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Quantity Surveyor for UNESCO activities in Mosul -Through 3rd party contract -BAG-21-CLT-0005

Erbil (Iraq)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-24

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OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Erbil

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 2

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 12-Oct-2021

 

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

 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
  1. Background

In 2019, UNESCO and the European Union signed the project “Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities”, recognizing the power of culture as a driver of social and economic development. This project aims to support urban recovery and reconstruction through a participatory approach to skills development and job creation to foster social cohesion and community reconciliation through restoration and critical reconstruction of Mosul’s historic urban landscape and urban conservation in Basra.

 

The scope of the project is to foster resilience, cultural identity, social cohesion and inter-community reconciliation through the creation of job opportunities and the development of youth skills among IDPs/returnees of the Old City of Mosul’s local communities, as well as applying the same approach to the recovery of urban cultural heritage through skills development and job creation for urban youth in Basra. The overall objective is to promote the stability and socio-economic development of Iraq.

 

The specific objective for the urban recovery of Mosul and Basra’s Old Cities is to foster and improve community resilience and livelihood with the main outputs of the proposed project to encompass: 

1.1 Job and skills opportunities for vulnerable youth in the rehabilitation sector of the urban infrastructure of the old cities of Mosul and Basra to have increased.

1.2 Recovery of the historic urban landscape of Mosul and Basra re-established,

1.3. Social cohesion and identity around urban cultural heritage fostered.

The priority areas for support are twofold; youth livelihoods in historic urban areas and the rehabilitation of cultural heritage assets, resources, skills and knowledge. The approach and actions to be taken address and support both areas simultaneously and produce mutually enriching results.

Scope of the Assignment
2.    Purpose and Objectives of the Assignment:
In the framework of this project and under the overall authority of the Director of the Office for Iraq and the direct supervision of the Project Officer and in close coordination with senior engineers, the incumbent shall assume technical and cost management responsibilities and ensure onsite presence across multiple projects. 

 

3.    Duties and responsibilities:

-    Provide operational guidance and technical cost support for UNESCO’s Mosul activities related to the conservation and reconstruction and rehabilitation of historic urban houses. 

-    Assist with feasibility studies and cost estimates for projects as needed.
-    Prepare tender documents, budgets, bills of quantities and other documentation as needed.
-    Verify quantities according to approved architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical drawings.

-    Provide input and advise on procurement stages when needed.

-    Verify executed quantities for multiple on-going projects, documenting quantities above and below.
-    Track changes to the design and/or construction work and adjust budget projections accordingly
-    Measure and value variation work and certify payments.
-    Price/forecast the cost of the different materials needed for the project.
-    Assist in carrying out site inspections and site reports.

-    Verify interim payments and achieved percentage of work completed onsite.

-    Certify works and final executed quantities completed by the contractor, certify final payments.

-    Establish and maintain respectful, smooth relationships with beneficiary communities and relevant local authorities and partners.

-    liaise with the construction professionals, such as site managers, project managers and site engineers
-    Perform any other duties assigned by the UNESCO Project Officer.

-    Write reports.
 

Long Description


4.    Deliverables:
Monthly reports, with all deliverables enclosed as annexes. Deliverables may include, but are not limited to: 
-    technical documentation packages relevant to project implementation, including bid documents, Bills of Quantities, Specifications, and Drawings as required. 
-    Monitoring reports on project implementation of various projects.

 

Type of employment: Non-employment contract for 12 months (with possible extension, depending on availability of funds)
Estimated starting date: 01 November
Duty station: Erbil\Iraq

 


1.    Fee\Remuneration:
$3000 per month.
$200 per month paid for communications, transportation, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by the assignments

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Academic qualifications
•    Advanced university degree in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering, or a related field. 


2. Years of relevant work experience

At least 15 years of general relevant experience in the field of quantity surveying, construction management, and construction engineering or related field.

 

3. Language requirement

Excellent command of English and Arabic, both oral and written.

 

4. Skills and competencies:
(i) Good working knowledge of Office Suite programs. (Mandatory). 
(ii) Knowledge of technical programs such as Autocad, Gis, Project, etc. (Desirable). 
(iii) Excellent interpersonal, mediation and dispute resolution abilities and communication. (Mandatory).
(iv) Respect for social and cultural diversity, environments and living condition. (Mandatory).
 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS


Years of relevant work experience

  • Experience in heritage conservation and/or the rehabilitation of historical urban areas and landscapes. 
  • Previous work experience with multilateral or international organizations 
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

 

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, then download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information (As a part of the Technical Proposal) in English:
* Upon completing the Word file with all the requested information above, upload the file at the “My Employment History Form / My Documents” section of the online application form. Only applications with the above requested information will be considered.
I. A statement indicating how their qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment;
II. A Technical Written proposal (4 Pages Maximum) consisting of:
•    Comments on the Terms of Reference, if any (in brief);
•    An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), and a statement indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment.
•    List of work assignments and/or THREE (03) contacts as references – to be filled and returned to UNESCO as part of submission.
The proposal must be in English.
 

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.

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