implement sustainable technical and financial solutions to establish electrification of villages through mini-grids, along with the technical assistance required to support the sustainable development of this off-grid renewable energy initiative.

The RREP is developed around technical solutions designed under three work packages (WP):

Work package 1 and 1+:
 Installing stand-alone 6kWp solar photovoltaic (sPV) systems in a minimum of 50 communities by July 2017 (with the ambition to scale up to 80 communities subject to availability of funds).  The stand-alone 6kWp solar photovoltaic systems will provide electricity to the Community Health Centres, and subsequently be expanded into small mini-grids in the 50 villages by the end of 2017, to connect all other public institutions and households in the village.  The 50 small mini-grids (< ~36kW) will be operated by private operators with commercial interests or local communities associations, both ensuring long term sustainability by December 2017.

Work package 2: The project will support a range of public-private sector business models for providing rural communities electrification through installation of environmentally and economically sustainable mini-grids (> ~36kW). A minimum of 40 mini-grids will be completed by October 2020, adding up to 5 MW to the country’s power generation capacity

Work package 3: Technical Assistance (TA) and institutional development (capacity building) to both government authorities and private sector, as part of the holistic approach to facilitate mini-grids development and long term sustainable operations.

The Field Monitoring Engineer is part of the UNOPS supervision team and is required to manage and coordinate the day to day activities of contractors. He/she will be expected to build the capacity of UNOPS site supervisors and the contractor’s personnel. This may include, for example, demonstrating to tradesmen best practice techniques for key technical trades.  The Field Monitoring Engineer will therefore have extensive practical experience performing practical construction activities and of supervising works to ensure that both UNOPS Quality Assurance requirements are being met, and that the Contractor carries out his Quality Control functions effectively. 

The Field Monitoring Engineer will be based on site, under the direct supervisio...

Education: Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or Infras...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Knowledge Management and Learning Encourages office staff to share knowledge...

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of ...

Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA)  Contract le...

This is a local position, therefore only Nationals of the duty station...
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