Engineering (Electrical/Mechanical ) Interns, Multiple positions

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5104/27674
Department/office MR, AMMMCO, Amman
Duty station Sana'a, Yemen
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration 6 months, extendable to maximum 12 months
Application period 05-Mar-2024 to 19-Mar-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.

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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, that are often interrelated. For example, in some cities, the lack of functionality in the water sector is tied most directly to the lack of electricity rather than to physical damage to water infrastructure. As a result, wastewater continues to overflow into streets, which in turn has significant implications for the health and transport sectors. Similarly, the absence of electricity across many cities in Yemen is not solely tied to infrastructure damage of energy facilities but rather to the lack of fuel, amongst others due to severe transport limitations and access constraints. These cross-sectoral linkages demonstrate the need for an integrated, multi-sectoral approach that provides synergies and responds to the multi-faceted needs on the ground.UNOPS  is undertaking a multi-sectoral engagement aimed at restoring critical services mainly in energy, urban roads, WASH and municipal services in targeted cities in Yemen using an integrated approach.

  1. Projects Information

Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project- PHASE II  (YEEAP-II): The Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project seeks to improve access to electricity in rural and peri-urban areas within the Republic of Yemen. The project is financed by the World Bank (grant from IDA), and implemented by UNOPS. As the need for targeted interventions to improve electricity access to rural and peri-urban households and critical services facilities continues to be huge, the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project-Phase II was approved. The four-year project will finance distributed solar solutions to provide urgently-needed access to electricity in Yemen

The Project has four components as follows:

Component 1:  Electricity in Rural and Peri-urban Areas

Component 2: Implementation Support, Market Development, and Technical Assistance for Power Sector Sustainability

Component 3: Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC)

We are currently looking for young Yemeni national Engineers with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join YEEAP II as Engineering Interns. This is an opportunity for young Engineers to obtain the necessary training and work experience so that they will be better prepared to be employed in their chosen field in the future. The appointments are strictly for a period of six to twelve months and no further extensions will be given.  

The selected candidates will be placed in UNOPS Sana’a Office where they are required to be based for the duration of the assignment. Although the project will provide funds for the positions, UNOPS will also provide limited training opportunities for successful candidates.

Engineering Intern will work with the senior engineers in the UNOPS Office and contribute to the design, construction, and maintenance of project -related technical areas, as a part of a team of solar engineers and other professionals.  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 Intern will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Participate in preparing engineering documents such as plans, drawings, designs, reviews, and reports.

  • Participate in the technical and administrative support throughout all stages of the project by executing/administering a variety of technical design transactions, preparing materials/documentation, and complying with UNOPS processes and procedures.

  • Participate in regular site visits to targeted facilities for supervision purposes and/or monitor ongoing work.

  • Participate in the supervision of site work conducted by Contractors. 

  • Participate in contract management including taking site measurements, contract variations, QA/QC inspections, keeping site records, and health, safety, social and environmental inspections.

  • Participate in project procurement matters such as preparing tender documents, tendering, contract negotiations, and awards

1. In close cooperation with the internship program coordinator (Gender Equality...

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

Academic qualifications: The candidates should have graduated from a reco...

Contract type: Internship Contract level: Internship Contract duration: 6 m...

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