Senior Land Surveyor-(Retainer Position) at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for qualified applicants for the following open position

Job Title:

Senior Land Surveyor-(Retainer Position) at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Requirement 

Background Information – Job-specific

Under the overall supervision of the ETOH Head and the Infrastructure Team Leader/ Project Manager/Lead Engineer, he/she shall be responsible for the following duties including, but not limited to:

  • Contribute in gathering existing topographical data, levels, dimensions, access roads, drainage structures, buildings, fences and any other feature within the premises of the infrastructure projects;
  • Preparation of site boundary layout plan with indication of at least 2 benchmarks ; Name, ID number and location of the reference BM to be provided in the survey report;
  • Development of topographic map that show contours of 0.25 m interval, considering a 5m grid, exact area of the surveyed site, the actual length of each side of the plot;
  • Check and quality control topographic survey work based on specifications and requirements of surveying services scope of works;
  • Visual inspection on the site to note and mark features, and existing buildings and other structures which are on the project site;
  • Assist in capturing topographic features in the study area that must include, but not limited to, the following features:
  • All existing buildings and other structures with proper shape, number of floors and height in the site;Location and diameter of significant trees;
  • Electric poles, tube well, utilities such as, water, drainage, sewage disposal within the site;Adjacent roads, with width, alignment and elevations.
  • Providing assistance to UNOPS technical team in particular to site data and information in the design/works; architectural designs; selection of materials, equipment and manpower requirements
  • Attending co-ordination meetings when required;Actively engage in knowledge sharing and also improve one’s professional skills;Performs any other duties seemed necessary by the Head of Programme and/or Project Manager & Project Engineers;

 Technical competencies

  • Produce a topographic map with contours of 0.25 m interval, considering a 5m grid, benchmarks and references, existing physical features and structures, fences, access roads and boundaries including a soft copy of the coordinates of points, which the contour map has been based.
  • Review the accuracy of the topographic survey and site information of the projects proposed matching the specifications and international standards;
  • Ensures the Topographic Map and site information are done according to instructions, project design brief and technical specifications as per contractual agreement;

Education

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  • Bachelor’s degree (a first level university degree) in Land Survey or equivalent required.
  • A Technical Diploma in Land Survey or equivalent field in combination with additional four (4) years relevant experience may substitute for the requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Master’s Degree in Land Survey or relevant related field is an asset but not required.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the preparation of Topographic Map using Theodolites, Total Station and leveling instruments required.
  • At least two (2) years experience in Quality control of topographic survey work is required.
  • At least two (2) years experience working in AutoCAD is required.
    Experience in submission of land survey results using the AutoCAD latest version software is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in Topographic Maps of different sites for the past two to three years is an added an advantage.
  • Experience/knowledge of Google Suite products, especially google forms, sheets, docs and slides is an asset

Language requirements

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Fluency in the local language (Amharic) is required
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

Competencies

  • 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

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, 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.

Diversity

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.

Background Information – Rosters

At the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), we strive for excellence! We work in challenging environments around the world and we best serve people in need by being able to fill business critical roles very quickly.

In order to strengthen our capacity to meet our future needs for new colleagues, UNOPS has an ambitious and proactive recruitment approach: the Rosters. For business critical roles, we establish rosters which are pools of assessed candidates who can be recruited in an efficient manner once a vacancy arises. Roster members will be considered first for external vacancies. As a member you will remain on the roster for a duration of up to 3 years.

UNOPS is looking for candidates who are internationally mobile and who could accept a job offer from us within the next 12 to 18 months.

Further information about UNOPS and its international activities can be found here and information about Rosters can be found here.
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.

Diversity

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.

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.

How To Apply

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1648145885766

Closing Date:4 May, 2022

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