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New Multiple Positions Job Vacancies Morogoro, DSM and Unguja at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 2021

Associate Construction Management Engineer, Multiple positions
Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5323/21210
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station Dar Es Salaam, Morogoro, and Unguja ( Zanzibar)), United Republic of Tanzania
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Application period 16-Feb-2021 to 03-Mar-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements,
including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMCO
sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in
Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple
countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily
transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN
Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

Background Information – Project

Agro-processing & training centers were established in 2009 in Dar
Es Salaam, Morogoro & Zanzibar as donor-funded jointly by the
Republic of Korea’s Government through Korean International Cooperation
Agent (KOICA) and the Government. The objectives of the project are to;
i) Strengthen the capacity of the agro-processing industry by sharing
Korea’s agro-processing technology and development experience;
Establish the Agro-Processing Training Center (hereinafter referred to
as “the Center”) with adequate facility for providing technical training
to small and medium scale food processors; and
iii) Assist in establishing a quality assurance authority for the development of the agro-processing industry in Zanzibar.

establishment of the agro-processing centers’ is to support micro,
small and medium scale food processors. The Centers are designed to
process various food products like spices, herbs, fruits, cassava, sweet
potatoes, etc.



constructed the agro-processing centers in single-story sandcrete brick
structures. The centers were divided into training & processing
areas and general & administrative areas. Training & processing
areas were for the training and production, and the general regions were
for the theoretical training in class, information research,
conference, administration, and other subsidiary facilities. Generally,
the construction was supposed to have been completed within six months,
but the works went very slow and took almost two years before the
contractor abandoned the sites without completing the assignment.

KOICA Tanzania Office contacted UNOPS to conduct a detailed
assessment of the 3 agro-processing centers with full-scale
rehabilitation and procurement of relevant equipment costs.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Under
    the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be
    responsible for the day-to-day monitoring/management of on-site
    construction as listed below:
  • S/he will support in the planning and coordinating work activities with the Project Manager.
  • Contribute to take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Provide guidance for on-time project delivery.
  • Monitoring contractor presence on the project site, including Bill of Quantities (BoQ) as per approved contract.
  • As
    tasked by the Project Manager, supervise construction works and
    administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the
    design specifications.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Contribute to regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.
  • Prepare project process reports.
  • Provides support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.
  • Assesses
    the work activities of contractor/s, measures completed work and makes
    recommendations to the Project Manager for progress and interim payments
    to contractors.
  • Oversee quality control and health and safety
    matters on site & ensure that behavioural expectations are met and
    are in compliance with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines
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  • Completion of secondary school with 6 years of experience is required;
  • A
    bachelor’s degree preferably in civil engineering/construction
    management or a related area with two (2) years of relevant experience
    may be accepted


  • Minimum of six years of relevant working experience in civil engineering and construction is required.
  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation is desired.
  • Two (2) years experience in Quality Control is required
  • Experience in Reporting is desired
  • Experience in Quality Management Systems will be an added advantage

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  • Fluency in written and oral English and Swahili Language is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to
    differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational
    and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role
    model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates understanding
    of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end
    beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships
    and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or
    others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment
    through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes
    the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of
    resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to
    change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own
    approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on
    experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even
    under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic
    decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.
    Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.
    Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of
    others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles
    conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding
    common ground.

Application period 12-Feb-2021 to 28-Feb-2021
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement. 

Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level:  LICA 6 (ICS 6)
Contract duration:‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

  • This is a local post. As such, it is only open to Tanzanian Nationals or persons with valid residence permits
  • This position is based in a family duty station

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes
    the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a
    progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several
    flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all
    contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies,
    administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security
    Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the
United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’
peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our
mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure,
procurement, project management, financial management and human resources. 

with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term
work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We
are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of


With over 4,000
UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of
UNOPS partners spread across
80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and
cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better
understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve
our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment
of qualified female candidates.
life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and
recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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