Generator Mechanic

UNMISS - United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

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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.

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Under the direct supervision of the Field Engineer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Performing and coordinating all tasks related to generator installations in the mission including: new generators and allied works; large capacity generators to form complete power generating stations, identifying sites and advising on platforms and generator houses in various locations through the mission area; • Ensuring that the generator installations/works/maintenance meet the safety standards in accordance with international codes and regulations; • Carrying out scheduled routine maintenance, emergency repairs and overhauling of generators (static/mobile), including the installation of auxiliary fuel systems, such as main tanks, transfer pump and filters; • Checking / calculating accurate requirement of electrical loads for proper sizing of generators; analysing and correcting distortions on loads and balancing the loading on all three phases of three-phase generators; trouble-shooting the causes of load imbalance and providing solutions; • Performing surveys, preparing technical reports, drawings and material quantities for operations / maintenance materials and carry out physical check of all received spares; • Recording and reporting periodically the POL (Petrol Oil and Lubricant) consumption against the power generation to ensure compliance with UN standards. • Carrying out generator synchronisation works and ensuring the generators are well synchronised to minimise the fuel consumption / maintenance per power plant; • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating all tasks performed by a contractor to ensure compliance with the Operation and Maintenance schedule and the generators manufacture guidance. • Ensuring all contractor and staff under his supervision are complying with UNMISS waste management and environmental policy. • Preparing & submitting design for approval for simple installations, preparing material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions for new power plant; • Planning well in advance to provide yearly / quarterly lists of demand of spare parts for diesel engines, alternators, and control panels as well as necessary tools and equipment; • Monitoring tools/equipment and spare parts inventory; and adequate supply of spare parts for routine scheduled maintenance, as well as maintaining log books, maintenance records and spare parts’ consumption records to ensure the use of the spare parts in most productive / economical manner; • Liaising with Electro-Mechanical Engineer for expert advice on generator works; and Electrician regarding electrical matters and other engineering sub-units for generator works; • Providing instructions / guidance on end-use care and servicing of generator sets; • Training users for proper operation, upkeep and general maintenance of generators; • Coordinating with outside agencies appointed to enhance the unit’s maintenance capabilities; • Providing input for data entry in the asset control database immediately after receipt, repairs/overhaul, transfer, and disposal of generators; • Managing, supervising and delegating tasks to unit’s personnel; • Building capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training of national staff and counterparts; • Performing other related duties, as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

• Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

installation, repair and troubleshooting of generators and power supply systems.

Experience with standard techniques and practices for maintenance of generators from 2.5KVA to 500KVA and power supply systems is required.

Working experience with UN organizations and/or other international knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a solar farm is desirable.

Experience in the synchronization of generators and maintenance of such systems is required.

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office application (excel, word, power point), Microsoft Project, other IT applications and office technology equipment is required.

Knowledge of generator diagnostic software and tools is required.

Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Sound security awareness.

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.

All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non - family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.

Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.

The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential

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