Water Sanitation Technician

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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 and liaising frequently with the Field Engineer of the Field Office and/or in close coordination with the Mission Headquarter Water and Sanitation Unit; the UNV Water and Sanitation Technician is required to function within the framework of water and sanitation works in the mission for South Sudan, and will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

• Installing, operating and maintaining, servicing and repairing water supply systems, water treatment plants, water storage facilities, sewerage network, sewerage treatment plants, pumps, control panels of all plants/pumps and other allied equipment of new construction projects within a sector of the Mission area; • Managing the daily tasks of plumbers and other staff working in the unit; • Performing surveys and preparing technical reports, drawings and material quantities; • Contributing to the planning of effective and efficient water and water treatment facilities in the field office; • Ensuring that the installation of new systems and maintenance of existing systems meet the safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations; • Providing lists of spare parts for water supply and sewerage works control panels as well as necessary tools and equipment, well in advance; • Estimating material requirements and tools or equipment needed to perform the job; • Detecting possible defects in plumbing and mechanical systems; • Carrying out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all installations and equipment; • Reporting on the proper delivery of related services to the Supervisor, Water and Sanitation Unit; • Receiving and acting on Engineering Work Order Requests (EWRs), • Designing simple water and sanitation installations and providing the necessary diagrams for laying water supply and sewerage pipe lines installations and maintenance work; • Conducting regular physical, chemical and bacteriological water quality tests to comply with WHO Guidelines; • Building capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training of national staff and counterparts; • Performing any other related water and sanitation duties as needed or assigned.

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 in-stance 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.

• Integrity and professionalism • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

water and sanitation technician in the construction industry

Experience in the use of plumbing mechanical equipment, including pumps and tools; experience in tracing and repairing system faults; ability to read blue prints and sketches.

Knowledge of electrical installations, supply and testing of equipment related to supply, transmission and distribution of water and waste water disposal is essential

Basic knowledge of environmental aspect of pollution and mitigation is desirable.

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

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. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. 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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