Chief, Field Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme
|Vacancy Announcement Number||JF/57/2018|
|Contract Status||Fixed Term Appointment|
|Contract Duration||3 years including 1 year of probation|
|Benefits||Monthly Salary JD 1392.300 Fills. Plus SOA 89.32 % of basic salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) and medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.|
|Department||Infrastructure and Camp Improvement|
|Duty Station||Jordan Field Office|
|Issue Date||12 December 2018|
|Deadline for Applications||01 January 2019|
Place in the Organisation
The incumbent reports to the Director of UNRWA Operations/Affairs, through the Deputy Director of UNRWA Programmes. The Director of Infrastructure and Camp Improvement, HQ (Amman) (DICI) is responsible for ensuring the achievement of professional, policy and technical standards, in line with the strategic direction of the programme. To realize this, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring consultation with and approval of the Programme Director on significant programmatic matters.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
- Provides leadership for the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme (ICIP) in the Field; sets plans, activities, priorities, and policies and workflows, establishes revises and oversees the implementation of policies and procedures; ensures UNRWA requirements are addressed and followed and ICIP services to the refugees are delivered efficiently and effectively;
- Oversees and promotes a multidisciplinary urban development overall planning and implementation that impact positively on the lives of refugees at large and particularly in the camps; enhances community participatory approaches, in close consultation with DICI and in coordination with external stakeholders, including municipalities, local authorities, other community based organizations and NGOs, in order to ensure coherence and complementarity of interventions and consistency with UNRWA approved strategic approach and national urban development plans;
- Leads the preparation of the programme’s strategy at the field level, contributes substantively to the programmers strategic planning at the Agency level and leads the planning of related activities, including budget management and advocacy and introducing innovative approaches for establishing partnerships and funding of the ICIP interventions;
- Performs the duties of the Director of Works ( the Engineer under FIDIC contracts); provides overall contract administration oversight and central reviews to confirm satisfaction of all contract obligations and reducing contractual risks and liabilities of the Agency particularly in managing variations and claims; certifies the validity and accuracy of bills of quantities and financial interim and final accounts for work executed;
- Supervises plans for environmental health services in the field and initiates and oversees new solid waste management plans in the camps; supervises other environmental health related services, including water quality control and well development, where applicable;
- Provides high level and overall supervision on planning, design and construction of Agency facilities as well as environmental infrastructure, including those designed/supervised by external consultants, including water supply, wastewater, storm-water, roads, shelters and maintenance works in the Field, as applicable; arranges for the appointment, briefing and control of consultants in coordination with DICI;
- Writes and submits overall progress reports for the programme in the Field; oversees preparations of other reports for internal use and for submission to external parties to the Agency such as donors and refuges; oversees preparation on results-based management reports and achievement of objectives of the programme through analysis of indicators and trends; represents the field in external relevant meetings, and provides briefing as required؛
- Oversees management of the human resources of the department, including work assignments, performance and coaching; supervises staff capacity development and training, ensuring that ICIP staff are equipped with the necessary competencies to perform their duties effectively, efficiently and ethically; responsible for facilitating individual excellence along with team excellence, ensuring that the work allocated is matching to the team members skill set; ensures better communication within the team and that the road-map is clear to all; ensures that everyone get proper feedback on their performance and the teams performance, good work gets the recognition it deserves and supports;
- Makes sure that the Agency protection standards and other standards are streamlined within the programme operations in the Field, including those dealing with safety of the built environment and its inclusiveness to accommodate people with disabilities, making sure all the time of gender related requirements and cultural dimensions;
- Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
- An advanced university degree in civil/structural engineering or architecture or related area.
- At least ten years’ experience including at least five years in design and planning relevant to the post’s duties and responsibilities and at least five years’ experience as an engineer/architect in charge of the planning, management and execution of urban planning and construction projects.
- Experience in the area of construction project management, low-income housing and infrastructure works.
- Experience in involving the community and stakeholders in planning and implementation of development projects utilizing multi-disciplinary teams.
Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
- High level skill in management and leadership of broad programmesincluding experience in managing large professional teams,
- Supervisory skills and ability to develop staff;
- Ability to present information and data in a clear and constructive manner;
- A high level of written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to produce plans for the improvements of the camps؛
- Proven knowledge and abilities of project management and contract administration.
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills, sound judgment and demonstrated problem-solving skills؛
- Ability to work under pressure and meet target deadlines;
- Experience in the infrastructure and construction industry in the Middle East.
- Experience in community development and urban planning.
- Specific experience in upgrading and /or rehabilitation projects in built environment similar to the camps.
The incumbent may be:
- Required to travel outside the Field for duty purposes;
- Requested to drive within the Field in performing his/her duties, thus s/he must be willing and capable of driving an UN vehicle;
- Required to work beyond regular working hours.
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for field area staff and Director of Human Resources for HQ’s area staff in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received throughhttp://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates only. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staffs are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staffs are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Date of issue: 12 December 2018