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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Waste Management/Environmental Engineer 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Beni (COD)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer (CE) the duties of the Waste Management/Environmental Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Implements the Environmental Guidelines and Policies in the mission;

  • Supports the implementation of the Environmental Guidelines and Mission Waste Management Plan by providing technical support to field locations on request in the areas of waste management in particular;

  • Prepares consolidated reports on environmental actions of all mission locations, sites and identifies problem areas to be addressed by the relevant Sections and Units within the mission.

  • Reviews statements of work, contracts and services for engineering projects related to the disposal of solid waste in accordance with international, local and mission environmental standards;

  • Formulates and evaluates waste procedures and projects for accuracy, soundness, feasibility and cost;

  • Develops conceptual designs, feasibility studies and multi-year plans of waste management systems to be implemented in field locations;

  • Prepares an environmental action plan, guidance materials and instructions aimed at achieving environmental objectives.

  • Assesses existing waste management infrastructure in mission (including, but not limited to, local infrastructure) and proposes innovative technical solutions to reduce waste-related risks;

  • Supports the development of training activities aimed at building mission capacity to meet mission environmental objectives;

  • Keeps up to date on environmental developments.

  • Any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Specialist, Architectural, or other relevant discipline.

60 Months

At least 5 years implementing similar projects related to environment and waste management.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Specialist, Architectural, or other relevant discipline.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • Good understanding of the environmental and waste management issues related to construction projects including water and sanitation and electrical projects.

  • Knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction principles and practices as well as international environmental codes, standards and guidelines applicable to the construction industry.

  • Experience in monitoring, reporting, development and coordination in either public or private sector organizations is an asset.

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

    MS Project Office package (EXCEL, WORK, POWER POINT, OUTLOOK)

    Fluency in English mandatory.

    Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28-02-2021

Civil Engineer 01 March 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Open

Civil Engineer

International Specialist
MONUSCO
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bukavu, Goma, Bunia, Uvira (COD)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
01 March 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Civil Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparation of construction projects documents including structural details, sketches, bill of quantities, specifications, cost analysis and cost estimations.

  • Managing the whole life cycle of the project from design stage up to finalization of the execution with different stakeholders and clients involved.

  • Experience in preparing technical documents for procurement solicitations as per Engineering Section requirements.

  • Prepare structural calculations and specifications for aboveground and undergrounds structures in reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry and stone;

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

  • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of the construction activities on sites.

  • Coordinate the above-mentioned tasks with other works and other engineers included in the project such as electrical engineers, water sanitation, environmental engineers.

  • Assist other units such as Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required and liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor

  • Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, plot dimensions, existing structuresdrainage and other data required for building site selection;

  • Ensure that the works meet the engineering standards in accordance with international codes and regulations and internal SOPs of the sections

  • Ensure that the works meet the environmental procedures within the mission;

  • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;

  • Ensure that quality control procedures are in place during implementation of the works on site.

  • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;

  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

Master degree or equivalent

Master degree in related domain.

60 Months

At least 5 years implementing similar projects related to environment and waste management.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision

Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.

An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.

  • Experience in preparation of project documents such as bill of quantities, technical specifications, layouts, cost analysis.

  • Experience in managing construction project with different stakeholders

  • Experience in basic calculation of underground and above grounds structures.

  • Very good computer skills especially for sketching layouts;

  • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications, CAD software for basic layouts.

  • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;

  • A valid vehicle driving license;

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

  • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.

  • Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

  • MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

  • Fluency in English mandatory.

    Knowledge of French optional (non- mandatory)

Yes

Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 01-03-2021

Project Engineer 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UN-HABITAT Yemen
Open

Project Engineer

National Specialist
UN-HABITAT
Yemen
Aden (YEM)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Country Programme and close coordination with the International Shelter/WASH Specialist and National Engineer, he/she will implement the construction work undertaken by UN-Habitat partners with the aim of accomplishing the task in the most effective manner on agreed time schedule and ensure the facilitation of and smooth implementation of UN-Habitat programmes/projects. “Response to the Socio-Economic Impact of Flash Flooding through Rehabilitation of Damaged Houses and Upgrading Stormwater Facilities in Aden and Al-Hawtah in Yemen” aiming at mitigating the impact of flash flooding and reducing the risk of climate induced natural disasters to enhance resilience of vulnerable communities in Aden and Al-Hawtah Cities from recent flooding.

The National Engineer represents UN-Habitat in the site level coordination meetings at the local level and ensure proper advocacy for the UN-Habitat roles and responsibilities and shares information on the progress of works on different projects on the ground, the National Engineer will:

Specifically, the he/she shall:

  • Assess the condition of shelters/houses damaged in Aden and Al-Hawtah project sites
  • Follows up with contract related to activities and construction of drainage systems and damaged houses rehabilitation,
  • Prepare detailed design, drawings and Bills of Quantities required
  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc reports on the progress of works of different activities implemented at the state and locality levels;
  • Check and verify payments made by the different counterparts, contractors and suppliers and office operations related payments and provide recommendations to Yemen office to process payments; and
  • Support regular meetings in Aden and Al-Hawtah shelter/housing sector coordination meetings and provide information on the progress of works at the state level.
  • Assess the needs and resources of beneficiaries in terms of shelter/housing with participation of the community and taking into consideration the implementing partners’ views and in defining appropriate solutions;
  • Make recommendations on the procurement of all the required shelter/housing materials, equipment and tools to ensure timely implementation of plans and functioning of the rehabilitated shelter/housing.
  • Provide technical guidance and supervision in Aden and Al-Hawtah shelter/housing projects and related activities. This includes developing standard designs for shelter and providing technical details on layout of the IDP site (streets, alleys, drainage, etc.) and bill of quantities;
  • Liaise with the other UN agencies, Government ministries and implementing partners in order to coordinate activities encompassing shelter/housing rehabilitation activities including drainage structures
  • Regularly liaise and coordinate with the sector specialists and host authorities and other agencies and maintain close working relationship with the specialists in the Aden Hub through coordination and information sharing mechanisms;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Civil or environmental Engineering;

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Civil Construction Works, including drainage works and familiarity with housing and water/drainage design and construction.
  • Basic understanding/experience of urban planning, housing, basic infrastructure and related issues is desirable.
  • Proficiency in computers; good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs, particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
    • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in housing and infrastructure, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Yemen and legal residents in Yemen with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 14-03-2021