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Logistics Associate (Engineering) SC6, Juba, South Sudan – WFP jobs

Sudan, South

Opportunity Deadline

11/03/2024

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Sudan, South

Logistics Associate (Engineering) SC6, Juba, South Sudan – WFP jobs

  • Location: South Sudan
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: WFP
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline:  2024-03-11

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Logistics Associate-Engineering position will be situated within the Engineering Unit at the Juba Country Office, supporting infrastructure projects throughout the country. This role seeks a junior Civil engineer, preferably with experience in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH). The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting WASH-related projects and other Civil engineering assignments as directed by the supervisor. Reporting to the Senior Engineer, this role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to critical projects in South Sudan.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

As the leading United Nations agency fighting hunger, WFP responds to emergencies by delivering food to those in need, saving lives in the process. WFP South Sudan is currently managing one of the largest emergency operations globally. With a growing staff, WFP South Sudan’s Administration is investing significantly in maintaining and upgrading various office and accommodation-related infrastructure and facilities in field offices. Additionally, as part of its mandate, WFP South Sudan develops, rehabilitates, and maintains essential infrastructure for targeted communities.

 

The South Sudan Country Office Engineering Unit manages numerous projects, some of which involve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) components such as borehole drilling, installation of water purification/treatment units, and construction of structures for wastewater management. The Logistics Associate-Engineering position is tailored for junior Civil engineers, preferably with experience in WASH, aiming to support WASH-related projects and other Civil engineering assignments. The selected candidate will assist senior engineers and serve as the focal point for WASH elements in projects managed by the South Sudan Engineering team.

To enhance the Engineering Unit’s project management capacity, WFP South Sudan Country Office is seeking the services of a Logistics Associate-Engineering, essentially a Junior Civil Engineer, to support projects. This role will enable senior engineers to focus on more complex responsibilities and enhance overall team efficiency. The junior Engineer should have proven experience in assessment, planning, design, and documentation of engineering projects, with experience in WASH projects preferred. The Engineer will be based at the WFP Country Office in Juba, with frequent travel to field offices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the overall supervision of the Lead Engineer and reporting to the Senior Engineer(s), the Logistics Associate-Engineering is responsible for the following duties:

  • Conducting assessments, preparing reports, developing scopes of work, designing, and preparing tender documentation for review by the Senior Engineer within the agreed timeline.
  • Conducting site visits and inspections of projects under implementation and preparing reports accordingly.
  • Supervising the construction works of infrastructure projects to ensure compliance with the design, required technical specifications, and methodology.
  • Assisting the Senior Engineer in monitoring and documenting contractor performance, quality control, and other aspects of ongoing construction activities as directed.
  • Participating in project meetings and producing the minutes of meetings.
  • Coordinating progress meetings and preparing periodic project progress reports.
  • Monitoring the progress and quality of implemented works through field visits.
  • Controlling the quality of works, safety, and environmental aspects, and ensuring compliance with contract terms.
  • Supporting in the documentation of the implementation process of the projects.
  • Assisting the Senior Engineer in verifying payment requests submitted by contractors for completed works.
  • Providing regular updates and written reports.
  • Performing any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. Diploma in Civil Engineering or related field desirable.
Language: 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.

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong analytical and technical skills in planning, conducting needs assessments, designing, and preparing tender documentation for engineering projects. Additionally, experience in supervising projects and preparing various reports related to infrastructure projects is crucial.
  • Familiarity with engineering software and tools specific to the industry or field of specialization (preferable Autocad).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in WASH projects preferred.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

FUNCTIONAL 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.
Information Management & Reporting Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.
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.
Customer Focus Proactively monitors performance and delivers high quality service to meet the needs of customers, requesting customer feedback and taking ownership of customer problems that arise. Pre-empts needs of customers based on experience.

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 academic qualifications relevant to engineering.

• Has contributed to projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering specialisations

• Experience in administering third party service providers’ contracts.
• Experience in compiling contract documentation.
• Experience in contract execution.
• Experience in budget monitoring and reporting.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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