National Resident Engineer/Architect - LBN/CO/IC/289/21


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :29-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :60 working days

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

UNDP Lebanon is moving to a new workplace scheme in the next several months. Long gone will be the days when UNDP staff reported to a multi-floor building every day from 9 to 5. Instead, under the new plans, colleagues will work from the UNDP offices only three days a week, while continuing to work from home the other two days. A large part of this plan is making sure that UNDP staff are well-equipped to work from home, including high-speed and stable internet. This scheme responds to new research from IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) that suggests many employees prefer to continue working remotely, even after the pandemic ends. A study conducted by Owl Lab before COVID-19 also demonstrates that the majority of remote workers report that they are happier, more likely to stay at their jobs, experience less stress, and appreciate not commuting to the office. Within this new working arrangement, the UNDP Lebanon office space will also change radically, as the Country Office leaves its current home in Downtown Beirut and locates to a space that brings together all Beirut-based presences into one combined premise. The new UNDP Lebanon office space will no longer comprise individual offices that belong to specific people or teams but rather a range of different work environments that are based on particular tasks. Combining the principles of activity-based work, hot desks, and open workspaces, the new UNDP Lebanon office will occupy a single open-concept floor with specially designed workspaces that colleagues will use during their days in the office. The new premises have two floors of 2,000 sqm combined, a 170 sqm conference room (annex), and a 450 sqm cafeteria and terrace (annex). Plans include meeting rooms, zoom booths, collaborative and multi-purpose spaces, quiet work pods, and free-form areas.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of UNDP Lebanon’s Head of Experimentation, the Project Architect/Engineer will:

  • Liaise with building owners on a regular basis and coordinate logistics
  • Follow up on accurate execution of all civil, architectural, mechanical, and electrical works in collaboration with project team
    1. Coordination between contractors and UNDP
    2. Support with approval of all shop drawings and submittals
    3. Support with making the necessary on-site modifications in the floorplan
    4. Participation in weekly site meetings with contractor and UNDP and follow up on subsequent actions
    5. Production of a detailed snag list (if any) in collaboration with awarded contractor
  • Close follow up on detailed work schedule in collaboration with contractors/suppliers and in line with project timeline
  • Investigate and confirm on all quantities (civil, architecture, mechanical, electrical, furniture)
  • Support with verification of furniture orders and handovers


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Corporate Competencies:

  • Excellent skills in coordinating between contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers
  • Excellent skills in developing and modifying architectural drawings and details
  • Excellent skills in communicating with mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Strong knowledge in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge in Primavera or MS Project preferred


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Architecture or Engineering

Professional experience:

  • 8 years of experience in interior fit-outs, construction management, approval of shop drawings and submittals, etc.

 

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.

Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

1. P11,

2. Technical Proposal,

3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and

4. Financial proposal

 

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=84865  ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal 
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.

It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all four (4) documents.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.



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