World Food Programme (WFP)

Logistics Associate (Construction)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

  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. TERMS AND CONDITIONS This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Pakistan only. Deadline for applications is 29 November 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 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 This position will be based in Country Office Islamabad, Pakistan. Under the overall supervisor of Head of Supply Chain, incumbent will directly report to construction manager. JOB PURPOSE The Employer is responsible for delivery of multiple construction projects. The job holder will assist the construction manager in the execution of the construction activities and ensure that the contractor executes the project in accordance with the requirements of the construction contract. Job holder will oversee the execution of the construction contracts at various sites. Incumbent shall report directly to a WFP Construction Manager (CM) who will be responsible for delivering the overall Project on behalf of the Employer.To provide specialized support functions and/or supervise staff performing standard logistics/supply chain processes and activities to enable effective delivery of goods and services for all delivery modalities. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):
  • Assist in developing project budgets or preliminary and detailed designs, costs estimations to implement civil, structural, electrical, mechanical or special systems within the projects (including project schedules).

  • Prepare & Assemble project documentation for construction procurement actions.

  • Assist in maintaining technical and administrative records for construction projects, compiling and managing records and reports, when required.

  • Operate computer-aided Engineering, surveying, and Design software packages and equipment, to perform Engineering tasks.

  • Assist in managing Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures for construction projects.

  • Prepare Plans, BOQs, specifications for any construction project.

  • Prepare the Auto CAD drawings, specifications and tender documents for construction works.

  • Assist in tendering, evaluation and contract documentation as and when required

  • Site visit to newly planned projects to prepare plans and BOQs for construction work.

  • Verify the bills at the sites to ensure that amounts claimed for the quantities of work done are correct and as per the “As Built” at the sites.

  • Assist in overseeing the execution of the works from project commencement through to completion;

  • Monitor closely the construction progress to ensure it is proceeding in accordance with the approved work programme.

  • Execute any technical tasks requested by the CM, including, but not limited to measurement, taking samples of materials etc;

  • If required, oversee the execution of any work required during the defect’s liability period.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES Supply Chain Management and Optimization Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners. Planning, Project & Resource Mgmt Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals. Information Management & Reporting Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data Analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends. Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently. Warehouse and Inventory Management Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation. Technical Assistance and Coordination Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders. STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Completion of Diploma of Associate Engineering (Civil). A university degree in Civil Engineering is desirable. Experience: At least five years of relevant post-qualification civil engineering experience, including;
  • Previous work experience in warehouse construction, multi-storey buildings, maintenance and security upgrades.

  • Project planning, budgeting and contracting.

  • Work experience in multi roles with multinational firms as representative from a contractor, consultant and client side.

  • Experience in health and safety and Quality Assurance / Control.

  • Experience of working in difficult security environments.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English and Urdu language. Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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