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  • Country: Sudan
  • Organization: WHO
  • Deadline: 2023-11-19
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Consultants template – (2309362)  

Contractual Arrangement: External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 10 months

Job Posting: Nov 5, 2023, 6:37:53 PM

Closing Date: Nov 20, 2023, 3:29:00 AM

Primary Location: Sudan-Port Sudan

Organization: EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan

Schedule: Full-time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

1.Purpose of the Consultancy
To provide technical engineering services in the areas of design, drawings, construction and rehabilitation documents, construction method statement in Sudan. The engineering consultancy services are needed for the rehabilitation, upgrading, modifications and renovation.

  1. Background
    Engineering consultancy services for the Construction and Rehabilitation Works at 12 states in Sudan in different areas including rehabilitation of 12 hospital emergency unit, construction of 10 Covid-19 isolation centers, construction of regional public health laboratory and rehabilitation of two other public health laboratories.
  2. Planned timelines
    • Start date :15 Novemver 2023
    • End date :15 October 2024
  3. Work to be performed
    Output 1:Manage Tender and Bidding process from drafting up till selection of contractor.
    Deliverable 1.1: Produce Tender documents; draft the administrative & legal conditions, the bill of quantities and the technical specifications
    Deliverable 1.2: Provide list of prequalified construction and designing companies as per pre designed and agreed checklist.
    Deliverable 1.3:. Manage Bid opening process:
    • Analyze and prequalify construction and design companies for further biding competition.
    • Participate in the evaluation panel for the selection of the successful bidder.

Output 2 :Prepare and plan for the management of the project.
Deliverable 2.1: Adapt the technical proposal, work statement and plan the optimum time schedule of the project to meet the needs of the implanted work on field in coordination with the selected contractor and the supervision office

Deliverable 2.2: Coordinate the project kick‐off meeting and set the baseline for the contract signature between the WCO and the successful bidder
Output 3: Oversee and ensure that the work is implemented as per signed contract in terms of quality and quantities, the allocated budget and within the time frame.
Deliverable 3.1: Oversee the handover process of the project site to the contractor in full coordination with the supervision office
Deliverable 3.2: Develop reports on hand over process of project site
Deliverable 3.3: Monitor the of progress of work on site.
Deliverable 3.4: Identify areas to be improved to ensure timely implementation of the project.
Deliverable 3.5: develop regular reports and share them with focal persons at WCO.
Deliverable 3.6: Verify and endorse the payments of the contractor invoices as per implemented works.

5.Specific requirements
Qualifications required:
Essential: University degree in Engineering science
Desirable: Post graduate degree in engineering management, special training in the environmental engineering science, and certification of engineering consultancy from the syndicate of engineers and membership of the engineering society is an asset.
Experience required:
Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of implementing engineering projects in different countries, the previous work with UN agencies will be an asset, knowledge of WHO rules and regulations is preferable.
Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:
• Professional knowledge of the rules of International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

  • Planning and monitoring of design and construction phases.
  • Professional knowledge of integrated engineering disciplines, applications of green buildings’ approach and environmental friendly projects.
  • Acts proactively and stimulates action as needed.
    • Report writing skills, data analysis and presentation skill

Language requirements:
English language: Expert level in reading, writing, and speaking.
Arabic language: Expert level in reading, writing, and speaking.

  1. Place of assignment
    WHO Sudan Temporary Country Office in Port Sudan with the option of work from home modality.
  2. Medical clearance
    The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.
  3. Travel
    The selected consultant will conduct field visits to project sites as required to undertake preliminary field assessment and/or monitor the progress of work and provide relevant reports WHE team lead and the Operation Manager.
Travel datesLocation:
FromTBCToTBCTBC depending on the situation on ground
Purpose:For program activities.

This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority.
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