Deadline: 25 January, 2022

Location: Chimanimani/Chipinge, Zimbabwe

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Engineer Intern.

UNOPS’ mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.


  • Assist in performing/reviewing design works of buildings, roads, bridges, water and sanitation systems, irrigation systems, energy supply networks and other structures
  • Assist in supervising the works on site on a daily basis
  • Assist in collating feedback and preparing reports
  • Assist in preparing/reviewing design briefs and design reports that address specific clients and stakeholder requirements and specifications as and when necessary
  • Assist in preparing comprehensive design documentation that will include and not limited to design report, drawings, specifications, design review checklist, bar bending schedules and other project documents
  • Assist architects, engineers and quantity surveyors in the planning of projects and scheduling of tasks
  • Assist in ensuring the documents prepared meet the quality standard requirements
  • Assist in timely delivery of the expected outputs
  • Assist in producing bills of quantities of the proposed works
  • Assist in carrying out research and identify appropriate technologies/techniques/designs that can be incorporated in the project design
  • Assist in the supervision of construction works
  • Assist in preparing daily site logs and health and safety logs
  • Assist in carrying out inspection of works and recording such inspection at specific milestones during the life of the construction in line with the project specifications
  • Assist in witnessing and recording quality control checks
  • Assist in the preparation of site progress reports including images and videos, as required
  • Assist in following up project progress versus planned schedule and raise any deviation with supervisors
  • Assist in coordinating the team effort to complete any task as would be required and appropriate, if assigned


  • Undergraduate of Civil, Structural, Agriculture Engineering or a related engineering programme
  • Applicants who have graduated from such programmes within the last three years are eligible for the position
  • While no professional experience is required for an internship, experience in the construction industry will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of other UN languages will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security


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