Job Opening

Posting Title: Infrastructure Design Lead Engineer - Internally, 15
Job Code Title: Infrastructure Design Lead Engineer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: HQ Gaza
Posting Period: 05 July 2022 - 18 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Engineering-UNRWA-185493-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed personnel wishing to make a change.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you.

The Infrastructure Design Lead Engineer reports to the Head Design Section, HQ Gaza

Responsibilities

Supervises the infrastructure design team, including the development of the annual work plan, ensuring efficient utilization of the available resources, supporting their capacity development and technical training; coordinates and liaises with other Design Leads, Fields and HQs Departments on environmental and infrastructure design issues, to ensure alignment with the actual needs, technical instructions and overall plans.

Reviews/carries out preliminary and detailed infrastructure design for all Agency’s environmental infrastructure construction projects including water supply, sewerage, storm water networks, pumping stations, water reservoirs and water wells, ensuring that infrastructures are fit for the purpose and that designs achieve optimal cost, safety and feasibility, in accordance with Agency’s needs, policies, design criteria, technical instructions and standards, local and international codes of practice.

Checks and reviews the plans and tender documents related to environmental infrastructure works; identifies emerging models, technologies and materials that can be used to achieve best results to meet changing requirements; ensures that all infrastructure works/designs are maintained based on the relevant Technical Instructions and Standards.

Performs studies and technical activities related to environmental infrastructure works to incorporate green elements, ensure safety, and reach the most cost effective, reliable, and technical solutions; develops particular specifications for these works.

Provides technical advice and carries out special infrastructure design for the urban planning and rehousing projects, ensuring the feasibility of the maintenance for these works in future; participates in infrastructure condition assessments; provides support in reviewing and preparing project proposals, environmental and social impact assessment reports, technical specifications, and measurement.

Reviews and analyses suitable configurations of the basic environmental infrastructure components of infrastructure and geotechnical investigation reports and advises on content and conclusions; prepares various types of reports including weekly and monthly progress reports and ad-hoc reports as required by the supervisor.

Drafts terms of references for consultants in infrastructure works and monitors their work to ensure adherence with design criteria, standards, and procedures.

Competencies

UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.

- Creating and Innovating
- Planning and Organizing
- Relating and Networking
- Leading and Supervising

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

Education

A university degree in civil engineering from an accredited university/institution.

Work Experience

At least five years relevant professional experience of which at least two years should have been at a supervisory level; (Required)

Experience with infrastructure software. (Required)

A university degree in civil engineering from an accredited university/institution. (Required)

Are you currently residing in Gaza. Please specify your current location (Required).

Languages

Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment

Duration of Contract: 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

The Infrastructure Design Lead Engineer may be required to travel outside the Field in the Area of Operations on duty.

This job opening is open to internal candidates only. Only candidates residing in Gaza, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the 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 Gaza, and without a valid
work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered.
Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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