Associate Civil Engineer

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5329/21837
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Zimbabwe
Duty station Chipinge, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Open-ended contract, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Application period 31-May-2021 to 22-Jun-2021

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is the 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 8,000 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.

Background Information - Zimbabwe

Following the devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the World Bank has allocated up to US$ 72 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe and the African Development Bank has allocated US$ 25 million to finance the Post Cyclone Idai Emergency Recovery and Resilience Project (PCIREP) in Zimbabwe. The project addresses both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture and infrastructure). UNOPS has been requested to establish multiple projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas in Zimbabwe that were most affected by the storm. There are multiple projects and sections that require Associate Civil Engineers including the World Bank funded Zimbabwe Hurricane Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) and the AFDB funded PCIREP (Zimbabwe) Project. Three (3) Engineers will be required for the above mentioned projects. The project is looking for Associate Civil Engineers with experience across the various civil engineering spectrum from roads, bridges, water supply, electrification, irrigation, as well as structures. 

Position Background

The Associate Civil Engineer is responsible for the direct implementation of project objectives. S/he must be able to apply with direction, the duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria, given below. The incumbents will be based in one of the field offices, with regular travel to other districts of Manicaland Province and will work in close collaboration with their respective Project Managers, Lead Engineers, and the KEMC Technical Services Unit. The Associate Civil Engineers will work under the guidance and supervision of and report to their respective Lead Engineers to monitor the construction work implemented by contractors and by direct implementation.

Under direct supervision and overall guidance of the Lead Engineer and Project M...

A Higher Diploma in Civil & Structural Engineering from an accredited instit...

Four years of relevant working experience in Civil & Structural Engineering ...

Fluency in written and oral English language is required.

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

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

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

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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