Senior Water Engineer(Retainer)

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5317/20670
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Sierra Leone
Duty station Freetown, Sierra Leone
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-11
Duration Open-ended
Application period 03-Nov-2020 to 24-Nov-2020

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

This vacancy is closed.

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Background Information - Ghana Multi Country Office (GMCO)

GMCO is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

The core functions of the Operational Hub are to:
  • Liaise and develop engagements, and deliver services responding to partner needs.
  • Leverage advice and integrate delivery modalities of the three Delivery Practices and the Global Partner Service Office.
  • Maintain appropriate arrangements and capacity for direct transactional support for delivery of the sub-regional portfolio.

Background Information – Sierra Leone 

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Ghana Multicountry Office (GMCO), located in Accra, Ghana is responsible for projects in Anglophone West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  GMCO is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional portfolio of engagements, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners’ sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.

UNOPS has been established in Sierra Leone since 2000 and currently has 65 personnel in country, operating out of 3 main locations – in Freetown and the other district Field Offices.

During the last 15 years, UNOPS has delivered a variety of infrastructure projects nationwide, particularly in the fields of health and security infrastructure, and has procured a variety of vehicles, non-medical health related items and medical equipment.

The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) embarked on a series of improvements in the health sector in 2010 through the National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP). With the launch of Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) in 2010, GoSL took an ambitious approach to reducing financial barriers by introducing health care systems strengthening across all pillars (Governance, Communications, M&E, Drugs and Medical Supplies, Infrastructure, Health Workforce, and Financing). The FHCI was found to be one important factor contributing to improved health care, in particular to coverage and equity of coverage of essential services for mothers and children. 

Background Information – Job Specific

The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)  is committed to advancing such an approach to help ensure that people get affordable, quality health care in the country. In support of this initiative, the Government of Sierra Leone has been working with its development partners in implementing interventions under the Performance Based Financing (PBF) Scheme, aimed at achieving SDG targets by 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age.
The Performance Based Financing was launched in Sierra Leone in April 2011, to strengthen the Free Health Care Initiative. Between 2011 and 2016, the GoSL, through the Ministry of Health & Sanitation (MoHS) implemented a nation-wide “National Performance Based Financing” scheme.  

In support of the Ministry of Health & Sanitation of the Government of Sierra Leone and to strengthen its capacity in the provision of healthcare services, the World Bank Group (WBG), through the PBF scheme, intends to improve the existing infrastructure of eight (8) health facilities in the District of Kailahun before scaling up nation-wide. 

The Senior Water Engineer is part of the Infrastructure/ Engineering Team in UNOPS Sierra Leone, with Primary Supervisor (Infrastructure Specialist) based in GMCO and direct reporting line to the Project Manager on the day-to-day operations of the Project.  He/she is expected to meet and exceed the organization's performance and delivery goals.

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Additional information
TOR - Senior Water Engineer (Retainer)- LICA 11.pdf (141 KB) 

This vacancy is closed.


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