UN Other

Supervising Engineer (International Expert)

UN Other

Job Description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN-Habitat Iraq or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Supervising Engineer will: Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN-Habitat Kurdistan Re-gion of Iraq Office, and/or his/her designate, the Supervising Engineer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Provide technical and management support in projects related to shelter, WASH, public facilities, open spaces and informal settlements;
  • Provide technical guidance and line supervision of field engineers to assure quality and timely implementation of ongoing and upcoming activities in Coordination with relevant col-leagues;
  • Support relevant project managers to develop and monitor project work plan and budget plan, and to prepare and finalize progress reports;
  • Provide technical supervision and inputs to bidding process, including preparation of the bid documents and Bill of Quantities as well as bid evaluations;
  • Conduct frequent field missions to supervise field activities and construction/rehabilitation works in liaison with UN-Habitat Field Engineers;
  • Ensure effective and efficient execution of urban recovery and human settlements pro-grammes within the limits of the allocated resources, by providing appropriate Technical Support through field visits, coordination and monitoring activities;
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned pro-grammes/projects; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties and ensure follow-up actions are undertaken where necessary;
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources;
  • Assist in policy and programme development, including the review and Analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and regular communication with project stakeholders such as local authorities, counterparts, implementing partners, contractors, beneficiaries and relevant UN agencies;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc. and deliver presentations on assigned topics/activities;
  • Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc;
  • Assist in facilitating partnerships with relevant cluster coordinators and partners such as Shelter/NFI, WASH and CCCM;
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and sub-missions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related docu-ments/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.); and
  • Assist in responding to the Clusters' needs for information collection and sharing.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or a relevant area.
Required experience: 180 Months Experience remark:
  • Experience in supervision of civil engineering-related projects, projects/programme Design and implementation, and Data Management for the reporting of work progress;
  • Experience in supervising off-site field engineers and field teams is desirable;
  • Confident computer user, particularly in Word, Excel, and email functions;
  • Experience in crisis-affected field environment is desirable;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; and
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
  • Minimum age criteria established at 35 years of age.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Civil engineering and construction supervision, Volunteer programmes and volunteer management.

Area of expertise details:
  • Experience in civil engineering, or other relevant field is required;
  • Experience in supervision of civil engineering-related projects, projects/programme design and implementation, and data management for the reporting of work progress;
  • Experience in supervising off-site field engineers and field teams is desirable;
Driving license: No Competencies values: Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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