Field Engineer Consultancy

United Nations Children's Fund

Cairo, Egypt

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, Care.


The main objectives of this assignment are to:

  • Liaise with the MoYS technical staff and engineers to support the selection of the locations of the innovation labs, assess and develop the technical specs, and obtain approvals on the selected locations.
  • Monitor the contracted contractors to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the rehabilitation work in the target governorates.


  • The field engineer will be based in Cairo with programmatic visits to the project sites in the target governorates. The methodology of work will stem from the monitoring framework of rehabilitation activities developed by ECO.

Activities, Deliverables, And Timelines, Plus Budget Per Deliverable:

Based on UNICEF standards for monitoring fieldwork, the field engineer will undertake, Specific activities will include (but not limited to):

  • Provide overall technical assistance to UNICEF “Meshwary” programme’s innovation labs rehabilitation/construction work at youth centres/directorates. This includes planning, implementation and monitoring and the preparation of TORs, BOQs, LPA, etc.
  • Participate in technical assessment of the quotations submitted by the bidding institutions.
  • Develop effective implementation, monitoring, and supervision, plans, tools and ensure their execution based on UNICEF standards.
  • Ensure quality control systems are in place, and contractors/engineering entities work, and deliverables are in compliance with technical specifications and UNICEF quality standards.
  • Ensure that all rehabilitated facilities are in consistence with accessibility measures including accessibility to young people with disabilities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of service providers.
  • Ensure all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the rehabilitation components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.
  • Take responsibility for overall progress of construction work and use of resources.
  • Identify and manage risks and initiate corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensure a sound handing over of facilities.
  • Conduct meetings/interviews with MoYS technical team, beneficiaries, and programmatic visits to target locations including youth centres and youth directorates and submit final recommendations.
  • Prepare the needed presentations with the layout of the design of the innovation labs.
  • Liaise with the ICT and Technology of Development (T4D) focal point to ensure alignment to UNICEF ICT and T4D strategies and standards.
  • Liaise with technical team at the HQ level to obtain clearances on technical TORs.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • Up to 5 years of experience in supervising rehabilitation or maintenance projects in government related structures preferably schools and/or youth centers.
  • Previous experience in working with international organizations is an asset.
  • Fluent in Arabic and English (written and spoken).