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Vacancy Announcement UNDP/PFF/02/08
Job title:
Site Architect/Engineer
Deadline for application:
3 June 2008
2 months with possible extension
Duty Station:
Nicosia, Cyprus
Starting date:
Mid June 2008

Interested candidates should submit their CVs with a motivation letter on-line to: UNDP-Partnership for the Future E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

(Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls.)

This assignment is to supervise works contracts for urban upgrading projects in villages located in the northern part of Cyprus.


Scope of work:
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Partnership for the Future Programme Manager, he/she shall provide daily supervision of restoration / construction activities, shall liaise regularly with project staff of UNDP-PFF to ensure smooth support for the project and shall be accountable for the following tasks and responsibilities:
- Supervising construction works on site
- Ensuring the correct implementation of the works according to technical specifications, to designs and quality of materials
- Checking and testing of completed works before they are covered by the contractor, taking photos
- Ensuring that the site is adequately protected
- Ensuring that health and safety measures are adopted and followed
- Study and verify quantities of works done and provide a report to UNDP-PFF
- Provide an assessment of any variation to UNDP-PFF for approval
- Assist in the preparation of provisional acceptance and snag list
- Maintain a filing system for all site memos and instructions, measured quantities of work and materials on site, reports and other documents and correspondence pertaining to the construction activities
- Co-ordination of site meetings with the Contractor
- Informing UNDP – PFF of any problem which may arise with the Contractor
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
The activities will be implemented at the project site and at the office of the site architect / engineer.
The site architect/engineer will work at his own office or on site.
Traveling to and from the project sites will be included in the fees, as well as any other incidental and reporting costs. The consultant will use his/her own computer.


- Daily supervision reports
- Weekly progress reports
- Update of workplan for the works
- Report on the quantities of works prepared by the contractor
- Maintain an electronic library of photos of the progress of the works


Monitoring and progress controls
- Preparing daily supervision reports, as well as weekly progress as required by UNDP PFF
- Checking the time limits of the execution for each item of category of work according to the performance period of the contract and inform UNDP PFF


General Competencies:
- Professionalism
- Integrity
- Enthusiasm
- Commitment
- Planning and Organizing
- Communication
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Organizational skills
- Able to work efficiently with minimal direction
- Team player with excellent communication skills
- Self disciplined with strong work ethics.
Managerial Competencies:
- Demonstrated ability to assist with the production and management of all project documentation to a professional and accurate standard,
- Demonstrated ability to assist with motivating contractors to deliver as per contractual agreements


Qualifications and experience:
B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering/Architecture from an accredited university
Registration with the relevant professional chambers or associations
Proven minimum of 2 years of field experience with focus on infrastructure/urban upgrading
High proficiency with computers in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
Knowledge of UNDP procedures and operations will be an asset


Good command of English in reading and writing
Knowledge of Turkish is an asset


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