Consultancy for Field Engineer (Monitoring rehabilitation services) - Nationals only (15 months)

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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.

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The main objectives of this assignment are to:

  1. Liaise with the MoYS technical staff and engineers to support the selection of the locations of the innovation labs, assess and develop the technical specs, and obtain approvals on the selected locations.
  2. Monitor the contracted contractors to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the rehabilitation work in the target governorates.


The field engineer will be based in Cairo with programmatic visits to the project sites in the target governorates. The methodology of work will stem from the monitoring framework of rehabilitation activities developed by ECO.


Based on UNICEF standards for monitoring fieldwork, the field engineer will undertake, Specific activities will include (but not limited to):

  • Provide overall technical assistance to UNICEF “Meshwary” programme’s innovation labs rehabilitation/construction work at youth centres/directorates. This includes planning, implementation and monitoring and the preparation of TORs, BOQs, LPA, etc.
  • Participate in technical assessment of the quotations submitted by the bidding institutions.
  • Develop effective implementation, monitoring, and supervision, plans, tools and ensure their execution based on UNICEF standards.
  • Ensure quality control systems are in place, and contractors/engineering entities work, and deliverables are in compliance with technical specifications and UNICEF quality standards.
  • Ensure that all rehabilitated facilities are in consistence with accessibility measures including accessibility to young people with disabilities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of service providers.
  • Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the rehabilitation components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress of construction work and use of resources.
  • Identify and manage risks and initiate corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensure a sound handing over of facilities.
  • Conduct meetings/interviews with MoYS technical team, beneficiaries, and programmatic visits to target locations including youth centres and youth directorates and submit final recommendations.
  • Prepare the needed presentations with the layout of the design of the innovation labs.
  • Liaise with the ICT and Technology of Development (T4D) focal point to ensure alignment to UNICEF ICT and T4D strategies and standards.
  • Liaise with technical team at the HQ level to obtain clearances on technical TORs.

Activities and deliverables

Estimated duration


Reference is made to the above list of activities.

Conduct Assessment visits:

1) Conduct assessment visits to selected youth centres in the 5 governorates Giza, Qalyubia, Alexandria, Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh, and submit the required designs for rehabilitation and construction work.

September 2023 –

30 November 2023


Develop TORs and support the selection process:

  1. Develop/update the required documents for issuing the TORs of the assignments of the innovation labs including BOQs, LPAs and finalizing the TOR.
  2. Support the selection of the contractor companies which will be assigned for the rehabilitation work in order to establish the innovation labs and follow up on the construction work in the different sites.

1 December 2023 –

30 January 2024


Liaise with UNICEF team (country and HQ level) and the MoYS:

  1. Participate in biweekly meetings with UNICEF.
  2. Participate in monthly meetings with MoYS.

Throughout the duration of the contract


Conduct quality assurance and monitoring visits:

  1. Conduct weekly regular quality control for the rehabilitation of the selected youth centers to be accessible for young people with disabilities.
  2. Support and monitor the rehabilitation work in the innovation labs at the selected youth centres/ in the 5 target governorates
  3. Provide monthly reports indicating the development of rehabilitation work

Throughout the duration of the contract

50% (divided into 5 payments)

Conduct post assessment evaluation:

1) Conduct post assessment evaluation for the rehabilitated youth centers and acknowledge the sites quality standards.

1 April 2024 –

30 December 2024


Conditions of work:

No logistical preparation is needed from UNICEF's part. The contracted individuals should be responsible for all logistical preparations, including travel and transportation. UNICEF will provide office space for consultative meetings when needed.

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

-Bachelor's degree in engineering.

-Up to 5 years of experience in supervising rehabilitation or maintenance projects in government related structures preferably schools and/or youth centers.

-Previous experience in working with international organizations is an asset.

-Fluent in Arabic and English (written and spoken).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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