UNOPS is Recruiting Construction Workers (Closes 5 Nov 2023)

UNOPS is Recruiting

UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

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Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

UNOPS manages a range of infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe in different sectors including education, health, agriculture, and transport applying different implementation approaches such as labor-based and outsourced designers/contractors but always with direct supervision from UNOPS. 

The Republic of Zimbabwe, through its Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development (MLAFWRD), is actively spearheading the implementation of the Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Program (SIRP), with the invaluable backing of funding provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

This list is not representative of all the duties required but indicate typical duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide sound advice on the development and management of the existing Contract Management Plan developed by the PCU (Project Coordination Unit) and the DOI (department of Irrigation) including, but not limited to, insurance and goods procured, subcontractor’s personnel qualifications, delivery of contractual terms, reports and payments, services delivered against contractual requirements and specifications and standards.
  • Provide sound advice to the senior management of the PCU and DOI through the Project Manager on any potential issues and recommend remedial actions or solutions.
  • Advise the PCU and DOI on the appropriate existing contract management tools, guidelines, and manuals for standardization and knowledge-sharing purposes.
  • Advise the PCU and DOI in monitoring cash flows on regular basis with regards to the ongoing projects and financial agreements.
  • Advises the PCU with the evaluation of the contractors’ performance against the agreed performance measurement criteria.  
  • Support and advise on reviewing and processing variations. 
  • As needed, provide advisory support on contract matters to the PCU project manager and the DOI Director or other operational staff.
  • Provides advice and guidance on the maintenance of contractual records and documentation.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of Stage Plans and End Stage Reports;
  • Maintain and update issue and risk registers.
  • Attend procurement/ Contract related workshops/ discussions.
  • Carry out research and identify appropriate technologies/techniques/designs that can be incorporated in the infrastructure projects monitoring systems.
  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing and also improve one’s professional skills.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Contract Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Project Management or related field from an accredited university is required.
  • A Masters degree in Construction Contract Management,Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Project management or any other related field will be an added advantage and will be accepted in lieu of the respective years of experience.  


  • PRINCE2 Foundation Certification is an added advantage.
  • Membership of a related professional association is an added advantage.


  • A Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience with bachelor’s degree, or a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with master’s degree in Engineering and/or Construction Management and contract management environment, is required. 
  • Experience working in project teams and working in a multi-project environment is required.
  • Experience working in remote locations is highly desired. 
  • Experience in FIDIC contracts management is highly valued.

Language requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another official UN Language is an asset.

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