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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in Transport Section within the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura. The Vehicle Technician will directly report to the Transport Officer - Fleet Maintenance Officer Transport Workshops.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief Transport Officer or his designated official, the Vehicle Technician will be responsible for the following duties:
Light Workshop Maintenance and Repair duties: - Coordinates and supervises work activities and provide technical advice. - Conducts maintenance and repair of UN-owned vehicles in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for automotive electrical, air conditioning system, suspension system, braking system (including ABS system) and body work and painting. - Inspects and conducts diagnostic and fault tracing; quality control/assurance; road testing, and vehicle recovery. - Identifies reason for technical faults. - Conducts vehicle inspections, producing reports and document service and repair details. - Conducts highly technical tasks and safety related repairs such as engine, steering and accident damage repairs. - Carries out product upgrades initiated by a vehicle manufacturer. - Develops accident damage discrepancy report (DDR), performance documents, vehicle warranties, vendor support and other workshop related reports. - Responsible for the maintenance activities carried out on UN fleet within UNIFIL area of operation. - Ensure that all relevant workshop safety procedures are adhered to prior, during, and after maintenance/repair. - Participates in the liaising with the manufacturer representatives for after sales warranty and technical fault. - Identifies requirements for spare parts, and workshop tools and equipment. - Assists training and coaching needs of mechanics and technicians. - Participates in the development of the Transport Section's Standard Operating Procedures. - Participates in the training activities to enhance the capacity of international and national staff members. - Performs any other duties as may be required.
Competencies Professionalism: Ability to analyze the tactical elements of vehicular support to clients; Familiarity with rules and regulations related to UN Owned Equipment (UNOE); Awareness of the procedures related to fleet maintenance; 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.
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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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; Builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job - Specific Qualification A valid Driving License category "C" is required.
Technical or vocational certificate in automotive engineering/repair trade or transportation in logistics operations is required.
Work Experience A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, heavy/specialized transport equipment, plants and/or Mechanized Handling Equipment (MHE) is required.
Experience in using specialized service or diagnostic tools to analyze reasons for technical faults of 4x4 General Purpose Vehicles is required.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified rostered candidates may include informal interviews.
Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
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.
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.
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