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Electrical Engineer, Multiple positions

Multiple locations (Multiple locations)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
  • Grade: LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-26

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Background Information - Myanmar

Myanmar is one of UNOPS leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar and Cambodia, and for the Global Fund Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative targeting drug-resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS Myanmar 3PI pursues infrastructure opportunities and implements infrastructure projects in many regions throughout Myanmar. The Electrical Engineer will support a project to design and construct health facilities and any other vertical structures as required by the program. 

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Electrical Engineer will provide support to the field-based  construction supervisors and provide quality and quantity control to all M&E related works. Following the schedule of works, the  Electrical engineer  will be responsible to travel to the site and supervise the quality and progress of all Electrical  related works. S/he will provide daily updates to the Project Manager and will communicate and coordinate with the UNOPS infrastructure team, contractors and with internal and external entities for successful completion of the project. 

S/he will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities;

Technical Assistance:

  • In coordination with the full-     time construction supervisors, identify existing electrical and mechanical      related problems and suggest appropriate solutions in consultation with the Project Manager.

  • Assist in the oversight of the implementation of works for the specific projects and monitoring of progress of electrical and mechanical      related works according to contract schedules, specifications and project plans.

  • Undertake measurement of electrical site works in support of contractor payment requests.

  • Ensure the strict implementation of quality control standards and procedures on the sites and report regularly to the supervisor.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Assist in the implementation of Environmental and Health & Safety measures in the project sites.

  • Assist in the identification, evaluation, selection and supervision of building contractors for specified project work

Files and Reports:

  • Assist in the preparation of progress reports on construction activities and submission of such on a weekly basis to the supervisor.

  • Monitor and record appropriate field data to validate contractors’ compliance to cross-cutting issues (gender, environment, sustainability, health and safety on site, etc.) as stipulated in the contract and detailed in the construction work programme.

  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Works will be closely supervised by the Project Manager 

  •  Report site work progress to the Project Manager on a daily basis.

  •  Performance Appraisal.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • A Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electro-mechanical engineering, Civil engineering or other related  field  is required.

  • Master´s Degree in any of the above mentioned fields will be considered as an asset.

Work Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) construction supervision for buildings is required. 

  • Experience working with UN or other Humanitarian/Development agencies is an asset.

  • Experience in a contracting and/or consulting environment is an advantage.

  • Fluency in English and Myanmar language is required.


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.

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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • 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 - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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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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