New Multiple Positions Job Vacancies Morogoro, DSM and Unguja at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 2021
Associate Construction Management Engineer, Multiple positions
Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/21210
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Dar Es Salaam, Morogoro, and Unguja ( Zanzibar)), United Republic of Tanzania
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMCO sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

Background Information – Project

Three Agro-processing & training centers were established in 2009 in Dar Es Salaam, Morogoro & Zanzibar as donor-funded jointly by the Republic of Korea's Government through Korean International Cooperation Agent (KOICA) and the Government. The objectives of the project are to;
i) Strengthen the capacity of the agro-processing industry by sharing Korea's agro-processing technology and development experience;
ii) Establish the Agro-Processing Training Center (hereinafter referred to as "the Center") with adequate facility for providing technical training to small and medium scale food processors; and
iii) Assist in establishing a quality assurance authority for the development of the agro-processing industry in Zanzibar.

The establishment of the agro-processing centers' is to support micro, small and medium scale food processors. The Centers are designed to process various food products like spices, herbs, fruits, cassava, sweet potatoes, etc.

KOICA constructed the agro-processing centers in single-story sandcrete brick structures. The centers were divided into training & processing areas and general & administrative areas. Training & processing areas were for the training and production, and the general regions were for the theoretical training in class, information research, conference, administration, and other subsidiary facilities. Generally, the construction was supposed to have been completed within six months, but the works went very slow and took almost two years before the contractor abandoned the sites without completing the assignment.
KOICA Tanzania Office contacted UNOPS to conduct a detailed assessment of the 3 agro-processing centers with full-scale rehabilitation and procurement of relevant equipment costs.

Functional Responsibilities
  • Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day monitoring/management of on-site construction as listed below:
  • S/he will support in the planning and coordinating work activities with the Project Manager.
  • Contribute to take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Provide guidance for on-time project delivery.
  • Monitoring contractor presence on the project site, including Bill of Quantities (BoQ) as per approved contract.
  • As tasked by the Project Manager, supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Contribute to regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.
  • Prepare project process reports.
  • Provides support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.
  • Assesses the work activities of contractor/s, measures completed work and makes recommendations to the Project Manager for progress and interim payments to contractors.
  • Oversee quality control and health and safety matters on site & ensure that behavioural expectations are met and are in compliance with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines
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  • Completion of secondary school with 6 years of experience is required;
  • A bachelor's degree preferably in civil engineering/construction management or a related area with two (2) years of relevant experience may be accepted

  • Minimum of six years of relevant working experience in civil engineering and construction is required.
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation is desired.
  • Two (2) years experience in Quality Control is required
  • Experience in Reporting is desired
  • Experience in Quality Management Systems will be an added advantage
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  • Fluency in written and oral English and Swahili Language is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Application period 12-Feb-2021 to 28-Feb-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement. 

Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level:  LICA 6 (ICS 6)
Contract duration:‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
  • This is a local post. As such, it is only open to Tanzanian Nationals or persons with valid residence permits
  • This position is based in a family duty station

Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. 

Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Application period 16-Feb-2021 to 03-Mar-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.