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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 146,644 USD and 189,067 USD.

Salary for a P-4 contract in Port-au-Prince

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Police and Corrections Unit of the Integrated United Nations Office in Haiti (BINUH) in Port-au-Prince. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Senior Police Adviser, the incumbent is responsible for closely working with and advising the counterparts of Haitian National Police (HNP) on all matters related to logistics and infrastructural projects.

Responsibilities The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Advising the Director of Logistics of the HNP on all support’s functions which include, but not limited to, procuring the basic goods or services and specialized equipment, overseeing the fleet management and monitoring the maintenance and construction of the police infrastructures or facilities across the country in order to ensure the smooth conduct of the police operations;
  • Helping with the assets acquisition and management, as well as providing technical advice on the refurbishment and new constructions of the facilities to support the HNP in acquiring sound knowledge and implementing best practices;
  • Assisting with the monitoring of the overall management and administration of the HNP facilities by ensuring compliance with Haitian Government building rules and regulations (codes) and the HNP Directives governing facilities management and engineering best practices;
  • Assisting with the monitoring of commonly used engineering calculations, practices, and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, waste disposal systems, flood control systems, water treatment facilities, electrical power generation and distribution systems, environmental control systems;
  • Assisting the Logistics Director of the HNP with the plans and designs specifications for the infrastructural projects; preliminary site’s investigations to obtain field data such as soil’s characteristics, drainage and other data required for the building site selection; preparation of design layout for smaller or less complex portions of buildings and facilities; development of technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated into formal specifications; cost estimates of repairs of damaged buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement;
  • Assisting HNP in conducting assessments to develop improved designs and construction techniques; in producing cost data and estimates on civil engineering related requirements of current and planned field missions; in analyzing project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources by conducting research on the development of new technical systems and using innovative ways to identify improved methods and equipment;
  • Supporting HNP counterparts in elaborating budget proposals of projects in order to secure adequate funding from donors and international community. Assist with the design and review of cost plans and activities proposed in the donors’ projects, ensuring that they conform with donors’ terms of reference and are within the available funding;
  • Performing other related duties as required.

    Competencies - Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to serve as a technically responsible specialist in the field of engineering related to the peacekeeping operations. Apply engineering skills and to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Ability to identify and analyze engineering data of significant depth and complexity. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrate professional competence and mastery subject matter. Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering, architecture or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or related area is required.

    Engineering experience in international peacekeeping as well as a proven record of undertaking advisory functions training and mentoring to others/team is required.

    Experience in police development/engineering projects is desirable.

    Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in French (oral and written) is required. Fluency in English (oral and written) is desirable. Knowledge of Haitian Creole is desirable.

    Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one (1) year and may be subject to extension.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


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