Facilities Engineer Consultant

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Facilities Engineer Consultant

  • Post Date:June 3, 2022
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  • Career Level Engineer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


In Zimbabwe, WFP has a strong track record of delivering food assistance and managing supply chains during crises, while building resilience to shocks among vulnerable communities. The July 2022-December 2026 Country Strategic Plan (CSP) provides a road map to promote shock-responsive social protection and sustainable and resilient food systems. The July 2022-December 2026 articulates collaborative efforts to better anticipate future needs, improve data and forecasting and strengthen livelihoods and local capacities to withstand, respond to and adapt more readily to sudden or chronic stresses. WFP will support informed decision making on food security and nutrition in Zimbabwe, and will integrate nutrition, gender, protection and inclusion, youth engagement, technological innovation and decentralized zero hunger action throughout the plan. WFP will establish new partnerships and leverage existing ones to their full potential, including those with the other Rome-based and other United Nations agencies. WFP Zimbabwe’s July 2022-December 2026 CSP focuses on the below areas;

  • Social and Humanitarian assistance for food and nutrition insecure populations in targeted rural and urban areas
  • Support to urban food insecure households for resilient livelihoods
  • Support to rural communities for climate resilient livelihoods, sustainable management of natural resources and enhanced participation in local markets and value chains
  • Collaboration with natural actors to enhance capacities to develop, coordinate and implement well informed, effective and equitable actions for achieving food and nutrition security
  • Services to humanitarian and development actors in Zimbabwe so they can implement their programs and provide support to their beneficiaries in an efficient , effective and reliable way at all times, including during crisis


WFP Zimbabwe is in the process of moving to a new office premises. The relocation project requires engineering process that includes producing design package at different project phases in accordance with local standards and codes. Under the supervision of WFP Deputy Country Director, the Engineer is required to produce As-Built drawings provide a record of what was constructed beyond the original blueprints. The Engineer will provide a revised set of drawings “as-built” drawings package in 2D to reflect all changes made in the building drawings, in comparison to the current condition, and show the exact dimensions, geometry, and location of all elements of the building completed and the land around it as actually constructed in the end. The Engineer will also provide technical assistance and drafting to producing the fit-out design package for the new office. The role will be for a total of 14 worked days to deliver the on the assignment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Engineer will undertake the design work with a particular focus on;

  • Plan and prioritize workload on a daily basis in discussion with the Engineer or Project Manager.
  • Produce 2D Architectural, Structural, Electrical and Sanitary drawings under the guidance of Project Manager.
  • Conduct dimensional surveys and drawings of WFP Office in Zimbabwe.
  • Produce site plans, setting out information, as built drawings and site profile for given construction site.
  • Produce standard drawing details as per WFP Field Engineering standard.
  • Liaise with other WFP disciplines such as ICT, Security to produce up to standard drawings.
  • Provide input into designs including recommendations on layouts, dimensions, orientations etc.
  • Conduct Quality checks in compliance with the Engineering Unit Quality Control manual.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • University Degree or equivalent qualifications in Civil/Structural Engineering or Construction technologies or Architecture
  • Certification in the related field of expertise is required
  • Experience in both Civil engineering projects and Building design projects.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD, knowledge of ArchiCAD is desirable
  • Five or more years of relevant progressively responsible experience in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and related areas.
  • Knowledge in a relevant engineering system such as HVAC, Firefighting system, design of access infrastructure is desirable
  • Software packages: Microsoft Office, including MS Word, Excel and AutoCAD
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage
  • UN experience is beneficial


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.

Terms and Conditions

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment attaching a signed application letter, a Curriculum Vitae and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11

This advert is open to nationals of Zimbabwe Only.

Female candidates with relevant quaifications and experience are encouraged to apply.


Deadline for Application is 5 JUNE 2022

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.