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Site Engineer

Amman (Jordan)




UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA's services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:

Site Engineer

Vacancy Announcement Number


Contract Status••••••••

Fixed Term Appointment

Contract Duration •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

One year extendable




Monthly Salary JD 710.000 Fils. Plus SOA 60% of Basic Salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency) and medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.

Department ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Field Infrastructure & Camp Improvement••••••• Program

Duty Station••••••••••••

Jordan Field Office

Issue Date••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

10 July 2018

Deadline for Applications•••••••

23 July 2018

Place in the Organisation

The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Construction Engineer.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

•           Carries out the following activities as required to implement the terms of the contact on site as directed by the Field Engineering and Construction Services Officer:

(i)    Measures and agrees with contractors' staff the quantities of work executed and checks other accounts such as government sales tax to be recovered by the Agency so that the interim and final payments due to the contractor can be certified;

(ii)   Checks and records on working drawings/as built drawings prepared for this purpose, the actual level and details of foundations, the type of strata encountered in the excavation and full details of any deviations from the working drawings/as built drawings which may have been made during the execution of the work;

(iii)  In case of any work which may result in the contractor claiming payment as additional work, evaluates and records all relevant circumstances in detail and in consultation with the senior engineering staff agrees with the contractor costs of labour, materials and equipment involved in executing the additional work to facilitate decisions made by the Department Head;

(iv) Maintains a site diary with a detailed history of the construction works and all happenings at the site and submits regular reports;

(v)  Records and reports progress of work in comparison with the contractor's programme of work as agreed by the Agency;

(vi) Examines and approves, in consultation with the senior engineering services staff as necessary, methods proposed by the contractor to ensure safe and satisfactory execution of the permanent work;

Supervises the work carried out by contractors on site to ensure that it is executed to correct line and level, the materials and workmanship comply with the specifications and all necessary tests on materials including inspections of manufacture at source of components are incorporated into the permanent works; Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

•         A university degree in civil engineering.

•         A minimum of two years' experience in site supervision of building projects.


Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.


•         Ability to take initiative and produce sound professional judgment;

•         Knowledge of local practice and materials used in Jordan;

•         Ability to prioritize and evaluate works;

•         Ability to work under pressure;

•         Good communication (both written & verbal) skills.


•         Civil engineering training courses;

•         Possession of a valid driving license in Jordan.


When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the concerned Director may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.

NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General Information

UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.•

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.

UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

Date of issue: 10 July 2018

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Grade 12 - Locally recruited area staff - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-23

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