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Position titleCivil Engineer
Place of performanceMogadishu, Somalia
Apply by30/12/2019
Start date01/01/2020
Durationup to 3 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in Engineering Degree or Technical Trades Diploma..
Sector experienceMinimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Construction experience and/or minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English and Somali are essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
UNIDO is a specialized agency of the UN. Its mandate is to promote & accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries & economies in transition, & work towards improving living conditions in the world’s poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources & expertise. The Program Development & Technical Cooperation Division (PTC) is responsible for providing technical cooperation services on technological & economic issues covered by UNIDO’s mandate in developing countries & countries with economies in transition.
Role objectives
  • The UNIDO Project “Agro Technology Development for Economic Growth in South & Central Somalia”, is designed to support the revival of productive sectors in Central & South Somalia regions by establishing a network of three agrotechnology & enterprise development units to support Somali businesses in starting, rehabilitating & upgrading agroindustrial operations, accessing new technologies, markets & financing facilities.
  • The project is expected to support at least 300 existing & perspective entrepreneurs as well as supporting around 600 individuals in starting a microenterprise or finding a skilled employment, as a result of vocational & technical skills trainings delivered by one of the 3 project supported agrotechnology & enterprise development units. Within this framework, an agrotechnology credit facility for Somalia MSMEs has been included within this project to ensure that beneficiaries supported through project activities would have access to an appropriate financing scheme.
  • Under the overall supervision of the UNIDO Project Manager (& Representative) based in Mogadishu, the incumbent shall carry out the following duties:
 Main duties:
  • Assessment of construction needs of MoLSA & MoCI premises for rehabilitation of the buildings.
  • Assessment of construction needs for upgradation & new buildings for 16 existing vocational training institutions. 
  • Prepare ToRs / RFQs for all the construction works to be implemented in next two quarters. 
  • Technical evaluation of the bids received for construction works.
  • Prepare draft contracts for the selected bids.
  • Prepare the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for each of the construction activities with timeline.
  • Monitor the work schedule & report to the Technical Advisor.
  • Provide regular technical advice to the construction vendors. 
  • Design, rollout & monitor various vocational skills training interventions planned at the project training centers.
  • Design upgrading of vocational training centers linked to the project.
  • Review, adapt & draft as needed, training syllabi to reflect planned training activities.
  • Perform any other task assigned as & when required. 
Concrete / measurable outputs to be achieved:
  • Construction needs assessment reports.
  • ToRs / RFQs / draft contract prepared. 
  • Monitoring matrix submitted.
  • Project activities is implemented in line with project logframe & agreed workplan.
  • Vocational training programs as per plan completed. 
Project reporting
This role works under the overall supervision of the UNIDO Project Manager (& Representative) based in Mogadishu.
Key competenciesEducation
- University Engineering Degree or Technical Trades Diploma.

Technical & functional experience: 
- At least 5 years’ experience in in construction related technologies & in fields of practice.
- At least 5 years’ experience working & providing training in construction related vocational training.
- At least 5 years’ experience in Somalia, especially Mogadishu, understanding the context & dynamics of Somalia.
- Experience in undertaking rehabilitation assessments.
- Project implementation experience in Africa, in particular postconflict countries, desirable.
- Strong analytic & problemsolving skills, ability to reason logically, looking at issues from multiple perspectives at a micro & macro level. 
- Attention to detail & highlevel of accountability for the quality & timely completion of project reports / documents.
- Proficiency in email, social media, VOIP platforms, digital cameras, GPS, are required skills.
- Knowledge or ability to use CAD software is expected.
- Computer literacy & strong working knowledge of MS Office.

Languages:
- Fluent in written & spoken English & Somali.

Required competencies:
Core values:
- Integrity.
- Professionalism.
- Respect for diversity.

Core competencies:
- Results orientation & accountability.
- Planning & organizing
- Communication & trust.
- Team orientation.
- Client orientation.
- Organizational development & innovation.

Managerial competencies (as applicable):
- Strategy & direction.
- Managing people & performance.
- Judgement & decision making.
- Conflict resolution.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
Expected duration:
  • Regular
Location:
  • Mogadishu, Somalia with missions authorized separately as required.
Nationality: 
  • Has to be a Somalian national.