Monday, January 11, 2010

UNDP (The Justice System Programme), Consultant: Domestic Water Supply Installation Engineer, Deadline January 20, 2010.

United Nations Development Program


The Justice System Programme
“Strengthening the Justice System in Timor-Leste” (Project no. 00014955)

Brief Description
The “Strengthening the Justice System in Timor-Leste” Programme was launched in 2003. This project was revised and a new project document was signed in December 2005, focused on institutional capacity development of the justice sector, including the Courts, Prosecution Service, Public Defenders Office, and the Ministry of Justice. Overall project management responsibility was entrusted to a Council of Coordination, consisting of the President of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, Prosecutor-General and the Minister of Justice.  The crisis of April-May 2006 and its aftermath drastically altered the domestic environment, unduly burdening this project which, as the most comprehensive vehicle of support to the justice sector, was called upon to respond to emergency needs for crisis response and recovery. In July-August 2007, an independent, external evaluation of the project made recommendations for far-reaching changes in the structure, scope and size of the project.  In light of those recommendations, this project has been revised, with significant changes in scope, structure, and size, including a new focus on the ‘demand’ side of justice.  The revised project provides for a strengthened Chief Executive Office, which will focus on strategic policy, planning, M&E, and budget, with five revamped programme units: Capacity Development, Justice Decentralization, Prosecution, Corrections, and Access to Justice and Conflict Prevention.

Terms of Reference

Post title: Consultant: Domestic Water Supply Installation Engineer
Duty Station: Gleno Prison Ermera
Duration: 13 days – over one month period
Expected Start date: February 2010                        


Under the supervision of the Prison Security Specialist and in close consultation with the Director of the Timor-Leste Prison Service, the Water Engineer will supervise the Gleno Prison Water Installation Project on behalf of UNDP.

The engineer is required to conduct the following:
·      Lead the contracting process: Tendering, Evaluation, Construction, Completion/Project Sign Off.
·      Review technical drawings.
·      Prepare Bills of Quantities (BOQ) and Scope of Works (SOW).
·      Oversee tendering processes.
·      Evaluate works bids/offers based on quality, cost and time, and provide a written report on recommendations.
·      Assess Contractors’ facilities/capacity/plant/equipment.
·      Supervise Engineering/Construction work.
·      Evaluate work standards relating to materials and methods of construction.
·      Conduct site meetings with Contractors and Gleno Prison Manager
·      Ensure works are completed to a high standard and in accordance with the SOW.
·      Ensure that Contractor/s remain within budget and that works are completed within specified time frames.
·      Ensure Contractors are compliant with applicable Health and Safety regulations.
·      Prepare reports on progress of works.
·      Sign off on completion of works.


·         BOQ/SOW
·         Bid document
·         Techncial evaluation report
·         Progress reports
·         Sign off on completion of works.



·         Briefing and site visit – 1 day
·         Review plans/drawings – 1 day
·         Prepare BOQ/SOW – 2 days
·         Bid document – 2 days
·         Technical evaluation of bidders – 1 day
·         Works supervision ( x 2 site visits per week over 2 weeks - spotcheck management)
·         Reports – 1 day
·         Hand over and debrief – 1 day
·         (Total 13 days)


·       Demonstrated experience in management and supervision of water installation projects.
·      Proven ability to establish priorities, to plan and implement, to organize and coordinate.
·      Solid written and spoken skills in English.
·      Ability to communicate effectively.
·       Good computer skills (Word, Excel, AutoCAD)
·       Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment

Special Consideration
·       Knowledge of UNDP/GoTL regulations on procurement, tendering and contracting.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized university.
  • Certificate in Project Management.
·         Minimum of 5 years proven experience in Water/Constructional/Structural Engineering
  • At least 3 years experience at management level of managing complex projects.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. A good command of Tetum and or Portuguese language would be an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing country highly regarded.
  • Work experience in the development sector, preferably in the UN system, highly regarded.

How to apply:
Please submit your applications letter together with: Curriculum vitae, financial proposal; P11 forms on line by accessing this link:  

*Financial proposal (doesn’t include the cost of airfare)

The deadline for submitting applications is 20 January 2010
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.