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United Nations Office for Project Services

Architect

Nairobi, Kenya

Closing: Jan 26, 2022

4 days remaining

Published: Jan 11, 2022 (11 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Part time, Temporary

KEOH has its own Design Services Unit (DSU) which consists of design production office and engineering project management cell, consisting of Civil, Structural, M&E Engineers, Architects, Design Associates and Quantity Surveyors. The DSU carries out low risk engineering works and building structures. This generally involves concept designs, feasibility studies and low/medium risk designs that include buildings of up to two stories in height (as per the UNOPS design planning manual) and civil works that may include using standard designs of structures for rural roads. High risk building and structure designs are outsourced to specialist design firms.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in architectural design is required;

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in coordinating  information and teams is required;

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in infrastructure is required;

  • Experience in developing countries and knowledge in the country context related field is an added advantage;

  • Experience in use of software such as AutoCAD/ArchiCAD or REVIT is desired;

  • Experience in google suite applications will be an asset;


Responsibilities

KEOH has its own Design Services Unit (DSU) which consists of design production office and engineering project management cell, consisting of Civil, Structural, M&E Engineers, Architects, Design Associates and Quantity Surveyors. The DSU carries out low risk engineering works and building structures. This generally involves concept designs, feasibility studies and low/medium risk designs that include buildings of up to two stories in height (as per the UNOPS design planning manual) and civil works that may include using standard designs of structures for rural roads. High risk building and structure designs are outsourced to specialist design firms.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in architectural design is required;

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in coordinating  information and teams is required;

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in infrastructure is required;

  • Experience in developing countries and knowledge in the country context related field is an added advantage;

  • Experience in use of software such as AutoCAD/ArchiCAD or REVIT is desired;

  • Experience in google suite applications will be an asset;


The Project Architect shall be responsible for undertaking all the tasks required to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of the projects. He/she reports to the Lead Architect and may be required to undertake the following tasks with pre-agreed timeframes;

1. Project Development


  • Assist in preparation of preliminary design documentation, preliminary cost estimates

    and other tasks as necessary.


2. Infrastructure Design and Development:

  • Prepare concept design proposals for new projects.

  • Plan and produce design documentation for infrastructure projects.

  • Revise design work for infrastructure projects as required.

  • Timely production of conceptual and detailed architectural documentation for vertical structures in accordance with the UNOPS Design Planning Manual and/or applicable engineering code.

  • Assist in carrying out site assessments as need arises and prepare subsequent reports.

  • Attend co-ordination / consultative meetings if and when required.

  • Brief and coordinate professionals from other disciplines, and review documentation produced for the purposes of delivering coherent technical packages of information

Others:

  • Share ideas on best environmental practices, on streamlining UN sustainable procurement and infrastructure practices into TSU processes and controls during construction and mitigate environmental impacts of the works

  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing for the improvement of the technical unit professional skills


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