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UNDP recruiting Site Architect for Cultural Heritage Projects

Famagusta, Cyprus, 28 December 2016


UNDP has been carrying out projects in the Cultural Heritage sites for conservation works under the auspices of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH). These projects are funded by the European Union.  So far, several cultural heritage sites have been completed all over Cyprus from Paphos to Famagusta.

This assignment is to assist in the supervision of works contracts as Site Architect for Cultural Heritage projects located in Famagusta.  

The works for all sites will be executed in parallel until the substantial completion. In particular:

  • Martinengo bastion in Famagusta & Famagusta Walls (between Seagate & Arsenal - town side)

  • Ravelin gate in Famagusta

  • St. Mary of Carmel, St. Mary of the Armenians, Tanner`s Mosque and St. Anne of Maronite’s Church in Famagusta

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Programme Manager and the direct supervision of the project Engineer, he/she shall be the ‘Site Architect` and provide daily supervision of restoration / conservation activities, shall liaise regularly with project staff of UNDP to ensure smooth support for the project and shall be accountable for the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist in supervising the works in accordance with the contract documents and the procedures established by UNDP;

  • Assist in supervising the works in accordance with the technical specifications, bills of quantities and drawings;

  • Assist in ensuring the correct implementation of the works according to technical specifications, drawings, workmanship and quality of materials;

  • Review and advice to the Engineer for the materials submitted;

  • Check completed works before they are covered by the contractor, taking photos and measuring/sketching;

  • Ensure that the site is kept clean and tidy that all measures are taken for site safety;

  • Ensure that health & safety measures are adopted and followed to the full extent and with no deviation and if needed instruct additional safety measures if needed;

  • Take pictures and collating these in digital formats for the contract records and duly maintain an electronic library of photos of the progress of the works;

  • Check and verify quantities of works done and provide a report to UNDP for each payment certificate;

  • Report on the quantities of works prepared by the contractor – review each payments certificate of the contractors and verify quantities to the Engineer;

  • Collate all documentations for the payment requests for each statement (interim / final);

  • Monitor the workplans and inform the Engineer for any deviation;

  • Assist in the preparation of inspection for the substantial completion and snag list;

  • Maintain a filing system for all site memos and instructions, measured quantities of work and materials on site, reports and other documents and correspondence pertaining to the construction activities;

  • Attend weekly site meetings and take minutes of meetings to be given to the Engineer;

  • Ensure that the daily records are kept on the site workbook; sign on the site workbook;

  • Inform the Engineer of any problem which may arise with the Contractor;

  • Carry out any other tasks related to the works and the project given by the Engineer.


The subscriber shall submit daily supervision and weekly progress reports to the Engineer of the contract, the format and content will be given.

Narrative parts of the reports must be written in good English and must be proof read before submission to the Engineer.

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