Head Design Division | Location: Gaza Field | Type of Appointment: Fixed Term | Vacancy Announcement Number: 02-02-2016 | Grade 16
Infrastructure and Camp Improvement
In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the ideal candidate:
Prepares feasibility studies and preliminary schemes for all design works within the Infrastructure and Camp Improvement Programme;
Prepares Preliminary and final detailed designs drawings, specification, presentation documentation and tender/ contract documents;
Supervises Design Division staff and coordinates the design of projects with user departments; reviews regularly the correctness of the designs;
Supervises and coordinates the design work of architectural, structural and specifications units; keeps track on new standards and materials for design considerations;
Coordinates with other engineering divisions the implementation of the design, reviews feedback and follows up the implementation; shares the outcomes of completed projects for the design learning process;
Prepares cost estimates for budgeting and fundraising purposes;
Advises other departments on the architectural design of UNRWA facilities/installations;
Reviews the Agency’s Technical Instructions with respect to design standards, designs software and recommends updates to Chief Infrastructure and Camp Improvement
Programme as required;
Programme as required;
Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
The incumbent may be required to work outside of normal duty hours and on call basis;
The incumbent may be required to travel within the area of operation.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
A university degree in architecture or civil engineering from a recognized institution.
Six years experience in the application of the knowledge acquired above including three years of experience at supervisory level.
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Knowledge in standard Agency software and computer applications related to the construction industry (with formal training in computer aided design)
Knowledge of local practice, design and construction regulations and materials used in the Middle East;
Ability to prioritize and evaluate works and work plans;
Ability to work under pressure;
Good leadership skills;
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary $1,518.00; plus a senior professional officer allowance of %15 of the basic salary; plus a currency adjustment factor (present rate 4.14%) and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
Contract Duration: Three years including 1 year probation period.
Leave: 30 days annual leave
Pension: Provident Fund contribution
Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.
Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered
Deadline for Application: 17 February 2016
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