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Job offer: Civil Engineer SC9 – Yaoundxe9, Yaounde, Cameroon

Job offer: Civil Engineer SC9 – Yaoundxe9, Yaounde, Cameroon. WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Education: Master’s degree in Engineering or related discipline, or Bachelor’s degree with relevant additional years of experience. Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of French, and/or WFP’s working language. National Professional: Fluency (level C) in the English language and the duty station’s language, if different.


As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. WFP Cameroon is currently engaged in a large-scale response to ongoing humanitarian crises, working to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by violence each month. Concerned about the increasing needs, WFP provides food assistance to displaced and vulnerable communities in an extremely challenging environment where humanitarian operations are hampered by conflict and the risk of attacks on humanitarian workers. In this context, WFP Cameroon aims to rehabilitate and extend its facilities at Country Office (CO) and Field Offices (FO) level in order to guarantee a safe and appropriate working environment for staff. The planned rehabilitation and extension works will involve refurbishment and / or upgrading of the existing electrical systems which requires expertise of an electrical engineer who will be responsible for all the electrical works during all phases of the rehabilitation / construction. In addition, the ‘in-house’ Electrical Engineer will be tasked with repairs and maintenance of the electrical systems at Country Office and Field Offices.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Provide engineering services for the renovation and construction projects, preparing budgets and technical specifications for all site related works (including visits to field locations for technical guidance and support).
  •  Support the CO Architect in the supervision, programming, and coordination of the construction and refurbishment works.
  •  Supervise other staff assigned to the projects, such as the Electrical Engineer etc.
  •  Support the development of architectural plans, technical scopes of work, cost estimates, schedules and construction contract documentation reflecting site specific constraints, local conditions, or characteristics.
  •  Manage and conduct analyses of project proposals to ensure business case and technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources.
  •  Prepare scope of works and tender documents, project bills of quantities (BoQs), cost estimates and develop work specifications for the implementation of the works.
  •  Provide technical support to ensure the application and compliance of WFP corporate policies and procedures related to facility management, procurement, construction activities and engineering services, and any other as deemed applicable for the project’s implementation, to ensure that outputs meet the established quality standards.
  •  Address Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) issues, especially related to firefighting aspects and escape routes arrangements (internal circulation, signage, emergency exits, firefighting systems such as extinguishers, etc., and fire-prevention systems, such smoke detectors, etc.).
  •  Any other engineering support and advice required to meet the Client needs have been provided in a timely and professional manner.

Job offer: Civil Engineer SC9 – Yaoundxe9, Yaounde, Cameroon4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES


  •  Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  •  Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  •  Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  •  Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Business Support Services & Reporting

Exhibits ability to convert business plans into clear actions for team members to support the implementation of the program. Collects and reports data to draw out fact-based insights.

Internal Controls & Risk Management for Administration and Engineering

Utilises understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance, ensure data integrity and ensure client satisfaction.

Resource Management for Administration and Engineering

Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders and key clients.

Specialised Knowledge in Engineering

Applies advanced engineering knowledge in own area of responsibility and working knowledge of other engineering disciplines to provide technical support to operations and projects. Leads independent action and decision making in an engineering context.

Engineering & Project Management

Demonstrates a strong proficiency in developing project scopes, engineering and design proposals, and identifying required tasks and milestones. Applies working knowledge of project management tools, engineering technologies, techniques and best practice to track and monitor project progress, delivering projects on schedule and on budget.

Job offer: Civil Engineer SC9 – Yaoundxe9, Yaounde, CameroonDEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Application Deadline: 31 October 2022

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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