Local hire: Urban Planning/Design (Water Management)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Nairobi, Kenya 🇰🇪

The Somali Urban Investment Planning Project (SUIPP), financed by the Somali Multi-Partner Fund (MPF), is supporting the preparation of Feasibility Studies (FS) and Preliminary Engineering Designs (PEDs) across three cities of Somalia (Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa). The Project is currently planning for 17 km of urban roads in Mogadishu and 29 km of urban roads in Garowe, community roads in all 17 districts of Mogadishu, improvement of the solid waste and liquid waste services and disposal in Hargeisa, and supplemental investment in the water supply improvement program of the Hargeisa Water Agency’. The FS and PEDs are currently being undertaken by UNOPS. The civil works for the above infrastructure will be implemented in the proposed follow on Somali Urban Development Project (SUDP).

A variation order has been approved for a new project to develop a Drainage Master Plan and Roads Inter-Connectivity in the city of Mogadishu.

a) The objective of the proposed study is to develop a road connectivity assessment and a trunk drainage masterplan for Mogadishu that guide the strategic and harmonized investments.

b) Such a plan gives an overview of the existing road network and drainage systems, allows BRA to identify key gaps, standardize the system design, and prioritize future investments based on evidence. Moreover, potential investors, namely the private sector and development partners are better able to identify investments that will have the highest economic and environmental returns.

Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

This position is open to Kenyan nationals or those with Kenyan residency permits.

This position requires travelling in and out of Somalia.