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United Nations Human Settlements Programme Myanmar United Nations Human Settlements Programme Address: No. 6, Natmauk Road, Yangon, Myanmar Telephone: (95 - 1) 542 910 ~ 919 Ext: 168~170 Email: desk@unhabitat-mya.org Terms of Reference Job Title Project Location Duration Starting Date Type of Contract No. of Position: Senior Civil Engineer (Re-advertisement) WASH/SHELTER/Community Infrastructure/DRR Yangon (with frequent travel to project sites) 6 months (with possible extension) As soon as p
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    United Nations Human Settlements ProgrammeMyanmar   Address: No. 6, Natmauk Road, Yangon, Myanmar   Telephone: (95 - 1) 542 910 ~ 919 Ext: 168~170   Email: desk@unhabitat-mya.org   1 United Nations Human Settlements Programme Terms of ReferenceJob Title Senior Civil Engineer (Re-advertisement)Project WASH/SHELTER/Community Infrastructure/DRRLocation Yangon (with frequent travel to project sites)Duration 6 months (with possible extension)Starting Date As soon as possibleType of Contract SC - 8No. of Position: 1United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for DiversityBackground  The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the UN agency at the forefront of promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlement development.Under the policy guidance of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and Department of Development Affairs, the UN-HABITAT is contributing Nargis Recovery and Country programme in Myanmarimplementing various projects such as Community Water Supply and Sanitation Recovery project, Disaster Risk Reduction Project, Shelter and Community Infrastructure Projects.In this context, UN-HABITAT is looking for the service of a senior civil engineer and the details are statedunderneath. 2. Responsibilities : Within the framework of UN-HABITAT’s work programme, policies and procedures andunder the overall guidance of UN-HABITAT Head of Agency based in Myanmar, the Senior Civil Engineer willbe responsible for providing technical supports to the UN-HABITAT team. In particular, the Senior CivilEngineer will undertake the following tasks:    Supervise and finalize structural design and specification for new housing or retrofitting and their relatedinfrastructure    Analyze risks associated with natural disasters including wind, earthquake, fire and floods, while designstructures    Prepare and submit budget estimation on housing and community infrastructure as and when required    Develop and implement quality control programs.    Monitor construction quality across construction sites based on National and International seismicresistant standards    Monitor construction projects to ensure that procedures, materials and equipment comply with approvedproject plans, specifications and samples, CAP agreed standards and quality     Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are beingcarried out.    Provide feedback to district manager and teams on construction monitoring mechanism and review theirwork periodically    Interact with community and educate them on construction quality standards measures and practices    Regularly discuss with supervisory senior management team, district managers, contractors, and siteengineers about site situations and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and constructionproblems.    Provide Quality monitoring and feed back to staff on improvements to be done,    2    Based on monitoring, provide lessons learnt for all on-going field activities    Provide information and take necessary feedback from the independent monitoring team from UNDP    Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.    Take actions to deal with the results of delay on construction site.  Qualifications / Experience    A University Degree in Civil Engineering    At least five years of progressive, proven working experience in management principles involved instrategic planning, resource allocation, human resources management, leadership, production methods,and coordination of people and resources    Knowledge of monitoring and implementing similar kind of reconstruction projects    Technical knowledge on designing houses for varying geographical sites including marshy lands andswampy sites    Knowledge of relevant earthquake resistance structures to promote safe construction practices    Knowledge of transportation principles and methods for moving goods by air, rail, sea, or road,including the relative costs and benefits    At least Five years of experience in construction, construction management, or constructionadministration in order to interpret contract documents, specifications, and blueprints as well asrecommend changes, resolve field problems and ensure compliance with necessary documents andquality standards    Work experience and considerable knowledge of construction and architectural procedures and plansacquired through several years of working in the fields Competencies    Able to manage a diverse and busy workload under stressful environment    Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork.    Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills    Efficient and professional manner    Honest and reliable    Able to identify, analyse and solve problems    Aptitude for computing and design    Practical and creative    Willing to contribute and adhere to the safety requirements of the operation Submission of Applications The application comprises a one page cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the post and yourCV with a Passport Photograph and copy of certificates.   Interested candidates (Myanmar Nationals) shouldsubmit their application to the UN Security Desk, UN Compound, No. 6 Natmauk Road, Myanmar or by emailwith Sub: ‘Post Title’ to: UN-HABITAT, MyanmarE-mail : desk@unhabitat-mya.org Please note that applications received after the closing date (14 July 2010) will not be given consideration forthis cycle, but will be kept in the roster. Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the abovecriteria will be contacted for interview. Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply  
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