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PNUD recrute un Civil Engineer PPRD NORTH WEST – BAMENDA

Job ID
Vacancy End Date
(Midnight New York, USA)
Bamenda, Cameroon
Education & Work Experience
I-Master’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type
Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type
Contract Duration
Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative and the PPRD Project Manager (PPRDPM), the Civil Engineer will be based in Buea and will assist the PPRDPM in the day-to-day management of the Programme activities.


He or she will be responsible for ensuring the following results:

  • Estimates of construction/rehabilitation projects are carried out in each area of intervention;
  • Tender documents are developed, published and service providers are selected in accordance with UNDP criteria and standards;
  • Construction and other related issue works implemented by service providers are carried out within the time limits in accordance with the specifications established in the service contracts;


In order to achieve his or her results, he or she will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:

  • Conducting field surveys in all areas covered by the PPRD programme;
  • Drafting tender documents and participating in the selection process of service providers;
  • Sensitizing the service providers to the use of local labour in collaboration with the regional Coordinator;
  • Ensuring the monitoring and control of construction works;
  • If necessary, providing technical advice to the service providers for the proper implementation of the construction sites;
  • Ensuring compliance with the technical specifications as established in the contracts;
  • Monitor the partial acceptance of the work in accordance with the payment instalments provided for;
  • Keep the DRR and the project coordinator informed of the progress of the work;
  • Draw up reports on the progress of the work before the payment instalments are made;
  • Follow the deadlines set out in the timetables;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the activities included in the work plan established by the project coordinator, and ensure that the established deadlines are met;
  • Carry out any other task entrusted to him/her by the DRR and the project manager or the UNDP Resident Representative in the context of achieving the results of the PPRD programme.


Impact of Results

The key result of the PPRDCE will have a strong impact in implementing the programme and delivering results.



  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Scales up innovation for greater impact;
  • Expands understanding of the subject by clients an inspires action
  • Facilitates learning by failure and measured risk taking through pilots


  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills required;
  • Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities, report on work progress and delivery outputs in a punctual manner;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Sets clear performance goals and standards; executes responsibilities accordingly.

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Identifies and nurtures collaborations between diverse professions
  • Creates environment of excellence, collaboration and engagement
  • Takes appropriate and timely people management decisions
  • Resolves complex conflicts, makes difficult people management choices
  • Takes an active interest in coaching others


  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Effectively represents division /team / program / project in formal settings
  • Communicates new ideas and approaches for the division / team / program / project in a convincing manner
  • Articulates a compelling summary of UNDP’s value added in dynamic operating contexts / partnership dialogues
  • Combines the capacity to identify opportunities, establish frameworks for interaction and maintain and grow relationships


  • Ability to get things done
  • Creates new and better services
  • Creates an environment that fosters excitement for work
  • Uses substantive mastery to model excellence and motivate performance
  • Role models sound judgement and solution-orientation in delivering results in complex conditions

Responds to demands and pressure with a command of situational leadership and judgement

  • Demonstrating and applying professional and/or technical expertise/knowledge of the post or discipline.
  • Applies knowledge to support the unit/branch’s objectives and to further the mandate of the UNDP
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself personally

Demonstrates expert knowledge of the current program guidelines and project management tools and manages the use of these regularly in work assignments

Results-based Management

  • Effectively managing core and non-core resources to achieve organizational results.
  • Identifies country needs and strategies using a fact-based approach
  • Sets performance standards, monitors progress and intervenes at an early stage to ensure results are in accordance with agreed-upon quality and timeframes and reports on it

Partnership Management

  • Ability to engage with partners and forge productive working relationships
  • Demonstrates excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Possesses the ability to motivate staff and mobilize colleagues and partners in the best interest of achieving results.

Representation and advocacy

  • Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues)
  • Advocates for the inclusion of UNDP’s focus areas in the public policy agenda
  • Brings visibility and sensitizes decision makers to relevant emerging issues
  • Builds consensus concerning UNDP’s strategic agenda with partners on joint initiatives
  • Leverages UNDP’s multidisciplinary expertise to influence the shape of policies and programs
  • Demonstrates political/cultural acumen in proposing technically sound, fact-based approaches/solutions
  • Dialogues with national counterparts and other stakeholders to strengthen advocacy efforts, incorporating country, regional and global perspectives

Demonstrates cultural sensitivity, political savvy and intellectual capacity in handling disagreements with UNDP’s policy agenda in order to promote and position UNDP in complex environments

Stress Management

  • Maintaining a professional profile while under stress
  • Able to work under pressure and coordinate multiple activities and processes simultaneously;
  • Maintains a respectful and responsible work style;
  • Manages emotions.

Corporate Competencies:


  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Management and Leadership

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Proven networking, teambuilding, organizational and communication skills.


Required Skills and Experience


Bac + 5 years in design engineering/civil and urban engineering
  • Practical experience of at least five (05) years in the conduct of works, civil engineering design, study and execution of construction/rehabilitation projects, monitoring and execution of works, dimensioning and execution of major works, etc.;
  • Have participated in at least one (02) of the studies: (design, calculation of structures, etc.)
  • Have proven experience in civil engineering activities in Cameroon and specifically in the NW/SW region;
  • Have a good knowledge of UNDP and its interventions in the NW/SW regions;
  • Be fully available during the execution of the contract;
  • Have a good capacity for synthesis and writing;
  • Have an ability to work independently;

Have carried out similar activities in the SW/NW regions (strong asset).

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and working knowledge of French is required and other local languages in the regions (pidgin, etc… is desirable)
Other requirements:

·       Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;

·       Capacity to work under pressure, manage stress and adapt to rapidly evolving situations;

Ability to use computers and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages (MS Word, Excel, etc…)


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