Regional Infrastructure Advisor

Yangon | Yangon

Functional responsibilities:The Regional Infrastructure Advisor will be responsible for representing all aspects of the practice within the Asia region. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Technical Advice & Quality Assurance

  • Provide technical advice and a quality assurance framework within the region in relation to infrastructure projects
  • Provide advice with regards to the preparation of technical specifications, Bills of Quantities, bidding documentation, engineering drawings, construction methodologies, construction planning and programming, and assessments of contractors' technical capacity to deliver
  • Assessment of the quality of design and construction
  • Advising the UNOPS Country management teams regarding compliance with UNOPS Health and Safety and Environmental Management System

2. Implementation Support

  • Substantive support to the Programme/Project & Team managers in the implementation of infrastructure projects
  • Advise infrastructure practitioners on the application, interpretation and adoption of corporate policy, guidance and best practices
  • Advising the Country management Teams regarding design considerations and design review requirements, and being aware of the capacity and capabilities of the various in-house units across the regions
  • Support with the identification, engagement and management of local and regional consultancy firms providing these services

3. Partnerships Development Support

  • Support UNOPS Partnership Development & Strategic positioning agenda in the region through her/his expertise, regional contacts and demonstrated ability
  • Represent UNOPS at appropriate regional or country level forum within Africa
  • Review proposals for infrastructure projects in the region as appropriate, via the corporate Engagement system and providing advice to the Hub Directors and Regional Director accordingly.
  • S/he will provide advice and support on new initiatives, with focus on quality assurance and quality control of project documents, costing and cost implications, implementation plans, milestones and benchmark indicators
  • S/he may be required and assist with technical input to proposals, including project planning, governance, and approach considerations

4. Knowledge Sharing and Technical leadership

  • Dissemination of training for corporate guidance and instructions that impact infrastructure practitioners, as required
  • Ensure best practice guidance is disseminated and communicated throughout the region and within the organisation more generally.
  • S/he will contribute to the knowledge of IPMG knowledge management by capturing case studies and best practice examples from the region, making recommendations on policy and tools, as well as contributing to the development of guidance material and tools
  • Undertake missions to Country Offices and project sites to review and advise with regards to quality and progress related issues, and highlight operational problems, both within and beyond the region.
  • S/he will provide expertise and support in implementation of standards and frameworks, procurement and contract modality selection and management, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, OH&S, EMS etc

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Yangon | Yangon
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2016-03-07

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