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Quality Engineering Technician- Senior Assistant - (Retainer), Multiple positions

Aweil | Juba | Yei

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Aweil | Juba | Yei
  • Grade: Administrative support - LICA-5, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Administrative support
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5304/27754
Department/office AFR, ETMCO, South Sudan
Duty station Pibor, Pochalla, Aweil West, Kapoeta East, Juba, Yei, Tonj South and Pariang, South Sudan
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration 17 Months subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 19-Mar-2024 to 24-May-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Management Support Officer (PMSO), the Quality Engineering Technician - Senior Assistant  is required to support the e technical design, feasibility study, and quality control and follow-up the implementation of the identified public works activities at the field level.

The Quality Engineering Technician - Senior Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Monitor the Implementation of all identified public works; 

  • Guide the community in selection of cost effective sub-projects;

  • In consultation with the Environmental and Social Safeguards Assistant, ensure environmental and social safeguards are implemented in all public works activities;

  • Provide overall guidance to community mobilization assistant, mobilization clerks and public works clerk on all field level public works activities;

  • Contribute in the formation of public works supervisory structure that includes, community level (foreman that oversees all targeted groups and headman in charge of individual groups), and counterpart officials from the government;

  • Liaise with the State Ministry of  Physical infrastructure for synergy in public works related activities;

  • Ensure proper distribution of public works tools to different project sites based on selected sub projects;

  • Do routine checks of tool storage facilities in each boma/quarter councils;

  • Carry out periodic tools verification to ensure that areas were tool breakages or losses are experienced get timely replacements;

  • Support provision of training at the grass roots level for the communities; 

  • Implement principles and safety rules to be applied to identified public works activities;

  • Contribute to the preparation and operationalization of the monitoring and evaluation system of the PW programme;

  • Produce reports for all activities undertaken monthly, quarterly and annually.

Impact of Results

The Quality Engineering Technician - Senior Assistant will assist the Quality Engineer in ensuring that the labour intensive public work activities are selected and implemented in compliance with the project Social and Environmental safeguards. Furthermore, he/she will always address social and environmental issues at the field site  before escalating it. 

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Secondary School Certificate is required;

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering, or related field is an added advantage;

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering, or related field is an asset.

Work Experience 

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in public works activities with Secondary School Certificate is required OR;

  • Minimum of three (3) years professional experience in public works activities with Diploma OR;

  • Minimum of one (1) year professional experience in public works activities with Degree;

  • Good communication skills is an asset;

  • Experience implementing World Bank funded projects is an asset. 

Language requirement

  • Fluency in written, reading and oral English required;

  • Knowledge of Local Arabic language is an asset.

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