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Engineer SC9


Re-advertisment of VA055/2016

From 26 February 2017 to 12 March 2017

Type: Service Contract

Duration: One year

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. The Office of the United Nations World Food Programme in Syria is currently seeking a qualified candidate for Engineer SC9 in Damascus

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Contribute to the implementation of WFP Policies, standards, norms and practices ensuring compliance with wider WFP policies, procedures,
    guidelines and operations.
  2. Provide engineering and project management services, apply best practises, standards and innovative technologies that comply with WFP standards
    and processes.
  3. Contribute towards the analysis of project proposal to enable effective decision making on project technical feasibility.
  4. Prepare evidenced based recommendations for senior staff on measures to improve WFP facilities suitability to operational purpose, safety, and
    efficiency of structures and equipment.
  5. 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.
  6. Provide technical guidance that support a successful construction procurement process.
  7. 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.
  8. Support the capacity building of engineering staff to facilitate the continued development and high performance.
  9. Establish and maintain partnerships with internal and external clients to effectively meet clients’ expectations.
  10. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of risks.
  11. Other as required.


Education: First University degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Architectural Engineering. 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: Fluency (level C) in English language and Arabic language.


  • 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 specializations in relation to fire safety, seismic blast or environmental requirements.

  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible post graduate (i.e. after obtaining the first University degree) work related experience.


Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

Candidates must get an auto confirmation email once applying.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

WFP Staff

External Candidates

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Syria
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-12

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