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Engineer (SC-DEX)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Building Enabling Governance and Institutions for Earthquake Response (BEGIN-ER) Project
Garhi Habibullah and Muzaffarabad
Posted On:
06 March, 2008
Last Date to apply:
19 March, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4

3 to 5 years of experience in programme/project management, implementation and monitoring;
Knowledge of working on projects dealing with pre-fabricated structures would be preferred;
Knowledge of the Local Government System and institutions in Pakistan;
Experience with international donor agencies;
Excellent organizational, coordination and communication skills;
Demonstrated capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a highly pressured environment;
Demonstrated experience of managing a team;
Computer skills in common office programs (Word, Excel Power-Point, etc);
Demonstrated capacity to respond flexibly and positively to change through active involvement and generation of innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations.
Excellent English/ Urdu writing and communication skills;
Problem solving skills and results oriented



The relief related response to the 8 October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan has been acclaimed internationally as a success, avoiding the much feared second wave of deaths. The Government of Pakistan, the global humanitarian and donor community and the communities affected by the earthquake have faced challenges of colossal proportions during the relief phase. The disaster response was made possible with the coordinated efforts of all parties concerned. UNDP has already played an important role during the relief phase, focusing its efforts on meeting the most urgent needs of the displaced populations and on developing the Government’s capacity to manage the national and international response. The combination of rapidly deteriorating weather conditions, extraordinary logistical challenges in reaching hundreds of thousands of people scattered in the mountainous areas, and the shortage of winterized shelter were overcome during the relief phase.

UNDP’s project titled Building Enabling Governance and Institutions for Earthquake Response (BEGIN-ER) aims to enable Local Government Institutions to function again quickly and have technical capacities to plan and implement disaster recovery activities in equitable, transparent and accountable way. The project would restore damaged capacity of local government offices at district, tehsil and union council levels through quick provision of prefabricated office structures, furniture and equipment.

Under the direct supervision of the respective Field Managers, and through them of the National Project Coordinator, the terms of reference for Engineer will be as follows:

Work with the Field Manager and National Project Coordinator for planning and prioritization of activities in the field;
Assist the Field Manager in delivery of pre-fabricated office structures to identified sites and supervise the setting up of all necessary equipment and pre-fabs on the site;
Supporting and providing technical advice to the staff and government counterparts in tasks related to advance preparations and preparation of the site before the installation of the prefabs;
Supervise technicians and helpers to assist in effective delivery and setting up of prefabs to the required site;
Oversee all the administrative aspects of the project in the field, on a day-to-day basis and extend all support to the Field Manager as requested;
Provide quarterly and annual progress reports to the Field Manager;
Co-ordinate with other UN agencies as required.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesCivil Engineering or EquivalentBachelors Degree (5 Years)