ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTSPERSON, Nairobi, Kenya At United Nations Office at Nairobi


Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2023
Result of ServiceDeliverables 1. Carry out work according to Departmental Priority Work List. 2. Ensure drawing and control system is adhered to. 3. Production of working drawings and check same for accuracy. 4. Update drawings to As-built status after works are completed. Reports 1. Maintain and ensure Design Library is up to date. 2. Construct and maintain Drawing Lists for all current and ongoing projects. 3. Assist Supervisor with maintaining project technical files. 4. Report relevant information to Supervisor on a daily basis.

Work LocationNairobi

Expected duration3 months

Duties andResponsibilities

Organization Setting and Reporting The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing Administrative, conference, Security and information services (www.unon.org). This Individual Contractor is in the Facilities Management and Transportation Section (FMTS), Support Services Service, Division of Administrative Services, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). The successful candidate reports to the Manager, Office Space and Premises, working on various office space accommodation and management projects within the UN Gigiri Complex. Duties and Responsibilities – As/ where required take measurements on site necessary to prepare design and construction level drawings accurately to scale, taking note of any existing conditions such as structural elements, electrical/ mechanical components and finishes/materials, using AutoCAD and or Autodesk Revit (both 2D & 3D) any other software(s) versions installed/ operated by UNON FMTS); – Working together with supervisors, convert manager’s ‘already prepared’ sketch design concepts for office space into accurate and to scale design/ layout drawings usable for client presentation/ discussion purposes and construction drawings for construction works purposes (including partition, furniture and equipment layouts, ceiling plans and electrical and data requirements); – Working together with supervisors, interpret client’s program requirements into sketch design concepts and architectural drawings, preparing floor plans and partitioning layouts for both ‘new client office space fit out’ as well as ‘existing client office space reorganization’, determining the most suitable means to achieve client’s/ supervisor’s goals (per existing office space design/ norms and office interior solutions), where possible attempting to identify problems and to offer creative ways to solve problems; – Assist project managers where/ when required to supervise construction works on site per dictated design/ construction drawings; undertake inspections, prepare contractor meeting minutes, issue instructions and ensure works are completed per schedule on time and to the required standards of workmanship; – Assist project managers when/ where required to coordinate movements, log requests for movers, issue movement schedules to relevant contractors, e.g. partitioning, building maintenance, ICT and printer/ copy services and to transfer and re/install workstations and printer/ copiers within the new office space; – Supervise cleaning and tidying up of the offices. Follow-up on the complaints from offices/ staff moved and where possible resolve issues and or report to relevant supervisors; – Perform other duties assigned by supervisors such as, but not limited to, occasionally assisting in other of areas of the Section operations. Additional task ; -Working together with supervisors, prepare architectural drawings and renderings for presentation to management, graphic representations and other project and or section related communications documents on upcoming construction works and other operational facilities related operations for information sharing purposes and broadcast purposes.

Qualifications/special skillsHigh School certificate. Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Revit software is a requirement. Additionally, Diploma and/or Certificate from a recognized institution is required Two (2) years work experience in office space accommodation and management projects or related field.

LanguagesLanguage : English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language is desirable.

No FeeTHE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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