UNOPS recruits 01 Senior Associate – Geospatial
Senior Associate – Geospatial
Job categories: EngineeringVacancy code: VA/2021/B5323/21830Department/office: AFR, KEMCO, KenyaDuty station: Nairobi, KenyaContract type: Local ICA SupportContract level: LICA-7Duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’Deadline date: 20-Jun-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specificLocated in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC 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 transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and island states.
The Technical Services Unit office is based in Nairobi and personnel may be required to travel extensively to other UNOPS locations.
The Technical Services Unit (TSU) engages in multidisciplinary design, assessments and advisory work, and manages relationships with other technical stakeholders such as specialist design firms for high risk structures.
The Technical Services Unit (TSU) currently provides design services for infrastructure works to Project Managers. Recently the team has expanded its offering to include consulting services such as assessments, feasibility studies and advisory services on a wide range of infrastructure types. We want to continue and further expand technical services to our partners and clients at a wider field of operations.
The TSU currently has 16 permanent and 40+ retainer personnel including architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS and specialist infrastructure advisors (for dams, ICT and biomedical works) and CAD technicians as well as support personnel. Current projects are underway / imminent in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, ESwatini, Zambia, Mozambique and Cameroon.
The TSU is a business unit for the Multi-Country office and comes under the direction of the Director for East and Southern Africa office (KEMC).
Functional ResponsibilitiesUnder the overall supervision of the TSU Manager, the Senior Associate Geospatia…
EducationSecondary school education is required; University Degree in Geogr…
ExperienceSeven (7) years experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is required; …
LanguagesFluency in English language is required;
CompetenciesTreats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc…
Additional ConsiderationsPlease note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
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