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Electrical Engineer-Retainer

Khartoum (Sudan)

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.



Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Electrical Engineer will give his/her technical expertise as required to manage and co-ordinate any designs assigned, supervision, commissioning and related documentation works. The incumbent will be responsible for the following substantive tasks. The tasks would involve the following but not limited to:

  • Coordination and supervision of installation of the electrical services of projects;
  • Manage the logistics division in procurement of electrical machineries and equipment; (it was assist)
  • Lead in preparing and evaluation of tender documents of electrical services (specifications, BOQs, rates etc.); (it was assist)
    • Conduct electrical design of infrastructure projects as necessary;
    • Review the design of electrical services of projects;

He/she is responsible for ensuring electrical services supervision and related documentation of projects which is to be carried out on time as per the agreed task.

Technical tasks:

  • Review the electrical designs for the projects in term of accuracy and suitability to overall design requirements, including Identifying improvements in the designs and be able to propose practical solutions.
  • Analyze and design processes in electrical engineering as requested utilizing research, development, design and other electrical devices
  • Review the accuracy of the electrical bill of quantities of the projects proposed.
  • Produce electrical bill of quantities matching the international standards
  • Verify technical specifications of electrical products, apparatus, services and associated quality material
  • Ensures the work is done according to instructions, drawings and technical specifications as per contractual agreement
  • Check and approve material and equipment incorporated in the works.
  • Liaise with the UNOPS Mechanical Engineer on mechanical engineering consultants commissioned to support designs works for construction.
  • Produce electrical design of infrastructure projects as necessary.
  • Produce electrical engineering design reports.
  • Prepare estimates and prices for new project development works.
  • Ensure as-built drawings and maintenance manuals for the finished materials used in the works.

Reporting:

  • The Electrical Engineer will report directly to the Project Manager

Education

  • Advanced university Degree (Master or equivalent), preferably in Electrical Engineering.
  • First level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in relevant discipline combination with 2 additional years of experience, may be accepted in lieu of a Masters degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in at least one of the following Installation of power distribution systems (single phase and three phases – conduit lying. Wiring, installation of electrical board, fitting etc. Testing and commissioning of electrical systems;
  • Experience in Preparing of BOQs is desirable.
  • Supervision & monitoring of electricians' works in desirable.
  • Working knowledge in AutoCAD is required.

Languages

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required;
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic is required;

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: Local ICA Specialist 10
Contract duration: Short-Term ICA – ‘Short-term ICA – Maximum duration one year’]

Please note that this is a local position and it is open to nationals of Sudan only


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - Sudan

Sudan

The UNOPS Sudan office is based in Khartoum and works closely with the Government of Sudan and international partners to support humanitarian response, recovery and development initiatives. UNOPS is the United Nations sector lead for the Basic Infrastructure Sector in Sudan and helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: water resource management, education, census and elections, human resource management and mine action.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

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: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Khartoum (Sudan)
  • Grade: LICA-10, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-14

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