Technical Services Unit Senior Manager

Job categories Engineering, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/19583
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 16-Feb-2021 to 03-Mar-2021


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Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC/East and Southern Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will based in Nairobi and will be required to travel to other UNOPS locations as required by the Hub Director.

The Technical Services Unit (TSU) office is based in Nairobi, and will require extensive travel to other UNOPS locations as required by the Multi Country Office Director.  The TSU engages in multidisciplinary design, assessments and advisory work, and manages relationships with other technical stakeholders such as specialist design firms for high risk structures.  The TSU provides design services for infrastructure works to project managers.  Recently the team has expanded its offering to include consulting services such as assessments, feasibility studies and advisory services on a wide range of infrastructure types.  We want to continue and further expand technical services to our partners and clients at a wider field of operations.

The TSU currently has 15 permanent and 40+ retainer personnel including architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS and specialist infrastructure advisors (for dams, ICT and biomedical works) and CAD technicians as well as support personnel.  Current projects are underway / imminent in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Eswatini, Zambia, Mozambique and Cameroon.  The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will provide leadership, design management and business development for the TSU and integrate the technical offering as a key differentiator for UNOPS in the sub-region.

The TSU is a business unit for the Multi Country office and comes under the direction of the Director for East and Southern Africa office (KEMC).




The Technical Services Unit Senior Manager will be required to undertake the fol...

A Master’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Structural E...

At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Infrastruct...

Fluency in English language is required;

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

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: IIC...

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

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