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  • Posted: Oct 23, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 4, 2020
  • 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.
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    Engineer NOB

    WFP is currently seeking to build talent pool in the position of Engineer NOB



    To provide construction and engineering expertise and contribute to the efficient delivery and quality outputs.


    Education: First University degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline. Hold or be eligible for Accreditation to Registered or registrable with Engineers Board of Kenya ( EBK) and/or institution of Engineers or Kenya (IEK).


    Working Experience:  3 – 5 years’ work experience in public/private Civil Engineering or other related field.

    Language: Fluency in English, both oral and written. Intermediate knowledge of other UN language would be an advantage.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    • 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.


    • 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 engineering.
    • Has contributed to projects demonstrating knowledge of engineering specialisations in relation to fire safety, seismic blast or environmental requirements.

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    Security Officer NOB


    Education: Advanced University degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree

    • Working Experience:  A minimum of 3 or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in political or security analysis with an academic, military, police, intelligence, humanitarian, peacekeeping, diplomatic or corporate security management organization is required. 
    • At least one-year experience and exposure at the international level is required.
    • Experience in UN organizations is an asset.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

    What you will do:

    • Provide technical advice and support e.g. security assessments and plans to COs to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness. 
    • Contribute to the development of systems and tools for the monitoring and assessment of security situation needs in line with innovative methodologies and best practices.
    • Contribute in conducting context analysis in conflict affected areas of operations, determining the key characteristics and locations of non-state armed groups (NSAG).
    •  Assist with communications and negotiations to garner security guarantees or “acceptance” for WFP to operate in NSAG’s areas of control.
    • Keep up to date with and advise upon local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP operations to inform security and operational activities.
    •  Contribute to monitoring and maintaining an effective security management communications system that enables rapid and co-ordinated security activities.
    • Contribute to productive relationships building with local partners to align activities and optimise the best protection for staff, activities and facilities. 
    • Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts to align activities with wider programmes and ensure compliance with security policies and procedures. 
    • Where supervisory responsibilities apply, manage security staff, providing coaching and guidance to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance. 
    • Participate at local and inter-agency meetings e.g. Security Co-ordination Cells to present relevant security issues and contribute to technical discussions, exchange of knowledge and experience.
    • Support in organizing and delivering training sessions to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.
    • Prepare accurate and timely reports, e.g. mandatory Field Security reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
    • Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.
    • Follow emergency security preparedness practices to meet emergency food assistance needs.
    • Other as required. 


    • Has supported complex projects and operational activities that maintain security operations functions and feed into overall strategic aims
    • Has gained experience in an emergency response and high-risk operational capacity
    • Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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