UNICEF recruits 01 National Individual Contractor – Construction Engineer, EPI/Health

UNICEF recruits 01 National Individual Contractor – Construction Engineer, EPI/Health


Sierra Leone
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

National Individual Contractor – Construction Engineer, EPI/Health, UNICEF Sierra Leone, 10 months (office based).
Job no: 550362Contract type: ConsultancyDuty Station: FreetownLevel: ConsultancyLocation: Sierra LeoneCategories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Health and Nutrition
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
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, hope!
How can you make a difference?Please access UNICEF Sierra Leone information here and  here

Purpose and objectives:Overall purpose of the consultancy is to ensure the quality, timely implementation, and cost-efficiency of construction work supported by UNICEF health and nutrition section. Specific objectives include:

Manage the entire process of the district vaccine store construction in eight districts (Bombali, Bonthe, Kambia, Kenema, Moyamba, Port Loko, Pujehun and Tonkolili districts) from inception to completionProvide technical oversight and quality assurance support for other construction works supported by UNICEF health and nutrition section, including construction of 2 new district vaccine stores in Karene and Falaba (construction work managed by MoHS), site preparation and piping for oxygen plant installation in 7 sites, and small-scale infrastructural development such as solarization and incinerator instalment in selected sites.Methodology and Technical Approach:
The Construction Engineer will work on full-time and be based in UNICEF Freetown with frequent travels to the field in line with work plans and deliverables. Under the direct supervision of the Immunization Specialist and general guidance of Chief of Health and Nutrition Section, the Construction Engineer will supervise and manage the entire process of the district vaccine store construction project in Bombali, Bonthe, Kambia, Kenema, Moyamba, Port Loko, Pujehun and Tonkolili districts.
Specific Tasks of the Consultant:
The expected activities / results for this role will be: Management of District Vaccine Store Construction Project (covering 8 districts)
Provision of technical oversight and quality assurance support for other construction works Please click on this link to see the full ToR Download File ToR For EPI Construction Engineer_advertised.pdf
Management, Organization and Timeframe:The consultant will be supervised by the Immunization Specialist, UNICEF Sierra Leone, under the overall guidance of Chief of Health & Nutrition Section. The consultant will be seated at UNICEF Country Office in Freetown with frequent field visits to construction sites. The monthly fees of the consultant will be processed by UNICEF with submission of his/her monthly progress report along with deliverables certified by the supervisor.

The timeframe for the consultancy is 10 months.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related Building Sciences; or in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Industrial design or any Science and Social Sciences fields relevant to Construction and Design.

ExperienceAt least 2 years of relevant construction or engineering experience at national level, preferably in the Health Sector
Experience in the design and management of development projects.Have a good initiative with ability to apply technical knowledge creatively to ensure conflicts and disputes are resolved between contractors and beneficiaries.Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to plan and organize work to deliver results.Excellent understanding of design and construction quality assurance processes; codes, procedures, and standards.An understanding of the Sierra Leone construction context especially with regards to availability of both imported and local materials; topography as it affects construction design and timelines is essential.Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.Fluency in English, verbal and written required. An understanding of Krio is an advantage.Have computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications, including knowledge of AutoCAD and MIS/GIS applications.
For every Child, you demonstrate…UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

 To view our competency framework, please visit here.
 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
 Remarks:UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
Deadline: 05 May 2022 Greenwich Standard TimePOSTULER

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