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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

•Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in engineer-ing, including demonstrated experience in building construction and civil works project management. Experience in supervising and managing rehabilitation and construction works; • Previous work experience in preparing BOQs, Technical Drawings and Engineering esti-mates for Civil and electrical works;
• Previous experience in conducting evaluations of bids/proposals; • Experience in handling of tender documents for sizeable engineering works, including technical inputs/specifications for the procurement of services using the conditions of inter-national lending/funding agencies. • Experience with UN or international organization working in crisis-affected countries will be an asset;

Under the overall Guidance and Supervision of the Head of Procurement and Direct supervision of Team Leader/s the IUNV Civil Engineers will work for the successful and timely completion of below services for the UNDP Service Centre by undertaking the following tasks;

a. Support project assessments, designs, tendering and contracting management • Lead and support in the review and verification of the BoQs/Drawing and Internal estimate prepared by the respective departments of national counterparts. • Ensure that the BOQs and Technical specifications are prepared in accordance with the UNDP procurement principles. • Conduct preliminary assessment of the received bids/quotations/proposals; • Participate in the technical evaluation processes of bids, prepare technical evaluation re-ports and respond to technical clarifications from UNDP procurement review committees • Supervise and follow up on the preparation of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), Drawing, specifi-cations and Statement of works with the respective authorities and verify the BoQs before finalization of the tender document/s. • Support FFS project team in verifying the Variation orders VO (if and when applicable); • Provide technical inputs to strengthen alignment and complementarity of UNDP’s support with UNDP rules and policies; • Support the assessment of targeted sites in liberated areas where/when applicable. This in-cluding physical assessment and/or desk-review of reports of conducted assessments. • Support the preparation and/or finalization of site-assessment reports as and when re-quired. • Executing the planning, design and implementation of infrastructure and building projects ensuring adherence to UNDP policies and procedures. • Undertake site visits to project sites as and when required within the country, and conduct data collection, technical assessments of buildings and infrastructure if required, according to specific requirements and needs case by case defined. • Support the development of project feasibilities studies, analyse pros and cons, benefits, budgets, risks and constraints, recommending on best options and solutions. • Support the development of concept, preliminary or detailed designs (preparing, writing and assembling drawings, schematics, masterplans, design calculations and reports, technical specifications) and requiring a detailed knowledge of the international (and local) standards and codes. • Support the development of project budgets or preliminary and detailed cost estimates to implement civil, structural, or special systems within the projects. • Support the preparation of Specification documents, Project Proposal Documents, Scope of Works, and any similar documents. • Prepare technical documentation as regard to bidding processes, for construction or design services, inclusive of evaluation methodologies and reports. • Provide technical guidance that support a successful construction procurement process. • Participate in the assessment processes of targeted locations –where/when feasible- and/or perform desk reviews for prepared Bills of Quantities (BoQs)/Technical Specifications and Scope of Work to produce high quality bid documents for civil works and supply of equip-ment.

b. Project implementation management, monitoring, oversight and reporting • Follow-up with contractors and national engineers overseeing the rehabilitation civil works at site, where/when possible, ensuring that the preparation and execution of the works are in accordance with the approved bill(s) of quantities and within the established time frame. • Support FFS project team in developing and verifying the Variation Orders VO (if any). • Conduct construction inspection, including inspection of materials, equipment’s to be in-stalled • Prepare project bi-weekly reports on activities and provide outcome-level inputs to pro-gramme on monthly/quarterly basis. • Check and certify the progress/completion of works presented by the contractor. • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing on engineering monitoring and evalua-tion focusing on achievement of the following results: • Undertake field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of the planned projects and when required; • Collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on engineering issues. • Participate in the professional engineering community remaining abreast of latest develop-ment and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies; • Contribute to capacity development to enhance the enabling environment for greater na-tional ownership of stabilization activities. • Develop and design engineering interventions based on the assessment findings and rele-vant risk in coordination with the respective national counterparts. • Support FFS national engineers in the technical evaluation of bids and advice on all engi-neering related issues. • Prepare technical evaluation reports and respond to technical clarifications from UNDP procurement review committees. • Discuss site issues with the contractor and report back to FFS program manager with the proposed solutions. • Check and certify the progress/completion of works presented by the contractor/s. • Review Performance Certificates and provide opinion to proceed with award or otherwise, if required.

• Integrity and professionalism
• Accountability
• Commitment to continuous learning
• Planning and organizing
• Teamwork and respect for diversity
• Communication:
• Flexibility,
• Genuine commitment

Master's degree: or equivalent in engineering, architecture, project management or related field or a bachelor degree with 3 additional qualifying years may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.

UN personnel in Iraq operate in a volatile security environment. In Erbil, personnel work in secured compound with limited access outside of the city, which usually can only be done with stringent clearances and depending on the destination, a military escort. Erbil is a non-family duty station and is classified as security risk moderate. UN personnel in Erbil live in Minimum Operational Se-curity Standards (MOSS) compliant residences outside of the UN compound.

International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness in the field trainings prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) immediately upon arrival. The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Erbil is 8 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. Currently there are UN flights (UNAMI and UN-HAS) to and from Iraq, covering Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. There are many international flights to Erbil, Baghdad and Basrah.

There are some ATMs operational in Erbil (Northern Iraq). The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraq dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,240 Iraqi dinars. Market is mostly cash-based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in limited number of shops. UN personnel need to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the culture of the country.

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