Job Opening

Posting Title: Projects Manager of Solar wheeling project, G
Job Code Title: Camp Improvement Projects Manager
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 23 November 2021 - 06 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Human Resources-UNRWA-169181-R-Amman (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the solar wheeling project, ensuring the successful and timely implementation, as per plans, on time, within budget and to the quality approved. In particular.

Responsibilities

A. Project Finance

1.Acquaint him/herself with the Financing Agreement signed between the Donor and UNRWA and all its integral parts and prepare all the project documentation with regard to schedule, budget and project set-up; develop the Project Implementation Plan and update it regularly ensuring that UNRWA rules and regulations on technical matters as related to the project are applied; and provide an overall direction for Deputy Chief and Chief Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme JFO on efficient and cost- effective ways to use the project funds to achieve the maximum impacts for UNRWA .
2.Manage and supervise the preparation of the tender documents including conditions, design drawings, Bill of Quantities, and any other relevant information to comply with donor request for clearance.
3.Produce detailed budget of the project and submit accurate, timely and effective budget tracking reports; and review regular financial forecasts for the effective implementation of the project, prepare monthly cash flow requirements and monitor all expenditures and ensure that the project proceeds in compliance with project budget Develop and maintain effective relationships with external project stakeholders and ensure effective project visibility from UNRWA and donor perspective.
4. Ensuring timely referral to Donor Relations Officer for support / provision of inputs to address specific issues.

B. Project Mobilisation and Construction

1.Develop detailed plans using MS Project for project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities,
2.Identify the sources of likely problems and proactively take preventive measures to avoid any potential project risks; and determine response actions to mitigate any negative impact.
3.Ensure compliance with the principle of workplace safety and hazard.
4.Lead and manage a team of technicians, site engineers and project Consultant in the supervision of the installations (work planning, development and oversight of site supervision tools, logistics, troubleshooting of technical and non-technical issues that arise on site).
5.Prepare progress reports as well as best practices, and lessons learned, as well as the project final report & Submission of annual Project Implementation Reviews and other required progress reports to the UNRWA administration, “Monitoring and Evaluation” of the project document.
6.Work with Programme Support Office to plan and implement evaluation of the project.
7.Ensure that all As-built drawings & Validating copies of plans and specifications for all work with project consultant are submitted by the end of the project to ICID – HQ (A).
8.Prepare TOR for all work activities with the respective work group leaders; all staff and consultants and execute work agreements and contracts for all project personnel.
9.Convene the Project Steering Committee meetings and consultation and results dissemination workshops.
10.Provide technical direction or support to installation teams during installation.
11.Develop additional standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ensure compliance with the procedures.
12.Conduct training workshops For UNRWA Engineers practical and theoretical about photo voltaic system.
13.Follow up with all pertinent competent authorities for wheeling station such as JEPCO (Jordan Electric Power Company), GAM ( Greater Amman Municipality ) , EMRC ( Energy & Minerals Regulatory commission ) , Ministry of Agriculture & Ministry of Environment , Department of Land & Survey etc.

C. Project Administration and Close-out

1.Ensure timely report to Donor Relations and Projects Support Office on matters requiring donor attention to address issues and keep the office informed of issues that might arise in near future.
2.Coordinate tendering and contracting of works with Central Support Services Division - HQ (A) (CSSD) and Field Finance Department (FFD) and participate in technical and financial evaluation for tenders.
3.Ensuring otherwise successful completion of the project in accordance with the stated outcomes and performance indicators summarized in the project’s loge frame matrix and within the planned schedule and budget.
4.Perform such other duties as may be assigned by Electrical Engineer such as PV solar on grid & off grid project at JFO, Deputy Chief & Chief Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme.

Competencies

•Ability to maintain good working relationship with users and work within team environment.
•Excellent organizational and planning skills
•Good Communication (both written& verbal) skills.
•Ability to prioritize and evaluate work.
•Ability to work under pressure.
•Ability to take initiative and produce sound professional judgment.
•Knowledge of photovoltaic system in local & international Markets Ensure compliance of quality and safety of always works.

Education

Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, or Renewable Energy Engineering.

Work Experience

•At least 6 years of professional experience including 4 years in photovoltaic system projects management of wheeling PV solar project (minimum 3 MW preferred).

•Detail- oriented and must have an interest in Renewable energy development and design of wheeling PV solar project (minimum 3 MW).

•Prior work experience of private sector or international agency mainly for photovoltaic systems.

•Working with financial lenders and submitting required paperwork.

Languages

•Good Command in both spoken and written English is a must.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Contract Status:
Limited Duration Contract for 6 months( Extendable ); renewable appointment subject to funding confirmation.

Benefits:
- LDC: Band “G”/ S1 Monthly salary JD 1538.400 Fils.
-Contract Status: 6months (Extendable) subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance of the incumbent and the continuing need for the post.
-Other benefits include medical insurance and annual leave and dependency allowance (if applicable).

Department/Office: Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Program.

Duty Station: Jordan Field Office/Amman.

Desirable Qualifications:

•Project Management Certification (PRINCE2 or PMP) strongly preferred.
•Proficient with AutoCAD strongly preferred.
•Excellent reporting skills.
•Good skills and Proficient in Microsoft Word, Advanced Excel skills, and skilled in the use of MS Project or similar project management software.
•Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
•Identify the sources of likely problems and proactively take preventive measures to avoid any potential project risks and determine response actions to mitigate any negative impact.


General Information:

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
• UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
• This vacancy notice is open for internal and external candidates.
• Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff 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 staff 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 or to change the contract Modality.
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.

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

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