Junior Architect Assistant

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5516/17122
Department/office AR, NPOH, Nepal
Duty station Kathmandu, Nepal
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 09-Jan-2019 to 24-Jan-2019

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

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Following the devastating earthquakes of 2015, UNOPS has been deeply engaged in various activities supporting the Government of Nepal in the assessment of damaged buildings and enrollment of beneficiaries into housing grant schemes. UNOPS is expanding its footprint in post-earthquake reconstruction and aims to support the Government of Nepal in the Education sector to reconstruct schools in remote earthquake affected districts.

According to MoE-CLPIU over 9,000 school buildings were affected across the country due to devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal. In total, 21,169 classrooms completely collapsed, 12,522 classrooms were severely damaged and 15,990 classrooms were damaged partially.

The construction of the 3,785 buildings with 13,917 rooms has been completed and 1,906 buildings with 15,158 classrooms are under construction (MoE-CLPIU-2018). This clearly indicates the massive gap in school building reconstruction.

Post-Earthquake School Reconstruction in Nepal, Bridging the Gap in Remote areas Project:

The underlying causes of huge damages during the earthquake could be numerated extensively. However inadequate seismic design measures, building standard non-compliance, incompetent workmanship and insufficient quality management are keys to such horrible devastation. The project will assure to address all these root causes of failure so that to contribute to resilient community.

 Project Activities:

Contextually, broader school building reconstruction need is further classified into; i) Reconstruction of the class rooms, ii) Retrofitting of the partially damaged classrooms and iii) Enhancement of the school buildings, site and learning environment by promoting Minimum Enabling Conditions.

The purpose of this position is to support Project Manager to prepare drawings as instructed by the design engineer. 

Support Project Manager to produce free-hand sketches to clarify those given...

Education Diploma in Civil or Architectural Engineering is required. W...

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

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level: LICA...

This post is open to Nepal nationals only. Please note that the closing date...

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


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