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Civil Engineer (Adamawa) Vacancy at the United Nations Development Programme 2018

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Civil Engineer (Adamawa) Vacancy at the United Nations Development Programme 2018.

Civil Engineer (Adamawa) Vacancy at the United Nations Development Programme 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Civil Engineer 
Job ID: 16238
Location: Adamawa
Grade: SB4
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Contract Duration: 12 months with a possibility of an extension


  • UNDP Nigeria has been supporting early recovery and stabilization of communities that are damaged under the Boko Haram Insurgency in the three most affected States in the North East Nigeria, namely Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
  • To support the communities, UNDP has launched its integrated early recovery programme, “Integrated Community Stabilization Programme (ICSP)”. With an area-based approach to the communities affected by the conflicts and displacement, UNDP’s integrated support focuses on:
    • Enhancing Livelihoods of conflict-affected people;
    • Restoring Basic services in target communities;
    • Establishing effective and accountable local governance at community and state level; and
    • Rebuilding Social cohesion and re-establishing community security.
  • The second component of the Programme, basic services restoration includes rehabilitation or construction of public facilities, including schools, health facilities, solar power facilities, water boreholes and other governmental facilities. More than 30 public facilities are planned to be rehabilitated or newly constructed in 2018 across the three States.
  • Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head of UNDP Sub-Office in Maiduguri and Programme Manager of ICSP, the Civil Engineer is responsible for effective delivery of project implementation support services ensuring effective operational management of project, transparent utilization of financial resources. The incumbent will basically be in charge of the constructed facilities in Adamawa State, but will also partially cover facilities in other states if needed based on instruction.
  • The Civil Engineer works in close collaboration with the respective Programme and Operations teams in UNDP Country Office in Abuja and Sub-Office in Maiduguri, ensuring successful CO and SO performance and compliance in programme management and finance.
  • The recommended candidate’s initial duty station will be Maiduguri and later on changed to Adamawa

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Certify designs of the facilities that are submitted by the respective authorities for civil works in Adamawa State
  • Certify the Bills of Quantities (BoQs) submitted by the respective authorities and verify the BoQs before initiating the procurement process;
  • Lead and support in the review and verification of the BoQs already prepared by the respective departments of national counterparts;
  • Support and lead ICSP engineers in the technical evaluation process and provide advice on any procurement related issues;
  • Support ICSP project team in verifying the Variation orders VO (if and when applicable);
  • Revision and verification of payment requests submitted by the contractors before proceeding with disbursements of payments;
  • Provide technical inputs to strengthen alignment and complementarity of UNDP’s support with government policies and plans.
  • Assist UNDP as expert witness in litigation arising from the development or construction of the project and in bearings before various approving and regulatory agencies.
  • Analyse and share information with the team and the local technical teams.
  • Support the assessment activities of the targeted sites in Adamawa State;
  • Support the implementation of project activities, where required, and advise on project contracting requirements;
  • Monitor day-to-day progress of project activities and promptly report any abnormality or risks to the respective UNDP project managers and project teams
  • Develop and design interventions based on the accurate information and risk analysis on the ground and utilizing lessons learned from the activities in consultation and coordination with respective Project Managers
  • Follow up and oversee the rehabilitation of civil, electrical and mechanical works at site preparation and execution of the Works against the provided approved sketch and bill of quantities within the set time frame
  • Construction Inspection including inspection of materials, equipment’s to be installed.
  • Check materials received at construction/renovation sites against damages, missing parts and appropriate ratings; ensuring that the materials/equipment provided by the Contractor meets UNDP requirement and standards.
  • Ensures that materials/equipment provided by the Contractor meets accepted requirement and standards.
  • Discuss site issues with the Contractor and promptly report back to UNDP if a problem arises that requires UNDP input.
  • Checks and certifies substantial construction progress/ completion and the corresponding payments. Advice UNDP to withhold payments for any work which has been rejected or any work which is not in compliance with the contract documents.
  • Ensure that the Contractor maintain safety on the site and clean the site after the completion of the rehabilitation work.

Requirements, Skills and Experience.
Education and Certificate:

  • Master’s Degree or Equivalent in Civil Engineering.
  • Registration in the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) before 2018


  • Minimum 5 years of extensive coordination and development experience including renovation and construction works.
  • Experience in design, preparation of BoQ, estimated costs of civil structures;
  • Construction supervision experience of buildings, utility services, schools, etc
  • Experience in handling of tender documents for turnkey contracts, including technical inputs/specifications for the procurement of services using the conditions of international lending/funding agencies
  • Preparation of work progress reports, daily, weekly, milestone, etc
  • Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and liaison with authorities.
  • Experience in supervising rehabilitation works and managing projects.
  • Experience with UN or international organization working in crisis-affected country, especially Nigeria would be an advantage.

Technical skills required:

  • Functionally-related professional management skills.
  • Technical related skills.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work activities to meet organizational goals and organize and oversee work processes efficiently to achieve quality results.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes, programming.
  • Knowledge of fund raising, project and programme drafting.
  • Reporting skills.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent in English and Haussa

Previous UN Experience:

  • Experience from previous UN assignments and/or multilateral organizations and bi-lateral aid organizations would be an asset.


  • Ability to think conceptually and flexibly, capacity to adapt, innovate, and propose multiple options.
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to practice courtesy and diplomacy with high rank officials.
  • Time management skills.
  • Enjoy sensitivity for research and academic integrity.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and stressful environment
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building support and political acumen
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Application Closing Date 
17th May, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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