UN Logistics Associate (Engineer) Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:    Logistics Associate

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

Grade:  SSA6

Reports to:
Division/Country Director

About US:

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 three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable 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.

Job Summary:    The Logistics Associate (Engineer) will be
tasked with the 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. The incumbent will provide
construction and engineering expertise and contribute to the efficient delivery
and quality outputs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Logistics Associate (Engineer) job placement should hold a 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
  • At least three years of professional experience in construction in
    fast paced enviroment
  • Exposure to humanitarian and emergency situations
  • 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
  • Has contributed to projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering
    specialisations in relation to fire safety, seismic blast or environmental


  • 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
    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.

NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 16th June 2019

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