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The UNOPS seeks to recruit an architect, retainer – Kassala, Sudan

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Date de clôture : lundi 10 décembre 2018

The UNOPS seeks to recruit an architect, retainer – Kassala, Sudan


Job categories : Engineering
Vacancy codeVA/2018/B5312/16807
Department/officeAFR, ETOH, Sudan
Duty stationKassala , Sudan
Contract typeLocal ICA Specialist
Contract levelLICA Specialist-8
Duration : Short-Term ICA
Application period26-Nov-2018 to 10-Dec-2018
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

 Background Information – Job-specific :

The architect will support Sudan infrastructure Team development of Project Designs, project drawings and other project documentation in line with its needs for Projects in Sudan. The Architect will liaise with the Sudan infrastructure team so as to understand and have the ability to convey the necessary technical drawings and representations, and include them into the relevant documentation. 

Functional Responsibilities :

The specific tasks of the architect shall include, thought are not limited to the following under the guidance and supervision of the Infrastructure Team Leader :
  • Preparation of designs and measured drawings for new and existing buildings/ facilities, including content development ;
  • Preparation of technical drawings and diagrammatic representations ;
  • Ensure that all drawings and graphics are completed in time and in line with professional standards ;
  • Assist the project teams and the procurement personnel to provide the technical input to the preparation of tenders, during bid evaluation process and in the preparation of the contracts award approval documents ;
  • Provide support to the field teams and the headquarters personnel ;
  • Additional tasks related to technical drawings and graphical representations of concepts as required ;
  • Extract quantities for the preparation of bills of quantities and review the accuracy of the final documents ;
  • Prepare estimates for the designed works ;
  • Prepare finishes, doors, windows and other schedules and details, programmes and works specifications ;
  • Record variances during the construction process and prepare as built drawings after completion of construction.
Education :
  • Advanced university Degree (Master or equivalent), preferably in Architecture or any other relevant discipline ;
  • A First level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in relevant discipline combination with 2 additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Masters degree.
Experience :
  • At least 2 years of experience in conceptual design, Graphics and presentation drawings and specification is required ;
  • At least 2 years of experience in AutoCAD and other CAD Visualization software is required ;
  • Experience in supervision of civil engineering construction activities is an asset ;
  • Communication skills will be an advantage.
 Languages :
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required ;
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic is required.
Contract type, level and duration :
  • Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement ;
  • Contract level: Local ICA Specialist 8 ;
  • Contract duration: Short-Term ICA – ‘Short-term ICA – Maximum duration one year’]

Please note that this is a local position and it is open to nationals of Sudan only

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

 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 ;
  • 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 – Sudan :


The UNOPS Sudan office is based in Khartoum and works closely with the Government of Sudan and international partners to support humanitarian response, recovery and development initiatives. UNOPS is the United Nations sector lead for the Basic Infrastructure Sector in Sudan and helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: water resource management, education, census and elections, human resource management and mine action.

 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 development.

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


Working 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 disciplines.

Diversity :

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.

Work life harmonization :

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


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