UN Engineer Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:              Engineer
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
Engineer, WFP Engineering
About US:
The UN World Food Programme
(WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the
largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Engineer
will provide construction and engineering expertise and contribute to the
efficient delivery and quality outputs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively
    contribute to the implementation of WFP Policies, standards, norms and
    practices ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies, procedures,
    guidelines and operations.
  • Provide
    engineering and project management services, apply best practises,
    standards and innovative technologies that comply with WFP standards and
  • Contribute
    towards the analysis of project proposal to enable effective decision
    making on project technical feasibility.
  • Prepare
    evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on measures to improve
    WFP facilities suitability to operational purpose, safety, and efficiency
    of structures and equipment
  • Collate
    data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting on
    outputs to facilitate informed decision-making and consistency of
    information presented to the stakeholders.
  • Provide
    technical guidance that support a successful construction procurement
  • Actively
    participate in technical or design review, exchange of knowledge and
    experience, keeping abreast of construction and engineering technologies,
    to facilitate implementation of innovative engineering solutions.
  • Support
    the capacity building of engineering staff to facilitate the continued development
    and high performance.
  • Establish
    and maintain partnerships with internal and external clients to
    effectively meet clients’ expectations.
  • Contribute
    to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance
    and monitor the management of risks.
  • Perform
    any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Engineer
    job opportunity should hold a first University degree in Civil Engineering
    or related Engineering discipline. Hold or be eligible for Accreditation
    to “Professional Engineer” or “Chartered Engineer” status, or recognised
    equivalent by an appropriate national or international regulatory
  • Experience
    working effectively under supervision on a large number of varied design
    and construction projects and taken responsibility for work elements which
    have been assigned.
  • Actively
    contributed to projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering
    specialisations in relation to fire safety, seismic blast or environmental
  • Language: International Professional: Fluency
    (level C) in English language.
Personal Competencies:
  • Business
    Support Services & Reporting:
    Exhibits ability to convert business plans into clear actions for
    team members to support the implementation of the program. Collects and
    reports data to draw out fact-based insights.
  • Internal
    Controls & Risk Management for Administration and Engineering:
    Utilises understanding of risk
    management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and
    programmes to confirm regulatory compliance, ensure data integrity and
    ensure client satisfaction.
  • Resource
    Management for Administration and Engineering:
    Monitors trends in staffing and resource
    usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders and
    key clients.
  • Specialised
    Knowledge in Engineering:
    advanced engineering knowledge in own area of responsibility and working
    knowledge of other engineering disciplines to provide technical support to
    operations and projects. Leads independent action and decision making in
    an engineering context.
  • Engineering
    & Project Management:
    a strong proficiency in developing project scopes, engineering and design
    proposals, and identifying required tasks and milestones. Applies working
    knowledge of project management tools, engineering technologies,
    techniques and best practice to track and monitor project progress,
    delivering projects on schedule and on budget.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their
applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 20th February 2018
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