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Rural Infrastructure Engineer

Job Type : Contract
Education Requirement : Bachelor Degree
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Experience : 3 to 5 years
Work Days : Monday To Friday
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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


JOB TITLE: Rural Infrastructure Engineer

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultancy Contract, (International Consultant)

UNIT/DIVISION: Myanmar Country Office 

DUTY STATION (City, Country): Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

DURATION: 5-9 months (renewable). It is planned for the selected expert to be engaged for a total of 30 months over a period of 6 years. No individual engagement can exceed 11 months in any twelve-month period. The exact periods of engagement will be defined based on the progress of the project and performance of the individual. (Start June 2021)


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. 

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need. 


The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to implement a 6 years project named Resilient Community Development Project (RCDP).The Department of Rural Development (DRD) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) is the implementing Agency. The Main Implementing Consultant and its team of expert will be contracted to support the implementation of the programme in all its aspects. 

The main outcome of the project is to improve standard of living and resilience of targeted communities through three outputs: (i) development of climate and disaster resilient community infrastructure; (ii) development of resilient livelihood activities for poor men and women; and (iii) strengthening of institutional and organizational capacity of communities and government. The project will adopt a proven Community-Based Development (CBD) approach to deliver community infrastructure and livelihood subprojects to 17 poor, vulnerable townships covering 791 village tracts and 2,942 villages with a population of about 1.8 million people. 


The Rural Infrastructure Engineer (RIE) will provide support for training of technical staff of the PMU, PIUs and SSPs, and for the QAR (internal evaluation of completed sub-projects), and ensure that all technical and environmental safeguards considerations are observed in all infrastructure subprojects being supported by DRD and that required capacities are built within the PMU, PIUs, and SSPs to sustain development and application of appropriate technical and environmental standards in the subproject, with particular emphasis on climate resilient infrastructure. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 

  • Ensure that DRD designs for community infrastructure subprojects that may be proposed as sub-projects comply with Myanmar building and environmental codes and are comparable with international building and environmental standards;
  • Work with the PMU, PIU and SSP engineers to develop and/or continuously improve procedure, formats and guidelines for preparing and implementing community infrastructure sub-projects and ensure that infrastructure interventions promote resilient communities or are linked to livelihoods enhancements of the communities;
  • Provide technical leadership, capacity building and sub-project management support in all phases of the project cycle, including in the preparation of technical designs and cost estimates, community procurement of both labour and materials, mobilizing community contributions, preparing and managing O&M Plans;
  • Work with the PMU, PIU and SSP engineers and relevant project staff to develop tools and procedures for capturing relevant data and processes in the planning, implementation and results of infrastructure subprojects;
  • In collaboration with PMU training teams, develop and administer training modules to develop the skills and guide Technical Facilitators and township engineers in ensuring the technical quality of community infrastructure subprojects;
  • Train team members and lead the conduct of Technical Quality Assurance Review (QAR) of infrastructure subprojects completed in each cycle, including consolidation, processing and analysis of QAR results as well as preparation and submission of related reports; and
  • Support the development of manuals, guidelines and training designs related to the infrastructure subprojects and activities of RCDP.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering 
  • Preferably having a Master’s degree in a related discipline  

Work Experience: 

  • 10 years of professional experience of which 5 years in developing countries 

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience in donor-financed community-based development for rural development, including design and construction management of minor civil engineering works relating to rural / village roads, water supplies, buildings, etc. and experience on climate proofing and resilient infrastructure construction
  • Experience in producing simple training manuals for civil engineers and technicians and provide training of trainers in the use of the manuals
  • Working experience in Myanmar and/or South East Asia is essential


  • Fluency in written and spoken English


25 November 2020, Midnight, Bangkok Time.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply 

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. 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. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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