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This is a FS-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Field Service. It usually requires 8 years of experience, depending on education. More about FS-5 contracts and their salaries.

Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The Engineering Technician will be based in El Fasher. The Engineering Technician reports to Chief Engineer.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Engineering Technician FS-5 will be responsible for the following duties: - Overseeing technical and administrative functions in the Electro Mechanical Unit. - Ensure compliance of all work-related activities in a fair, ethical and consistent manner. - Provide scheduling and supervision for, repair, maintenance, and installation of electrical and mechanical power related infrastructure in all sites and premises in the mission area. - Familiar with operating procedures, standards, and codes of the facilities/equipment, with respect to location requirements. - Assist in technically evaluating bids and proposals for electromechanical installation projects. - Prepare periodic acquisition plans for engineering materials/equipment the units under supervision - Supervise and coordinate the installation, servicing, maintenance, and repair, in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation codes of buildings and camp/sanitary infrastructures. - Supervise, inspect and appraise the work carried out by international and local staff and contractors. Supervise junior technicians, tradesmen and artisans assigned to the team, and local and international junior staff assigned by determining workloads and schedules. - Conducting in-house training to junior technicians, tradesmen, and artisans on the imaging technical skills in the new methods, installation of specialized equipment, fault finding and remedy. - Identify resource requirements for his/her area of responsibility in connection with budget preparations. - Review and approve work orders and assign tasks to tradesmen and technicians being supervised. - Secure equipment, materials, supplies and spare parts for supervised works. - Supervise the maintenance of records relating to inventories, work orders and general correspondence. - Inspect and report on project work and maintenance work carried out either by contractors or tradesmen and staff under supervision and ensure proper utilization of available resources. - Issue instructions at site, record variances, supervise and record measurements of work taken with respect to work progress and progress payments. Follow up on correction of defects in material or workmanship of contractor’s work during the warranty period of the contracts. - Assist in the preparation of cost estimates for infrastructure projects and maintenance programs. - Assist in technically evaluating bids and proposals for projects. - Verify completion of projects and recommends to the Chief of Unit / Section for progress or final payments. - Alert the Chief of Unit / Section of unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or are likely to occur. - Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Section Chief.

Competencies - Professionalism: Demonstrated knowledge and experience in construction, infrastructure and maintenance project implementation; demonstrated technical skills; initiative and practical problem-solving skills; ability to correctly interpret and assess diagnostic test results, faults or deficiencies and to determine the necessary corrective actions in an efficient and timely manner; ability to maintain accurate records and inventories; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows 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& 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 High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in electrical or mechanical engineering is required. Recognized and valid License of the trade (generator, power supply, electrical) is desirable.

    Work Experience At least eight (8) years of relevant experience in maintenance and installation of electrical or mechanical project and implementation of infrastructure in a private, commercial or military environment, including two years of supervisory responsibility. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

    Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

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

    Special Notice - This position is temporarily available until 31/12/2021 with possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

  • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    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.

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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