UNHCR Associate Civil Engineer Jobs 2022 – Zambia NGO Jobs

UNHCR Associate Civil Engineer Jobs 2022 – Zambia NGO Jobs. UNHCR Zambia looking for “Associate Civil Engineer”. Applicants with a Master degree may apply on or before 28 July 2022.

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UNHCR Associate Civil Engineer Jobs 2022

The UNHCR has published a job vacancy announcement on 19 July 2022 for qualified Zambia’s to fill in the vacant post of Associate Civil Engineer to be based in Solwezi, Zambia.

Recruiter United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position Associate Civil Engineer
Location Solwezi, Zambia
Country Zambia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master degree
Experience Required 3 years
Application Deadline 28 July 2022

UNHCR Job Vacancy 2022

Job Purpose: The Associate Civil Engineer to be based in Solwezi will provide technical guidance, liaise and coordinate UNHCR construction related activities in accordance with UNHCR policies and priorities and maintain contact with the local officials and implementing partners to discuss and share information on the assessment of infrastructure conditions. The incumbent will coordinate with other sections/units to ensure harmonized programmatic approaches at all levels and throughout the UNHCR Operations Management Cycle. The Civil Engineer will provide technical input related to infrastructure development; site selection/development, construction project supervision with due consideration to environmental concern to the operation including maintenance of UNHCR compounds.

Task description:

  • Provide all necessary technical input related to site development, infrastructure and building construction with due regard to environmental concern of the operation;
  • Assist the UNHCR office in close monitoring of the construction/site development activities and the construction work undertaken by building contractors with the aim of accomplishing the task in the most effective manner on agreed time schedule and in conformity with the set guidelines and principles in accordance with the overall objective;
  • Prepare bills of quantities (BOQs) for different construction works to be undertaken in operations;
  • Prepare detailed designs for the works as directed;
  • Develop detailed rates for items of work based on current market conditions;
  • Inspect and review the construction projects on a periodic basis to ensure compliance with safety code and building code regulations by maintaining strict quality control procedures- this necessitates regular testing of materials, visual inspections of work, and conducting regular safety checks;
  • Review the entire project to ensure that the work is being done according to the work plans and technical specifications;
  • Ensure the project runs on schedule and according to budget, manage schedules of work, and find solutions to problems that may cause delays, such as the late arrival of materials;
  • Assist with pre-site and on-site meetings to ensure building contracts are successful.
  • Control all aspects of the site including planning work, arranging delivery of materials and contractors, and ultimately ensure contracts are delivered on time;
  • Provide technical input in the general supervision, progress of construction activities and control of quality of materials and workmanship;
  • Revise and update drawings as necessary and prepare documents for final handover and closure of projects;
  • Maintain and update contract files on each construction project;
  • Deal with problems that arise with regard to the construction workers and bring it to the attention of the Head of the technical unit;
  • Attend the necessary training activities scheduled for self-improvement and general improvement of work performance;
  • Support Tender Opening and Tender Evaluation, including preparation of tender documentation and payment certificates for contractors;
  • Redesign of the projects as need arises;


  • Master degree or equivalent in Civil engineering, Architecture, or related disciplines.


  • 3 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Construction; Prior experience in implementing settlement projects in humanitarian context and emergencies, providing assistance in liaison with operational partner’s and governmental technical departments; Previous involvement in implementation processes (including the development of bills of quantities, analysis of local capacity and local markets, cost estimations etc.); Knowledge of sphere technical guidelines and rules for adequate orientation, ventilation; Ability to communicate well in English and prepare technical reports and knowledge of the regional language is an advantage; Proven experience with in site planning and ability to achieve quality results, on time and within available resources; Ability to coordinate a range of diverse actors and activates to achieve a common objective in the area of site planning; Exposure to UNHCR mandate, its priorities and principles.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNHCR Associate Civil Engineer Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

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The Closing Date: 28 July 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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