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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Head of Audit, BRAC Uganda Bank Limited

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:08:00 AM
Career with BRAC International
With over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 135 million people, BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization.
BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.
With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of tools including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalysing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organizations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global South. BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:
Position: Head of Audit, BRAC Uganda Bank Limited
Job Location: Uganda
The objective of this position is to provide an independent assurance on the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of the institution’s strategic, financial, accounting, business, and legal operations. It also ensures that the institution has a robust risk management system, internal controls complies with the laws, regulations, policies and procedures. The position holder will also conduct follow up audits to monitor the adequacy of management interventions.
Key Responsibilities:
 Generate audit charter, Internal Audit annual work plans, Internal Audit policies and procedure manuals.
 Managing and coordinating the BRAC Uganda Bank Limited Audit Function and ensure there is effective communication between the Audit and all other stakeholders.
 Preparing and submitting Internal Audit reports to Board and management.
 Evaluating and reviewing Financial, Accounting and Operational performance of the institution and all the departments, functions and advice on improvements
 Carrying out special Audit assignments.
 Evaluating risk management processes, internal controls and recommend areas of improvements
 Review all institutional policies and advise on areas of improvements.
 Carrying out inspection, performance audits and value for money assessments.
 Obtain analyses, evaluate accounting documentation and reliability of the reports.
 Lead, guide , supervise, motivate, discipline, train, build capacity and manage performance of all staff in the audit department
 Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding the sector rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.
Person Specifications:
 Proven working experience as Internal Auditor/ Audit manager
 Proven knowledge of auditing standards, procedures, laws, rules, regulations and best practice.
 Proven knowledge on financial sector regulations and industry trends
 Extensive computer skills including MS Office, advanced Excel and PowerPoint proficiency.
 High attention to detail, excellent analytical and planning skills and sound independent judgment
 Knowledge of Accounting, various core banking, HR and Payroll applications
 Ability to work in a multidimensional/multicultural setting
 Good communication skills
Educational Requirements:
Graduation/Master or equivalent degree major in Finance or Accounts or relevant fields with professional chartered accountant degree/ACCA or CPA.
Experience Requirements:
8 to 10 years’ of experience in audit operations in regulated Financial Institutions preferably Credit Institutions (Tier 2) and above of which at least 5 years at the level of manager.
Employment type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable

HOW TO APPLY:
If you feel you are the right match for above mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net. Please mention the name of the position, country allied for and AD# 08/17 in the subject bar.
Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: April 05, 2017
Women are encouraged to apply
Country nationals are encouraged to apply
BRAC is an equal opportunity employer

Short term Nutrition Expert (consultant) - Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:56:00 AM
Position: Short term Nutrition Expert (consultant)
Project: “Promotion of Nutrition Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa (Uganda).”
Duty Post: based in Mbale District covering neighboring districts in the proximity of Mt Elgon.
Grade: N/A
Duration: 45 month project expected to start latest October 2017. Consultancies will be between 20-60 working days within the project period.
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting suitably qualified consultants for a current call for proposal for a potential 45 month project, focusing on interventions in the potato value chain in proximity to Mbale and Mt. Elgon.
Profile:
  • University degree in nutrition, household economics or related fields
  • At least 5 years professional experience in implementing/consulting on projects in the nutrition sector with a focus on:
  • early childhood nutrition and
  • promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity
  • knowledge and experience in projects utilizing measurements such as the Individual Dietary Diversity Score (IDDS)
  • Work experience in Eastern Uganda is required
  • Proficient knowledge in English is required (at least C1- level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Knowledge of local languages (e.g. Masaaba/Lugishu) is desirable
Key tasks:
  • Provide technical support to the design of the nutrition component of the project including training manuals/materials, community dialogue approach and ICT strategy.
  • Provide technical support to the roll out and monitoring of the nutrition advisory services and suggest areas of improvement.

