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- Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
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The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by the FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government in developing policies, strategies and programme aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in FAO’s global mandate and strategic objectives.
More specifically, FAO’s response aims to address national needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and responding to recurrent emergencies.
The current portfolio of activities of the FAO Representation in Somalia includes a wide scope of technical support interventions ranging from policy support through livestock and crop production to natural resource management, Nutrition, value chain, food security analysis and water and land information management. FAO is also implementing several emergency, resilience building, and development interventions, with the support of its five field offices and close to 400 staff in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Somalia, the technical supervision of the Fisheries Coordinator, the Civil Engineer – Fisheries Infrastructure will play a key role in all fisheries infrastructure works and projects.
Civil Engineer – Fisheries Infrastructure will lead in identification, design, construction and supervision of civil engineering projects.
Tasks and Responsibilities
• Plan, design, coordinate, supervise and where possible complete FAO’s infrastructure related activities on the SCRP – AF Fisheries project making best use of available financial and human resources and in line with FAO rules and regulations;
• Prepare and implement work plan in collaboration with the team and updating procurement plans for all site assessments works;
• Participates in multi-disciplinary teams assessing existing community fisheries infrastructure and making recommendations for improvement or new constructions in fishing communities;
• Conduct field missions to sites for assessment or construction and where not possible due to insecurity or other concerns, remotely guides Field Engineers in preparing, conducting and reporting field assessments and design missions;
• Ensure that the highest possible technical standard is achieved in the delivery of products
• Collaborating closely with the Infrastructure Unit in Nairobi, and the Team of Field Engineers and Draughtsmen, prepare and advise on the preparation of bill of quantities and cost estimates for infrastructure identified for construction/rehabilitation and participate in the preparation of tender documents for infrastructure works to be implemented and/or studies to be undertaken
• Provide technical inputs to the evaluation processes for the selection of local and international contractors as necessary;
• Prepare the TOR, support contracting and supervise implementation of any technical, feasibility studies or similar required before, during or after construction;
• Conduct field missions to sites to Supervise construction/rehabilitation works and where not possible due to insecurity or other concerns, remotely guides Field Engineers in construction supervision. Supervise feasibility/baseline studies prepared by other agencies, check and approve reports on the construction/rehabilitation works as well as the studies and prepare recommendations for payments;
• Support in the development of technical specifications for the internal fittings and fixtures appropriate for fisheries facilities taking into account compliance with international standards, HACCP controls and improvements of fish handling at all stages of the supply chain;
• Monitor (remotely if necessary), and through Field Engineers team, the construction works funded by the project;
• Provide infrastructure construction/rehabilitation/maintenance training at all levels as needed;
• Contribute to project related technical reports;
• In collaboration with the project team, consults with Federal and Member State governments on their needs and expectations for infrastructure projects and takes into consideration their requests;
• Provide training to facility managers in operation of new facilities;
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• University degree in civil Engineering or equivalent in relevant engineering fields from a recognized institution.
• At least 5 years of experience in sub-Saharan African context and experience in Somalia is an advantage
• Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of another FAO language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish. For PSA, working knowledge of English is required.
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Experience in Design construction and supervision of civil engineering projects.
• Incumbent is expected to perform under minimum supervision
• Incumbent is expected to perform under pressure
• At least 10 years of relevant practical experience in identification, design, construction and supervision of civil engineering projects.
• At least one assignment (design and or supervision) in fisheries area
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparenc
- FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
- Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
- Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
- For more information, visit the FAO employment website
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances
HOW TO APPLY
• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
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• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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