Deadline: 03 July, 2022

Location: Chimanimani, Zimbabwe

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

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.


  • Support the supervision of the contractor’s construction activities
  • Support the project team in monitoring the performance of quality, quantity, and timeliness of construction works
  • Assist the project team in checking the quality of work done and contents of all necessary documentation
  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination with the contractors and suppliers, according to the needs and requirements on site
  • Inspect and report on contractor’s works, ensuring that the contractor meets the high-quality standards expected by UNOPS
  • Check contractor’s setout and works, including compliance with contract specifications, and ensure that contractors comply with their work plans to complete work within the specified time frame
  • Provide support and guidance to the contractor and assist in resolving site problems, as necessary
  • Monitor the progress of work, check and ensure quality assurance plans are carried out by the contractors
  • Identify the existing problems, and provide appropriate solutions through the application of sound engineering standards in consultation with the project manager
  • Prepare progress reports on construction activities, according to the agreed timeframe of works and submission of such on a weekly basis to the project manager
  • Review the contractor’s QA/QC plan and inspection testing plan (ITP) to ensure sampling, testing, and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with construction drawings and technical specifications
  • Ensure the safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project
  • Support the assessment of work activities of contractor(s), measurements of completed work, and make recommendations to the project manager for progress payments to contractors
  • Responsible for the preparation and verification of a database for the available materials shipped to the project, schedules of the labour force, and monitoring of the quality of such during the progress of work
  • Assess the work activities of contractor(s), measure completed work, and make recommendations to designated UNOPS project managers for progress payments to contractors
  • Compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required by the project manager


  • Secondary school education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from an accredited university will be an added advantage and will be accepted in lieu of the respective years of experience
  • Six years, minimum, of relevant work experience in civil and structural construction projects
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in bridge construction
  • Experience working on construction sites in remote rural areas (desirable)
  • Experience supervising construction teams is an added advantage
  • Experience using AutoCAD (desirable)
  • Good team player and a positive attitude (desirable)
  • Fluency in written and oral English language

To apply and for more information, click here.

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