United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) Engineer Job

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Mission and objectives

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi, and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host country, and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the D-Chief FMTS the UN Volunteer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Consult with and guide project stakeholders and managerial staff regarding engineering requirements for the construction of various designs, modifications, and structural repairs
  • Use design software and drawing tools to accurately render and communicate designs
  • Plan and design other necessary and related systems and structures such as transportation, hydraulics, etc.
  • Assess strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel by testing materials and soil
  • Set design specifications by computing load and grade requirements, material stress factors, water flow rates, and similar parameters.
  • Plan projects based on the analysis of relevant materials such as drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, survey reports, maps, and other geologic and topographical data
  • Draft and present reports on topics related to projects such as environmental impact statements and right-of-way descriptions
  • Estimate materials, equipment, and labor needed to determine project costs
  • Collaborate with architects, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure projects progress properly
  • Collaborate with surveyors to establish installations or reference points, grades, elevations, and other factors that will affect construction
  • Monitors project progress and ensures design specifications, safety, and sanitation standards are met
  • On completion of a project, inspect, repair, and maintain the structures as needed
  • Contribute to the preparation of complete bidding packages, including Technical Specifications, Bill of Quantities, Technical Evaluation Criteria, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required experience

  • 5 years of experience in civil engineering and construction is required, as well as experience in project implementation and supervision.
  • Excellent use of AutoCAD (or Revit), Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, among others), email, and the internet are required.
  • Familiarity with database management and office technology equipment is required.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision. – Ability to work with tight deadlines

Area(s) of expertise

Engineering and construction, Energy and environment, Facility management


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Master’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering, construction, or similar

Competencies and values

Professionalism Teamwork Accountability Adaptability and flexibility Creativity Judgment and decision-making Planning and organizing

How To Apply

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Closing Date: 23/11/2023