Roads Engineer (Retainer), Multiple positions

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5323/16201
Department/office AFR, KEMC, Kenya
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration Open ended
Application period 14-Aug-2018 to 29-Aug-2018

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

This vacancy is closed.

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UNOPS plays a critical role in providing management services for our life-saving, peace-building, humanitarian and development operations. "I have seen many examples of how these activities help suffering people in troubled parts of the world.”-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General.

The United Nations Office for Project Services’ (UNOPS) mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need.

UNOPS mandate is to act as a project delivery platform for UN system agencies, funds and programmes, international and regional financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, donor and recipient governments, and non-profit non-governmental organizations. As a self-financing entity within the UN system, UNOPS must ensure that the projects it delivers meet client expectations in terms of cost, quality and time, while at the same time ensuring that these projects collectively meet a broader array of success criteria.
UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.

 East Africa Hub (EAH)

UNOPS EAH helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: governance, education, health, he environment, grant management and rural development.

UNOPS East Africa Hub (EAH) has over twenty years of experience working in East Africa, including large scale infrastructure projects. With a flexible and responsive presence throughout the region, UNOPS is able to scale up rapidly, through various mechanisms into high risk areas which have proven to be beneficial to partners.

EAH has its own Design Services Unit (DSU) which consists of design production office and engineering project management cell, consisting of Civil, Structural, M&E Engineers, Architects, Design Associates and Quantity Surveyors. The DSU carries out low risk engineering works and building structures. This generally involves concept designs, feasibility studies and low/medium risk designs that include buildings of up to 2 stories in height (as per the UNOPS design planning manual) and civil works that may include using standard designs of structures for rural roads. High risk building and structure designs are outsourced to specialist design firms.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall supervision of the Design Services Unit Manager, Roads Engineer will give his/her technical expertise as required to manage and co-ordinate any designs assigned and related documentation works. The consultant will be requested to work from home and be prepared to travel to any site in or around the countries under EAH as required and comply with UNDSS requirements.

Under the guidance of Design Services Unit Manager, the Roads Engineer will be r...

Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university is required ...

Minimum 4 years’ experience in Roads Engineering Design and implementa...

Full working knowledge of English is essential.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Contract type:Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy is closed.


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