Construction Specialist, P3, TA - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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Application deadline 1 month ago: Friday 30 Apr 2021

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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. More about P-3 contracts and their salaries.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a champion

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Supply and Logistics Manager, and will be responsible for the development of national standards and innovations in construction techniques, to support achievement of the construction and rehabilitation of school’s facilities, Health centers, latrines and water points, mobilize local communities, in compliance with project's goals and objectives.

He /she will provide technical expertise in designing, assessing, implementing, and monitoring UNICEF's construction project as well as in development and in the Infrastructure Emergency Response. The incumbent of this position will complement UNICEF's continued focus on supporting local communities to build their capacity to plan, implement and monitor all construction.

How can you make a difference?

  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective construction projects for all Unicef Burkina Faso Programme design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, including gender disaggregation; provide support for sharing the information with relevant partners and draft sound construction programme budgets for review by the supervisor.
  • Enhance construction projects efficiency and effectiveness through implementation and monitoring activities with various implementing partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and education construction programme status. Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the education construction components are accurate.
  • Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports including monitoring and reporting indicators by gender; draft changes in country office construction project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme recommendations related to education programme and other construction programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and action plans, and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.
  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that the county office construction projects expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database. Follow up on queries, including with and by partners, or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Compile data, information and evidence about construction projects implementation training and orientation of technical materials, including the Eco-friendly, accessibility to disables persons, concept and child friendly school approach, to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.
  • Ensure projects coordination by effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with others operations staffs to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management, as part of the usual tendering construction process, providing support for orientation and training of all implementing technical partners on related construction issues, the Eco-friendly Construction concept and UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.

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

  • An advanced university degree is required in civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture or other relevant area, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor’s) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required. A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with additional two (2) years of relevant work experience may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of five years’ (5) relevant work experience in Education and health infrastructure construction programmes at the national and/or international levels, reconstruction and logistics planning, management, monitoring and evaluation, or in a related field.
  • Experience in project management, site supervision, quality assurance and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
  • Understanding of development and humanitarian work.
  • Background in Emergency programs is an asset.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work productively in a multi-cultural environment and poor security environment.
  • Fluency in French is required. Good working Knowledge of English is required.
  • Knowledge of a local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability and Core competencies in Nurtures, Leads and Manages People, Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drives to achieve impactful results, Manages ambiguity and complexity.

The Functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Applying technical expertise (2)
  • Planning and Organizing (2)
  • Deciding and Initiating Action (2)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (2)
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking (1)
  • Analyzing (2)

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

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

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

Added 2 months ago - Updated 1 month ago - Source: unicef.org