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Architect CST II - Yaounde


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Yaoundé
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed

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JOB TITLE:                                            




TYPE OF CONTRACT:                     


Regular Consultancy






DUTY STATION (City, Country):  


Yaounde, Cameroon




11 Months


NUMBER OF POSITION:               










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.





A. Objective and Rationale for the Recruitment


The aim and objective of recruiting the international consultant (Architect) is to review the existing architectural designs of the Yaounde CO building, it extensions and incorporate in new designs of a standard and modern office building and in accordance with WFP corporate Standards. WFP office in Cameroon needs reorganizing to meet both safety and spacing requirement as well as modern features that not only meet the needs of WFP and UN at large in Cameroon. The CO therefore requires the services of a qualified architect, to support it in this process of office up-grade, as this expert is not currently available at the CO.



B. Scope of work


The consultant shall work in Administration Unit of the Country and be based in Yaounde, with possibility of travel to the Field Offices as and when required.



C. Reporting


Under the Overall supervision of the Country Director and direct Supervision of the Head of Finance and Administration, and in liaison with the project teams, the Architect is shall deliver on a number of work streams as summarized in the tasks below, under D.



D. Specific tasks


The specific roles and responsibilities of the Architect shall include but will not be limited to the following:



  1. Review the existing building designs and make recommendations for improvement in consultation with the Interior design expert and WFP corporate requirements.


  1. Come up with bill of quantities based on the designs so suggested for the engineering companies to quote for the services that shall be required by WFP.



  1. Review the existing designs developed by the earlier architect and suggest improvements or redesigns as necessary.



  1. Incorporate any changes as may be necessary to enable the CO accommodate the increase space requirements.



  1. Effect transfer of knowledge to national counter-parts in the related field to the extent possible.



  1. Monitoring of construction sites to ensure that the quality and construction designs are in line with the CO approved renovation plans.



  1. In liaison with the CO Engineer, review and certify completed works before payment is effected to the service providers in the designated fields.



  1. Any other architectural related designs as may be asked by the CO Management.




Why work with us?


  • WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.


  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.



  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.


  • Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!


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  • The architect shall have relevant university degree or equivalent.
  • with It is assumed that the architect will have extensive knowledge in environmental construction and, adherence to such standards and related fields.




  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in related field.







Technical Knowledge & Skills:

  •  The architect should have extensive knowledge in environmental construction and, adherence to such standards and related fields.




  • International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (a WFP working language).



  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.




March 2023


Kindly note the only documents you need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover LetterAdditional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc may potentially be requested at a future time.

For candidates who experience problems accessing WFP E-recruitment platform and need accommodations in applying, please contact mentioning the VA number in the subject line.


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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