Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Associate Construction Management Engineer, Multiple Positions at UN Office for Project Services

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 2023
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Jobs, 2023
Associate Construction Management Engineer, Multiple positions
Associate Construction Management Engineer, Multiple Positions at UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) October, 2023
Job categories
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5323/26838
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station
Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar (Unguja & Pemba), United Republic of Tanzania
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

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.

Background Information - Job-specific
Kenya Multi-Country Office (KEMCO)
Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMCO sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

Background Information – Project
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman (FM) has approached UNOPS, based on its mandate and expertise, to support, among other initiatives, the design and construction of 100 water wells on the mainland and the island, a philanthropic project funded by the Sultanate of Oman. The intention of the Water Wells Projects is to provide access to water in the selected schools in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

Once selected and the designs concluded, and contractors selected through the UNOPS procurement process, the Associate Construction Management Engineers will manage the contractors linking technical supervision of the works, quality, and timing with contract management to ensure correct and transparent payment processes linked to the fulfillment of their obligations.

Functional Responsibilities
  • Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day monitoring/management of on-site construction as listed below:
  • S/he will support in the planning and coordinating work activities with the Project Manager;
  • Contribute to take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided;
  • Provide guidance for on-time project delivery;
  • Monitoring contractor presence on the project site, including Bill of Quantities (BoQ) as per approved contract;
  • As tasked by the Project Manager, supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications;
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations;
  • Contribute to regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery;
  • Prepare project process reports;
  • Provides support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary;
  • Assesses the work activities of contractor/s, measures completed work and makes recommendations to the Project Manager for progress and interim payments to contractors;
  • Oversee quality control and health and safety matters on site & ensure that behavioral expectations are met and are in compliance with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
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  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
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Contract type, level and duration
Contract type, level and duration
  • Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
  • Contract level: ICS6 (LICA 6)
  • Contract duration :‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
This is a local position, it is therefore open to Tanzanian Nationals
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Information
  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
  • Secondary education is required.
  • A bachelor's degree preferably in civil engineering/construction management or a related area is an asset.
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  • Minimum of six years of relevant working experience in civil engineering and construction is required.
  • Bachelor's degree may substitute for some years of experience.
  • Two (2) years experience in Quality Control is required.
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation is desired.
  • Experience in Reporting is desired.
  • Experience in Quality Management Systems will be an added advantage Language requirements
  • Fluency in English is required and Swahili is desirable.
  • Knowledge of a second UN working language is desirable.
Application period 10-Oct-2023 to 24-Oct-2023

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