Civil Engineer

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2018

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Communities Program (CP) is a multi-year initiative, which is built on previous activities initiated by UNDP in 1996. The program supports the implementation of development strategies in Tajikistan and the UN Assistance Framework to implement economic initiatives, address the issues of access to water and local governance at the community level.

CP has regional offices in Sughd and Khatlon regions and Rasht valley. The Programme’s Strategy is to support the Government of Tajikistan to promote wider participation of communities in the process of local development planning, as well as in the management and implementation of local development projects.

The Civil Engineer will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Operational support:

·     Design the framework of buildings, bridges, water treatment structures, and other structures to ensure strength and rigidity;

·     Facilitate preparation of sketch drawings, production drawings and detailed drawings. These can be undertaken by hand or by using computer-aided design (CAD) equipment, and combine structural, mechanical and artistic elements, including plumbing and heating units and electrical outlets;

·     Calculate quantities of material required for constructing projects;

·     Produce detailed designs and documentation for the construction and implementation of civil engineering projects;

·     Help to estimate costs, prepare specifications for materials, and carry out surveying and drafting and prepare BOQ;

·     Inspect that finished works are within specifications and in line with the regulations of civil; engineering works and organize and supervise maintenance and repair work;

·     Ensure and maintain proper paper and electronic filing systems, including market prices of building materials;

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:


·      Prepare appropriate monitoring plans to ensure timing and quality of implementation;


·      Observe, inspect and monitor implementation of economic and social infrastructure related works, to ensure that it is progressing according to the contract and specifications.


·     Participate in final evaluation of projects;


Communication and coordination:


·     Establish detailed programs for the coordination of site activities;


·     Supervise the work of subcontractors to ensure construction works are of an acceptable standard and are proceeding according to schedule;


·     Train and ensure that contractors prepare work plans for the implementation of the contract;

Advise contractors on the delivery of materials, plant and equipment needed for the construction project and supervise labor


Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)


Ability to get things done

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)



Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

Support the preparation of information for advocacy

·         Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences


Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Results-Based Programme Development and Management - Contributing to results through provision of information

§  Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation

§  Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals


Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Building Strategic Partnerships

Maintaining information and databases

§  Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

§  Maintains databases of donor information

§  Tracks and reports on mobilized resources

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Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Implementing processes and uses products

§  Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches

§  Responds positively to new approaches

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Resource Mobilization.

Providing information for resource mobilization strategies

§  Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors

§  Maintains database of project files

§  Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

·         Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position

·         Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks

·         Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning

·         Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

·         Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)



Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Research and analysis

§  Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Client Orientation

Maintains effective client relationships

·         Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion

·         Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

·         Responds to client needs promptly

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)



University degree in civil engineering or related subjects


At least five years of previous experience in working for national and/or international organizations in implementation of civil works;

Computer skills, including familiarity with text and spreadsheet; programmes as well as AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, CorelDraw programmes;


Language Requirements:

Excellent Russian and Tajik. Basic knowledge of English is an asset


High sense of responsibility, willingness to take initiative, practicality and creativity, excellent communication skills and team spirit are important assets;

Good general knowledge about Tajikistan;

Affinity with the mandate and role of the United Nations



Contract Duration: 6 months with possibility

This vacancy is archived.

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