FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Application deadline 5 months ago: Monday 28 Aug 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Erbil, Iraq. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Engineering Section.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Facilities Management Assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties:
- Plans, schedules and supervises construction, repair, maintenance and installation of conventional buildings, temporary buildings, infrastructure, sites and premises including grounds in the mission area.
- Plans, schedules, supervises and coordinates maintenance services of installations, systems and equipment throughout the buildings.
- Receives, analyses and reviews service requests, including installations of equipment; determines priority of work, plans and prepares work orders, assigns work and follows up on service complaints. Coordinates with requesting departments in case of changes in requirements and suggests alternatives or interim solutions. Trains users on equipment installed.
- Carries out technical assessments of existing buildings and infrastructure.
- Assists the supervisor in preparing draft proposals for construction and alterations work including preparation of construction drawings, technical specifications, bills of quantity and cost estimates.
- Conducts technical reviews of offers submitted and studies drawings and sketches for review and discussion to determine extent of work required; presents alternatives as solution of problems. Accompanies all contractors to job locations, clarifies drawings and specifications after contract has been awarded to successful contractor.
- Supervises and coordinates with contractors performing construction and alteration work to ensure that quality of services performed by the contractors is in accordance with set terms and conditions, codes and standards, health and safety regulations and objectives. Does final inspection, supervises the commissioning of the work, claim operation manuals and shop drawings for files, and informs supervisor of completion of work.
- Prepares and writes requisitions for purchase of equipment, material, spares, etc.; reviews and evaluates offers and coordinates with procurement unit.
- Provides support services to conferences and meetings, sessions, language examinations in coordination with Conference Services and other requesting departments and maintains liaison with focal points.
- Participates in the preparation of cost estimates and spending plan related to the Unit accounts. Prepares yearly budget estimates and monthly tables of prorated charges for common services, and monthly/yearly consumption and expenditure tables as well as charts of general operating expenses.
- Suggests ways to institute control and methods to improve service and reduce cost for the field mission.
- Coordinates investigation on safety and fire hazard situations associated with installation done by the Unit.
- Supervise ad hoc tradesmen, and national staff assigned to the team by determining workloads and schedules.
- Prepares certification for approval of completed contractual services of work for progress payments.
- Periodically provide inputs for assessment of performance levels of assigned national staff.
Performs other duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work Experience A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the UN and in facilities management, building management, engineering, architecture, administrative services or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Kurdish is required. Knowledge of Arabic language is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available until 31 December 2023. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded 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. - 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. - All non-Iraqi applicants need to have a valid work permit for Iraq and need to upload a copy of such work permit.
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.
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