Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 15 Apr 2017
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The goal of the UNICEF Country Programme is to support the Government in the progressive and equitable realisation of the rights of children and women, with a focus on their survival, development, protection and participation.
The Malawi CO supports the Government of Malawi across sectors: Education, Health, WASH and Child Protection through the construction of schools, centres, sanitation facilities, judiciary facilities, libraries etc. or the rehabilitation of same and provision of boreholes. This has involved a multitude of contracts.
UNICEF wishes to engage an individual consultant to carry out a local market survey to identify potential suppliers or service providers, which are suitable for UNICEF’s construction/borehole drilling programmes/projects.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
The main responsibilities of the Specialist will include but not limited to the following:
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture or other relevant technical area.
Minimum of 8 years of professional experience at national and international levels in the relevant field of civil engineering, especially in preparation of construction technical documentation.
Experience in working in complex environments and large infrastructure and/or civil works, particularly in the field of construction technical project documentation development as well as construction supervision.
Previous experience conducting previous construction market surveys.
Experience in community mobilization/community monitoring sites, coupled with the ability to address and manage all aspects of monitoring of a construction (legal aspects of positioning, procurement, law and knowledge of construction contracts, construction information technologies and follow up).
Experience in managing and supervising medium to large scale construction works in the public sector.
Knowledge of procurement, tendering and contracting processes and requirements.
Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners.
Working experience in the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical / (re) construction projects, methodological and calculation skills.
Experience in technical design of high-rise structure is an asset.
Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.
Working experience in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
Background familiarity with an emergency.
To view our competency framework, please click here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503856
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