Vacancy Announcement
Site Engineer
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide
gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Project Manager / Construction engineer /
Maintenance engineer.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
 Measures and agrees with contractors’ staff the quantities of work executed and checks other
accounts such as government sales tax to be recovered by the Agency so that the interim
and final payments due to the contractor can be certified;
Vacancy Announcement Number LDC/05/2020
Contract Status Limited Duration Contract (LDC); Six months duration
renewable; Appointment subject to funding confirmation,
satisfactory performance and continuity of need.
- LDC: Band “E”/ S2 Monthly salary is JD 990.300
including transportation allowance (No use for UN
car) and other expenses and depending on
professional knowledge, experience and location of
- Other benefits include medical insurance and
annual leave and dependency allowance (if
Department Field Infrastructure & Camp Improvement Program
Duty Station Jordan Field Office
Issue Date 19 July 2020
Deadline for Applications 01 August 2020
 Checks and records on working drawings/as built drawings prepared for this purpose, the
actual level and details of foundations, the type of strata encountered in the excavation and
full details of any deviations from the working drawings/as built drawings which may have
been made during the execution of the work
 In case of any work which may result in the contractor claiming payment as additional work,
evaluates and records all relevant circumstances in detail and in consultation with the project
manager agrees with the contractor costs of labour, materials and equipment involved in
executing the additional work to facilitate decisions made by project manager.
 Maintains a site diary with a detailed history of the construction/maintenance works and all
happenings at the site and submits regular reports;
 Records and reports progress of work in comparison with the contractor’s programme of work
as agreed by the Agency;
 Examines and approves, in consultation with the project manager as necessary, methods
proposed by the contractor to ensure safe and satisfactory execution of the permanent work;
 Supervises the work carried out by contractors on site to ensure that it is executed to correct
line and level, the materials and workmanship comply with the specifications and all necessary
tests on materials including inspections of manufacture at source of components are
incorporated into the permanent works;
 Coordinates and supervises the maintenance projects in the Area and reports on progress.
 Conducts periodic routine inspections of all Agency buildings, installations and infrastructure
and takes necessary action in the case of essential maintenance requirements.
 Carries out contract administration duties as directed, including the preparation of bills of
quantities, cost estimates for quantities and materials, specifications, interim and final payment
certificates, etc.
 Responsible in coordination with the project manager for expenditure and cost control on all
maintenance contracts under his responsibility.
 Prepares work plans and periodic progress reports for maintenance and other engineering
works to the project manager.
 Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
 A university degree in civil engineering.
 A minimum of five years’ experience in site supervision of building projects , including at least
one year in maintenance /construction projects (supervision or contractor) .
 Good command of written and spoken English and Arabic.
 Ability to take initiative and produce sound professional judgment;
 Knowledge of local practice and materials used in Jordan;
 Ability to prioritize and evaluate works;
 Ability to work under pressure;
 Good communication (both written & verbal) skills.
 Civil engineering training courses;
 Possession of a valid driving license in Jordan.
Other Information
 Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time
of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability
to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work
permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for
relocation costs.
 Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: 
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director
of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor
may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant
academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not
considered an acceptable combination.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and
completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from
accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through will
be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for
interview will be contacted. Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your
Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted
by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to
bank accounts.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews, please visit:”
General Information
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of
integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for nonviolent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are expected to uphold these values
at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these
values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower
grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not
committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been
involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or
international humanitarian law.

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