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Surveyor NPSA 4-One year with a possibility of extension based on performance evaluation and budget availability


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: Closed
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

In order to support the implementation of national Municipal Solid Waste Management Strategy (NMSWMS) objectives as set out in the respective action plan, the (EU) in December 2017 agreed to finance to Government of Jordan (GoJ), as represented by the Ministry of Planning with the budget support action: Support to the implementation of the NSWMS. This budget support action is composed of: (a) the budget support component with a maximum EU contribution of EUR 40,000,000, which aims at sector reforms to strengthen the (SWM) sector, and (b) the support component with a maximum EU contribution of EUR 60,000,000, which aims at improving solid waste facilities.

The budget support component in the EU grant agreement with GoJ for a total amount of EUR 40 million is proposed for achieving the first specific objective and part of the second specific objective. The progress in the strategy implementation is measured by (5) performance indicators: (1) Objectives and principles of the SWM strategy are incorporated in new and revised regulations and instructions; (2) Increased capacities for safe and sanitary disposal; (3) Improved availability & quality of SWM data for monitoring & verification of environmental standards (SO2); (4) Institutional set-up is improved; (5) Improvement cost recovery for SW disposal. MoLA and UNDP have successfully implemented a number of projects and interventions in the field of SWM:
  • Improving SWM& Income Creation in Host Communities – Rehabilitation of AlEkaiderLandfill;
  • SW Transfer Station at AlTaybeh;
  • SW Transfer Station and Sorting Center at Northern Shouneh;
  • CapacityBuilding, Livelihood creation, and Women Empowerment.
UNDP, to achieve the scope of services for the Technical Assistance for the Project Implementation Unit of SWM as clarified above. UNDP, therefore, requires the services of a Civil Engineer to assist the (PIU) to manage overall project activities (procurement, technical, and management) responsibilities related to the planned projects.


Duties and Responsibilities: 


The Surveyor shall carry out all on-site survey work for all components of the project (sanitary landfill cell, buildings, roads, etc.), which are summarized without being limited to the following:

  1. Assist in survey works for grid works, and the necessary survey works to carry out excavation, backfilling, cut-fill diagrams, longitudinal and cross-sections profiles, and other infrastructure coordinates … etc.
  2. Assist in tasks related to quantity surveying works and services that include mathematical calculations.
  3. Preparing reports detailing legal boundaries and other relevant information.
  4. Assist in coordinating with the field staff and in processising field data and Interface with civil engineers, landscape architects, cartographers, or urban planners.
  5. Assist in research previous survey evidence process, that includes maps, deeds, physical evidence, and other records.
  6. Any other task(s) instructed by the supervisor(s) of any type. 
  7. Any other activity required by the supervisor


The Surveyor will work under the overall supervision of the Environment pillar’s Team Leader, Projects Coordination Manager, and Contracts and Construction Manager in coordination with the project management unit at MoLA.




Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area



Business Development

Integration within the UN

  • Ability to identify, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations

Business Management


  • Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results


Nature, Climate and Energy

  • Green Economy: Green economy and green growth


Nature, Climate and Energy

  • Climate Change Mitigation: Sustainable Infrastructure


Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility

  • Solid Waste Management


Required Skills and Experience;

  • Innovation: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs.
  • Communication & Relationship Management: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation.
  • Delivery: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core values.

Technical & Functional Competencies

  • Ability to try out / test new ways of engagement and communications. Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP.

Experience in the implementation of projects in Jordan, in particular, public/private sector projects is preferred.

  • Competency in AutoCAD, Civil-3D, and other computer-aided drawing programmes is an advantage.
  • Competency in the use of all types of Total Station and GPS surveying instruments.
  • Competency in the use of standard   Microsoft computer packages is essential.

Competency in the experience of implementation of Solid Waste Management projects or similar fields.


  • High school with 4 years of relevant experience in surveying Or bachelor’s degree in surveying with one year of experience.


  • Proven 4 years of experience in the implementation of serving works for construction projects such as the construction of buildings, roads, infrastructure or any related field, or  bachelor’s  degree in surveying with one year of experience.

Required Language(s) (at working level):

English (Mandatory), Level–Fluent

Arabic (Mandatory), Level – Fluent.


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
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