Infrastructure Manager

Job categories Engineering, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5329/22904
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Zimbabwe
Duty station Chimanimani/Chipinge, Zimbabwe
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Application period 16-Nov-2021 to 01-Dec-2021

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

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.

Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMCO 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 primarily 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.

Background Information - Zimbabwe

Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and. property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 72 million and the African Development Bank (AFDB) has allocated a further US$ 25 million to finance recovery projects for Zimbabwe. The projects cater to both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, agriculture). UNOPS is implementing several projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas in Zimbabwe that were most affected by the storm, including establishing a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and implementing the rehabilitation of community infrastructure in different sector (labor intensive roads; small health facilities; schools; irrigation schemes; etc.).

Background Information - Job Specific

Infrastructure Manager is a key member of the Zimbabwe Country Office and the Implementing teams for the recovery efforts from  tropical storm Idai. With funding from the World Bank and the AfDB, the projects address both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors including livelihoods, health, education, and agriculture.  The Infrastructure manager will lead the team of technical and operations specialists to deliver quality, resilient infrastructure to the communities most affected by the storm.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment 

The Infrastructure Manager will report directly to the Senior Programme Manager to effectively manage the delivery of the infrastructure components and the different field operations.  The Infrastructure Manager may be requested to deputize for the Senior Programme Manager on technical matters.  The position is based in the field, either in Chimanimani or Chipinge. 

S/he will be expected to to mobilize and motivate the team, maintain and strengthen relationships with key government counterparts at different levels, as well as relevant UN agencies.   S/he is expected to meet the agreed delivery targets for infrastructure in both results and quality.

The Infrastructure Manager is responsible for creating the Implementation Plan for the Infrastructure components, using the Project Initiation Document (PID), the Project Operations Manual (POM), Legal Agreement and Safeguards Instruments.  

S/he is responsible for having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders, to ensure the infrastructure products delivered by UNOPS meet the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s).  Success of the project(s) and hence of the Infrastructure Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

Summary of functions: 1. Infrastructure Planning, Delivery and Perfo...

An Advanced University degree in  Engineering or Architecture is required. ...

Professional certification from an accredited institution (PEng., CEng. , etc) i...

A minimum of 7 years experience working on multi-sectoral infrastructure project...

Fluency in written and oral English required.  Knowledge of a...

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

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

Contract type: ICA Contract level: IICA3 Contract duration: Ongoing ICA &n...

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


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