Lead Geotechnical Engineer- Retainer

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/21449
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration 1 year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funds
Application period 07-Apr-2021 to 25-Apr-2021


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



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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 sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South 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, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and island states.

The Technical Services Unit (TSU) office is based in Nairobi, and has recently been structured as a standalone ‘project’ within UNOPS.  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.  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.  During 2020, upwards of 70 requisitions were signed for work on the African continent.



UNOPS undertakes a number of infrastructure projects in the Africa region. ...

Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Geotechn...

Minimum 5 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineerin...

Registered with a recognized professional engineering regulatory body is require...

Excellent written and spoken English language is required. 

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