Duties and Responsibilities
Given that the Global Fund HIV grant is implementing several?? infrastructure/civil works projects and provision of key equipment, the office now requires the services of an Engineer to lead, guide and monitor the implementation of the all infrastructure and Engineering related tasks.
Under the guidance and supervision of the GFATM PMU Project Manager, the National Engineer will act as a technical advisor in all aspects of the procurement of civil works and construction implementation for the Global Fund grants.
Currently the project is implementing the following projects which are at different stages of implementation. The engineer would be expected to provide technical support to the project:-
- Construction of Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) Microbiology laboratory and clean room installation
- Construction of a Medical Warehouse in Mutare.
- Renovation and Construction of Pharmarcy Stores in Health Facilities.
- Construction of Low-cost boarding facilities for the AGYW programme
- Construction of Porta cabins for One Stop Centers (OSCs)
- Construction of Porta cabins for Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research (CeSHHAR) clinics at 4 border sites
- Erection of security perimeter fence for CeSHHAR clinics at 4 border sites
- Installation of water tanks at selected CeSHHAR clinics
- Procurement and Installation Solar systems in health facilities (Solar for Health)
- Rehabilitation of 5 X-ray rooms.
- Handing over Masvingo Pharmacy warehouse
Scope of Work
The main general responsibilities of the Project Engineer shall be as follows:
- Provide technical assistance to UNDP construction projects from planning, designing, procurement, contracting, implementation, supervision and monitoring.
- Advise on the national legal requirements and procedures, international standards applicable to construction works.
- Ensure that there is effective supervision, monitoring, implementation and certification of the projects to ensure that the projects are completed in a timely manner and within the budget as per UNDP guidelines.
- Ensure that there are effective quality control measures in place for the implementation and monitoring of the projects and that the contractors comply with all the technical specifications and UNDP requirements
- Supervise; Monitor and evaluate the performance of contractors working on various work packages by measuring, assessing and appraising the works.
- Ensure that all the technical inputs and cost estimates of construction projects and budgets are accurate and provided in a timely manner
- Support the PSM in all tender processes for the procurement of contractors and professional consultancy services including development of TORs, participating in evaluation and responding to bidder?? and procurement approving authority queries.
- Identify and manage risks and ensure that timely corrective actions are undertaken to ensure maximum benefit to the client and other stakeholders.
- Certify disbursement of funds for construction projects, monitor and submit financial status of projects to the senior management. Take responsibility for the overall progress of the projects and prudent management of resources in each of the Work Packages assigned.
- Work with all relevant stakeholder including but not limited to MOHCC, Ministry of Local Government Public Works & National Housing (MoLGPWNH), Rural District Councils, Municipal Authorities, City Authorities, World Food Programme (WFP), National AIDS Council (NAC), MCAZ, and NatPharm ?to ensure that all projects are delivered in time and are in compliance with National? regulations? rules.
The following are the expected deliverables:
- Monthly progress reports on the status of each of the ongoing construction.
- Develop specifications/TORs for projects that require civil works.
- Coordinate/draft the Technical drawings for structures to be constructed.
- Coordinate the approval of Technical drawings by the responsible authorities and the filing of the same.
- Arrange site visits for assessments, site handover site meeting and stage certifications.
- Measurement and Certification of works done for the constructions under consultant supervision
- Coordinate certification by Ministry of Local Government Public Works and National Housing and handover of completed sites to beneficiaries.
- Monitor the construction budget to ensure that any variations do not exceed the budget allowed in the contract.
- Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.
- Monitor contractor presence on the project site, measuring and assessing the work accomplishment as per the scope of work, Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and signed contract. Coordinate the training of the end users of the infrastructure and ensure simplified preventive user manuals are in place.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Communications and networking skills;
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
- Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills, sound judgment and discretion
- Demonstrates strong technical knowledge and commitment to continuous learning.
- Demonstrates results orientation and focus on solutions.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with clients, donors and other stakeholders.
- Ability to plan work in a collaborative manner and to manage priorities
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the goals of the project and in accordance with UNDP shared goals.
- Experience from similar assignments (as supervising engineer, site engineer, resident engineer, construction projects superintendent, construction engineering consultant, construction contract manager).
- Knowledge of national regulations regarding management of construction projects is required.
- Knowledge of UN procedures for tendering and managing construction contracts is considered an asset.
- Communication skills in a complex multi-stakeholder environment in construction projects.
- Ability to work under time pressures and considerable workload.
- Ability to successfully perform field/site supervision duties and desk reviews and analyses.
- Strong Report writing abilities.
In terms of the project governance, the client is the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Health and Child Care. Funding is from the Global Fund through UNDP Zimbabwe as the Principal Recipient (PR). Other actors are the Ministry of Local Government Public Works and National Housing, and the Local Authorities and City Councils.
The consultant will work directly under the supervision of the Project Manager
Duration of the Work • 9 Months
Duty Station • Harare
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
A monthly rate will be agreed based on qualifications, experience and complexity of work.
Applicants are requested to upload copies of:
a) Personal documents
• A latest detailed CV highlighting the relevant experience including contact details of minimum 3 referees.
• Updated P11 Form template of which can be downloaded from this website – http://www.sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc.
b) Technical Proposal
• A statement of how the applicant meets the qualifications and experience requirements including evidence of previous similar work.
• Proposed methodology/approach including preliminary work plan (covering deliverables, key activities and due dates).
c) Financial Proposal
• A completed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment including Annex A: Breakdown of Cost by Components.
Please group all your documents (CV, P11, Technical Proposal and certificates) into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted as a result of the overall evaluation.
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically, and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the TORs using the guidelines detailed in the table below.
A Bachelor’s degree in Civil/structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or related field is required. 5%
- Project management experience is required, and certification will be an added advantage. 3%
- AutoCAD certification is desirable 2%
- A minimum of 5 years of demonstrable experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required. A combination of diploma with an additional 5 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above. 10%
- Excellent analytical skills and sectoral expertise relevant to construction issues. 5%
- Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.5%
- Skills and demonstrated track record in effective training and mentoring of professional technical staff; 10%
Quality of Technical Proposal
- Quality and soundness of the proposed approach/methodology 20%
- Realistic work plan, including time schedule 10%
Will constitute 30% of total score
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
- Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and,
- Having received the highest score out of the pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.
Required Skills and Experience
- A Bachelor’s degree in Civil/structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architecture or related field is required.
- Project management experience is required, and certification will be an added advantage.
- AutoCAD certification is desirable
- A minimum of 5 years of demonstrable experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required.
- Excellent analytical skills and sectoral expertise relevant to construction issues.
- Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.
- A combination of diploma with an additional 5 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
- Skills and demonstrated track record in effective training and mentoring of professional technical staff;
- Full working knowledge of English is essential.
Application Deadline : 04-Mar-20