Job categories Administration
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5315/18103
Department/office AFR, GHOH, Gambia
Duty station Banjul, Gambia
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-2
Duration Ongoing
Application period 12-Jun-2019 to 26-Jun-2019

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

UNOPS Ghana Operational Hub (GHOH), located in Accra, Ghana is responsible for projects in Anglophone West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  GHOH is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

Project description
The overall objective of the project entitled "Reinforced Access of the Most Vulnerable Populations to Markets and Socio-economic facilities through a Feeder Road Rehabilitation Programme" is to enhance socio-economic development around the road network in the Gambia, West Africa.  The project involves the reconstruction / rehabilitation of 126 km of rural feeder roads using a mix of work contracts and labour intensive methods where possible.

The project is financed by the European Union (EU) and will be implemented by UNOPS.  A strong focus will be placed on the improvement of maintenance by local communities using labour intensive methods, the sustainability of the primary road network would also be reinforced by strengthening the planning capabilities of the National Road Authority (NRA), Gambia and through the implementation of an axle load control master plan.

The identified activities to be implemented are:

  1. Rehabilitation/construction of feeder roads – UNOPS will be tendering and supervising the works contracts for the roads.
  2. Road maintenance management–UNOPS will provide Technical Assistance to enhance the maintenance management plans for the coming years using HDM IV.  
  3. Maintenance works using labour intensive methods– UNOPS will provide a Technical Advisor (TA) for the staff supervising these maintenance works in handling and supervision of labour intensive maintenance works to develop their capacity so that they will be able to take over the procurement and supervision of labour intensive maintenance works on the feeder roads following the completion of the project.
  4. Creation of axle load control regulations– Technical assistance will be provided by UNOPS for the implementation of updating and/or preparing regulations concerning the axle load control in accordance with ECOWAS agreements.
  5. Weighing stations – Technical assistance for the design of weighbridge locations will be provided by UNOPS, as well as support for the procurement and installation.

Under the overall guidance of the Country Manager, direct supervision of the ICT...

Education Completion of secondary school or equivalent field is required. Expe...

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

Shares knowledge and experience Provides helpful feedback and advice...

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

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

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