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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kabul with travel to Provinces, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||03-Oct-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||12d 15h 8m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||364 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.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Afghan people are grappling with the impact of conflict, poverty, economic decline, and natural disasters. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the development of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to putting them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan.
UN Women has been in Afghanistan for two decades. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by analysis of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs of Afghan women and girls. UN Women Afghanistan currently has four key programme priorities: (1) Gender in Humanitarian Action, (2) Ending Violence Against Women, (3) Women’s Economic Empowerment, and (4) Women, Peace and Security.
Reporting to the Procurement and Administration Specialist, the Project Engineer in the UN Women Afghanistan Country Office will provide technical support to UN Women Afghanistan Country Office on construction of accommodation for UN Women staff in Kabul and sub-offices, renovation of office building and contribute to construction of joint-hard-wall office building in Mazar, and construction or any other maintenance projects for the country office. The Project Engineer works in close collaboration with the operations team, construction company and security team ensuring compliances, effectiveness, transparency, and integrity throughout the full cycle of construction process overseeing all aspects of the procurement of civil works and construction implementing under UN Women Afghanistan Country Office, including monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide technical support and oversight related to area of expertise at the different stages of construction projects.
2. Provide supervision and oversight on UN Women’s Contractors in the relevant area of expertise.
3. Provide technical support and technical input to the Construction procurement process
4. Provide Project Management support to ensure that construction projects are delivered effectively and efficiently
5. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Country Office: Synthesize lessons learned and best practices in projects;
6. Perform other job-related duties as requested by supervisor from time to time
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
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