National Consultant Construction/Civil Engineer – UNICEF


Job Description

National Consultant: Construction/Civil Engineer, 6 months, Khartoum, Sudan

Job no:545288
Contract type:Consultancy
Categories:Operations and Business Management
Advertised:10/10/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:17/10/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofan’s, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states. 

How can you make a difference?

The Construction/Civil Engineer consultancy aims to achieve the following objectives:

2.1.  Ensure the availability of accurate, sound, complete and up-to-date information required for effective and efficient management of the construction activities at the UNICEF warehouse, UNICEF House and office(s) which includes implementation of activities and contract supervision and monitoring and reporting of progress of works. Provide technical support in disseminating and sharing of the construction related information with UNICEF Operations Section team.

2.2.  Supervise service providers work in collaboration with other project implementation or supervising entities appointed by UNICEF. Monitor and analyse contract performance against agreed benchmarks and through agreed reporting mechanism. Prepare progress reports (weekly/monthly/) that will provide accurate updates on the status of the project and present verification of progress accordingly to the quality and technical requirements.  A standardized weekly/monthly report will contain the following:

-List and description of the works done for that week/month;

-Projected activities for the following week/month;

-Progress photographs;

-Equipment mobilized and still present at the site.

-Contractor’s staff on site (numbers and descriptive title/position).

-Problems encountered and its corresponding solutions.

-Minutes of weekly/monthly meetings, relevant correspondences.

– Advise UNICEF Operations Section on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.

2.3. Establish a delay detection tools as part of the risk management and carefully monitor all activities and detect the signs which may cause delay in future. Forecast the potential issues to the management in timely fashion and take remedial actions in case of any slippage from the agreed schedule and raise red-flags to Contractors before the delay becomes serious and establish a delay handling system for contract management in the formal of show-cause meetings. Establish and introduce a quality assurance system to ensure proper monitoring of daily quality control works to meet the standard requirements at site.

2.4. Review, evaluation, and approval planned construction methodologies by contractors to ensure proposed methods are satisfactory with respect to the requirement of quality, healthy working environment, and safety requirements.

2.5. Conduct or organize meetings with different stakeholders for design reviews and quality assurance to ensure that UNICEF technical requirements in all construction activities are fully incorporated and the initial stages and met at the finalization stage.

2.6. Ensure detailed records are kept of all construction activities, enabling real-time tracking of construction progress

2.7. Drafts relevant sections of construction activities related reports i.e. progress payments, end of project reports, etc. and prepare full set (hard and electronic) documentation of carried out projects to be handed to the UNICEF Administration section.

2.8 Act as the technical focal point for all contractors ensuring that Communication regarding any changes in plan have reached the engineers/Contractors and/or Sub-Contractor’s Representatives.

2.9 Assist in the quality and safety audits of all renovation and maintenance projects carried out by the UNICEF operations division.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in Architectural Engineering and/or Building Construction.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of Architectural /civil engineering is required.
  • Extensive Knowledge and expertise in renovation, maintenance and construction projects. Conceptional designing, Budgeting, AutoCAD, interpersonal skills, reporting and contractor supervision.Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

* Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

* Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

No Fee


Advertised: 10 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 17 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time


UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. 

Headquarters: New York, NY

What does UNICEF do in the United Kingdom?

UNICEF keeps children safe by providing vaccines against deadly diseases, distributing mosquito nets, and by promoting safe hygiene in communities around the world. We are the world’s largest supplier of emergency life-saving food for children. And we campaign tirelessly to end violence against children.

What are the 3 largest donors of UNICEF?

In 2020, the three largest government contributors to UNICEF were the United States of America, Germany, and the European Commission.

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