World Food Programme
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-03-31 Deadline: 2016-04-07
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : BE Civil
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Construction / Engineering
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Job holders operate under the direct supervision of a more senior and experienced Engineer holding recognised accreditation as “Chartered Engineer” or “Professional Engineer”. They are involved in 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.


JOB PURPOSE: To provide construction and engineering expertise and contribute to the efficient delivery and quality outputs focused on the Far Western Regions of Nepal in support of WFP Programs.


Under the overall supervision of the WFP Nepal Country Director and the direct technical supervision of the Project Manager Engineer Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 


 KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  • Provide engineering and project management services, apply best practices, standards and innovative technologies that comply with WFP standards and processes.
  • Contribute to the implementation of WFP Policies, standards, norms and practices ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies, procedures, guidelines and operations.
  • 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 Programs.
  • 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 Programs and 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.
  • 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 by the Project Manager


  • Is willing to live in Far Western Nepal for a minimum of 12 months
General Requirements:
  • Has a minimum of five (5) years working in the Construction industry since graduation.
  • 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 worked in Humanitarian projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering specializations in relation to seismic mitigation, rural infrastructure, effects of monsoons, or environmental requirements.
  • Has worked with UN Agencies and NGOs for a minimum of 6 months
  • Has experience in working in the Western Region of Nepal



Education: 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.

Language: Fluent, both reading and writing, in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified Nepalese nationals are requested to submit an updated and duly signed UN Personal History form (P.11), available on and from the WFP offices in Nepal (Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Damak and Doti). The application can be sent either by email to or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Engineer” and quoting the VA number to the following address No Later than 08 April 2016.                 
The Representative,
WFP Nepal Country Office
Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road
Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O. Box 107
“Qualified female candidates and candidates from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply”.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and/or interview. 
The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.
Published Date:30 March 2016

Closing Date:8 April 2016


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Organization Summary

The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 1-10
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