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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.

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The salary for this job should be between 103,687 USD and 135,771 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Nairobi

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 38.9% at this the location, applies.

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Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the Director-General of UNON is the representative of the Secretary-General in Kenya. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordination System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, security, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This position is located within the Replacement of Office Blocks A to J Project at UNON within Facilities Management, Central Support Services (CSS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS).

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager reporting to the Chief, Facilities Management Section and overall supervision of the Chief, Central Support Services.

The incumbent will be responsible for successful delivery of the first phase of this project. He/ she will provide leadership, technical expertise and oversight of the architectural/ engineering aspects of the project. Within delegated authority, the Architect/ Engineer will apply professional architectural/ engineering knowledge and expertise in performance of the following duties:

Responsibilities- Examines, reviews and advises on project planning, site, design, logistics, services integration, construction, environmental aspects, maintenance and operations;

- Analyzes project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;

- Coordinates contracting activities, drafts documents to engage consultants, conducts technical assessment of received bids;

- Manages the day to day work of contracted consultants, ensures compliance with contract and project obligations of timelines and budget;

- Reviews, evaluates and revises received reports, documents and other deliverables for quality, completeness, accuracy, feasibility and cost;

- Oversees financial aspects of the project, including validating estimates and payments;

- Applies commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in relation to the design, construction, or renovation of buildings, roads, parking, water treatment facilities, electrical power generation and distribution systems, environmental control systems, information technology and other related structures and activities;

- Provides expert technical advice on policies, procedures and best practice appropriate to the project;

- Coordinates preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data required for building site selection;

- Prepares preliminary design layouts for portions of buildings and facilities;

- Develops preliminary technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated into formal specifications;

- Conducts investigations to develop improved designs and construction techniques;

- Conducts research on development of new technical systems, and follows development to identify improved methods and equipment;

- Produces cost data and estimates on engineering requirements to determine feasibility of planned materials, systems and equipment;

- Liaises with contracted consultants to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to engineering problems by exchanging and comparing data;

- Drafts reports for management and stakeholders on technical matters, provides substantive inputs and supports drafting of periodic reports to decision making bodies;

- Coordinates and ensures full integration with all stakeholders of the project including facilities, IT and security to ensure all design, equipment and fitting selection as well as maintenance considerations are agreed in consultation with the key stakeholders.

- Maintains project documents/ records.

- Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

- Perform any other relevant tasks as required.

Competencies- PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated project management skills, knowledge of latest technology and material used for buildings complemented by the knowledge of applicable codes and international best practice. Ability to apply engineering, architectural, project management skills and to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Ability to identify and analyze engineering data of significant depth and complexity. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

- PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

- ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in architecture and or engineering is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Professional certification and registration with institutes such as the Project Management Institute and relevant Professional Architectural or Engineering Institutes is desirable. PRINCE II certification for project management is desirable. Practical experience with Microsoft Project for construction projects is desirable.

Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the management of architectural/ engineering projects is required.

Experience at the international level in construction, major renovation and related projects/systems is desirable.

Experience with the United Nations Common System or other similar international organizations is desirable.

2 years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

NOTE "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of equals a rating of' confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice This is a fixed term position. However, funding is confirmed for an initial period of six (6) months. Extension of the appointment is subject to the availability of funds. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staffs are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the end of their current or most recent service. For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations of the United Nations.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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