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National Architect or Architectural entity, Zaporizhzhia


  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed


Parent Sector : Priority Africa and External Relations Sector (PAX)

Duty Station: Ukraine

Job Family: Building Related Services

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : 3 months, with the possibility of extension.

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 24/06/2024


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



Project: Project for the design and oversight of the implementation of renovation (categorized in Ukrainian legislation as ‘reconstruction’ due to the change of functional purpose) to be performed at the shed inv. №10310047 (categorized in documentation in Ukrainian as a car box) to warehouse, for the use by Khortytsia Preserve as cultural property’s storage facility (address: Zaporizhzhia, Zapovidna str. 1).

Khortytsia, the largest island of the Dnipro River, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Ukraine. It received the national reserve status in 1993 and it is under the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine of Ukraine. Its area is about 23.5 square kilometres, almost 10% of the territory of the modern city of Zaporizhzhia. The island is 11.2 Km long and 2.5 Km wide (before drop in water level).

Since the outbreak of the full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022, cultural heritage in Ukraine has been threatened by damage, theft, looting, and destruction. On 6 June 2023, the dam of the destruction of the Kakhovka dam has caused a sharp drop in water levels around the island exposing and putting at risk cultural properties in the reservoir’s area.


The project seeks at providing a proper storage facility for the rescued artefacts and cultural properties, in the rehabilitated and equipped former shed inv. №10310047 (surface: 135 sqm).

Under the direct supervision of the UNESCO Liaison officer / Head of Ukraine Desk and in consultation with relevant units at Kyiv Desk, the Consultant shall perform the design for the repairs, rehabilitation and refurbishment of the former shed inv.№10310047, to properly store the rescued cultural artifacts and perform basic first-aid, stabilization a conservation measures for the damaged artefacts.



To this end, the incumbent shall perform the following tasks:

    1. Assess and produce the assessment report on the conditions of the former shed inv. №10310047;
    2. Provide a workplan for the design and the works.
    3. Consult with the Director of Khortytsia National Reserve, and, based on the concept and needs identified, develop a comprehensive repair and refurbishment project for the former shed inv. №10310047, according to DBN 2.2-3-2014, including, but not limited to the following:
  1. Architectural, repairs and construction solutions (roof, masonry, doors, windows, etc.)
  2. Utilities (water, electrical, etc.)
  3. Engineering equipment solutions
  4. Basic drawings
  5. Organization of construction site
  6. Bill of Quantities
    1. Once approved by UNESCO, submit all necessary documentation to the competent local authority to receive all necessary permissions for the implementation of the repair and construction work, as required.
    2. Verify that the selected contractor to conduct the works, possess all the required documentation to perform the work at the facility.
    3. Perform regular inspections to the site during the implementation of the works, consult with the Director of the of Khortytsia National Reserve and produce regular reports to UNESCO.
Long Description COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Professionalism (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIREMENTS

Required qualifications:

  • Education in the field of knowledge "Architecture and Construction". Specialist's or master’s degree in architecture, or Architecture and Urban Planning.
  • Qualification certificate of the performer of certain works (services) related to the creation of architectural objects - Architectural volumetric design is required.
  • Confirmation of experience in the design and implementation of reconstruction projects.
  • List of performed projects (Portfolio).



  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of Ukrainian (mandatory) and English (desired).

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

This vacancy is now closed.