Short term potato expert- Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:55:00 AM
Position: **Short term potato expert
Project: “Promotion of Nutrition Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa (Uganda).”
Duty Post: based in Mbale District covering neighboring districts in the proximity of Mt Elgon.
Grade: N/A
Duration: 45 month project expected to start latest October 2017. Consultancies will be for a total of 20-60 working days within the project period.
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff for an upcoming 45 month project, focusing on interventions in the potato value chain in proximity to Mbale and Mt. Elgon.
Profile:
  • University degree in agronomy or agricultural economics
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in implementing/consulting on agricultural projects
  • Professional experience in Uganda and/or countries in East Africa with similar socioeconomic conditions
  • Work/consultancy experience on topics related to the Irish potato value chain is required:
  • Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) and Farming as a Business (FaaB),
  • Training of farmers (ToT approach, potato seed multiplication and storage, screen house production systems etc.)
  • Proficient knowledge in English is required (at least C1- level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Knowledge of local languages (e.g. Masaaba/Lugishu) is a prerequisite
Key tasks:
  • Provide technical support to the Irish potato value chain including design and roll out of training on GAP and FaaB
  • Provide technical support to the design and implementation of the seed systems training for farmers and research institutions including techniques in production of basic seed.
  • Support specialist areas such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), development of spray regimes, and locally appropriate storage options.

Potato Expert & Team Leader -Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:55:00 AM
Position: **Potato Expert & Team Leader
Project: “Promotion of Nutrition Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa (Uganda).”
Duty Post: based in Mbale District covering neighboring districts in the proximity of Mt Elgon.
Grade: IFDC BG-8
Duration: 45 month project expected to start latest October 2017
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff for an upcoming 45 month project, focusing on interventions in the potato value chain in proximity to Mbale and Mt. Elgon.
Profile:
  • University degree in agronomy or agricultural economics
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in implementing agricultural projects including leadership experience
  • Professional experience in Uganda and/or countries in East Africa with similar socioeconomic conditions
  • Work experience on topics related to the Irish potato value chain is required:
  • Good Agronomic Practices (GAP),
  • Farming as a Business (FaaB),
  • Training of farmers (ToT approach, potato seed multiplication and storage, screen house production systems etc.)
  • Support coordination between various actors in the potato value chain both at a regional and national level
  • Proficient knowledge in English is required (at least C1- level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Knowledge of local languages (e.g. Masaaba/Lugishu) is a prerequisite
Key tasks:
  • Responsibility for the day to day leadership of the project
  • Leader of the Irish potato value chain and the sector coordination component of the project
  • Main contact person for partners and other stakeholders in the project area
  • Facilitation of the cooperation among stakeholders
  • Provision of guidance for other national staff employed by the project

Nutrition & Communication Expert - Uganda

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:55:00 AM
Position: Nutrition & Communication Expert
Project: “Promotion of Nutrition Sensitive Potato Value Chains in East Africa (Uganda).”
Duty Post: based in Mbale District covering neighboring districts in the proximity of Mt Elgon.
Grade: IFDC BG-7
Duration: 45 month project expected to start latest October 2017
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff for a current call for proposal for a potential 45 month project, focusing on interventions in the potato value chain in proximity to Mbale and Mt. Elgon.
Profile:
  • University degree in nutrition, household economics or related fields
  • At least 5 years professional experience in implementing projects in the nutrition sector with a focus on:
  • early childhood nutrition and
  • promotion and inclusion of enhanced household nutrition and dietary diversity
  • Basic knowledge on M&E and communication is required
  • Work experience in Eastern Uganda is desirable
  • Proficient knowledge in English is required (at least C1- level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • Knowledge of local languages (e.g. Masaaba/Lugishu) is a prerequisite
Key tasks:
  • Leader of the nutrition component of the project
  • Responsibility for M&E as well as communication tasks
  • Assist the Project Leader with the day to day running of the project

