Infrastructure and Project Management Analyst

Job categories Engineering, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5514/16655
Department/office AR, NPOH, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 29-Oct-2018 to 19-Nov-2018


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



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UNOPS in South Asia

UNOPS in Sri Lanka provides technical, operational and administrative support to 5 countries in the South Asia region: Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. UNOPS’ work in this region focuses on the construction and operation of high quality sustainable infrastructure and sustainable procurement, project management, timely provision of services, and the use of most relevant technologies. One of the main focuses on UNOPS work in South Asia is to reduce the vulnerability of population to unsafe infrastructure, maximise the impact of public investments in infrastructure, and improve the effectiveness and financial viability of the public services delivered out of key public infrastructures. Such projects provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across the region, and contribute to poverty eradication. Projects target a range of sectors such as education, health, urban development, environmental services, climate change mitigation, as well as a range of “soft” support in Capacity Building, operations and maintenance of public assets, local governance, etc.

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 systems 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 over-all 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 infrastructure;

Job Specific 

The Infrastructure and Project Management Analyst (IPMA) anchor the development of guidance documents and technical training materials for LGED as part of the technical assistance.  The IPMA will liaise with the UNOPS technical specialists and key stakeholders and leadership with the partner LGED to develop the guidance documents as well as collect, consolidate and incorporate input and feedback from relevant personnel/ partners.

Coordination and integration of all inputs from all sources and maintaining consistency is an integral part of the assignment.



Specific Tasks can include, though are not limited to, the following: Draft...

Education University degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Constructio...

PRINCE 2.0 foundation/practitioner certification is an asset

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

Contract type:  Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract le...

This post is only open for candidates who are nationals of Bangladesh. Pleas...

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

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