Deadline: 14 July, 2021

Location: Chimanimani, Zimbabwe

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

Responsibilities

  • Support the development and management of the contract management plan for all UNOPS contracts in country including, but not limited to, verification of insurance and goods procured, evaluation of subcontractor’s personnel qualifications, monitoring delivery of contractual terms, certification of reports and payments, and issue of contract amendments, verification of services delivered against contractual requirements, alignment of specifications and standards
  • Assist in objective oversight over various contract management processes and ensure all contract conditions are met during mobilisation, verification of insurance and goods procured, evaluation of subcontractor’s personnel qualifications, monitoring delivery of contractual terms, certification of reports, and payments are made in a timely manner and contract renewal/new contract procurement is initiated well in advance of needs
  • Assist in the pre-qualification and shortlisting of bidders, preparations of bids, issuance of bids, pre-bid conference, receipt and opening of bids, bid evaluation, submission to UNOPS headquarters contracts and property committee for recommendation of award, contract negotiations, contract finalisation, and issuance
  • Prepare the drafts for contractual correspondence, interpret the contract conditions and specifications, minutes of meetings, etc
  • Follow up on bidding and contracting
  • Support the monitoring of contract performance against agreed benchmarks and through the agreed reporting mechanism
  • Advise senior management on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions
  • Assist in developing appropriate contract management tools, guidelines, and manuals for standardisation and knowledge-sharing purposes
  • Assist in negotiating, within the terms and conditions of the contract, solutions to conflicts/problems arising in case of poor performance or non-compliance with contractual obligations
  • Assist in monitoring and production of cash flows on regular basis with regard to the ongoing projects and financial agreements
  • Perform other related duties as required by the project  manager

Requirements

  • Secondary school education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering or Project Management from an accredited university will be an added advantage and will be accepted in lieu of the respective years of experience
  • Master’s degree in Construction Management, Project management or a related field 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 engineering and/or construction management and contract management
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in contract administration
  • Experience working in project teams and working in a multi-project
  • Professional membership of a relevant association will be an asset
  • Experience in FIDIC contract management (highly desirable)
  • PRINCE2 Foundation certification is an added advantage
  • Fluency in written and oral English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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