Government Partnerships Officer - NOB

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:54:00 AM
The 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 repositioning its role in Uganda.
Our work is 100 percent funded by voluntary contributions, most of which are funded by Government partners. This is why the role of the Government Partnerships Officer (Donor Relations) is very important.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Government Partnerships Officer (Donor Relations) at NOB level, to be based in our Country Office in Kampala, Uganda. Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
This job is found in the Uganda Country Office (CO), and it reports to the Country Director or the designate. The Job holder operates with minimal supervision, and provides guidance to junior staff. The holder is heavily involved in day–to-day activities, analytical work and provides advice on less complex issues.
JOB PURPOSE
To contribute to the development of new and existing partnerships with government partners in order to advocate the work of WFP, and raise and mobilize resources to support WFP programmes.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Participate and assist in negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements, in line with internal policies and external regulations, in order to reach advantageous outcomes, such as more flexibility and predictability.
  2. Implement the work plan for assigned area by delivering activities that maintain and develop government partnerships in order to maximise resources raised for the programme.
  3. Contribute to the management of a portfolio of partnerships, soliciting contributions, providing donor stewardship, and analysing results, in order to maximise resources raised.
  4. Provide support to technical units in the Country Office, Regional Bureau and/or Headquarters as required, in order to assist them to effectively mobilise donor resources and to ensure the donor conditions are met and adhered to at different programming levels.
  5. Prepare briefs on resourcing outlook for: Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and Country Budget Portfolio (CBP) ; Country/Regional/Division Directors; the Strategic Programme Review Process (s-PRP) and the Electronic Programme Review Process (e-PRP); supply chain meetings; and operate as a resourcing focal point in order to ensure that concerns are adequately considered.
  6. Guide more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  7. Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on donors and programmes, to enable informed decision-making and action planning by senior stakeholders.
  8. Proactively contribute to ideas and highlight fundraising opportunities to senior managers for new strategies to maintain and increase funding from new and traditional donors.
  9. Prepare and provide regular information to educate new and potential donors on the strategy, design, relevance and impact of WFP programmes, and to advocate the work of WFP.
  10. Represent WFP at international meetings at appropriate levels, in such a way that advances the government partnerships strategy and objectives, and builds support for WFP activities.
  11. Prepare and provide inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors.
  12. Maintain effective relationships with representatives of government donors through appropriate channels, and coordinate donor meetings, attending where required.
  13. Coordinate work with other government partnership officers to ensure the flow of information and other WFP units to align activities and ensure donor visibility and that donor conditions are met.
  14. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
  15. Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Economics, International Development, Development Economics, Marketing Communications, Business Administration, Journalism or any other related field or a First University degree with additional years of related experience.
Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Six years of relevant experience in business development (private sector), development and/or humanitarian affairs or related fields;
  • Has implemented the resource mobilization work plan by delivering specific activities as defined;
  • Has provided direction to one or more junior staff members within area of expertise;
  • Has participated and assisted in negotiations for contributions and partnerships agreements with donors and host governments, in line with Internal policies and external regulations;

Budget & Programming Officer - NOB

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:54:00 AM
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 four priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predicatable 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. WFP cherishes and takes pride in fostering a working environment of high capacity, diversity and innovation. We are currently seeking experienced and creative applicants for the position of Budget & Programming Officer -NOB to join our team.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
This job is found in the Uganda Country Office (CO), and it reports to the Country Director or the designate. The Job holder operates with minimal supervision, and provides guidance to junior staff. The holder is heavily involved in day–to-day activities, analytical work and provides advice on less complex issues.
JOB PURPOSE
Ongoing and future WFP programmes in Uganda support the government and the Ugandan people to achieve zero hunger, and the Budget and Programming Officer is core to this mission. Direct implementation and direct assistance to food insecure households is only one aspect of WFP’s value proposition. Country capacity strengthening, strengthening food value chains, stimulating markets, and collaboration with the private sector are rapidly becoming central to WFP’s work.
To meet these objectives, resources must be prioritized and managed in a strategic manner. The Budget and Programming Officer is part of a high performance team that advises senior management, and leads a team that supports both strategic and operation decision-making. The Budget and Planning office sits at the centre of a cross-function country office management team, that includes programme, finance, and supply-chain. The team is responsible for demand planning, identification of appropriate sources, management and forecasting of resources, monitoring implementation of budgets, and ensuring a continuous feedback loop to allow course corrections and ensure accountability.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Contribute towards the development of plans, processes and procedures ensuring compliance with wider budget programming policies and WFP standards.
  2. Create and review project budget plans and monitor ongoing project performance against budget, ensuring adherence to guidance and policies, and providing financial analysis and advice to optimise resources
  3. Monitor and provide advice on fund utilisation, and advance financing, loan and borrowing/repayment and refinancing arrangements; alerting Country/Regional Directors to approaching deadlines for unassigned funds and potential resource shortfalls/surpluses, and proposing appropriate solutions.
  4. Monitor and provide advice on actions related to project closure and resource transfer.
  5. Monitor the resource pipeline to maximise operational effectiveness, following standards and processes, and providing advice on resource allocations based on severity of pipeline shortfalls using relevant pipeline tools.
  6. Support the preparation of food-demand plans to support management and usage of corporate Global Commodity Financial Facility and provide information to guide RB/HQ decision-making when multiple projects compete for the same stock.
  7. Create and review budget and project documentation, and ensure relevant resource data is recorded in internal systems for reference, in line with WFP standards and procedures.
  8. Collate and analyse data for the preparation of accurate and timely reports, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to senior management and external stakeholders.
  9. Proactively contribute ideas to senior officers for improvement to systems, techniques, tools, processes and procedures to better monitor and manage budgets and funds
  10. Support the capacity building of WFP staff in budgeting, fund management and operational planning through answering queries and updating training materials, manuals and guidelines.
  11. Represent the unit at internal meetings/committees/working groups as required, in order to obtain and provide information from a budget and resource programming perspective.
  12. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  13. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices and contribute to technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of financial risks.
  14. Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has contributed to the development of operational or office related budgets.
• Has contributed to the production of planning/budgetary reports or other analytical reports to support decision making.
• Has demonstrated a broad understanding of WFP’s financial architecture and how it support implementation of operations.

