Ingénieur Civil NPSA8, NPSA8 Civil Engineer, Yaoundé, PNUD

Ingénieur Civil NPSA8, NPSA8 Civil Engineer, Yaoundé, PNUD

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Description

Le PNUD s’engage à recruter un personnel divers en termes de genre, de nationalité et de culture. Nous encourageons de même les personnes issues des minorités ethniques, des communautés autochtones ou handicapées à postuler. Toutes les candidatures seront traitées dans la plus stricte confidentialité.

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The crisis that affected the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon has damaged public infrastructures, broken social cohesion and slowed down economic development. With the aim to resolve the crisis, the President of the Republic called for a Major National Dialogue, that brought together more than 600 participants from all 10 regions of the country. Three quarter of participants to the Dialogue came from the NWSW regions. The Head of State instructed the Prime Minister, Head of Government to preside over the Major National Dialogue. Among other recommendations, the Major National Dialogue recommended the reconstruction of North-West and South-West regions.

The Government of Cameroon and UNDP collaborated in the formulation of the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD) of the North-West and South-West regions. The PPRD is a component of the National Development Plan 2020-2030 (post Growth and Employment Strategy Paper 2010-2020), aiming at reducing the effects of the socio-political and security crisis for the affected communities in the NW/SW regions. The PPRD feeds into the government efforts to resolve the current crisis. This initiative is complementary to other key reforms such as the establishment of a Special Status for the NW/SW regions.

Confronted with complex development challenges, the Government intends to emphasize on governance, economic recovery and crisis prevention in order to consolidate the peace process. Through the PPRD, the government aims at reinforcing the resilience and development of the populations in the affected regions of North-West and South-West. The Government envisages to restore social cohesion, provide livelihood opportunities and increase access to basic services for communities in the NW/SW regions. Finally, through the PPRD, the Government ambitions to bring about short and medium terms transformational changes.

The United Nations Development Programme is the implementing partner and fund manager of the PPRD. The programme is implemented through a dedicated accelerated execution modality. UNDP is building on its extensive experience to implement similar Recovery and Reconstruction large programmes. The PPRD is consolidating peace in the NW/SW regions, by building capacity at national and local levels to address the underlying structural causes of vulnerability, marginalization and insecurity. To this end, the PPRD is articulated around 3 key pillars: Social Cohesion, Rehabilitation of Infrastructures for basic services and local Economic Revitalization.


Under the overall guidance of the Programme Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Regional Coordinator for the NWR, the Civil Engineer will be responsible for identifying and carrying out feasibility studies of infrastructures for basic services, designing plans and bill of quantities, supervising infrastructure projects implementation and reporting.

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

Plans and 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 in collaboration with procurement staff;

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 intalment payments provided for;

Keep the Regional Coordinator and the Programme Coordinator informed of the progress of the work;

Draw up reports on the progress of the work before instalment payments are made;

Follow the deadlines set out in the timetables;

Contribute to the development of Annual Working Plan;

Contribute to the development of Monitoring and evaluation reports of the PPRD

Contribute to the design and implementation of the activities included in the work plan approved by the Government, and ensure that the established deadlines are met;

Organize and supervise the work of Seniors technicians;

Carry out any other task entrusted to him/her by the hierarchy channel in the context of achieving the results of the PPRD programme.


The Direct Supervisor of the Civil Engineer is the Regional Coordinator for the North-West Region.


Expected Demonstration of Competencies


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

Learn Continuously

LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

Adapt with Agility

LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination

LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

Engage and Partner

LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area  Name   Definition


UN policy knowledge – ethics

Ethics UN policy knowledge – ethics Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management

Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfill and understand the real customer’s needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for as to add alue beyond client’s immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.



Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks – Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.



Quality assurance of corporate data


Min. Academic Education

A minimum of Bachelor degree in design civil/engineering or any other field deemed equivalent

Min. years of relevant Work experience

Practical experience of at least two (02) 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 two (02) of the studies: (design, calculation of structures, etc.)

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

Required skills and competencies

Have a good capacity for synthesis and writing;

Desired additional skills and competencies

Have proven experience in civil engineering activities in Cameroon and specifically in the NW/SW regions will be an asset;

Have a good knowledge of UNDP and its interventions in the NW/SW regions will be an asset;

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

Required Language(s) (at working level)

Have a perfect knowledge of the English language (spoken  and written) and a working knowledge of French;

Use of local languages will be an asset (Pidgin, etc.)

Professional Certificates


Official travel will be based on going to the Project Field Locations for control purposes and training events and workshops organized by the project.


Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Any other document deemed relevant to demonstrate the candidate’s aptitude and experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


Links to any relevant (non-confidential) materials that may help candidates gain a better understanding of the office/unit/project context.

Organigram of the office/unit/project indicating the position of the function .

Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Informations importantes pour les candidats

Tous les postes dans les catégories NPSA sont soumis à un recrutement local.

Informations pour les candidats concernant le « Roster » du PNUD

Note : Le PNUD se réserve le droit de sélectionner un ou plusieurs candidats de cet avis de vacance.  Nous pouvons également conserver les candidatures et prendre en considération les candidats postulant à ce poste pour d’autres postes similaires au sein du PNUD, au même niveau hiérarchique et avec une description de poste, une expérience et des exigences éducatives similaires.

Diversité de la main-d’œuvre

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