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This is a UNV National Expert contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Expert contracts.
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Dep Rep Operations, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for supporting sections and program units by (1) reviewing and providing inputs on technical designs and specifications, drawings, and bills of quantities, (2) monitoring all construction activities in the NIATAK, TORBATE JAM, and other future settlements which may include the construction of WASH infrastructure including WASH blocks (latrines, handwashing stations, bathing facilities, laundry), construction of water supply network and water points, sewage collection networks and treatment plants, the establishment of Temporary Learning Spaces (TLS) with WASH facilities, temporary or semi-permanent learning spaces and other facilities such as Admin rooms, guards rooms, fencing, playground, etc.). (3) engage in the preparatory works regarding the CISS fund project in Tehran. Participate in technical meetings and discussions and provide technical support on construction contract management to UNICEF and its implementing partners.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Deputy Representative Operations or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Construction Engineer will:
- Preparation of construction annual workplan;
- Collaboration with UNICEF Programmes/Operations and support the technical consultation with Government counterparts and non-governmental partners;
- Preparation of design and technical documents;
- Support the procurement process (by developing supply orders, participating in technical meetings, reviewing supplier offers, and supervising delivery/handover processes);
- Monitoring of construction projects according to the plans, designs, and drawings;
- Check that all materials used and works performed are in accordance with the specifications indicated in the contract document;
- Review and agree on the quantity, quality and cost of the materials used by contractors;
- Oversee quality control, health, and safety matters of workers on the construction site;
- Prepare various narratives, technical and financial reports as required;
- Resolve any unforeseen technical difficulties and other problems that may arise in the process of the work in consultation with the UNICEF members;
- Manage, monitor, interpret and explain the building plan, drawing and design documents supplied by the concerned authorities or construction company;
- Maintain constant liaison with the Contractor and their representatives (Architects, Engineers and Surveyors), including attending regular meetings to ensure timely progress of work;
- Survey the construction site and ensure that construction activities are carried out within the defined timeframe;
- Report progress of the work to the UNICEF DRO in regular intervals. Submit Periodical Progress Report to the UNICEF DRO reflecting the progress of the construction works carried out by the implementing partners and contractors; Verify the Progress Report including the concurrent Payment Requests submitted by partners and Contractors;
- In the event that any work is behind schedule, participate in consultations with different stakeholders and help to arrange the necessary modifications to the work methods such that the contractual completion dates can be achieved and issuing instructions necessary to achieve these goals.
Professionalism, Integrity, Teamwork, Commitment to continuous learning, Planning and Organizing, Communication, Flexibility.
civil construction work;
Good knowledge and understanding of UNICEF programmes, public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of construction issues, ethics, and risk management of construction projects is an asset;
Experience in civil construction work in the governmental sector will be treated as an added advantage;
Project management expertise or similar work in the last 2 years;
Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills;
Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; use of engineering applications such as Autocad and office technology equipment;
Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
Sound security awareness.
UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances: The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer's service. Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service.
For information specific to your assignment please see below: Monthly Living Allowance (per month): USD 1,840.88 Entry lump sum (one-time payment): USD 400 Travel Ticket when moving to duty station (if applicable): USD 200 Exit allowance (for each month served, paid on completion of contract): USD 109.58 Medical and life insurance: Cigna Private Insurance
Leave entitlements: Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month Certified sick leave: 30 days Uncertified sick leave: 7 days Learning leave: 10 working days per consecutive 12 months Maternity leave: 16 weeks Paternity leave: 10 days