Lead Architect (Internal for UNOPS personnel)

Job categories Urban Planning/Design
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/22147
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Open-ended contract, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Application period 12-Jul-2021 to 08-Aug-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.

Background Information - Job-specific

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.


Under the supervision of the TSU Project Manager, the Lead Architect will be&nbs...

Advanced University Degree in Architecture or equivalent is required; Univer...

5 years of experience in Architectural field is required; Previous...

Fluency in English (writing, reading and speaking) is required. 

Registered member with the 'Board of Registration of Architect and Quantity Surv...

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

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

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: Local ICA S...

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