UN World Food Programme Logistics Associate - Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Logistics Associate - Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

About WFP

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.

The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.

After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.

The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda.

In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and re-positioning its role in Uganda.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • 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: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
  • Professional experience in supervision of varied design and construction projects and work elements
  • Contribution to engineering projects specializing in fire safety, seismic blast or environment requirements
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in construction in fast paced environment
    Exposure to humanitarian and emergency situations

    Organizational Context

    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 recognized 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.

    Key Account-abilities

  • 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 processes.
  • 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 process.
  • 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.
  • Other as required.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

    People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Has worked effectively under supervision on a large number of varied design and construction projects and taken responsibility for work elements which have been assigned.
  • Has attained advanced academic qualifications relevant to engineering.
  • Has contributed to projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering specialisations in relation to fire safety, seismic blast or environmental requirements.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 16th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Logistics Associate - Engineer - Jobs in Uganda

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