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Structural Engineer (Roster), Nepal

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Organization: WHO – World Health Organization

Country: Nepal

City: Kathmandu

Office: WHO Country Office in Nepal

Closing date: Sunday, 20 February 2022

Structural Engineer (Roster)


Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : The duration of the contract will depend on the needs of the functions.


The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster for WHO Health Emergency Programme (WHE), Nepal. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for the assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a SSA contract. There is no commitment on either side.

Objective of the Programme:

The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Government of Nepal (GoN) in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO’s technical cooperation programmes at the country level. The Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nepal and relevant stakeholders in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing need-based technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy technical forums. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response following multi-hazard emergencies and in revitalizing the capacity of the health sector to recover and rebuild from emergencies in appropriate and sustainable ways. In the inter-emergency period the objectives are to increase the capacity and resilience of the Nepal Health System to reduce risk, prevent and prepare for disasters, to mitigate adverse health consequences, through supporting the Emergency Risk Management interventions prioritized in the national plan for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); and the health security interventions for enhancement of core capacities required to comply with the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 as prioritized in the National Action Plan on Health Security (NAPHS), National Action Plan on Anti-Microbial Resistance (NAP-AMR) and National Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan (NPPRP).WHO strives to integrate and harmonize the actions undertaken for enhanced ERM and Health Security with the interventions implemented to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and health systems strengthening through appropriate capacity building and co-ordination mechanisms and partnerships. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) supports the MoHP, GoN to direct and coordinate the rapid provision of life-saving emergency health interventions at scale in the aftermath of multi-hazard emergencies and disasters and subsequently assists in the rapid recovery of the health system in collaboration with national and international partners. Thereupon it provides technical support to the MoHP and partners to enhance health sector emergency risk management through prevention risk reduction or mitigation; preparedness and response readiness to build a health system that is resilient to multi-hazard disasters including public health emergencies.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

Under the overall supervision of Team Leader – WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Programme, direct supervision of Concerned National Professional Officer, WHE Programme the incumbent will perform the below-appended functions.

Development of technical drawings of health facilities to provide health services in the event of public health emergency, together with the site survey, estimated cost of such facilities, and the necessary steps for a quick installation of the health facilities.

Support WHO to establish Health Desk (HD) in strategic Point of Entry (PoE) at ground crossings.

Prepare the detail prototype of Emergency Medical Logistics and Supply Warehouses (EMLSW), Provincial Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) planned for establishing in the Provinces and hub hospitals.

Facilitate to prepare layout/design, BoQ and support its installation and completion of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) treatment center in the country.

Prepare the detailed drawing with estimated cost and steps for quick installation of the health facilities to cater health services in an event of the Public Health Emergencies.

Assess the environmental impact and the risks for the establishment of these emergency health support structures.

Prepare 2D and 3D engineering drawings and layout designs based on the information observed, collated from the field.

Prepare estimation and Bill of Quantities (BoQ) needed for the installation of a WHO-supported structure.

Prepare scope of work, Field level Agreement (FLA), or contracts documents as required for its timely installation.

Ensure effective coordination and communication with all relevant stakeholders for its installation.

Provide technical guidance for successful construction/standardization process upon request.

Coordination with non-health actor, shelter cluster and logistics cluster, mapping and understanding their roles and delivery of services, enabling them to operate efficiently within the framework of the developed SoP/sites;

Maintain daily / weekly progress reports of the site and report to the concerned supervisor and international consultant.

Monitor and evaluate the quality of work and materials used to ensure activities implemented are as per engineering drawings and WHO standards.

  1. Provide interim and final completion reports of ongoing and completed structures
  2. Review final measurement of the construction align on the same prepare expenses as per the rate mentioned in the BoQ;
  3. Facilitate contractors to handover construction completed structure to the WHO concerned Programme and;
  4. Perform additional tasks as assigned by TL – WHE and Concerned Supervisor.

Qualification: Education:

Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Structure Engineer.

Desirable: Advanced University Degree in Structure Engineer.

Experience: Essential: At least one year of working experience in the relevant area.

Desirable: Three years working experience in a reputed organization in the capacity of Structure Engineer.

Functional Skills and knowledge:

In-depth knowledge of the key health security risks; situations, needs and priorities in all-hazards public health emergency preparedness, and response.

Ability to generate options, decide, prioritize, execute and multi-task under pressure.

Excellent analytical skills, strategic thinking and good judgment.

Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy.

Ability to effectively work with government, development partners/donors and collaborating agencies. c6HXMVG CWdGUx

Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts.

Technical expertise: Overall attitude at work is also required mandatory competencies.

Good knowledge in outbreak response, disease control and emergency risk management in the health sector.

Other skills:

Good knowledge of computer applications and software including MS Office applications (specifically excel, word and ppt.). Ability to coordinate with the government, manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.



Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Ensuring the effective use of resources

Producing results

Use of Language Skills: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Nepali.


Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR Rs 196,102.00 (Level VIII) at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement, SSA)

Grade: Level VIII

Duty Station: Anywhere in Nepal


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test and the interview may be used to screen applicants.

Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.

WHO only considers higher educational qualification obtained from accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net.

Any misrepresentative of facts would disqualify the candidate.

No telephone enquiries or paper applications please.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

Application from qualified female candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are -strongly encouraged.

For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

This position is subject to local recruitment.

Website: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200508


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