Lead Civil Engineer

Job categories Engineering, Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5521/28371
Department/office AR, EAPMCO, Pacific Operations Cluster
Duty station Funafuti, Tuvalu
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Ongoing (Open-ended), subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 14-Jun-2024 to 30-Jun-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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Background on South East Asia and the Pacific  Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO)

The South East Asia and Pacific Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO) supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. EAPMCO was established in January 2023 following the merger of the Thailand Multi-Country Office, which covered 20 countries across  North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, and the Cambodia Multi-Country Office, which covered 4 countries South East Asia - 3 countries in the Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam) and the Philippines.  EAPMCO currently covers 24 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises nine business units: SEMCO Thailand, EAPMCO Indonesia,  EAPMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, EAPMCO Papua New Guinea, EAPMCO China, EAPMCO Vietnam, EAPMCO Lao PDR, EAPMCO Philippines and EAPMCO Cambodia.

In 2023, the UNOPS EAPMCO implemented projects worth more than USD 75 million, in the areas of Energy Transition, Digital Transformations, Sustainable Environmental Management, Climate Change, Waste Management, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Post Conflict Reintegration, Emergency Relief, Post COVID19 Economic Transformations, and Health, through HR, procurement, construction, contract management, fund and program management services.  

The Multi Country Office head office in Bangkok provides strategic direction, operational support, delivery oversight and assurance of the excellence of business processes and quality standards across all of the entire Multi Country Office locations. It is also responsible for developing, delivering and managing the portfolio of engagements in the country of the MCO location itself. 

UNOPS EAPMCO has embarked on a health portfolio across different countries in South East Asia and the Pacific, aimed at improving access to public health. EAPMCO has signed an agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide implementation support to Tuvalu Health System Strenthening Project (THSSP) funded by the World Bank. The main objective of this project is to increase the service delivery capacity and quality of the Princess Margaret Hospital and of outer island clinics for better healthcare in Tuvalu as part of the Tuvalu Health System Strengthening Project (THSSP).

Purpose and Scope of Assignment:

The purpose of the Lead Civil Engineer position is to provide technical expertise and project management support in the planning, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of infrastructure projects. The Lead Civil Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of infrastructure projects, adhering to quality standards, timelines, and budgetary constraints. The scope of the assignment includes collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, managing project operations, engaging with stakeholders, managing finances, preparing reports, and working in complex environments with limited resources.

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