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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, Education
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the EiE Construction Specialist with close collaboration with another Construction officer in Beira, the EiE Officer shall carry out the following activities:
- Develop or support developing tender documents in collaboration with MINEDH and/or UN-HABITAT depending on contracting options (through MINEDH, NGOs or direct contracting)
- Review or support reviewing applications of bidders in collaboration with MINEDH and/or UN-HABITAT depending on contracting options mentioned above
- Support assessment, designing and estimating the budget and needs of construction activities within the framework of country programmes and projects and inspecting the execution of works as required;
- Support the undertaking of post-damage assessments for quality assurance and conduct quality assurance on built and recovered infrastructures;
- Support conducting surveys of data on the ground, prepare measurements, budgets, specifications and participate in the processes of acquisition of materials and equipment;
- Conduct periodic monitoring and inspection visits to project implementation sites to ensure that works are done as per the technical standards, specifications and best practices;
- Support training sessions for district technicians, building masters, communities, NGOs and other partners involved in the projects;
- Provide technical assistance to government and MINEDH counterparts through periodic coordination meetings on the areas of public social infrastructure construction in particular procurement;
- Support the reporting of activities as required by donors and partners in the implementation process.
Any other functions can be given to address the emergency situation.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a related discipline
- A minimum of 3 years relevant professional work experience in procurement, engineering or a similar field;
- public building construction processes and projects with knowledge of procurement, supervision, management, programming and planning of works;
- Familiarity with requirement and process on procurement in the context of Mozambique in general and construction works in particular is a strong asset;
- Work experience with MINEDH, NGOs and private companies on construction work is also an asset
- Relevant knowledge of housing/public building construction (including design and calculation of building structures) and reconstruction especially in flood, cyclone, earthquake and drought-prone areas;
- Work experience in disaster risk reduction construction works and resilient infrastructures; ideally in school reconstruction and/or education in emergencies;
- Experience in working with high level institution representatives, ministries, and national or local authorities;
- Exposure to and work experience in small towns and rural areas, including public consultations, community involvement and the capacity to deal with local community representatives and builders. Ability to conduct interviews and technical training on the ground;
- Poficiency using relevant softwares (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), and medium technical expertise in using GIS application, 3D Modeling programs, CADs and ArcGIS.
- Fluency in oral and written Portuguese and English are essential.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Jul 12 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (South Africa Standard Time)