National Construction Engineer Project Consultant Kyrgyzstan, Osh, Cameroon

Organization: Unicef

Country: Cameroon

City: Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Office: UNICEF Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Closing date: Monday, 14 September 2020

National Construction Engineer/Project Consultant

Job no: 534071

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Kyrgyzstan Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Department/Office: Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Categories: Operations and Business Management, Consultancy

Objective/purpose of the services

To provide technical and engineering supervision for the renovation of the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Center in Osh. The renovation of JDP Center is intended to meet at least the minimum international child-friendly facilities standards.

Background

UNICEF Kyrgyzstan aims to improve holding facilities, including for children affected by migration, in order to meet the best interests of the child and bring it in compliance with international standards. UNICEF has previously supported the renovation works of the Bishkek based Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Centre, that now has improved premises for children, including a furnished dining room, a classroom, psychologist office as well as a sports playground.

As part of its further efforts to create child-friendly holding facilities, UNICEF Kyrgyzstan within the framework of its Protecting children affected by migration in Southeast, South and Central Asia project is now sought to begin renovation works of the Osh Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Center to also bring it in line with best interests of children. In this regard, UNICEF Kyrgyzstan is seeking to engage a construction engineer/project consultant to provide expert and technical supervision of the renovation works at the aforementioned center.

Scope of work and key tasks

The main responsibilities of the Project Consultant will include but are not limited to the following:

Provide overall technical guidance and assistance to UNICEF JDP Center renovation projects, from tendering to implementation and monitoring;
Ensure effective implementation, monitoring and supervision of the project;
Ensure effective quality control systems are in place and contractors/service providers work in compliance with technical specifications of UNICEF and State quality standards;
Monitor and evaluate performance of contractors/service providers on a timely manner;
Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the renovation activities are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets;
Closely liaise with Design and Contractor/service companies and provide recommendations during the BoQ revision, implementation as well during the authorial supervision;
Ensure close monitoring and regular control over quality, progress and appropriateness of use of resources/materials by contractors/service providers. Cross-check the compliance of supplied constructional and infrastructure materials, goods and equipment in accordance with technical specifications and standards;
Ensure the close monitoring and control over compliance of installation/reconstruction works with approved design, BoQs and other technical specifications and documentation;
Identify and manage risks and initiate corrective action/s immediately where necessary until the elimination of identified deficiencies (if any);
Prepare progress and final project/s and handover reports and maintain the relevant records.

Monitor project budgets of selected contractors/service providers for accuracy, relevance and reasonableness;
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Liaise with key staff members to ensure that UNICEF rules and procedures related to construction and contract management are followed;
Coordinate with parties in concern to ensure all required clearances and proper commissioning obtained for construction/rehabilitation works from Governmental institutions/bodies. Ensure a sound handing over of facilities to project recipients;
Project Consultant maybe requested to undertake additional tasks and duties for other similar projects in the same geographical area as required by the supervisor;
Reporting and supervision

The Project Consultant will work under the direct supervision of Child Protection Programme officer in Osh and under the guidance of the Migration Project Individual contractor.

Qualification/level requirements

University Degree in construction engineering or relevant area from recognized university;
Minimum 6 years of consecutive working experience in managing and supervising construction works in the public and private sector;
Relevant engineering education and qualification, including, but not limited to recognized government certificate for Technical Supervision;
Proven experience in the area of preparation, implementation, monitoring and quality control of technicalities of construction projects;
Proven experience in financial control of construction works (BoQ, verification of executed works, recommendation from partners and other evidence of implemented projects);
Knowledge of technical / engineering computer applications (e.g. AutoCad, ArchiCad, etc.) is an asset.

Professional skills in working with MS windows applications and Power Point;
Working experience with UN agencies or other international development organization is an asset.

Deliverables and schedule of payments

The Project Consultant will be expected to complete following deliverables to meet the above-mentioned tasks: Deliverables

Percentage of full contract amount

Deadline to complete deliverables

Deliverables # 1

Technical advisory support during preparation of information for conducting tender is provided (including review, provision of comments -to submitted engineering and construction projects including the report on the assessment of the facilities, technical expertise of estimates, during the course of BoQ revision, implementation as well during the technical supervision, specifications of constructional materials to be procured/used and preparation of the estimated work and budget for the TOR.

A thorough technical assessment of the premises of the Osh Delinquency Prevention Center is conducted, along with an approximate financial estimation of the costs related to renovation works;
A detailed term of reference is drafted and submitted for approval to engage a construction company to carry out all the necessary renovation works at the Center

30%

End of October

Deliverables # 2

Day to day technical supervision is ensured and oversight of the renovation works carried out by the engaged construction company of the Osh Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Centre and submit relevant progress report with a specific emphasis on quality assurance management;
Regular monitoring visits to the center are undertaken and onsite monitoring reports are submitted.

Liaise with the competent government authorities regarding the renovation works and work pro-actively to solve them.

30%

End of December

Deliverables # 3

Regular monitoring visits to the Delinquency Centre is organized under renovation to ensure that identified issues are being tackled duly.

Duly reports on the results of the monitoring visits are submitted.

30%

End of January

Deliverables # 4

Regular monitoring visits to the center are undertaken and onsite monitoring reports are submitted.

Cross-check and sign the certificates of completion of engineering and installation works provided by contractors for payment.

10%

April

Total

100%

Duty station and official travel involved

Duty station will be Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Due to Covid-19 situation no travel is foreseen under this assignment for national consultant. The candidate must have Kyrgyz residence.

Performance indicators

Renovation work timeliness implementation as set in deliverables;
Evidence of Quality of construction materials obtained and used for renovation;
Quality of financial management and control with an emphasis on clear and transparent financial reporting delivered;
Advertised: Sep 02 2020 Central Asia Standard Time Application close: Sep 14 2020 Central Asia Standard Time