UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering
from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex
projects in all types of environments around the globe. In an effort to promote organizational excellence,
UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:
Vacancy Code UNOPS/2011/SDOC/CSS/VA021 (Re-advertisement)
Post Title National Project Engineer (Multiple Positions)
Post Level LICA 5 (Local Individual Contractor Agreement), (NOA)
Position status Non-rotational
Project Title Various Projects
Org Unit AFO – SDOC
Duty Station Juba and other states, SUDAN
Duration 6 - 12 months (Renewable)
The United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) – Sudan Operations Centre (SDOC) is based in
Juba. Current SDOC operations are largely focused on assisting partners with the implementation of
physical infrastructure projects including designing, constructing and rehabilitating roads and bridges,
schools, clinics, and Government and Ministry offices. SDOC also procures goods and services for a
number of partners and provides logistics and operational support to institutions in Sudan with the overall
objective to build peace and to promote the implementation of the CPA.
UNOPS – SDOC works with various United Nations partners including the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO), the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF), the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), European Union (EU), Department for International Development (DFID) and the
The National Project Engineer will report directly to their Line Manager for the respective project and will be
accountable for the following specific responsibilities:
Carrying out field visits to collect on site data for feasibility studies and detailed design of
construction project works.
Reporting, analysis of data, quantity calculations, rate analysis, costing and BOQ
Preparation of designs and other drawings, including preparation of contract documents and
Preparation of supervision plans, quality assurance plans;
Daily supervision and inspection of construction works, monitoring of progress and quality of
works, reporting of daily progress; mobilization of sub-ordinates in daily work activities;
review of contractors work plan and method statements.
Measurement of works and checking/verification in quantities of completed works /
Ensuring all site clearances, certificates and site possession are in place prior to the
commencement of mobilisation.
Ensuring all completed works are in accordance with design and quality requirements.
Provision of all necessary documentation and test results to confirm.
Identification of site/work package risks, preparation of risk assessments and
implementation of approved risk mitigation measures.
Management of all works on-site to ensure compliance with UNOPS Policy and Procedures
and contractual requirements.
Management, documentation and reporting of site expenditure and costs, including, but not
limited to, contractor progress claims, casual labour payment and procurement of local
Operational Planning, including preparation of plans, schedules, procedures and budget for
recruitment, mobilisation, operations, health, safety and environment, security and site
Preparation and maintenance of site or work package records, including documentation of
all phases of the project lifecycle.
Preparation of periodic and ad-hoc progress and security reports. Immediate reporting to
Management of all issues affecting progress or security.
Evaluation of Contract Variations and Extension of Time Notices, must address at minimum
scope of work, bill of materials, costing and time implications.
Preparation of Audit Documentation in accordance with design, contract and UNOPS
procedure requirements. Preparation and implementation of audit schedule.
Ensuring good working relationships with local authorities, representatives and stakeholders
are developed and maintained.
Preparation of all site/work package closure reports and handover documentation.
Ensuring the demobilisation workforce and closure of site is performed in accordance with
UNOPS policy and procedure and all contractual requirements.
Preparation of site instructions, including technical and quality specifications and design
Preparation of draft contractual correspondence, interpreting the contract conditions and
specifications, monitoring the progress of work, preparation work plan, S-curve, Minutes of
Performing any other duties deemed necessary by the Line/Project Manager.
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and
procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
Required Selection Criteria
Professionalism, integrity and commitment to project demands.
Strong analytical skills.
Planning and Organizing.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Aptitude for political sensitivities.
Ability to work long hours in fast-paced, often stressful environment.
Highly motivated with a positive attitude and problem-solving approach.
Ability to work in demanding cultural context with transitional government partners, under
challenging physical conditions and poor national infrastructure.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and telecommunication systems.
Computer skills in the preparation of engineering plans/drawings using AutoCAD or similar
drafting software, and preparation of contract and project related documents are essential.
Diploma in Engineering, preferably Civil or Construction.
Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in the engineering and construction industry
involving design standards, technical specifications, establishing QA/QC systems.
Previous experience in post-conflict/ developing country contexts required.
Knowledge of the UN system and familiarity with UNOPS procedures desirable.
Certification in PRINCE2 or other Project Management Discipline is desirable
Fluency in written and oral English and the language of the duty station required. Knowledge
of second UN working language desirable.
Submission of Applications
Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and
an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11) (available on our website), via e-mail.
Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying by email.
* Please note that this is a local post and is open to all nationals of Sudan.
* Please note that interviews will be held in UNOPS – SDOC Office based in Juba.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
For more information on UNOPS, please visit the UNOPS website at www.unops.org