The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization, the largest one focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. Founded in 1961, it is headquartered in Rome and has offices in 80 countries.
A Technical Assistance (TA)/capacity and system support team will be set-up by WFP and UNDP jointly to each Local Government (LG) selected for the pilot. The TA team comprising local governance/planning and local infrastructure/technical advisors to be based in the selected LGs will provide technical guidance, advice, and hands-on support to the LGs in the key focus areas of the Pilot. Hence, the Engineer as technical expert based in WFP Field Office/Surkhet LISP Pilot TA team, will support the LG-embedded TA team, LG’s technical team and provincial Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Urban Development (MoPIUD) in technical/engineering related matters related to LISP Pilot.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
The Engineer will be based in WFP Field Office Surkhet. The responsibilities will include providing technical/engineering backstopping to the LG-embedded TA Team (Local Technical -Support) to enable them to assist the LGs in planning, delivery, and management of climate resilient and green recovery job creating local infrastructure, as well as for selection and implementation of infrastructure co-financed by the LISP Pilot. The incumbent will report to the LISP Pilot Deputy Team Leader (Engineer) based in WFP Field Office, Surkhet. The incumbent will also closely work with the Pilot TA team assigned by UNDP at provincial level.
The main roles and responsibilities of the position:
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
|Capability Name||Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level|
|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||Applies 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||Demonstrates 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.|
Education: • Advanced University degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline or First University degree with additional two years of related work experience and hold or be eligible for Accreditation to become “Professional Engineer” or “Chartered Engineer” status or recognized equivalent by an appropriate national or international regulatory authority.
Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• At least 2 years of post graduate and professional experience in civil engineering with a focus on hydraulic and structural designs, field layouts, planning and execution of detail surveys for a variety of rural/local infrastructures.
• Professional experience in AutoCAD, hydraulic/structural design software, use of electronic survey equipment will be highly preferred.
• Experience of project management, implementation and monitoring of local/rural infrastructure, and Food Assistance for Assets/cash for work programmes.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, and a strong team player with the willingness to learn and support the learning of others.
• Energetic to work in remote areas with limited facilities yet highly committed to professional work to achieve tangible outcome for the benefits of the most vulnerable people.
• Experience of working in government ministries will be an added advantage.
• Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
• Must be familiar with MS office.
• Nepali Typing skill is an asset
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
16 June 2022
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.