UNOPS Ethiopia Vacancy | Engineering Intern

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

The purpose of this Internship program is to provide opportunities for young graduates and Engineering students to acquire knowledge and experience, and pave the way for their professional growth and career development.  The interns will support the AICS funded project entitled ‘’Multisectorial intervention aimed at improving health conditions in the woredas of Chifra and Hamer in the Afar and South Ethiopia Regions’’.  Specifically, the engineering interns will be based at the construction sites and support Deputy Project Managers (DPM) and will be responsible for the following tasks under the close supervision and guidance of the Deputy Project Manager.

Position: Engineering Intern


  • Currently enrolled in a University Degree preferably in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Engineering, Construction Management or any other related fields.
  • OR, have graduated from a University degree within three years from the date of the application. 

Work Experience

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.
  • Knowledge in Architecture and Engineering design software such as  AutoCAD is an added advantage.

Technical tasks:

  •  Assist DPM in the planning of projects and scheduling of tasks.
  •  Assist in ensuring the documents are prepared to meet the quality standard requirements.
  •  Assist in timely delivery of the expected outputs.
  •  Provide assistance to the DPM during measurements of the executed works and preparation of take-off sheets
  • Assist in the supervision of construction works on a daily basis 
  • Assist in preparing daily site logs and health & safety logs.
  • Assist in carrying out an inspection of works and recording such inspection at specific milestones during the life of the construction in line with the projects’ specifications.
  •  Assist in witnessing and recording quality control checks (such as concrete slump test, sampling of cubes, crushing of cubes, spacing/number/size and cover of reinforcement, etc., vibrating of concrete, etc.).
  •  Assist in the preparation of site progress reports including images and videos as required.
  • Assist in following up on project progress versus planned schedule and raise any deviation with supervisors.
  •  Assist in coordinating the team effort to complete any task as would be required and appropriate if assigned.

2. Training components and learning elements

  • The intern will be exposed to practical learning on the site with the supervision of a senior person on site. Moreover, the intern will have access to UNOPS’ training opportunities and learning platform. 

3. Participation in missions or training courses

The intern will take online courses available on the intranet and attend workshops related to the infrastructure fields.


Fluency in spoken, reading and written English is required.

Knowledge of the local language (Amharic) is required

Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2024

How to Apply:

Candidates who fulfil the above requirements can Apply Online:

Qualified females and candidates from underrepresented groups in UNOPS are highly encouraged to apply.

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