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Civil Engineer (Structures) SC/L9
 Section/Unit: Project
 Grade Level: SC/L9
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: One Year
 Closing Date: 12 July 2018


Job Title:

Issuing & Closing Dates

Issuing Date :  28/06/2018

Closing Date: 12/07/2018


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.
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 shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


WFP’s greatest strength is its 14,000 dedicated people working tirelessly around the world to reduce hunger, often under difficult conditions where security threats and risks to personal safety are considerable. The global context in which WFP operates is rapidly changing which means the need for effective people management is becoming more important than ever before. In this context, WFP launched its People Strategy in November 2014. It articulates key strategic focus to build an engaged workforce, with the right skills, in the right roles enabling WFP to continue fulfilling its humanitarian response role while simultaneously building its capabilities to address the long-term goals of Zero Hunger.

Our Operations in Sudan

WFP is providing support to the Government of Sudan throughout the country. Sudan remains one of WFP’s largest and most complex operations, with WFP operating in 11 of the country’s 18 states, serving more than 5.2 million food-insecure people.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide technical advice and support on the implementation of WFP policies, standards, norms and practices including procurement procedures related to construction activities and engineering services to ensure that outputs meet the established quality standards and are compliant with wider WFP policies, procedures, guidelines and operations.
  • Provide engineering and project management services, apply best practices, standards and innovative technologies, incorporating country-specific technical requirements that comply with WFP standards and processes.
  • Manage and conduct analysis of project proposals to ensure business case and technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources. Conduct engineering site assessments of WFP facilities and develop remedial plans to ensure suitability to operational purposes, safety, and efficiency of structures and equipment in line with WFP policies, criteria and standards.
  • Provide technical guidance and analysis of structural engineering designs, working with design consultants and other relevant parties.
  • Prepare accurate and timely reporting on outputs to facilitate informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Provide technical guidance that support a successful construction procurement process.
  • Participate in discussions with partners, donors and stakeholders, exchange knowledge and experience, keeping abreast of construction and engineering technologies, to ensure implementation of innovative engineering solutions.
  • Build the capacity of engineering teams 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 other duties as required



  • First University degree in Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering with a specialisation in Structures. Postgraduate qualifications in structural engineering is desirable.
  • Accreditation to “Professional Engineer” or “Chartered Engineer” status, or recognized equivalent by an appropriate national or international regulatory authority is desirable.


  • At least five years of relevant civil engineering experience in structural projects at increasing levels of responsibilities;
  • Experience with structural design;
  • Experience with civil and building design/construction;
  • Experience with project planning, schedule management and resource scheduling;
  • Experience with preparation, review and management of claims, variations and contract negotiations;
  • Experience in construction supervision;
  • Construction experience in harsh environment, coupled with lack of competent resource is desirable.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of building construction methodology development, staging and constructability reviews;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in engineering design and supervision, specifically related to structural design
  • Knowledge of construction contract formats and contract management obligations.
  • Good knowledge of public procurement procedures; international contract formats and construction management procedures. Understanding and experience with management of FIDIC form of contract or similar international form of contract is desirable.
  • Good knowledge of AutoCAD 2D
  • Knowledge of cost management, budgeting and BOQ management;
  • Understanding of all stages of project development;
  • Knowledge of cluster/humanitarian coordination systems and requirements;

Understanding of contract and procurement under UN system or similar public procurement environment is highly desirable



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


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.
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.

Organisational Capabilities:

  • Purpose – ability to align individual purpose to WFP’s mission.
  • People - support our people to be the best equipped to serve our beneficiaries.
  • Partnership – lead across boundaries to deliver the best for our beneficiaries.
  • Performance – deliver practical, sustainable, solutions to achieve WFP’s mission.


This vacancy is open to qualified Sudanese Nationals Only.
WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. In the pursuit of WFP’s mission to feed the hungry poor, WFP employees must uphold the highest standards of ethical and
professional conduct at all times. WFP has zero tolerance for fruad & corruption, sexual exploitation and discrimination.


Applicants are required to create their personal account and fill in the profile form with his/her personal details in WFP Career Web-Site through the links provided below.
Applicants must ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching the CV, answer the pre-screening questions and  agree on legal statement prior to submitting the application.

External applicants - Interested external applicants can apply on WFP Career Site: http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings

Internal Applicants - Intereseted internal applicants can apply through the E-Recruitment tool: Learning Management System: www.newgo.wfp.org

Applicants may apply using LinkedIn profile (if available).
Quailfied female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.



WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job. Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills.

The United Nations' greatest asset is the quality of its staff. To ensure that the very best people join the UN team we use a competency based interview process.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.  

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.



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