Infrastructure/Quality control specialist

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 11 February 2019

Job Description

1. General construction

2. Feasibility study/needs assessment

3. Design Management

4. Construction supervision

5. Knowledge management

6. Reporting

1. General construction

· Support infrastructure Project managers plan and coordinate work activities.

· Review Bill of Quantities (BoQ) prior to procurement actions, when needed

· Support Project managers develop and monitor their respective Quality, Health and Safety, Environment plans.

· Provide monthly report to the HoP/PMO summarizing problems related to quality, health and safety, environmental issues and other issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter related to infrastructure projects following discussions with PMs

2. Feasibility study/needs assessment

· Support PMs complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants.

· Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works.

· Review assessments and reports with recommendations for follow up actions.

· Assist the Project Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).

3. Design Management

· Assist the Project managers to outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.

· Assist the Project managers to manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.

· Support all infrastructure Project managers with their design review submissions to HQ.

· Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.

4. Construction supervision

· Ensure all infrastructure projects have effective quality control systems in place.

· Support the overall management of works implementation to ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards.

· Provide spot checks of supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.

· Assist the Project manager in the preparation of project/contracts related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stake holder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.

5. Knowledge management

· 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

· Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

6. Reporting

· Ensure accurate and timely reporting (monthly, quarterly, annual)

· Prepare and submit to the Head of Programme (or as requested) report within 5 days of month-end, summarizing progress quality control issues, resourcing and scheduling issues, and any other pertinent facts as required.

· Produce any appropriate documentation identified by the Head of Programme in a professional and accurate manner.

IV. Impact of Results

The effective and successful achievement of results by the Infrastructure Specialist directly impacts on achievement of the projects and consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

About the Organization

Background Information - Job-speci�c

The Infrastructure Specialist will report to the Head of Programme.

Background information - DR Congo

The Infrastructure Specialist will be part of the UNOPS Programme/ PMO team and will provide advice and

support to all infrastructure projects across the Hub.

Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS Hub in Central Africa covers eleven countries, including DRC, and has an

active portfolio of over $180m, mostly related infrastructure projects. The o􀃕ce has developed strong

working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments

across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic

development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public

works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management and sectoral advisory

services; peace and security, environmental preservation and protection among others

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