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Civil Engineer - Tripoli

Job Type: Full time | Company: CTG Global | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 12-07-2017

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

UNDP’s project ‘Strengthening Local capacities for Resilience and Recovery’ is a three-year initiative, funded by the EU, aiming at supporting local authorities in Libya to respond to the many conflict and human mobility induced challenges - by strengthening the local resilience and recovery mechanisms - that impact negatively citizens’ access to essential services, sources of livelihoods, the social cohesion and security of communities. The three outputs will be delivered primarily in targeted municipalities through direct support by UNDP, in cooperation with CSOs and INGOs and government institutions as well as other development partners active in targeted municipalities.

The project aims at responding to the many conflict and human mobility induced challenges - by strengthening the local resilience and recovery mechanisms - that impact negatively citizens’ access to essential services, sources of jobs and livelihoods, the social cohesion and security of communities. Target beneficiaries are host communities – including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees – migrants and refugees. The project will undertake rehabilitation of selected infrastructure sites, to be identified participatorily in East, West and South Libya.

Most immediate and direct task of the assignment will relate to the renovation of a police station in Tripoli.

The Local Engineer will be responsible for the assessment of all the identified building and will submit a feasibility assessment report to UNDP with recommendations.

The project will support the following types of infrastructure rehabilitation:

• key public infrastructure including clinics, hospitals, schools and police stations and government buildings;

• rehabilitation of waste water treatment facilities, and water networks;

• rehabilitation of power stations, electricity networks, power grids and other destroyed electricity infrastructure;

• Rehabilitation of roads and bridges;

• Rehabilitation of small businesses that are critical to the community (e.g. bakeries)

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The Field Engineer will work at the municipality level supporting all three phases of the project implementation:

i) As part of the rapid needs assessment mission, assess the damage on key infrastructure and provide estimated cost of rehabilitation of the damage;

ii) Based on the agreed action plan, draft scope of work, technical specifications, bill of quantities and other required bidding documents for the rehabilitation works and required equipment;

iii) Monitor and provide quality control of all the rehabilitation works and provision of equipment at the municipality level.

Expected output:

  • As part of the needs assessment team, assess damage and estimate the cost of rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure;

  • Develop scope of works, technical specifications, bill of quantities (BOQ), and other bidding documents for UNDP procurement;

  • Respond to any questions from procurement unit on the scope of works, technical specifications and BOQs as well as on the submitted bids

  • Supervise the rehabilitation works and provide regular bi-monthly reports to the Project Manager on the progress of works;

  • Check and verify that all equipment provided meets the agreed standards and specifications;

  • Monitor and provide quality control of all the rehabilitation works and provision of equipment at the municipality level.

  • Immediately report any variation or problem arising in the rehabilitation works or provision of equipment to the Project Manager.

  • Review and verify the payment request submitted by the contractors and provide report to the Project Manager;

  • Monitor day-to-day progress of project activities and promptly report any abnormality or risks to the respective UNDP project manager.

  • Follow up and oversee of rehabilitation civil, electrical and mechanical works at site preparation and execution of the Works against the provided approved sketch and bill of quantities within the set time frame;

  • Undertake construction Inspection including inspection of materials, equipment’s to be installed.

  • Check materials received at construction/renovation sites against damages, missing parts and appropriate ratings; ensuring that the materials/equipment provided by the Contractor meets UNDP requirement and standards. Ensure materials/equipment provided by the Contractor meets accepted requirement and standards.

  • Checks and certify substantial construction progress/ completion and the corresponding payments. Advice Project Manager to withhold payment for any work which has been rejected or any work which is not in compliance with the contract documents.

  • Assist as expert witness in litigation arising from the development or construction of the project and in bearings before various approving and regulatory agencies.

  • Ensure that the Contractor maintain safety on Site and clean the site after the completion of the rehabilitation work.

  • Issue certificates of Substantial Completion in coordination with the Project Manager and the contractor

  • Ensure and monitor the proper operation of the finalized projects.

Deliverable's: Report outlining the damage on key infrastructure including estimated cost of rehabilitation of the damage.

Delivery Target Date: End of First Month.

Review & Approval Required: To be approved by the Project Manager.

Deliverable's: Development of scope of work, technical specifications, bill of quantities and other required bidding documents for the rehabilitation works and required equipment.instruct and supervise the Clerks of Works, and maintain site logbook

Delivery Target Date: During duration of the contract as required

Review & Approval Required: To be approved by the Project Manager.

Deliverable's: Weekly progress reports on the rehabilitation works including site inspections, material inspection & approval, measurement of actual work completed, and payment certification

Delivery Target Date: end of each week

Review & Approval Required: To be approved by the Project Manager.

Deliverable's: Liaise with 3rd Party Technical Audit and Quality Assurance Consultancy

Delivery Target Date: Regular, routine basis

Review & Approval Required: Recommended by Site Coordinator and approved by Project Manager / Engineering Specialist

Deliverable's: Implementation of Quality Assurance and Quality Control plan

Delivery Target Date: Regular, routine basis

Review & Approval Required: Recommended by Site Coordinator and approved by Project Manager / Engineering Specialist

Project reporting:

This role reports to a Project Manager.

Team management:

This role does not require Team Management

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Construction experience and/or minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Procurement & Supply Chain experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 7 years of experience in Middle East with local experience in Tripoli is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English and Arabic are essential.

Key competencies:

Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering.

Minimum 7 years of construction related experience with 3-5 years of experience in monitoring of construction works.

Minimum 3 years of experience in project procurement and supply chain process/procedures.

Experience in design, preparation of BOQ's, technical specifications and pre-qualification processes.

Experience in estimating costs of civil structures and rehabilitation works.

Construction supervision experience of buildings, utility services, schools, power plants, water treatment systems etc.

Experience in handling of tender documents for turnkey contracts, including technical inputs/specifications for the procurement of services using the conditions of international lending/funding agencies.

Preparation of work progress reports.

Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and liaison with authorities.

Experience in supervising rehabilitation works.

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:

Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Cultural sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Ability to think conceptually and flexibly, capacity to adapt, innovate, and propose multiple options.

A team player with good interpersonal skills.

Ability to practice courtesy and diplomacy with high rank officials.

Time management skills.

Enjoy sensitivity for research and academic integrity.

Ability to work well under pressure and stressful environment.

Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents.

Building support and political acumen.

Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication.

Leveraging conflict in the interests of our client and setting standards.

Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.

OTHER ATTRIBUTES:

• An understanding of and ability to abide by the values of the United Nations.

• Awareness and sensitivity in working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds

Other relevant information:

DUTY STATION: The Consultants will be based in Tripoli, Libya, with the possibility to travel to Tunis, Tunisia for short missions (based on approval by supervisor)

PAYMENT MODALITY: Payment to the consultant will be made upon satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. ly: "Ti

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