Thursday, January 19, 2017

World Food Program (WFP),Programme Associate (Infrastructures) SC6 (12062)jobs in Rwanda

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. 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 nee
The World Food Programme Rwanda received funding from the Republic of Korea through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to implement the second phase of Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project (SZHC), in Nyamagabe, Karongi and Rutsiro districts. The project duration is three years, from 2016 to 2018.  The SZHC project is an integrated rural development project which combines elements of Korea’s experience in rural development called New Village Movement (Saemaul Undong) with WFP’s Food for Assets schemes and the Government of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 Umurenge (VUP).
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Karongi Field Office, the Programme associate / infrastructures will be responsible of the following duties:
  1. Carry out joint operational activity planning and budgeting together with the cooperating partners and ensure that expected annual deliverables and targets are reached
  2. Through regular field visits, supervise and monitor the implementation of project’ infrastructures activities such as roads rehabilitation, construction of community centers, warehouses, markets and selling points etc., ensuring that technical norms and standards are respected.
  3. Provide technical support to the implementing partner and sector technicians   where required in connection with SZHC components.
  4. Participate in various meetings/workshops such as the technical working groups, trainings and be involved and represent WFP in community mobilization campaigns to foster the project ownership and community participation.
  5. Prepare and provide trainings to community leaders in line with infrastructures maintenance
  6. Prepare ad hoc “notes for the records” and accurate monthly progress reports based on approved M&E plans and checklists.
  7. Report immediately to the supervisor any arising issues that might hinder the smooth project implementation.
  8. Manage all relevant project records, visual materials and document any lesson learnt, challenges and success stories.
  9. Perform any other relevant task as requested by the supervisor.
Education: University degree in civil engineering, or in any other related field. 
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda with a working knowledge of French; proficiency in both oral and written communication in French and English is an added value.     
Computer Knowledge: MS Office package and specialized softwares used in construction.  
Other skills:
  • Knowledge of food security and social protection initiatives in the context of Rwanda.
  • Ability to provide consistent and timely client service to meet the changing needs and expectations of clients, allowing clients to actively participate in and contribute to decisions that are relevant to their needs. Makes adjustments to services as required.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with partners and internal WFP clients.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and communication skills.
  • Ability to frequently travel within remote rural areas.

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