Engineering Assistant (multiple positions), Multiple positions

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5104/25636
Department/office MR, AMMMCO, Amman
Duty station Sana'a, Yemen
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration Six months
Application period 16-Mar-2023 to 30-Mar-2023

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.

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Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS's mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments, and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation, and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peace-building contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical, and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

General Background – UNOPS in Yemen

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused significant disruptions to the supply chain and to the overall availability of services. In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have adopted various coping strategies, including using alternate water and energy sources, relying on alternate service providers and community-based service delivery initiatives to address the shortfall.

Physical damage to infrastructure and the lack of functionality in one sector often spills over into other sectors with significant consequences on both the access to, and quality of services, which are often interrelated. 

Yemen Emergency Lifeline Connectivity Project (YELCP)

 The main objective of this project is to provide climate-resilient road access and employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to the food-insecure rural population of Yemen. The project is funded by the World Bank and implemented through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The project activities are expected to complete by end of November 2024. 

The Project has four components:

Component 1: Rural and Village Access Roads Improvement and Maintenance; Sub-Component 1.A: Rehabilitation of Lifeline Rural Access Roads; Sub-Component 1.B: Employment-Intensive Road Maintenance 

Component 2:  Strengthening Management Capacity of Transport Sector Public Institutions 

Component 3: Project implementation and monitoring support, studies and preparatory activities for future projects. 

Component 4:  Contingent emergency response 

We are currently looking for young Yemeni national Engineers with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join YELCP as Engineering Assistants on internship contracts. This is an opportunity for young Engineers to get some training and work experience in their chosen field of work so that they will be better prepared to be employed in the future. The appointments are for a period of six months.  

The selected candidates will be placed in UNOPS Sana’a Office for the duration of the assignment. Engineering Assistants will work with the senior engineers in the UNOPS Office and contribute to the design, design review, construction supervision, contracts administration and maintenance of public infrastructure.  They will support the experienced professionals by assisting them in various design and construction-related tasks while developing their practical engineering skills to help them in future career development. 

Engineering Assistants will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to...

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

Academic qualifications  Must be a recent graduate from a recogn...

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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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