Fire Safety Officer

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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

• Efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to the Security Section • Effective planning, implementation and coordination of a fire safety system capable to enable the conduct of United Nations activities while ensuring the safety and well-being of personnel and a safe working environment within the United Nations premises and as-sets.

Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA) and the direct supervision of the Chief Fire Safety Unit and within limits of delegated authority, the UNV Fire Safety Officer may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Fire Safety Officers):

• Assists the PSA/CSO/FSO in the establishment and planning process of and for a structural fire service including mobile elements as required for the field mission; • Assists the Officer in Charge of the Fire Safety Unit in the management of all aspects or supervises a Fire Unit and/or performs Officer in Charge functions for a medium scale fire service; • Establishes and maintains productive liaison with authorities of host government fire, disaster relief and emergency services; • Ensures the establishment and effective management of a 24/7 Fire Service capable of controlling fire incidents, HAZMAT spills, vehicle accidents and other emergency situations; drafts the Fire Safety Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan; • Coordinates and supervises drills and training sessions; • Provides supervision, monitoring and coordination in accordance with the Fire Safety Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan; • Ensures the coordination of fire safety issues with facilities mission’s personnel, host country authorities and organization management; • Coordinates professional fire safety risk assessments and fire safety inspections; reports all shortcomings and supervises the timely rectification of such; • Conducts technical assessments/evaluations of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FDAS); • Drafts specifications for all equipment and devices, including FDAS and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as: protective clothing, self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA including filling compressors and testing devices), fire extinguishers, hoses and nozzles, portable pumps, immobile and fixed pumps, rescue equipment, etc., as well as fire service vehicles and provides for the maintenance of their continuous full state of readiness; • Plans static installations and systems such as: FDAS standpipes, water supply, hydrant systems, extinguishing systems, spill basins, construction components (for fire partition), lightning protection, explosion proof installations, smoke extraction systems, public address systems, etc. and drafts technical specifications thereof; • Establishes, maintains and supervises a functional Fire Warden System; • Conducts fire safety awareness briefings and training for mission’s staff and other UN personnel; • Conducts fire prevention, suppression and rescue training for unit’s personnel as part of the Fire Safety Plan; • Plans and supervises facility evacuation / fire drill rehearsals at least twice a year; • Actively leads fire/emergency intervention activities; • Coordinates and conducts specialized (advanced) trainings on fire safety. • Responsible and Focal point of all the sectors. • Supervises inspection and maintenance of all systems, installations and devices within the area of responsibility.

• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take owner-ship; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;

3 years of experience in Physically fit for long firefighting operations under full Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA in harsh weather conditions.

Menaka is a non-family duty station, category E, with a difficult security and working environment. Due to the security situation, movements around the city are often restricted. Accommodation is provided inside the integrated camp. The living conditions in, Menaka is very harsh with extreme heat (Temperature up to 50°C) in the months of May to August, sandstorms in July to August, Newcomers are recommended to carry appropriate clothing. In the months of December to February, it is winter (Temperatures down to 7-8°C) with a lot of mosquitos and other insects. Heavy jackets and other appropriate clothing are recommended. Accommodation: Like all UN personnel, UN Volunteers based in Menaka /Tombouctou/Gao/Mopti/Kidal/Tessalit are accommodated in UN premises, for which they contribute by 100 USD/month. UN provided accommodation in Mali is compliant with wellbeing standards, i.e. female/male bathrooms. Hospital Facilities: The Level I for TCC/PCC is accessible for staff. If needed, an evacuation to Gao where Level I and Level II are located will be done. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. Appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the current security risk for UN personnel in the country. All UN Volunteers, like all UN personnel, undergo a security briefing and the 3-day mandatory training “Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments” (SSAFE) upon arrival, where practical guidance and recommendations are provided regarding security threats in Mali. An additional security briefing is provided upon arrival to the final duty station. Welfare: A welfare committee is also active in all duty stations to ensure sufficient access to welfare commodities, including food supplies. The welfare committee organizes activities depending on the security situation. Emergency contacts (security, medical, staff counselling, UNV Office) are made available for all UN Volunteers upon arrival, and each individual is provided with a VHF radio and a call sign, which can be used at all time. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

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