Architect - Retainer

Job categories Urban Planning/Design
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5303/21653
Level ICS-9
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration 1 year subject to the availability of funds
Application period 23-Apr-2021 to 09-May-2021


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Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC)

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.

Objectives and scope of the position

The Technical Services Unit (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 Technical Services Unit (TSU) currently 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 has a core team based in Nairobi supplemented by retainers during peak periods or where specialist expertise is required.  The wider team includes architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, urban planners, land specialists, economists, 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, Cameroon, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Zambia and Mozambique.

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 Architect in collaboration with the team members and the project s...

University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree)  in Architecture from a recogni...

Minimum 4 years’ experience in architectural design is required; ...

Full knowledge of English language is required.  Full knowledge of Por...

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

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

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: ICS 9/ I...

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

Kenya The UNOPS Kenya office manages more than 60 projects in around 10 countri...
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