Position details

Vacancy id VAC-9847
Job title VAC-9847 Construction Management Engineer
Location Kabul, Mazar,Jalalabad, Kunduz,Herat, Kandahar, Bamya Khost
Apply by 30-May-2023
Start date 01-Oct-2023
Duration 3 months
Number of vacancies 4
Qualification Bachelor's in 2 years of field work experience in the field of construction, preferably in road construction, and proven experience in the supervision of multiple construction sites is required. (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 2 years of field work experience year/s of demonstrable relevant Civil Engineering experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 2years year/s of experience in Asia (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.

Project Information:

Following the political events in Afghanistan in August 2021, the subsequent economic collapse has led to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis putting over 24 million people in immediate need of aid. To provide immediate short-term livelihood opportunities and deliver urgent essential services in rural and urban areas, UNOPS is working with funders to implement a large-scale community resilience program. The initiative aims to reach an estimated 1.1 million households, or 7.5 million Afghans,with livelihoods and income support. In addition, 9 million Afghans in some 6,200 rural communities and 8 cities will benefit from improved access to essential social services through strengthening the capacity of community institutions in inclusive service delivery.

Job-Specific Information:

The Construction Management Engineer is a member of the infrastructure and engineering supervision team of the Project. Under the direct supervision of the Lead Construction Management Engineer and overall leadership of Head of Project, the Construction Management Engineer coordinates the day-to-day construction activities across all projects under the engagement, in coordination with relevant team members. The Construction Management Engineer demonstrates to engineering teams best practices and techniques of key technical and construction management work areas, extensive practical experience in performing practical construction activities and supervising works in compliance with quality assurance and quality control requirements, and extensive skills in the mobilisation and management labours, occupational health and safety as well as environmental management standards on site. The Construction Management Engineer will be based in Kabul and is expected to travel across all project sites, as required.

Role objectives

Summary of Key Functions

The Construction Management Engineer will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

● Assist the Lead Construction Management Engineer to monitor UNOPS’ quality, health, safety and environmental management systems.

● Assist the Lead Construction Management Engineer to manage, plan and coordinate monthly, weekly and daily construction activities, including monitoring site safety and construction quality.

● Participate in construction approval and inspection activities, liaising closely with engineering and Quality Assurance (QA) personnel and ensuring Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) measures are implemented within                 construction activities.

● Supporting the Lead Construction Management Engineer to ensure the overall and timely delivery of the project activities.

● Check drawings, specifications, and other construction design documents to ensure accuracy and soundness of design;

● Monitor all project activities in relation to the respective project work plans and take corrective action, when necessary, to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of project outputs;

● Monitor contractors’ onsite work to ensure delivery is maintained at the required level to meet project quality, time and cost targets.

● Coordinate with contractors and suppliers in inspecting all materials delivered to the project, ensuring they meet the specification requirements and take corrective action where the quality of materials delivered does not meet these specification requirements; prepare detailed reports on deliveries made to sites.

● Work with contractors on ensuring HSSE protocols and measures are implemented and standards are met.

● Work with quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) engineers in ensuring site works are delivered to and complying with UNOPS quality standards.

● Maintain accurate measurement of the completed works for payments, keep appropriate records for all contracts.

● Support the community liaison officers and contractors to mobilise labourers in line with project requirements, manage labour works, keep the record of the number of labourers employed under each specific contract.

● Manage and certify contractor payments for approval

● Organise regular site meetings with staff and contractors and prepare progress reports for the Head of Project.

● Collect and document site information in relation to contractor’s work including information on the contractor’s work force, labours, weather, progress of work and any other related information.

● Prepare project progress reports and project briefs.

● Prepare and manage project documentation systematically, especially assuring the tidiness of the contractors’ site registers.

● Assist the Lead Construction Management Engineer and the Head of Project in the hand-over and closing of the project.

● Hold ownership to UNOPS’ Asset at the construction site.

● Perform other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor.

3. Impact of Results:

The effective and successful achievement of results by the Construction Management Engineer directly impacts on the development and performance of the project. It confirms UNOPS’ role as a key and trusted partner to the World Bank, and UNOPS’ position as a critical service provider, in all challenging work environments. Given the current political and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, this project would support the urgent repositioning of AFCO and strengthen UNOPS presence and visibility in Afghanistan, raising the profile of UNOPS in the global humanitarian context. 

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Further information


· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.