WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
Job Title: Design and Facilities Manager
Contract Type & Grade: Fixed Term - NOB
Duty Station: Addis Ababa
Duration: 12 months with a possibility of extension
VA Deadline: 24 June 2021
Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.
WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.
This job is based in Addis Ababa WFP Country Office. Job holders report to the head of Engineering or the designate.
WFP Ethiopia is looking for a Design & Facilities Manager to manage Design works at Country Office and globally as well as Facilities upgrade works within the Country. The Design & Facilities Manager is responsible to manage the Design team as well as Facilities Technicians.
Under the general supervision of the Head of Engineering. The Design & Facilities Manager duties shall include but not limited to the following:
Description of Tasks
General description of the tasks:
Managing Design works
Managing Global Design Center
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or another relevant field. A Master’s degree or higher in Structural Engineering is an added advantage.
Experience: A Minimum of 7 years of experience in Civil Engineering projects focused on building design and maintaining facilities. Out of which 2 years or more working experience in the UN is desirable.
Desirable Software Skills:
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Amharic. Knowledge of other local languages is an added advantage.
|Capability Name||Description of the behavior 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||Utilizes 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.|
|Specialized 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 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 practices to track and monitor project progress, delivering projects on schedule and on budget.|