Construction Specialist,(P-3) job at UNICEF

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Vacancy title:
Construction Specialist,(P-3)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
21 January 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job no: 547692
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: P-3
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Health
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.

For every child, Hope
Since 2019, UNICEF Tanzania has been supporting the government in the implementation of health infrastructure projects which have mainly been funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The projects are currently on-going and a few more are scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to the KOICA-funded projects, the Health Section is also supporting the implementation of other ancillary health infrastructure projects in different locations.
UNICEF Tanzania is also involved in improvement of its office infrastructure at its Dar es Salaam head office and in its field office located in Zanzibar, Mbeya, Dodoma and Kibondo. Furthermore, UNICEF Tanzania also provides technical support to government in other sectors such as Education.
The incumbent will be required to; provide technical support to the Health Section in the planning and implementation of its support to infrastructure development in the Sector. Support Operations Section in the management of office-wide infrastructure interventions, including activities in Regional Offices also provide technical guidance to other sections requiring construction expertise.

How can you make a difference?
Preparation of construction annual work plan.
• Consolidating required infrastructure interventions for the Health Section, Operations and other programme sections
• Determining performance indicators and monitoring progress of implementation to ensure results are achieved according to schedules and performance standards.
• Updating the annual work plan regularly to incorporate emerging construction activities and schedules of on-going projects.

Collaboration with Health Section, Operation, other Programme Section and Government Counterparts.
• Providing technical advice in the planning of construction projects in conformance with Supply Division guidelines and international best practices.
• Providing technical inputs in the development of project proposals and terms of reference that have construction components.
• Collaborating with the Government counterparts in developing and documenting innovative, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective construction designs.
• Participating in relevant multi-stakeholder technical working groups and representing UNICEF Tanzania in reporting on infrastructure support being provided by the office and in facilitating joint planning and monitoring of construction.
• Collaboration with Health Section, Operation, other Programme Section and Government Counterparts.

Preparation of technical documents for construction documents.
• Preparing the scope of construction works and services based on requirements, budgets and site limitations; defining deliverables and payment modalities.
• Reviewing construction technical documents (drawings, technical specifications and bills of quantities); verifying if the documents are clear, complete and compliant to programmatic and construction needs, eco-efficiency and accessibility requirements; undertaking actions required to endorse the technical documents by relevant ministries.
• Following up with the appointed 3rd party quality assurance firms and government entities for the obtaining of all required development permits

Support to procurement processes for construction works and services.
• Providing technical support to Supply Unit in the preparation of Local Procurement Authorization (LPA) requests and CRC submissions with supporting documents related to construction activities.
• Developing terms of reference required for pre-qualifying or requesting proposals from eligible service providers for construction works and engineering services.
• Supporting Supply Unit in consolidating required documents for the establishment of local Long-Term Arrangements for engineering services (design and site supervision).
• Preparing tender documents in relation to construction works and engineering services.
• Supporting Supply Unit in conducting the Bidders’ Conference (Pre-bid Meeting), presenting technical components of the tender and providing answers to technical questions raised by potential bidders.
• Organizing and coordinating site visits when required.
• Leading the evaluation of technical proposals and supporting Supply Unit in the analysis of financial proposals and documentation of the recommendation for award.
• Supporting Supply Unit in preparing cases for presentation to the Contract Review Committee (CRC) following the conclusion of evaluation of proposals for construction works and/or engineering services; presenting and responding to all technical aspects during and after CRC meetings.

Monitoring of construction projects.
• Providing close monitoring on construction activities by undertaking regular site visits and conducting regular technical meetings including joint monitoring with relevant Government technical services.
• Following up progress of construction through the review of weekly progress reports submitted by the 3rd party quality assurance firm (every Monday).
• Ensuring adherence of construction works and engineering service to established norms, standards, and timeline.
• Verifying compliance with quality requirement and health and safety standards.
• Establishing effective supervision tools to enable identification of challenges affecting quality, time schedules, and cost of construction works and services.
• Approving payments and proposed work variations; monitoring and managing expenditure on construction projects and maintaining relevant records for ease of follow-up.
• Participating in the partial, substantial and final reception of works after verifying the correction of all defects during the Defects Liability Period (DLP) and issuing relevant certificates.
• Ensuring the development, filing of As-Built-Drawings and sharing with relevant Government counterparts for their record and use when required.
• Conducting Contract Performance Evaluation.
• Providing support to Supply Unit on contract close-out in VISION, preparing the final completion report and lessons learned for submission to the Construction Unit (Supply Division).

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management, Architecture or other relevant area, or a relevant first degree (Bachelor’s) with relevant experience in managing construction works and services.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
• A minimum of 5 [five] years of relevant professional experience.
• Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with the Tanzanian country context is considered an asset.
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2),Works Collaboratively with others (2), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) Innovates and Embraces Change (2),Thinks and Acts Strategically (2),Drives to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity

To view our competency framework, please visit here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
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The deadline for submitting the application is 21 January 2022.

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