Budget & Programming Associate - SC 6

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:54:00 AM
The 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.
We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Budget and Programming Associate at SC6 level, to be based in our Country Office in Kampala, Uganda. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
This job is found in the Country Office. The Job holder typically reports to the Budget & Programming Officer.
The Job holder at this level demonstrates responsibility and initiative to respond independently to complex queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems on a daily basis. The Job holder supports management of financial resources and may provide guidance to other staff.
JOB PURPOSE
To provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  1. Review budget plans, monitor and analyze project financial performance and make recommendations in compliance with WFP financial policies and procedures and best practices, to support financial analysis and optimization of resources.
  2. Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.
  3. Support pipeline management ensuring efficient monitoring, to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize operational effectiveness.
  4. Contribute to the improvement of internal processes, enhancement of corporate systems and design of tools, to facilitate the overall planning, expenditure forecasting, and budget management and monitoring of resource utilization.
  5. Enter project budget plans and revisions in the corporate systems, to ensure data is timely and accurately captured enabling easy access to information and supporting planning and decision making.
  6. Review, compile and analyze data, maintain accurate records and files and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
  7. Maintain communication with a number of stakeholders regarding project funds management matters and related processes, to clarify any discrepancies and optimize use of funds.
  8. Provide guidance to other support staff and contribute to their learning and development in budget planning, fund management and operational planning, to facilitate continued development and consistency in services delivered.
  9. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices, to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis
  10. Facilitate the delivery of food to recipient country and within the country to sub offices and partners in order to avoid pipeline breaks by;
  11. Assisting in timely submissions of the Food release notes in collaboration with the different program units through the COMET system and liaise with the COMET focal person to ensure Food Release Notes are accurate.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Finance, Auditing, Economics, Logistics, Business Studies or any other related field.
General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
• Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
• Has assisted with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.

Engineer - NOB

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  7:53:00 AM
The 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.
We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Engineer at SC9 level, to be based in our Country Office in Kampala, Uganda. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract.
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
This job is found at the Country Office (CO). The incumbent reports to the head of supply chain or his 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.
JOB PURPOSE
To oversee the designs, provide construction/engineering expertise and certification of the completed projects
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Logistics and in close liaison with all the other units and the sub-offices, carry out assessment of construction related needs and provide the most viable options for management decisions.
  • Provide alternative designs where applicable for selected options and advise management on cost estimates for the designs.
  • Support the Procurement Section, Programme Unit, Sub-Offices and occasionally partners in the identification of potential contractors.
  • Support the Procurement section in and in conformity to the WFP rules and procedures in the areas below:
. Prepare bidding documents for tender purposes;
. Tender evaluation;
. Identification of competitive contractors;
. Monitor and supervise construction works to ensure that they meet specified standards
. Identify contractual shortcomings in time and recommend remedial action;
. Carry out measurement of work progress and prepare work progress reports;
. Advise management on satisfactory performance and issue final certificates of completion to facilitate payment processing.
  • 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 practices, 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.
  • 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 may be assigned from time to time.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor's 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.
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.

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