National Consultant Engineer: Provide Engineering Services for the Construction of the One Stop Center for Survivors of Violence

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    1 month ago
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    Engineering, Facility and Security Services, Gender and Diversity, Maintenance, Peace and Security
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination and violence against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and work with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services needed to implement these standards. UN Women Egypt Country Office is based in Cairo and works in the three priority areas: Leadership and Political Participation; Economic Empowerment; and Ending Violence Against Women.

Globally and in Egypt, in coordination with UN agencies, UN Women has worked extensively on the development of essential services for survivors of violence, including supporting the design and operationalization of One Stop Centers for Survivors of Violence in several countries. The One Stop Center (OSC) model for attending to survivors of violence against women and girls provides access to an integrated range of services including medical, legal and psychological support within a single location. Trained multidisciplinary staff and private consultation rooms contribute to reduced survivor interviews, improved multisectoral coordination and improved quality of survivor-centred care with the ultimate goal of reduced survivor revictimisation when seeking care. One key concept in the context of social inclusion and survivor-centered service provision is accessibility. The ease of access for all people, regardless of their individual characteristics or needs, to public services such as the OSC is essential.

Recognizing the importance of the One Stop Center (OSC) model for creating a safe and supportive environment for women and girls to seek immediate protection, medical treatment and legal assistance, and the need to enhance coordinated response and referral, in October 2021, Prime Ministerial decree 827 was issued. [1] Decree 827 calls for the establishment of a pilot OSC in Cairo, and the eventual replication of the model in other Governorates. Under the coordination of the National Council for Women (NCW), the OSC in Cairo is now in the process of being established and will include services for police reporting, legal aid, medical aid and forensics and temporary shelter.

The National Engineering Consultant will be responsible for proving the required design, specification, Bill of Quantities, detailed drawings and tender documents, site supervision, as well as safety a certification for the construction of the One Stop Center for Survivors of Violence. The OSC premises is located in down town Cairo. It consists of 5 floors and each floor is 4 apartments. The engineer is required to provide the aforementioned requirements on the full capacity of the premises. The premises is also equipped with electricity and water.

[1] Prime Ministerial Decree 827, 2021


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of detailed architectural design,
  • Conduct a full measurement of the whole building.
  • Preparation of the technical specifications, works’ materials, working drawings and bill of quantities for the construction of the additional room, including: Ceiling, False Ceiling, Painting, Flooring, Tiling, Electrical, Lighting, Telephone, Networking, Cabling, Air Conditioning, and any other works deemed necessary.
  • Preparation of works schedule and timeframe,
  • Preparation of the complete tender documents,
  • Conduct and support the tendering action as required by UN Women,
  • Site supervision and proper follow-up on the selected contractor,
  • Contract administration and advice, review of executed works, review of submitted contractors’ invoices, settlement of potential claims, ..etc.
  • Commissioning and preliminary handing-over of all works.
  • Provide safety certificate of all executed works
Deliverables Timelines
1) Detailed design and complete tender documents, including all items described in the tasks section of this TOR. 25 Nov 2023
2) Site supervision and certification of the contractor’s invoices. 15 Dec 2023 to 15 Jan 2024
3) Handing over and safety certification of the executed works. 15 Jan 2024

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Technical knowledge of the architectural and engineering concepts.
  • Soft Skills: Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or any related field, is required.


  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the field of engineering design and retrofitting of offices and similar buildings, is required.
  • Experience in the engineering design and retrofitting of UN Agencies’ premises is an advantage.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

  • Criteria 1: Bachelor degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or any related field. (20 Points)
  • Criteria 2: Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the field of engineering design and retrofitting of offices and similar buildings. (25 Points)
  • Criteria 3: Experience in the engineering design and retrofitting of UN Agencies’ premises. (15 Points)
  • Criteria 4: Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English. (10 Points)

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • ‘Lowest Bid Offered’ refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.


Interested Individual Candidate must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Completed and Signed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from; make sure that you provide a valid email address for future communications, and
  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to a portfolio of work;
  • Financial proposal; Proposed Inclusive Daily Rate in EGP.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to uploading one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification. Make sure that you provide a valid email address for future communications.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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