Infrastructure Specialist

Job categories Engineering, Project Management, Urban Development, Climate, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5514/12903
Department/office AR, BDMCO, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration One year initially, renewable subject to funding availability and performance
Application period 15-Aug-2017 to 29-Aug-2017


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Recently, the UNOPS, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Women developed the joint programme in Bangladesh which aims to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed environment.  This joint programme focuses on developing national capacities in the areas of risk-informed and render-responsive development planning, capacities to address mega disasters in gender responsive manner, improved capacities of selected public institutions to achieve resilient institutions through risk-informed, gender-responsive infrastructure systems, enhance women’s leadership disaster response and management; and finally, to strengthen community-level preparedness, response and recovery capacities.

Under the Joint Programme, UNOPS, in particular, is providing technical assistance to Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and other public institutions to achieve resilience outcomes through designing and constructing risk-informed, gender responsive infrastructure system and lay the foundations for long-term resilience actions in socially inclusive infrastructure systems in Bangladesh. In particular, UNOPS will contribute to the achievement of the overall programme by:

  • Strengthening LGED asset management system and decision making capacities for determining priorities associated with new development, maintenance and/or retrofitting of existing assets;
  • Strengthening project evaluation criteria and capacities within LGED and other divisions, improve coordination and reduce duplication;
  • Creating an applied understanding and capacity to introduce the concept of failure analysis to enhance build-back-better in reconstruction;
  • Strengthening LGED professional capacities for Junior and mid-level engineers in the areas of design, construction and management/maintenance of resilient infrastructures;



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