One UN Roster Mechanical Engineer

Application Deadline :02-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months with the possibility to extend based on fund availability and performance

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.


The UN Agencies active in Palestine (UN Country Team) requested the one UN HR group to establish a One UN Roster that is made of the most frequently required positions. The following Generic Vacancy Announcements support the establishment of this One UN Roster. The Roster will be a list of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates, and it serves the purpose of fast-tracking recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the respective One UN Roster for a period of 24 months. While placement on the Roster does not guarantee a position, it is going to be an important resource for filling future vacancies. Candidates placed on the Roster will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.


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This Generic Vacancy Announcement serves the purpose of creating a One UN Roster to be used to expedite the hiring of personnel whenever a UN entity/Agency in the State of Palestine needs personnel contracting services in the respective area.

This Generic Vacancy Announcement is exclusively intended for Mechanical Engineer Service Contract positions at SB4 level in any UN entities operating in the State of Palestine. The One UN Roster is a list of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Mechanical Engineer SB4 Roster. While placement in the Roster does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed on the Roster will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.

Purpose for the job

The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with the UN Agency’s rules and regulations. The below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Technical support for construction projects

2. Reporting and meetings participation

3. Maintain accurate project documentation

4. Perform other duties as required

1. Provide day-to-day technical support for construction projects

  • Review designs of the construction activities, and bring to the attention of the Project Manager any issues that might affect the technical soundness of the works; check and review the shop drawings as submitted by the contractor.
  • Provide daily supervision tasks of the construction activities to ensure that works are implemented in accordance with the designs and technical specifications.
  • Supervise contractors performance in all matters related to safety and workmanship at the project site.
  • Closely monitor the progress of the construction works and ensure compliance with the construction schedules and, where needed, bring to the attention of the Project Manager, and the contractor any delays in the schedule. 
  • Measure and accurately record the quantities of the executed works, and check interim payment requests submitted by the contractor for completed works. 
  • Assist the Project Manager in conducting regular assessment of contract quantities to ensure they do not exceed allocated contract amounts. 
  • Verify the contractor’s material and equipment submittals versus the specified ones, and provide feedback to the Project Manager with all information’s necessary for the approval of material and equipment submissions. 
  • Request regular testing of different material used in the works.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the review and evaluation of suggestions made by contractors for modifications to the drawings or specifications.
  • Assist in implementing the project activities in accordance with the objectives and outputs and ensure the implementation of all components as per the UN guidelines and standards. 
  • Participate efficiently and transparently in the process of selecting and evaluating beneficiaries’ applications, technical evaluation of the target areas and cost estimates of many activities (taking into consideration implementing all the socioeconomic and technical criteria of the project). 
  • Monitor all aspects of project implementation and its progress and undertake periodic field visits to project sites to identify and analyze and resolve technical, operational and financial issues. 
  • Ensure the achievement of outputs in line with the approved work plan through the day-to-day planning, management coordination and implementation of activities. 

2. Reporting and participation at coordination meetings

  • Participate in regular site coordination meetings with all technical project personnel, counterpart engineers, contractors, and suppliers to discuss project matters, and prepare the minutes of such meetings ;
  • Verify and record the daily site reports submitted by contractors, and prepare monthly progress reports for the construction activities in line with the projects planning, reporting and monitoring guidelines and the requirements of the project document.
  • Issue site instruction memos to contractors for any technical matter related to the construction works or to any matter related to the safety of the works or personnel at the project site.
  • Participate in the committee for final inspection and handover of the construction works. 
  • Assists in the performance testing and commissioning of equipment.
  • Review and checking the as-built drawings for the completed works. 
  • Enhance the management structures and help to improve or establish communication and coordination mechanisms and procedures among the various stakeholders. 
  • Maintain close cooperation and coordination with other implementing agencies in target locations. 

3. Maintain accurate project documentation

  • Ensure proper filing on site for all correspondence, minutes of sites meetings, equipment and material submissions, site instructions, information and drawings issued subsequent to the start of the contract, as well as clarifications and interpretations of the contract documents, progress reports and any other related documents
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of the project documentation including any variations and adjustments made during the project implementation
  • Maintains detailed documentation of all mechanical engineering activities

4. Perform other duties as required.


Core Competencies:

Innovation:  Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership:  Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management:  Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication:  Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery:  Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Technical/Functional Competencies:

Project Management:  Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Report Writing:  Ability to prepare quality reports

Quality Assurance:  Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to insure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled

Required Skills and Experience


B.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university


Minimum 5 years relevant experience on projects of similar nature.

Valid driving license and automobile is an asset

Membership in the Palestinian Engineers Association

Language Requirements:

Fluency in both Arabic and English. Spoken and written.

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