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Senior Engineer

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About UN-Habitat

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable communities, towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat is headquartered in Nairobi, Africa and has four regional offices for Africa, Arab States, Latin America, and Asia.UN-Habitat, has been active in Afghanistan since 1992 through the national resettlement Programme which later evolved into an Urban Reconstruction Programme. Over the past two decades UN-Habitat has supported government counterparts with technical assistance in policy, planning and urban management, the provision or upgrading of services and infrastructure and the reintegration of returnees. The overarching vision of UN-Habitat’s work in Afghanistan is for prosperous, inclusive and equitable human settlements that reduce poverty and contribute to national stability and development. In the context of a global mandate, the mission of the UN-Habitat Afghanistan’s Country Programme is ‘to transform lives through enhancing access to urban land, housing and services, while making systems and institutions responsive to people’s views and needs.’
UN-Habitat’s Country Programme Strategy 2016-2019 is focused on three thematic focus areas:
Planned and Well-Governed Settlements to enhance the government’s capacity to guide the development of human settlements in a participatory, equitable and accountable manner while ensuring access to basic services; Inclusive Settlements to improve access to affordable land and housing, services and infrastructure for all residents of human settlements with a focus on poor and female-headed households, including IDPs and returnees.; and Prosperous Settlements to contribute to towns and cities being hubs of economic activity that generate sustainable employment and enable residents ─ particularly the young ─ to acquire productive skills. Integral to each of these Focus Areas are cross-cutting issues of gender, youth, and development of national capacity, environmental protection and disaster risk reduction.
UN-Habitat has presence in 10 provinces of the country, including five major cities and works in implementing its strategy through six programmes: Afghanistan Urban Peace building Programme (AUSSP), Clean and Green Cities (CGC), City for All (K-SMNP and MGSP), Project for City Resilience (PCR) and the Promoting Early Recovery and Durable Solutions in Informal Settlements of Protracted Displacement and Regional Returns (PERDS- HLP-TF).

Job Summary

AUSSP Programme
The Afghanistan Urban Safety and Security Program (AUSSP) is a three-year program that promotes safety and security by strengthening the delivery of urban safety services, improving local government responsiveness and accountability, and enhancing partnerships between government, communities and civil society. The most vulnerable and marginalized groups including women, youth, IDPs/ returnees will be empowered as a key actor of participatory governance and societies.
AUSSP targets eight of Afghanistan’s most strategic cities: Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Farah, Nili and Bamyan. It is implemented under the leadership of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance/ Deputy Ministry of Municipalities, Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Kabul Municipality, with technical support from UN-Habitat. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands fund the program.

Job Details

Date Posted: 09 Jan 2019 Reference: 162
Closing Date: 23 Jan 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Engineer works under the direct supervision of National Programme Manager, his/her duties and responsibilities will be:
• Manage subproject implementation and monitoring in all eight program cities.
• Supervise field activities, ensuring their quality delivery, timely progress and completion in line with agreed work plans.
• Lead in ensuring results-based monitoring of subprojects.
• Identify and resolve any technical or implementation issues that may arise.
• Lead in developing and coordinating inputs for internal and external reporting.
• Ensure adherence to all financial and administrative procedures for subproject implementation.
• Support adequate Programme visibility at the local level.
• Assist with maintaining partnerships with Programme partners and local government stakeholders.
• Identify opportunities for synergies with other programs.
• Support with implementation of capacity development activities for government and community partners.
• Support team with other program tasks as required.
• Provide on job training to all technical sub project advisors in field office
• Undertake missions and monitor technical activities of the field
• Supervise PPP and develop work plan for their capacity building and producing output to Programme.
• Initiate plan to have innovative subprojects based on the safety and security concept in cities.
• Follow up and provide support to field team on the maintenance and exit strategy plan and enforcement in Kabul and field offices
• Produce accurate atlas and develop comprehensive data base for the projects data

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

• Fluency in spoken and written English, and Dari (and/or Pashto) required.

Qualifications

• At least a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, housing/Architecture or related field.
• At least three years of experience with (i) managing urban development programming in Afghanistan (ii) providing policy and technical assistance to the government, (iii) and familiarity with the UN system in Afghanistan.
• Ability to lead community lead project and have experience of working with community

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Engineering

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan National Candidates should submit their P11 form along with cover letter to : indicating on the SUBJECT line the vacancy number of the position, please note that applications received after the closing date (23 January 2019) will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for an interview.
Note: Subject line must be: (2019/01/162) or your application may not be considered
Failure to comply with the above requirements (i.e. un-signed p11 forms, no indication of VA number) will result in rejection of the application.
For more details about UN-Habitat and UN-Habitat Afghanistan Country Programme refer website: www.unhabitat.org and www.unhabitat.af

Submission Email

vacancies@unhabitat-afg.org

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