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.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT :
As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. WFP save lives by getting food to the hungry, quickly.
But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. This is achieved through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, resilient communities that are more food secure.
WFP has developed expertise in a range of areas including Emergency Planning and Response, Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Food Procurement and Logistics to ensure the best solutions for the world's hungry.
This position will be based in Rome Headquarters with travel to the field.
This role requires an experienced Project Manager, with the technical, financial, and strategic management skills necessary to successfully coordinate this programme.
The role will consist of the overall coordination of the Energy Efficiency Programme, team management, and overseeing in-depth technical inputs to standardized documentation, market research, preparation of tender packages for the supply of goods and services necessary for the implementation of these projects as well as quality assurance during implementation and through periodic follow-up.
The Energy Efficiency Programme
WFP operates approximately 1,500 premises in more than 100 countries worldwide. Due to the nature of WFPs work, many of these premises do not have access to stable electrical grid connections and rely on diesel generators for some, or all, of their power.
In addition, many of these premises were constructed without any consideration for energy efficiency. The Energy Efficiency Programme seeks to address the significant economic and environmental effects of our power consumption by analyzing power usage, identifying where improvements can be made, and providing competitively awarded co-funding and technical advice to assist country offices to implement those solutions, reduce costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
WFP is also involved in the development of newly constructed premises for themselves and also with other UN agencies as part of Global Reform.
It is the intention that any new construction been designed to be as green as practicable. As such the role also requires review, support and development of good practice to help reduce energy consumption.
Other aspects of the role include the development of other good practices such as waste to energy, Biogas, Water recycling, Heating / Cooling systems optimization, behavioral guidance, etc.
A significant part of the role will be liaising, knowledge sharing, and coordinating with other stakeholder units in WFP (supply chain, IT, etc.
as well as counterparts in other UN agencies, INGOs, other interested organizations and government bodies / donors.
ACCOUNTABILITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES :
Under the general supervision of a designate of the Director of WFP’s Management Services Division (MSD), or delegated person, duties required of the Energy Efficiency Project Consultant shall include but are not limited to the following :
Responsibilities under EEP
The Energy Efficiency Project Consultant will have overall responsibility for the implementation and further expansion of the Energy Efficiency Programme.
Specific responsibilities will include :
In addition to the specific duties listed within each section above, the Energy Efficiency Program Consultant will be responsible for the following duties in any or all of these programmes, as necessary :
Liaise with clients, suppliers and contractors in the event of programme slippage to arrest the situation.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED :
Knowledge & Skills :