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This is a LICA-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as Local Individual Contractor Agreements. It is normally only for nationals. It's an external contract. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about LICA-6 contracts.

Background Information - Job-specific

Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC)

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Multi Country Office in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa, including Zambia where UNOPS is physically present. The current portfolio includes transactional projects in partnership with the UN Agencies based in Nairobi and elsewhere in the sub-region, such as UN-Habitat, UNEP, WHO and UNHCR and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia.

Background Information - The Project Following devastation caused to life, livelihoods and property by tropical storm Idai in March 2019, the WB has allocated up to US$ 75 million and the AfDB has allocated up to US$25 million to finance a recovery project for Zimbabwe. The projects address both early and mid-term recovery needs in multiple sectors (livelihoods, health, education, roads, agriculture). UNOPS has been requested to establish multiple projects in Zimbabwe to assist with the recovery of the selected areas in Zimbabwe that were most affected by the storm.

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the position will be based in Chipinge, Zimbabwe and will support the Project Engineers in all activities in both Chipinge and Chimanimani.

Functional Responsibilities

Analytical and Technical support;

  • Assist the Lead Engineers in the roll out of the Environmental and Social Management Framework in consultation with the Project Management Unit (PIU).
  • Be the focal point for all Health and Safety matters and assist the Lead Engineers in developing the HS plan.
  • Help the Lead Engineers coordinate the environmental and social screening processes of site-specific activities conducted by the UNOPS C.I. and PCIREP Chipinge and Chimanimani Office.
  • Monitoring and reporting of site-specific ESMPs for activities conducted by the UNOPS field Offices.
  • Assist in coordination of the implementation, monitoring and reporting of Environmental and Social Management Tools including Labor Management Procedures (LMP), Gender Based Violence Action Plan, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Prevention Action Plan and Child Protection Action Plan.
  • Carry out a series of spot checks to ensure mitigation measures are properly implemented in line with the guideline.
  • In collaboration with the Reporting and M&E Associate, compile weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or annual reports on Environmental and Social as per outline in the ESMP or may be required by the Project Manager.
  • Handle additional assignments as directed by the Project Manager.

Representation, Operations, Management and Implementation;

  • Identify challenges, opportunities, priorities and needs for the implementation of the site specific ESMPs.
  • Assist the PM and Engineers in reviewing and assessing products/services provided by consultants and experts counterparts.
  • Advice on administrative measures and actions required for ensuring the compliance with requirements set in the site specific ESMPs.
  • Prepare reports to be submitted to the PIU and other stakeholders.

Capacity Building;

  • Provide technical support to the UNOPS C.I. and PCIREP field Offices and field engineers.
  • Carry out training and capacity building on Health and Safety matters, environmental and social management tools and plans, for staff, contractors and community Workers.


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Completion of secondary school certificate is required
  • First University Degree in Environmental and Social Studies or equivalent disciplines is desirable but not required


  • A Minimum of 6 years experience is defined as experience in Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Health & Safety Management is required
  • Experience in Environmental law is required
  • Experience working with national governments is required
  • Knowledge of Zimbabwe government Environmental assessment process and procedure is essential
  • Experience in infrastructure and interacting with civil society organisations is an asset
  • Experience /knowledge of web-based applications and Google Suite products, especially google forms,sheets, docs and slides is an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Full working knowledge of English is required.
  • Knowledge of a second UN or regional working language is an asset.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA)
  2. Contract level: ICS6 (LICA 6)
  3. Contract duration :‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

This is a local position, it is therefore open to Zimbabwe Nationals

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
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