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UN MINURSO - United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

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Application deadline 4 months ago: Saturday 10 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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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 in the Transport Section of the United Nations Mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in Laayoune, which is classified as "D" category and a family duty station. MINURSO Transport has a Level 3 workshops at the Main Logistics Base in Laayoune and 6 satellite workshops locations around the Mission area. The Vehicle Technician will assume overall supervisory responsibility for all Workshops activities, throughout the Mission and will directly report to the Chief Transport Officer - MINURSO.

Responsibilities Under delegated authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties: - Supervises the Transport Workshops in accordance with the UN regulations and rules and applicable transport standard operating procedures. - Approves Notifications, Service Orders and reservations for spare parts requests in UMOJA ensuring accuracy and actual requirements are met. - Supervises vehicle inspections. - Provide necessary inputs for the annual budget submission in respect of requirements for spare parts and workshops tools and equipment. - Participates in the technical evaluations of bids received from vendors through the Procurement Section. - Monitors contractual performance of vendors and verifies financial invoices. - Manages Transport Workshops Imprest funds and submits regular returns for reconciliation and replenishment with Finance and Budget Office. - Identify adequate spare parts in support of activities of a field mission and insure correct spare parts are shipped and timely received by the field locations. - Liaises with the manufacturer representatives for after sales warranty and technical fault claims. - Participates in the development of the Transport Unit’s annual budget proposals. - Participates in the development of the Transport Unit’s standard operating procedures. - Supervises product upgrades initiated by a vehicle manufacturer. - Develops reports to document workshop performance (including personnel matters), vehicle warranties, vendor support and other workshop related activities. - Participates in the training activities to enhance the capacity of international and national staff members and familiarize staff on use of Electronic Spare Parts Catalogues. - Ensures sufficient stock of light and heavy vehicle spare parts and issues required items to workshop mechanics and motor transport officers. - Conducts regular inventory checks of the Transport Workshops tools stocks. - Ensures that vehicle write-off cases are processed in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines. - Monitors workshops records, prepares financial and budget summaries, writes reports and submits them to the Chief of Unit, in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines. - Ensures that bi-annual physical inventory of non-expendable transport assets is conducted in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines. - Determines generic technical specifications, estimates quantity (number of units), drafts proposals for requisitions for spare parts, tools and equipment in accordance with the UN procurement procedures. - Conducts planning and monitors implementation of projects within Transport Workshops and facilitates training of staff. - Prepares Business Object Reports. - Implements the regular maintenance for vehicles and act on any needed repairs to keep the unit vehicles operational and in good condition. - Implements the Vehicle Replacement Policy. - Supervises the maintenance and repairs to UN-owned vehicles in accordance with vehicle manufactures standards. - Ensures that all relevant safety procedures have been followed when repairing and fitting replacement parts. - Supervises the team of international and local mechanics (up to 25) responsible for the following: - Automotive Electrical System including Carlog. - Air conditioning systems. - Suspension Systems. - Braking systems (including ABS systems) - Body Work and structural fabrication. - Diagnostic and fault finding - Quality Control/assurance - Road testing - Vehicle recovery - Assists with training and coaching of international or local mechanics within his/her expertise - Carries out any other duties assigned by the Chief Transport Officer including acting as officer-In-Charge of Transport Section in the absence of Chief Transport Officer.

Competencies Professionalism: Demonstrated use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements, assess impact on transport operations and anticipate next steps; 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& 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. A Post-Secondary Technical Qualification (Diploma or Certificate) in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and / or Mechanical Engineering, Transportation or Logistics is required. Please attach copy of the Diploma or Certificate in the attachment section.

Work Experience A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle transport operations, of which at least 5 years must be in a Workshops Supervisory role, is required.

Vehicle Spare parts training and use of Electronic Parts Catalogues (EPC) is required. Please attach copy of the certificate in the attachment section.

Experience in the use of SAP systems, performing of technical evaluations for procurement actions is desirable.

Experience of working in extreme hardship environment, especially desert locations is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

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

Special Notice The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate. MINURSO is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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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