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Public Works Officer
South Sudan
Education Masters degree or advanced degree in Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering or relevant field is required. Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Agricultural Engineering or relevant field with additional 4 years relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Masters degree. Experience A minimum of 2 years experience in public works projects is required. Skills in Engineering (2 years) is required. Experience in implementing the World Bank funded projects is an added advantage. Languages Fluency in written and oral English is required Knowledge of Arabic Language desire
Fluency in written and oral English is required, Knowledge of Arabic Language desire
UNOPS South Sudan Country Office (SSCO) will be implementing the South Sudan Safety Net Project (SSSNP), which is funded by the World Bank (WB) to address existing challenges of soaring levels of poverty, vulnerability, unemployment and idleness, particularly amongst youth. The project development objective is to provide access to income opportunities and temporary employment to the poor and vulnerable households and strengthen safety nets delivery systems.

SSSNP has three main components namely:

a. Public works plus including complementary activities like entrepreneurial skills, WASH training and early childhood development and nutrition messaging;
b. Direct income support targeting House Holds who are labour constrained;
c. Strengthening safety net delivery systems;

The project will be targeting the most vulnerable segments of South Sudanese population aiming to be benefit in excess of 68 thousand beneficiary House Holds in more than 10 vulnerable locations across the country

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent is required to provide technical design, feasibility study, quality control and oversee the implementation of the identified public works activities.

Scope of Work
The Public Works Officer will be a member of the UNOPS Project Management Team (PMT) and she/he will be responsible for:

Support to implementation of the selected public works

Prepare terms of reference for all identified public works detailing technical specifications;
Develop appropriate guidelines for public works activities;
In consultation with the Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer, ensure environmental and social safeguards and are implemented;
Organize and lead in the design and rapid feasibility studies of the identified public works activities;
Ensure all planned PWs activities are implemented to the required standard and quality;
Provide overall guidance and supervision to Team leaders and public works officers in the field;
Contribute in the formation of public works supervisory structure that includes site engineer, community level (foreman that oversees all targeted groups and headman in charge of individual groups), counterpart officials from the government;
Ensure involvement of the sectors at all stages, through the supervisor structure;
Contribute in development of the beneficiary targeting criteria that will be used to guide communities and their leaders to decide members who should participates in the program, the gist of the criteria is to select members of the community, women, men and youth etc.; who are poor and vulnerable and ensure that the most vulnerable groups are reached and participate in the program;
Provide guidance to the procurement unit for procurement of cash for works (CFWs) tools and PPE;
Liaise with the ministry of Physical infrastructure for synergy in public works related activities;

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA-9
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

This is a local position, therefore it is open to the nationals of South Sudan and applicants who have a valid residency work permit to work in South Sudan

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
2 - 0 Year(s)

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Contact Details

22nd May 2019


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