Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Manager(infrastructure sector)-For Internal & External-Limited Duration Contract ( LDC)-Area Office Jerusalem-Project Funded- Grade,, G
Job Code Title: Project Manager
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: JERICHO
Posting Period: 09 February 2022 - 28 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Human Resources-UNRWA-172647-R-Jericho (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent is responsible to the Construction Engineer.

Responsibilities

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for plans, directs and coordinates a major project or a sizable portfolio of projects ensuring their successful implementation as per plans, time schedule and budget. In particular the incumbent:
• Acquaints 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.
• Reviews, controls, keeps and makes sure of validity and correctness of all project(s) documentation with regard to time schedule, budget and organization; develops the Projects Implementation Plans and updates it regularly ensuring that UNRWA rules and regulations on technical matters as related to the project are applied.
• Provides overall supervision to the team(s), including planning, participation in recruitment and development, as and where applicable, and contractors to make sure that standards of building, performance, costs, time schedules and safety are maintained; responsible for scope management and change control.
• Prepares Project(s) risk management plans; ensures their appropriate observation during the project(s) implementation; responsible for quality planning, assurance and control.
• Is responsible for contract administration including certifying schedules for labour and equipment; conducting site meeting; identification and preparation of draft variation orders; carrying out analysis and making recommendations on construction claims and making sure that the contractor meets contractual requirements of safety, environment and health, insurance and security deposits/guarantees.
• maintains effective relationships with internal and external project stakeholders including donors, the local authorities, other UN Agencies and NGOs for the advancement of the project, in particular.
• Facilitates visits by donor representatives and other external interlocutors to the Project(s) area in coordination with the Projects office, External Relations and Communication Department.
• Ensures effective project visibility from an Agency and donor perspective.
• Liaises with UNRWA safety and security regarding security matters.
• Monitors and controls financial expenditure of the project(s) in coordination with Finance Dept., ensuring commitment to the donor and other requirements; provides timely advice to supervisor.
• Measures implemented quantities and keeps relevant records; checks and certifies correctness of interim and final payments.
• Devises and maintains a proper tracking system for all payments to and from the project.
• Prepares reports on project progress, site meetings and achievements as well as good Practices, evaluation and lessons learned.
• Lead the Site Engineers, to ensure proper supervision and quality control of the construction works and administering contracts and ensure regular site visits are conducted. Oversee the validity and accuracy of bills of quantities and financial accounts for work executed. Carry out the duties of the Director of Works. Provide sign off on final taking-over by the UNRWA Departments/Programmes of the completed maintenance projects.
• Ensure that all As-built drawings are submitted by the end of the project to ICID – HQ (Jerusalem) including all changes and modifications carried out on the Agency Premises, together with all buried services.
• performs such other duties as may be required.

Education

University degree in civil/structural engineering or equivalent.

Work Experience

15 Years of experience in major projects management relevant to the post’s duties and responsibilities in addition to experience as technically in charge-of the overall planning, management and execution of infrastructure projects.

Languages

Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

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* Conditions of service:
Monthly basic salary of JOD1,569.20.

Other benefits include:
Dependency Allowances payable and other benefits+ (Medical Insurance) & Currency Adjustment Factor.

* Equivalency:
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UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you.

UNRWA’s human development goals
UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency’s operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy human rights to the fullest possible extent.

How can you make a difference?
You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees.

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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