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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Construction Engineer 31 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kandahar (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
31 January 2021

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

The main responsibilities of the Construction Engineer will include but not limited to the following:

  • Provide overall technical assistance to UNICEF construction projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring.
  • Responsible to ensure that effective implementation, monitoring and supervision tools are developed and implemented.
  • Responsible to ensure effective quality control systems are in place and contractor and engineering consultancy companies work in compliance with technical specifications and UNICEF quality standards
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources.
  • Coordinate with Operations and programmes required activities ensuring proper and timely actions from both, UNICEF’s and Government’s side
  • Monitor and analyse contract performance against agreed benchmarks and through agreed reporting mechanism. Advise Project Manager on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.
  • Ensure a sound handing over of facilities to project beneficiaries.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University degree in Civil/Architecture Engineering
36 Months
  • At least three years’ experience in building construction and project management,
  • Experience in managing and supervising medium to large-scale construction works in the public sector
  • Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners; Working experience within the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/(re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills

Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • At least three years’ experience in building construction and project management,
  • Experience in managing and supervising medium to large-scale construction works in the public sector
  • Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners; Working experience within the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/(re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills

Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.

No

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Spécialiste Engagement des adolescents pour la Protection de l’enfant 31 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Mali
UNICEF
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
31 January 2021

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

Sous la supervision directe du/de la Spécialiste Genre et Adolescence au sein de la section Protection de l’Enfant, le/la Volontaire des Nations Unies effectuera les tâches suivantes:
• Assurer le suivi et accompagner la mise en oeuvre du projet par les organisations d’en-fants et jeunes partenaires ;
• Capitaliser les lecons apprises et appuyer le travail de suivi-évaluation du projet en coor-dination avec les partenaires et les personnels en charge ;
• Faciliter le rapprochement structurel entre les organisations de la société civile, les uni-versités et les mécanismes de justice transitionnelle, notamment la CVJR, afin que la jeunesse s’implique ;
• Mettre en place les cadres et accompagner une approche « faire faire » pour permettre aux organisations d’enfants et jeunes de gagner en compétences pour développer par elles-mêmes leur cadre d’intervention et mener des actions avec des outils innovants et adaptés au Mali (réseaux sociaux, activités artistiques...) ;
• Outiller les organisations d’enfants et jeunes pour mener la mobilisation et sensibilisa-tion, y compris des jeunes survivant.es de violations des droits humains. L’initiative prendra particulièrement en compte la voix des jeunes femmes qui souffrent gravement des conflits et sont encore plus sous-représentées que les jeunes hommes dans les mécanismes de prise de décision ;
• Appuyer techniquement la CVJR pour une prise en compte effective des opinions et attentes des jeunes dans son travail, mais aussi dans l’élaboration de ses recomman-dations ;
• Sous la supervision du/de la Specialiste Genre et Adolescence, faciliter la coordination avec les agences partenaires du projet (PNUD et ASFC) ;
• Appuyer le développement et la mise a l’échelle de la participation des adolescents à l’ensemble des programmes de l’UNICEF Mali.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Diplôme universitaire en sciences sociales ou politiques, communication, droit ou domaines connexes.
Capacité informatique :
• Maitrise du Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Capacité d’adaptation a de nouveaux outils

60 Months
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Ceci est une annonce pour une affectation VNU national. Par conséquence, seuls les citoyens du Mali et les résidents légaux du Mali ayant une carte de résident de ce pays, le statut de réfugié ou d’apatride peuvent postuler à cette annonce. N’oubliez pas de cocher oui pour : « Je voudrais être considéré/e pour le volontariat dans mon pays. »

Date limite pour postuler : 31-01-2021

Field Civil Engineer 27 January 2021 Nat. University UNDP Mozambique
Open

Field Civil Engineer

National University
UNDP
Mozambique
Beira (MOZ)
Portuguese,English
Immediate
3 months with possibility of extension
27 January 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment. Candidates must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole period of the volunteer assignment.

Under the direct supervision of senior civil engineer , National UN Youth Volunteer will:

The main obligation of the youth volunteers is to supervise the construction and the rehabilitation works of housing in the mentioned above locations.

  1. House construction:
    • Observe and supervise the work performed by the labours (skilled and unskilled) for reconstruction compliance with the drawings and specifications, in line with PALPOC 's resilient construction standards
    • Assist in approving standards of construction materials and tools before being used in the work.
    • Guide to technical person of Implementing Partner (IP) (NGO/CSOs) where require, request material testing to the designated Laboratory to test for compliance with quality standards and technical specifications.
    • Identify potential variations between program and probable completion dates and propose corrective measures to ensure effective and quality delivery of the planned tasks.
    • Assist in performing final inspections of each component of the work for compliance certification.
    • Ensure that the construction/renovation sites are neat and clean as far as possible.
    • Provide inputs in preparing the monthly report of the NGO/CSOs.
    • Guide, recommend and supervise to labors (skilled and unskilled) to ensure safety measures are implemented.
    • supervise, monitor, provide guidance and recommendations based on the agreed standards of resilient construction of PALPOC. Additionally, provide recommendations on the spot to the communities and Artisan for any issues they may face.
    • Provide technical assistance for the design of BOQs, drawings and project requirements to be implemented by the Mozambique Recovery Facility Program in BEIRA.
  • House self-repair.
    • Assist to conduct the comprehensive door-to-door damage assessment covering the entire targeting areas for houses repair. The assessment should occur once and be accurate and conclusive. A detailed survey is important for assessing the degree and scale of damage to the housing stock under consistently applicable engineering requirements and according the standards of resilient construction of PALPOC.
    • Prepare BOQs according to the result of assessment.
    • Observe and supervise closely work performed by the labours (skilled and unskilled) to repair houses compliance as the drawings and specifications, in line with PALPOC 's resilient construction standards
    • Assist in approving standards of construction materials and tools before being used in the work.
    • Guide to technical person of Implementing Partner (IP) (NGO/CSOs) where require, request material testing to the designated Laboratory to test for compliance with quality standards and technical specifications.
    • Identify potential variations between program and probable completion dates and propose corrective measures to ensure effective and quality delivery of the planned tasks.
    • Assist in performing the final inspections of each component of the work for compliance certification.
    • Ensure that the construction/renovation sites are neat and clean as far as possible.
    • Guide and recommend to labors (skilled and unskilled) to ensure safety measures are implemented
    • supervise, monitor, provide guidance and recommendations based on the agreed standards of resilient construction of PALPOC. Additionally, provide recommendations on the spot to the communities and Artisan for any issues they may face.
  1. Technical assistance for the UNDP Mozambique Recovery Facility Program in BEIRA.
    • Participate in the assessment processes of the targeted locations in order to identify the needed plan including the procedures, items and equipment.
    • Participate in preparing the required Bill of Quantities (BoQs) of the relevant renovation and construction activities.
    • Respond to queries arise from procurement unit and review committees related to BoQs and technical specifications.
    • Participate in pre-bid meetings and respond to queries from potential national bidders if related to BoQs and technical specifications.
    • Participate in Technical Review panels for submitted bids and review all bids against the approved BoQs and technical specifications.
    • To participate in supervise all locations of building and provide updates, recommendation to UNDP
    • To participate in checking materials received at construction/renovation sites.
    • Monitor Recovery activities with NGOs and report the progress to the project management.
    • Participate in Coordination between UNDP and local authorities and civil society on all the ongoing activities
Secondary education

Last semester in university /or fresh graduate (Civil engineer or architect)

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience Civil engineering or architecture is required
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Civil engineering and construction supervision

Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others

No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Self-Management, 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: 27 January 2021