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.
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ) or Country Offices (COs). They report to the Division/Country Director or the designate, and are subject to overall normative and technical direction by the Chief Engineer, WFP Engineering in relation to all matters of engineering services and construction activities.
Job holders operate under the direct supervision of a more senior and experienced Engineer holding recognised accreditation as “Chartered Engineer” or “Professional Engineer”. They are involved in day–to-day practical engineering activities and analytical work. Subject to the overall guidance, job holders complete assignments and provide advice on engineering issues, applying the established norms, standards regulations and providing expertise in making determinations and recommendations across a range of daily activities.
WFP has been supporting the GON to implement the school meals programme through food transfers since 1974 to improve education and nutritional outcomes in Nepal. The government school meals programme is decentralized, where national funds are channelled directly to municipalities and schools that are fully responsible for implementing the programme. In response to the government request of technical assistance for strengthening their school meals programme in March 2020 WFP started the three years Project for the National School Meal Programme in Nuwakot District. This is a project to capacitate municipalities and schools to effectively implement the school meals programme, adopting the home-grown school feeding approach and onsite cooking of school meals. Providing infrastructure (kitchens and WASH) is one of the main components of this Project.The infra-structure development component is to be undertaken in coordination with overall project activities and using similar modalities as the WFP School Infrastructure Development Project (SIDP) in the Karnali and Surdurpaschim Provinces.
S/he will work under the supervision of Project Manager/ School Meals Unit, and technical supervision of Engineering Unit to provide construction and engineering expertise, quality control and quality assurance for the efficient delivery and quality outputs for SIDP in Nuwakot. Additionally, S/he will plan and implement infra-structure development is coordination with other Project components and participate in overall capacity development activities planned for this project.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Education: 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 authority.
National Professional: Fluent, both reading and writing, in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
|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.|
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Has a minimum of five (5) years of working in the Construction industry (Government, UN agencies, development partners, I/NGOs, private sector etc.) since graduation. Has worked independently in remote locations.
Has worked effectively under supervision on a large number of varied design and construction projects and taken responsibility for assigned work elements.
Has worked in Humanitarian projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering specialization in relation to seismic mitigation, rural infrastructure, effects of monsoons, or environmental requirements.
Has experience in working in capacity development projects aimed at strengthening the implementation of school meals programme.
Has implemented Projects with increased level of responsibility.
Has experience with implementing GEDSI policies.
Has supervised commercial contractors for a minimum of 24 months.
Has worked with UN Agencies and NGOs for a minimum of 12 months.
Experience working in Nuwakot is an advantage.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT
WFP School Infrastructure Development Project (SIDP) infrastructure is completed to a high quality, achieved on time within budget.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.