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Org. Setting and Reporting This post is located in the Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section of the Sustainable Transport Division of the Economic Commission for Europe, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the P-5,Chief, Vehicle Regulations and Transport Innovations Section (VRTIS), and the overall supervision of the D-1, Director, Sustainable Transport Division.

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Chief, VRTIS, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

- Acts as secretary to the Working Party on Passive Safety (GRSP) and provides expert assistance to it in the development of vehicle regulations in the legal framework of the Agreements of 20 March 1958, 13 November 1997 and 25 June 1998.

This involves: (a) Preparing and reviewing working documents (proposing harmonized technical requirements for the design and construction of motor vehicles, their parts and equipment), drafting agendas and reports of the sessions, servicing the meetings and undertaking follow-up actions. (b) Liaison with the representatives of the Contracting Parties to the Agreements and of governmental and non-governmental organizations participating at the meetings. (c) Providing technical and legal assistance to GRSP to clarify complex issues on passive safety requirements of vehicles to reconcile varying points of view and to find compromise solutions.

- Performs the technical, legal, and administrative functions related to the Agreement of 25 June 1998, which is administered by WP.29 and which encompasses the Compendium of Candidates for global technical regulations and the Global Registry of global technical regulations.

This includes: (a) Analyzing and evaluating national vehicle regulations, standards and recommendations proposed to be listed in the Compendium of Candidates, and preparation of the relevant documentation; (b) Maintaining and updating the Compendium of Candidates in accordance with the Agreement; be established in the Global Registry and preparation of the relevant documentation; (c) Analyzing and evaluating the Candidate global technical regulations and attached documentation to be established in the Global Registry in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement, including the preparation of the documentation related to the amendments of the global technical regulations established in the Global Registry; (d) Maintaining and updating the Global Registry in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement, including the preparation of the documentation related to the amendments of the global technical regulations established in the Global Registry; (e) Issuing Official Notifications to the Contracting Parties to the Agreement concerning every change in the Compendium of Candidates and in the global technical regulations established in the Global Registry, as well as in the process of adoption and application by Contracting Parties; (f) Ensuring that all documents related to the regulations listed in the Compendium of Candidates and the global technical regulations established in the Global Registry are made publicly available;

- Assists the Chief, VRTIS, in the preparation of the sessions of the Administrative Committee (AC.3) of the 1998 Agreement.

This involves: (a) Preparing the voting table and ensuring its completion with regard to new Contracting Parties to the 1998 Agreement, new global technical regulations and new amendments to the existing global technical regulations submitted to voting by all the Working Parties. (b) Assisting the Secretary of WP.29 during the AC.3 session. (c) Drafting the sections of the WP.29 reports, which are related to AC.3

- Contributes to the analytical and capacity building activities related to passive safety to support transport policies development to reduce road casualties that includes: (a) Cooperation with UN Member States in the collection of transport data, as well as with the monitoring of vehicle safety and the evaluation of policies to improve it; (b) Cooperation with other UN Agencies and International Organizations on transport and vehicle passive safety relevant to the post.

- Assists the Chief, VRTIS, in the consolidation of the legal texts of the Regulations under the responsibilities of GRSP.

- Assists the Chief, VRTIS, as a focal point of pillar three (safer vehicles) of the decade of action for road safety and its follow up.

- Contributes to multi-disciplinary activities relevant to vehicle passive safety. Represents the secretariat at conferences, workshops, working groups and meetings of other international organizations in the field of vehicle safety to transmit or receive information relevant to the World Forum and its subsidiary Working Parties.

Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of automotive active and passive safety, anti-theft provisions and other regulatory aspects. Knowledge of technical vocabulary in the automotive field. Ability to apply analytical skills and to participate in scientific projects, including preparation of cost estimates, project documentation and providing project oversight. Ability to conduct independent research on automotive related topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Ability to identify and analyse engineering data of significant depth and complexity. 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.

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.

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.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or related area is required, preferably in automotive engineering. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience At least 5 years of professional experience with progressively growing responsibility in the area of automotive regulatory control of active and passive safety and emissions, policy formulation is required.

Experience in servicing relevant international meetings, including the drafting of reports is desirable.

Experience in a governmental or international organization is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

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

Special Notice 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. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 August 2021, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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.

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