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UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. Since 2014, the UNOPS Ethiopia Multi-country Office (EMCO) runs and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, as well as Sudan and Djibouti. The UNOPS EMCO team is composed of approximately 100 national and international women and men, and offers a broad range of services such as infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial and human resources management.

The internship is learning and working opportunity that targets fresh graduates. The intern will assist the senior  programme manager in the Infrastructure team  to efficiently and effectively manage Infrastructure projects  and support to the Ethiopia Multi Country Office (EMCO). The intern will be exposed to practical learning and working experiences that foster development of his /her path. The Intern will work full time and follow the same working hours as UNOPS employees.

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Construction management and quality control;
  • Writing proposals and technical reports;
  • Supporting in the quality and design review process.

Provide support  on achievement of the following results:.

  •  Assist with implementation of infrastructure projects in Ethiopia, Sudan & Djibouti by providing project teams with advice and technical support (AutoCAD and technical drawings, quantities calculations, cost estimates, etc).
  • Help EMCO Director and relevant managers with developing infrastructure-related proposals with various partners, including UN, government entities, etc.
  • Assist the project mangers in the production of the tender documents for construction projects.
  • Help project managers in the analysis and the technical evaluation of bids.
  • Assist project managers to manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Help project managers to manage ongoing projects (progress meeting organization, schedule updates, reporting).
  •  Ensure that work required from infrastructure/works engineers are completed in a timely manner, including identification and addressing of potential delays, quality matters, and cost overruns.
  • Assist the Infrastructure Team Leader with coming up with recommendations to overcome issues and risks relating to infrastructure projects.
  • Work with project managers and Procurement unit to provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery through various national & international suppliers. Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations. Help monitor contractor activities in the project site, including bill of quantities (BoQ) is in line with the approved contract and design documents.
  • Support review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works. Help conduct needs assessments, organize preliminary and feasibility studies, required for finalization/launch of projects.
  • Assist project managers to outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable. Work with the project manager and Procurement unit to prepare tender and solicitation documents, including technical documents such as drawings, BoQs, etc. Work with Procurement unit to review tenders/bids from a technical point of view.
  • Assist in providing training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the senior programme manager.

A.  Education

  •  Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering.

B. Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.
  • Applicants should have graduated from the above stated field within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship.

C. Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and oral English and local language is required.

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  • Job City Addis Ababa
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UNOPS is the operational arm of the United Nations. We are helping build a better future by expanding the ability of our partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

With over 1000 projects every year, our talented people do a variety of work that ranges from construction and human resources to legal services and procurement.

We are dedicated to helping people in need around the world! From building roads in Afghanistan and support elections in Iraq to dynamic business development in New York, working at UNOPS is rewarding and challenging.

Our Purpose

We help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

We bring to this task the values and principles of the United Nations and the innovation, boldness, speed and efficiency of a self-financed institution.

We bring the highest international standards to what we do, while respecting local contexts. We do this as our contribution to tackling the huge challenges of the 21st Century.

We provide practical solutions to assist our partners to save lives, protect people and their rights, and to build a better world.

We aspire to be a leader in the efforts to channel private-sector investments for social and environmental impact while addressing the immense needs for sustainable development.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. This means we often work in the most challenging environments, building foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

We are passionate about quality: in our people and in what we do.

We earn the trust of those we work with by caring about what they value, and by delivering on our promise to always act in the service of people in need.

Our vision is a world where people can live full lives supported by appropriate, sustainable and resilient infrastructure and by the efficient, transparent use of public resources in procurement and project management.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

0 USD Addis Ababa CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Established in 2009, UNOPS Ethiopia Office has been providing services to various partners, including the government of Ethiopia, UN agencies such as WHO, UNHCR and WFP, and other international organizations. Since 2014, the UNOPS Ethiopia Multi-country Office (EMCO) runs and coordinates the UNOPS activities in Ethiopia, as well as Sudan and Djibouti. The UNOPS EMCO team is composed of approximately 100 national and international women and men, and offers a broad range of services such as infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial and human resources management.The internship is learning and working opportunity that targets fresh graduates. The intern will assist the senior  programme manager in the Infrastructure team  to efficiently and effectively manage Infrastructure projects  and support to the Ethiopia Multi Country Office (EMCO). The intern will be exposed to practical learning and working experiences that foster development of his /her path. The Intern will work full time and follow the same working hours as UNOPS employees.
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Construction management and quality control;
  • Writing proposals and technical reports;
  • Supporting in the quality and design review process.
Provide support  on achievement of the following results:.
  •  Assist with implementation of infrastructure projects in Ethiopia, Sudan & Djibouti by providing project teams with advice and technical support (AutoCAD and technical drawings, quantities calculations, cost estimates, etc).
  • Help EMCO Director and relevant managers with developing infrastructure-related proposals with various partners, including UN, government entities, etc.
  • Assist the project mangers in the production of the tender documents for construction projects.
  • Help project managers in the analysis and the technical evaluation of bids.
  • Assist project managers to manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Help project managers to manage ongoing projects (progress meeting organization, schedule updates, reporting).
  •  Ensure that work required from infrastructure/works engineers are completed in a timely manner, including identification and addressing of potential delays, quality matters, and cost overruns.
  • Assist the Infrastructure Team Leader with coming up with recommendations to overcome issues and risks relating to infrastructure projects.
  • Work with project managers and Procurement unit to provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery through various national & international suppliers. Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations. Help monitor contractor activities in the project site, including bill of quantities (BoQ) is in line with the approved contract and design documents.
  • Support review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works. Help conduct needs assessments, organize preliminary and feasibility studies, required for finalization/launch of projects.
  • Assist project managers to outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable. Work with the project manager and Procurement unit to prepare tender and solicitation documents, including technical documents such as drawings, BoQs, etc. Work with Procurement unit to review tenders/bids from a technical point of view.
  • Assist in providing training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the senior programme manager.

A.  Education

  •  Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering.

B. Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.
  • Applicants should have graduated from the above stated field within three (3) years prior to the applications date of the internship.
C. Language Requirements
  • Fluency in written and oral English and local language is required.
2020-12-14

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