United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Construction Engineer (Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Job Description

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 of this post is responsible to the Chief Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (CFICIP). The main responsibilities include: In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:  Assists CFICIP in the supervision and direction of the construction projects in UNRWA installations in the West Bank.  Controls the work of the Area Construction Engineers and Site Engineers in the Construction Division, as assigned under his/her supervision, and monitors their performance.  Prepares cost estimates, variation orders, interim and final payments, bills of quantities and construction details, as required.  Prepares correspondence and reports including weekly and monthly progress reports, technical reports and completion reports.  Visits sites on a daily basis to direct the work of the Site Engineers, to monitor progress and ensure that contractors comply with the contract documents for all projects within his/her area.  Checks the materials supplied and arranges for their testing.  Controls construction costs and ensures that adequate funds are available.  Performs such other duties as may be assigned. Conditions of service Monthly basic salary JD985.1, plus an allowance of 1000 NIS payable in JD at UNRWA rate. Other benefits include:  Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency).  Dependency allowances (if applicable).  30 days of annual leave.  Compulsory medical insurance. To qualify for this position, you will need: Education University degree in Civil Engineering. Work experience At least four years working experience in construction of which two years should have been in site-supervision work and technical Administration. Language(s) Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic. You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:  Ability to work in a team.  Ability to work under pressure in an efficient and timely manner.  Good communication skills. Desirable qualifications:  Good knowledge of the application of computer in construction & Project Management.  Knowledge and experience in UNRWA installations. Additional Information:  Good knowledge of the application of computer in construction and project management.  Possession of a valid driving License. “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 status 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.” Equivalency: 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.
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