23 Jan 2021

Individual Contractor at UNICEF

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Job no: 537608
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Categories: Health

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged in order children to save their lives, to defend their right and to help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone and we never give up.

For every child, Health

UNICEF Tanzania through the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA is implementing a 4-year (July 2019-June 2023) project for “improved maternal and newborn health care through strengthening of blood transfusion and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care (CEmONC) services in 4 councils of Dodoma region (Bahi, Chamwino, Chemba and Dodoma City). The proposed four years project is building on UNICEF and KOICA continual support and strong commitment to the Government of Tanzania in improving maternal and newborn health and survival. As a major component of this project, UNICEF is constructing some five to six buildings in each of the three CEmONC sites..

Duties and Responsibilities

The contractor shall assist in the provision of daily supervision of construction works at the three sites . He/she shall liaise regularly with relevant UNICEF staff and government counterparts to ensure smooth support for the project/s and shall be accountable for the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supervise the work in accordance with the contract documents and the procedures established by UNICEF.
  • Supervise the work in accordance with the technical specifications, bills of quantities and drawings.
  • Implementation of the work according to technical specifications, drawings, workmanship and quality of materials.
  • Review and advice  UNICEF Construction Specialist the materials, documentation, method statements, health and safety documentation, etc. submitted by contractors.
  • Provide an assessment of any variation to Construction Specialist for approval by the competent authority in UNICEF.
  • Check completed work before they are covered by the contractor, taking photos and measuring/sketching.
  • Ensure the site is kept clean and tidy and all safety measures are considered.
  • Ensure that health & safety measures are adopted and followed to the full extent and with no deviation and if needed instruct additional safety measures.
  • Take daily pictures and collating these in digital formats for the contract records and duly maintain an electronic library of photos of the progress of the works.
  • Check and verify quantities of work done and provide a report to UNICEF Construction Specialist for each payment certificate.
  • Report on the quantities of work prepared by the contractor – review each payments certificate of the contractors and assist in the verification of the quantities to the UNICEF Construction Specialist.
  • Collate all documentations for the payment requests for each statement (interim / final).
  • Monitor the work plans and inform the UNICEF Construction Specialist for any deviation.
  • Assist in the preparation of inspection for the substantial completion 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.
  • Collate the quality and operational documents in digital formats for the contract records and maintain an electronic library of the progress of the works.
  • Assist in the preparation of the completion event and technical site visit.
  • Organize weekly and monthly site/office meetings and take minutes of meetings to be shared to the UNICEF Construction Specialist.
  • Ensure that the daily records are kept on the site workbook; sign on the site workbook.
  • Inform the UNICE Construction Specialist of any problem which may arise with the Contractor.
  • The site engineer may be assigned with other works like assessment of existing buildings/structures at the three CEmONC sites and the preparation of drawings & bill of quantities for renovations works.
  • Carry out any other tasks related to the works and the project given by the UNICEF Construction Specialist.

DELIVERABLES AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The deliverables and reporting for this assignment will be on a monthly basis. The Site Engineer will visit each of the sites once a week meaning at least 4 visits to a site in one month. He/she will submit weekly site visit and progress report to the Construction Specialist in an agreed reporting format and a monthly progress report also in an agreed format. The Site Engineer will also coordinate with the respective District Council Engineers for the monthly progress inspection visit and ensure to take their endorsement for the completed works.The Site Engineer will be required to submit the deliverables table every month to the Construction Specialist for certifying his monthly payment.

Task Deliverable Timeframe
Visit to Soya dispensary site& Haneti Health Center site · Building layouts fixed for the constructions to start

·  Final site layout prepared

·  Site visit report submitted

Week 1
Visit to Chipanga Health Center site ·  Building layouts fixed for the constructions to start

· Final site layout prepared

· Site visit report submitted

Week 2
Visit to Soya dispensary site & Haneti Health Centre · Building layouts checked and approved

·Site preparations (stores, site office, sign board, security, waste management, accommodations for the workers, toilets, etc.) checked and approved

·Checked and ensured that the maintenance of site records is put in place

·Site visit report submitted

Week 2
Visit to Chipanga Health Centre  site ·Building layouts checked and approved

·Site preparations (stores, site office, sign board, security, waste management, accommodations for the workers, toilets, etc.) checked and approved Week 3 Page | 4

·Checked and ensured that the maintenance of site records is put in place

·Site visit report submitted

Week 3
Visit to Soya dispensary site & Haneti Site & Chipanga health Centre Site ·Works in progress inspected

·Measurements recorded for the completed works

·Digital photos captured for works completed

·Weekly progress report submitted

Week 4

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

  • Copies of relevant construction documents will be provided to the Site Engineer .
  • All necessary reporting formats will be provided .
  • Guidance on how to prepare the weekly and monthly reports will be given and the overall work will be explained.
  • The Site Supervisor will coordinate with the respective District Council Engineers and District Medical Officers during the project implementation.

The Site Supervisor will due diligently carry out the tasks listed under duties and responsibility of this TOR.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have….

  • A first degree in B.Sc./B.E/B.Tech degree in civil engineering, minimum of five years of relevant professional experience ( three in supervision and one of site supervision on health-related buildings).
  • Valid registration/membership with the relevant technical/professional association;
  • Competency in computer and proven experience in designs is an asset.
  • Ability to travel to the project sites
  • Previous experience working with the UN and Government an advantage
  • Fluency in English is required and knowledge of a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Our competency framework are ; Builds and maintain partnership; Demonstrates self -awareness & ethical awareness; Innovates & embraces change; Drive to achieve results for impact; Manages ambiguity and complexity; Thinks & act strategically; Works collaboratively with others and Nurtures ,leads & manage people.

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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Closing Date : 22nd February, 2021.






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