Avis de recrutement: Civil engineer - UNDP - Cameroon Desk

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mercredi 14 octobre 2020

Avis de recrutement: Civil engineer - UNDP


Avis de recrutement: Civil engineer - UNDP

Agency: UNDP
Title : Civil Engineer PPRD SOUTH WEST - BUEA
Job ID: 33142
Practice Area - Job Family
Vacancy End Date(Midnight New York, USA) : 20/10/2020
Duty Station : Buea, Cameroon
Education & Work Experience : I-Master's Level Degree - 5 year(s) experience

Grade: SB4

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Africa

Contract Duration: ONE YEAR

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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