Economic Commission for Africa Clerk of Works Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa Clerk of Works Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Posting Title:

  • Clerk Of Works, NOB

    Job Code Title:

  • Associate Engineer

    Department/ Office:

  • Economic Commission for Africa

    Duty Station:


    Posting Period:

  • 24 October 2018-22 November 2018

    Job Opening number:

  • 18-ENG-ECA-104404-R-ADDIS ABABA (X)

    Staffing Exercise ID:N/A

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Africa Hall Project Management Office within Division of Administration at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Project Architect/Engineer of the Africa Hall project and overall supervision of the Project Manager.


  • Within delegated authority, the Clerk of works will be responsible for performing the following duties:
  • Assist the Project Engineer/Architect and Project Manager in reviewing the designer’s site plans and specifications to ensure they are in compliance with defined project scope as well as construction contract(s) in force;
  • To preliminary verify and advise on all proposed construction materials for the project, and ensure that they meet the specifications in terms of quality and adherence to contractual documents;
  • To accompany the consultant while inspecting the contractor’s work and record the progress of the construction, including site logistics, swing space plan and its surroundings to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications, guidelines on environmental management and housekeeping/safety/security on the site, and to identify and record any unexpected issues of concern that need to be managed with the contractor;
  • To accompany the consultant in the inspection/monitor, and record the workmanship and practices of the contractor and or crews engaged in the construction and ensure the work is executed in compliance with the design plans and specifications as provided for in the construction contract;
  • To preliminarily monitor the design/construction work schedules to ensure that progress is maintained as proposed and advise the PE accordingly;
  • To monitor safety at the construction site in so far as the execution of the construction work is concerned.
  • To accompany the consultant in monitoring the construction and its compliance with the specifications and design drawings prepared by the architect;
  • Performs any other duties as requested by the Project Architect/Engineer, Project Manager and/or Director of Administration.
  • Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
  • In addition to the normal and regular interaction with all the AH Team Members, the Clerk of works will be liaising and dealing on a daily basis with the followings:
  • Representatives of the Lead Consultant in charge of technical advisory on Construction Contract Administration
  • Representatives of the Contractor(s) in charge of the works execution
  • Focal points of the other ECA Offices such as : SSS, FMS, SCMS


  • Professionalism: Ability to apply engineering skills and to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure. Shows pride in work and in achievements.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Conscientious and
    efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments.
  • Adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of resources and time for completing work.
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Uses time efficiently.


  • A first-level university degree in civil engineering and/or architecture is required.
  • Certification in Project Management such as PRINCE II or similar Project Management certifications is highly desirable.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years progressive responsible work experience in architectural building and/or civil engineering (with focus on Quality Control and/or Works Supervision) is required.
  • Experience as a superintendent or building supervisor in at least three building projects with more than 5000 m2 or more is highly desirable.
  • Experience as an inspector of architectural building, renovation, site, finishes or other specialty system works is desirable. Experience in using MS Project or similar software is also highly desirable.


  • “Fluency in one of the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat, English or French is required, knowledge of the other is desirable.
  • Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.” knowledge of Amharic is desirable.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment exercise followed by competency -based interview.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 22nd November 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa Clerk of Works Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia
  • Recruitment for this post is exclusively local and is open to citizens of Ethiopia only.
  • This is a project post and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year.
  • Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate-and/or the availability-of funds. -Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.
  • In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
  • UNECA is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    No Fee

    The United Nations Does Not Charge a Fee at Any Stage of the Recruitment Process (Application, Interview Meeting, Processing, or Training). The United Nations Does Not Concern Itself With Information on Applicants’ Bank Accounts.

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