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Project Engineer

South Sudan

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-07


Mission and objectives

Under Resolution 2625 (2022), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2023. It also emphasized that the Mission should continue advancing its three-year strategic vision defined in resolution 2567 (2021) to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance and free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes: (a) Protection of civilians (b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance (c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process (d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law: The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers. Please refer to for more information.


UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and/or in close coordination with the State Engineer, Engineering Section, the UNV Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) is responsible for the following duties: • Overseeing the construction and maintenance of all buildings, roads and airstrips , water and waster water projects and all infrastructures within premises or as assigned; • Updating the general site layout plans as well as establishing dates and intervals in order to keep the plans updated as the construction and maintenance progresses; • Preparing project programmes, preliminary designs, scope of works, preliminary cost estimates and implementation schedules for approval; • Updating project schedules in Microsoft Project; • Carrying out technical surveys of existing buildings, roads, airstrips, structures, installations and infrastructure; • Performing all inventory surveys, preliminary designs, detailed designs, material quantifications and supervision for all constructions and maintenance projects and other sites; • Preparing, subject to approval, detailed design proposals comprising all architectural and engineering drawings, such as site plans, buildings and roads layout, section elevations and details, drainage systems, sewer and water network; • Preparing detailed cost estimates and detailed time plans and follow-up schedules for approval; • Preparing complete project documentation for tender and construction, i.e. all architectural and engineering work drawings, descriptions, specifications, bill of quantities, etc., for approval; • Providing appropriate safety notifications and identification of areas and equipment hazardous to persons or property in accordance with building, roads and airstrips maintenance codes and standing regulations; • Traveling to various locations in the area of operations to plan and monitor road work maintenance and repairs; • Providing coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training to national personnel; • Performing other related duties as required. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

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