UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.
UNRWA’s human development goals
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency’s operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.
How can you make a difference?
You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.
The incumbent is responsible to Chief Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme WBFO.
The main responsibilities include:
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for plans, directs and coordinates a major project or a sizable portfolio of projects ensuring their successful implementation as per plans, time schedule and budget. In particular the incumbent:
- Acquaints him/herself with the Financing Agreement signed between the Donor and UNRWA and all its integral parts and prepare all the project documentation with regard to schedule, budget and project set-up; develop the Project Implementation Plan and update it regularly ensuring that UNRWA rules and regulations on technical matters as related to the project are applied.
- Reviews, controls, keeps and makes sure of validity and correctness of all project(s) documentation with regard to time schedule, budget and organization; develops the Project Implementation Plan and updates it regularly ensuring that UNRWA rules and regulations on technical matters as related to the project are applied.
- Provides overall supervision to the construction / maintenance management team(s), including planning, participation in recruitment and development, as and where applicable, and contractors to make sure that standards of building, performance, costs, time schedules and safety are maintained; responsible for scope management and change control.
- Prepares Project(s) risk management plans; ensures their appropriate observation during the project(s) implementation; responsible for quality planning, assurance and control.
- Is responsible for contract administration including certifying schedules for labour and equipment; conducting site meeting; identification and preparation of draft variation orders; carrying out analysis and making recommendations on construction claims and making sure that the contractor meets contractual requirements of safety, environment and health, insurance and security deposits/guarantees.
- Maintains effective relationships with internal and external project stakeholders including donors, the local authorities, other UN Agencies and NGOs for the advancement of the project, in particular.
- Facilitates visits by donor representatives and other external interlocutors to the Project(s) area in coordination with the Projects office, External Relations and Communication Department.
- Ensures effective project visibility from an Agency and donor perspective.
- Liaises with UNRWA safety and security regarding security matters.
- Monitors and controls financial expenditure of the project(s) in coordination with Finance Dept., ensuring commitment to the donor and other requirements; provides timely advice to supervisor.
- Measures implemented quantities and keeps relevant records; checks and certifies correctness of interim and final payments.
- Devises and maintains a proper tracking system for all payments to and from the project.
- Prepares reports on project progress, site meetings and achievements as well as good practices, evaluation and lessons learned.
- Lead the Site Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers to ensure proper supervision and quality control of construction and Maintenance works and administering contracts and ensure regular site visits are conducted. Oversee the validity and accuracy of bills of quantities and financial accounts for work executed. Carry out the duties of the Director of Works. Provide sign off on final taking-over by the UNRWA Departments/Programmes of the completed maintenance projects.
- Ensure that all As-built drawings are submitted by the end of the project to ICID – HQ (Jerusalem) including all changes and modifications carried out on the Agency Premises, together with all buried services.
- Performs such other duties as may be required.
Conditions of service
- Gross Monthly Salary USD3,000.00 including transportation (where possible use UN car).
- ISP’s are fully responsible, at their expense, for insurance covering the period of their services with the agency.
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To qualify for this position, you will need:
University degree in Civil Engineering, preferably with specific knowledge of both major construction and maintenance projects.
15 Years of experience in major construction and maintenance projects management relevant to the post’s duties and responsibilities in addition to experience as technically in charge-of the overall planning, management and execution of construction maintenance projects.
Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Solid experience/ability in involving the stakeholders in the planning and implementation of construction and maintenance projects;
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a proactive team environment;
- Ability to present information and data in a clear and constructive manner;
- Good analytical and numerical skills, including the use of MS Excel and other related computer proficiencies. Ability to produce sound professional judgment;
- Ability to work under stress and pressure.
- Demonstrated problem- solving skills.
- Specific experience in construction, upgrading, maintenance and/or rehabilitation projects in built environment similar to the camps.
- Ability to produce/review detailed plans for upgrading, maintenance and/or rehabilitation projects of buildings.
“Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in your Personal History Form are accurate and active. Your statues in relation to the vacancy will be communicated to you via email listed on your Personal History Form.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide full, accurate and up to date information in his/her application form. Any missing and/or misleading data may lead to candidate disqualification.”
Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered if there will not be enough qualified candidates.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.