Technical Lead- Satellite Ground Stations (Retainer)

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5514/27557
Level ICS-12
Department/office AR, SAMCO, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Retainer - 1 year with possibility of extension
Application period 19-Feb-2024 to 08-Apr-2024

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.

Expand all [+]

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an 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 6,000 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.

UNOPS Bangladesh

UNOPS has been present in Bangladesh since 2003. In 2014 UNOPS established as formal representation as a response to the UNOPS Executive Board in order to provide more substantial support to the Government of Bangladesh and other clients in the different areas focusing to Resilient Infrastructure Approach, Program & Project Management, Fund Management, Procurement, Human Resources, Financial Management  emphasizing on building national capacities, improving resilience of communities with a view of contributing to the implementation of the SDGs.

Project Information:

Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO) is the national space and remote sensing organization of the government of Bangladesh.

To enhance SPARRSO's capabilities, the government has planned several initiatives funded from its own sources. Key initiatives include (1) setting up a ground station for polar-orbiting satellites to collect data from Earth observation satellites, (2) developing a roadmap to advance the organization in space and remote sensing technologies, and (3) strengthening the skills of SPARRSO officials through specialized training in relevant overseas institutions. UNOPS will provide support to SPARRSO in these three key endeavors.

In the first initiative, SPARRSO will procure the ground station in accordance with the government's procurement rules. UNOPS will play a role in providing support for the tender process. This involves the engagement of an international technical expert by UNOPS, who will offer guidance at every stage of the procurement process. This includes tasks such as preparing technical specifications, creating tender documents, addressing queries from potential tenderers, assisting in tender evaluation and contract awarding, and ensuring quality assurance.

For the second initiative, UNOPS will enlist the services of consultant(s) to develop a comprehensive and forward-looking roadmap for SPARRSO's advancement in space and remote sensing technologies. 

In the third initiative, UNOPS will reach out to the most suitable overseas institutions renowned for their expertise in space and remote sensing technologies to deliver training to selected SPARRSO officials.

Background information- Job specific

As mentioned in the Project Information section, SPARRSO will acquire and set up the polar orbiting satellite ground station in accordance with the country's public procurement regulations. UNOPS will offer technical advisory assistance to SPARRSO's tender procedure. Throughout this process, the Satellite Ground Expert (Consultant) will play a crucial role in every phase of the procurement process, from defining requirements to quality assurance support, ultimately contributing to the successful establishment of a polar orbiting satellite ground station.

The Consultant's key functional responsibilities will include, but not limited t...

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

Education Advanced degrees (master's and/ or Ph.D.) in satellite communicat...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: Internation...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
This vacancy is closed.


How to send a good application:


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.

Explore what we offer here.