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Engineering Technician

Posted: 19 November 2022
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2 December 2022 Engineering Mogadishu, somalia Full Time Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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Organizational Setting

The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government to develop policies, strategies and programme aimed at accelerating the Implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of 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, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and respond 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.


Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Somalia, general supervision of Head of Programme and under the direct supervision of the Infrastructure Unit Head, the Draftsman will provide Engineering Support in producing technical drawings for infrastructure projects.


Technical Focus

Being trained in the computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) processes, draftsman will create various technical drawings based on given specifications and calculations.


Tasks and responsibilities

•    Responsible for detailing drawings in CAD by following specifications
•    Liaise with other engineers and work towards completion of the projects
•    Preparing, reviewing, and redrafting alongside the engineering team.
•    Ensuring final designs are compliant with regulations.
•    Identifying and communicating potential design problems to the rest of the team.
•    Draftsman will be employed in different fields, and work closely with other engineers.
•    Support in tender evaluation
•    Perform any other duties as may be requested by the supervisor from time to time

University degree in Civil Engineering Technology, construction, project management or in a relevant engineering discipline is desirable
•    Five years of relevant experience as a draftsman 
•    Working knowledge of English, 
•    Nationality of Somalia


FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills 

•    Good knowledge of general administration, initiative, good judgment, and ability to organize office work and prepare correspondence on own initiative. 
•    Willingness to work as a team member, 
•    Ability to plan and execute work with minimal supervision and attention to detail. 
•    Good ability to use PC, word processors and other technology equipment. 
•    Good Numerical skills, negotiation skills and representation skills. 
•    Understanding of the Clearing and forwarding procedures in Puntland. 
•    Willingness to travel to the field security permitting. 
•    Good knowledge of the UN work system and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.



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  • 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  
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

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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