Construction Engineer, P-3, 6 months, Garowe, Somalia

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 74,649 USD and 97,747 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Garoowe

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How can you make a difference?

Project Focal Point / Project Management:

  • Oversee and coordinate all project activities, resources, equipment, and information and be able to provide requests for information or project updates at any time.
  • Act as the point of contact for clients, stakeholders, government, contractors and sub-contractors and manage and maintain good working relationships with all.
  • Monitor and ensure well maintained and good quality documentation of all projects - Advise health section and operations units on risks and opportunities related to the construction projects. Flag any issues to the sections for better coordination.
  • Support to procurement process and contract management: For all Bids, ensure that evaluations are per the technical, financial and institutional standing as per the contract conditions and scope of works. - Assist the Supply team in the drafting and issuance of RFP’s, tenders, contracts.
  • Ensure LPA requests and CRC submissions with supporting documents related to construction activities are complete and clear for reviewing.
  • Ensure tender documents in relation to construction works and engineering services are complete and coherent; ensure clarity of technical information prepared for the bidders' conference; validate/provide answers on technical questions raised by the bidders during the tendering.
  • Provide support to Supply section on organizing bidders' conference and site visits; organize and lead the evaluation of technical proposals received and review the evaluation report; provide support to Supply section on the analysis of financial proposals.
  • Ensure all construction related contracts are well-overseen and coordinated and payment are reviewed and approved, as required.
  • Provide advice on drafted construction contracts to ensure compliance with UNICEF and industry rules, common practices, and regulations.

Project Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Organize relevant meetings of all construction works in coordination with the construction company, the engineering firm and relevant government counterparts.
  • Ensure overall follow-up to construction activities by coordinating regular site visits and regular technical meetings including joint monitoring with relevant Government technical services; review monitoring and site supervision reports, minutes of technical meetings to ensure work compliance with norms, standards, and timeline, provide solutions on obstacles related to technical matters/project management; ensure minimum quality and precautions on health and safety standards are met on construction site.
  • Ensure availability of effective monitoring and supervision tools, to enable the engineering firms to easily assess the quality of works, progress, and performance of construction companies during the entire duration of the project; ensure multi-layered approach to construction supervision and quality assurance is applied; ensure documented hold and inspection points are used where applicable, and take lead to release hold points.
  • Coordinate certification of payments/ variations after verification; monitor overall construction expenditures and progress certificates; prepare and submit financial status reports on construction activities.
  • Coordinate contract management for construction activities with Supply section in relation to amendments, variations, duration extensions, applying liquidated damages, etc. Ensure all documents/ information required for contract management are available, complete and properly archived.
  • Organize and coordinate substantial and final reception of works after verifying the correction of all defects during the DLP; ensure reception of works is certified through the issuance of relevant certificates.
  • Ensure contract close-out in VISION along with completed Contract Performance Evaluation; review/prepare the final completion report with the lessons learned and submit to the Supply and Logistics unit.
  • Submit monthly construction reports appraising progress.
  • Compile quarterly construction reports and presentations upon request, providing technical updates to a wide array of stakeholders, including the donor. - Prepare a final report that should include all the construction components and contribute to the final infrastructure development report.
  • Based on a review of the environmental and social safeguard programme framework, report on the lessons learned while implementing the project

Quality Design Outcomes:

  • Maintain updated file to document the ‘as built drawings’ to be shared with MoH and donor.
  • Ensure scope of construction works and the needs defined by programme/client are clearly envisaged to the requirements of Programme/ Operations, budget and site limitations.
  • Advocate and ensure the application of UNICEF norms and standards to construction projects, taking into consideration the sustainability, environmental and social safeguard standards, context appropriate and available materials; ensure compliance with green building standards, if required.
  • Ensure technical documents related to construction (design, drawings, technical specifications and bills of quantities) are clear and adherence to UN/UNICEF and national standards, complete and compliant to programmatic and construction needs, eco-efficiency and accessibility requirements; ensure endorsement of these technical documents by relevant ministries, in particular the Ministry of Health.
  • Ensure all permits required for construction activities are obtained prior initiating works, as required.

Quality Assurance and Overall Supervision:

  • Approve contractor’s quality monitoring tools at the beginning of all works.
  • Develop and implement quality control programs and ensure compliance.
  • Coordinate construction efforts with all contractors for project completion by predetermined deadlines.
  • Use project management tools to monitor, budget, project progress following defined milestones. . If any of the above-mentioned items are not being met, advise and propose mitigation measures necessary to correct and take appropriate action.
  • Conduct regular site inspections as required.
  • Ensure the assigned construction supervisors onsite, supervise the construction works, provide updates and reports, as specified in the ToR.
  • Provide technical advice and respond to supervisors and contractors’ queries, if needed.
  • Conduct regular site inspections at all project sites to ensure UNICEF supervisory regulations are being upheld.
  • Ensure the implementation of environmental and social safeguard, as specified in the project guidelines.
  • Contribute to the review of the Environment Social Safeguard management framework

Cross sectoral coordination:

  • Attend steering meetings and lead technical cooperation meetings; review PPT presentations on projects' progress; coordinate follow-up actions in relation to project implementation and monitoring.
  • Ensure Programme/Operations sections are informed of projects' progress; suggest appropriate actions to overcome technical obstacles; review construction related sections of project reports required for donors, management, annual reports, etc.
  • In collaboration with technical consultants, ensure the process to develop and produce innovative cost-effective construction designs using local construction materials, based on best practices in construction and building design.
  • Assist and coordinate with Programme/Operations sections in construction project proposals, planning, and preparation of relevant terms of reference; analyze the project context and suggest the appropriate implementation and procurement modality.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced (Masters) Degree in Architecture, Engineering or a relevant discipline related to design/construction from a recognized University / Institution. A Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering or other relevant discipline related to design/construction from a recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and/or international levels, in project management, site supervision, quality assurance and/or other directly related technical field experience is required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • Emergency experience is an advantage.
  • Experience working on similar health projects is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in the Somalia context highly desirable.
  • Experience working with UNICEF and an understanding of UN systems highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Proficiency with Autocad (or drafting equivalent software), GIS Software, Xcel and MS Word required, familiarity with other software programs a plus.
  • Ability to work productively in a multi-cultural environment; willingness to travel and live in locations with difficult conditions.
  • A high level of interpersonal, management skills, integrity and ability to work with complex teams.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core competencies:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (III)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (III)
  • Innovates and embraces change (III)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (III)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (III)
  • Works collaboratively with others (III)
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people (II)

Functional competencies:

  • Leading and supervising (II)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (II)
  • Coping with set-back and pressure (II)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF only considers Higher education qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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