UNICEF Construction Specialist Job

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UNICEF Construction Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNICEF Ethiopia looking for “Construction Specialist”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before January 09, 2024.

UNICEF is a Christian international relief and development agency working globally to end poverty and injuries and to restore hope in some of the world’s poorest communities. UNICEF have the vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches. We operate in more than fifty countries around the world.

The UNICEF has published a job vacancy announcement on December 26, 2023 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Construction Specialist to be based in Jijiga, Ethiopia.

UNICEF Job Vacancy 2024

How can you make a difference:

  • Support in the developing of the annual work plan for the construction activities; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards especially in the region of Somali.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building to national staff under your supervision including contractors, consultant firms and other counterpart and stakeholders. Ensure clarity of roles and responsibilities in collaboration with the Construction Unit at country office.
  • Provide technical backstopping and support in matters of construction project management to Programme/ Operations sections and Government counterparts; contribute with Programme sections in developing child friendly community infrastructure development program proposals; provide information to Programme on construction related activities to include them in their AWP.
  • Support Programme /Operations sections through involvement in construction project proposals, planning, and preparation of relevant terms of reference; analyze the project context and suggest the appropriate implementation and procurement modality.
  • In collaboration with the Government counterparts, develop and produce innovative cost-effective construction designs using local construction materials; compile and update list of best practices in construction and building design.
  • Attend steering and technical cooperation meetings; prepare PPT presentations on projects’ progress; undertake
  • follow-up actions in relation to project implementation and monitoring.
  • Provide Programme/Operations sections with information on projects’ progress; undertake appropriate actions to overcome technical obstacles; draft relevant sections of project reports required for donors, management, annual reports, etc.
  • Prepare the scope of construction works based on Programme/Operations requirements, budget, and site limitations; define deliverables and payment modality.
  • Apply UNICEF norms and standards (child-friendly, accessibility, MOSS, MORSS, etc.) to construction projects, taking into consideration the local environment and available materials; verify if compliance with green building standards is required in coordination with DFAM Field Support Unit.
  • Where applicable, support development or check technical documents related to construction (design drawings, technical specifications, and bills of quantities); verify whether they are clear, complete, and compliant to programmatic and construction needs, eco-efficiency and accessibility requirements; undertake the actions required to endorse these technical documents by relevant ministries.
  • Follow up with the designing firms and government entities for obtaining all permits required for construction activities prior initiating works.

Position in Organization:

  • Position: Construction Specialist
  • Job no: 568525
  • Contract type: Temporary Appointment
  • Duty Station: Jijiga
  • Level: P-3
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Categories: Supply Management

Minimum Requirements:


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture or other relevant area.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.


  • A minimum of Five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the national and/or international levels, in project
  • management, site supervision, quality assurance and/or other directly related technical fields is required.
  • Understanding development and humanitarian work is an assest.
  • Emergency experience is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply UNICEF Construction Specialist Jobs 2024

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

Then to apply, go to https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/568525

The Closing Date: January 09, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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