Programme Assistant SSA 5 (Water Engineer)

World Food Programme (WFP)
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Languages Required: 
Russian and/or Tajik


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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.


EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate or university degree in water engineer, civil engineer and/or relevant subject is considered an asset.

EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of relevant working experience (design and construction of water supply systems, rehabilitation of irrigation canals etc.). At least 2 similar assignments with UN/Donors/NGOs.

LANGUAGES: Fluency in Russian and/or Tajik, fluency in English.


  •  Analytical skills;
  •  Planning capacity;
  •  Proven ability to work in team;
  •  Proven capacity to engage with beneficiaries in a conductive manner;
  •  Willingness to travel to rural areas extensively.


Under Strategic Outcome (SO) 3, WFP will focus on building the resilience of food insecure communities, in gender equitable and empowering ways, in order to increase their coping and adaptive capacity to the various impacts of climate change. The cornerstone of SO3 is GCF-funded 4-year project titled “Building climate resilience of vulnerable and food insecure communities through capacity strengthening and livelihood diversification in mountainous regions of Tajikistan

The project takes a transformative approach to ensure food security and support communities to adapt to climate change through two key components:

Component 1: Capacity strengthening and awareness raising of food insecure climate vulnerable communities and national actors for enhanced rural resilience and food security, and;

Component 2: Resilience building at household and community level through diversification of livelihoods and improved market access.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Inception Phase

  • Identify priority activities on drinking water and water for agricultural production within a IWM approach in target areas, jointly with the Project Support Unit experts;
  • Describe activities details as part of the inception report;
  • Prepare technical designs for all the identified activities;
  • Design a detailed work-plan;
  • List down technical specifications for each identified activity as per of the inception report and procurement plan;

Implementation Phase

  • Assess the capacities of the relevant local authorities in target areas, jointly with the Project Support Unit Experts Design and deliver trainings to extension agents and other relevant authorities in target areas, jointly with the Project Support Unit experts;
  • Design and deliver trainings to technical experts of local relevant authorities in target areas, jointly with the Project Support Unit experts;
  • Mentor local technical experts in delivering trainings to target communities on water systems operation and maintenance
  • Work with WFP Supply Chain Unit for the procurement of necessary items;
  • Coordinate and manage all the water activities in target areas, jointly with the Project Support Unit experts;
  • Provide on-job trainings to local technical experts;
  • Any other Task as requested by the Head of WFP CCARB Unit.



1) Detailed list of activities to be implemented;

2) Work-plan for implementation of activities;

3) List of items to be purchased and related technical specifications;

4) Training programme and material;

5) Training report (if training delivered);

6) End of Mission Report


Contract Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)