UNIFIL, naqoura - Lebanon

Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:05 February 2018 – 06 March 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Facilities Management-UNIFIL-92257-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Generator Unit / Engineering Services Section, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief Electro-Mechanical unit (Generator unit supervisor) or his/her designate.


– Supports colleagues within the team in rebuilding/overhauling all types of generator sets.
– Designs fuel supply systems for installations, helps junior colleagues in forming power generator stations, including fuel tanks, pumps, piping, electrical switch gears and similar.
– Installs, repairs, maintain, modify, and total overhauls and tests the items of equipment:
Diesel powered generating plant varying in size from 1KVA to 1273 KVA;
Engine control panel and power supply panels fitted to the generators;
Main A.C. alternator;
Diesel fuel injection pumps and injectors;
Fuel transfer pumps (Single phase and three phases) for main fuel supply.
Special fuel filtration system.
– Constructs residential exhaust system.
– Rebuilds low voltage alternators and starter motors.
– Operates heavy equipment such as crane, forklift and heavy trucks for which driving license is essential in conjunction with installation work in mission H.Q and the Area of Operation.
– Assists and trains military personnel responsible for the daily maintenance of the generators in the area of operations. 
– Processes different types of welding e.g. MIG/TIG, OXY/ACET and Elect. /ARC welding, Operates varies machines like turning, milling, grinding and drilling and conducts hard and soft soldering when installing or repairing generators. 
– Inspects and controls spare parts reused to make sure they are within the manufacturers’ recommendation.
– Guides and maintains daily check and repairs of all kind of generators in mission headquarter and HQ extension:
Inspects and maintains all generators daily.
Ensures that immediate, remedial repair/replacement actions are undertaken when require.
Ensures that all required repairs and services spare parts are identified.
Keeps-up of equipment and tools in the workshops as well as in the central powerhouses.
Submits work reports to the unit supervisor after maintenance, repair, service etc.
– Performs other duties as assigned.


Professionalism: Knowledge of relevant UN rules, regulations, administrative procedures, policies and directives, and of inventory and control guidelines, directives and procedures. 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; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

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

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.


High School diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary courses in Generator Mechanic or other related specialty are highly desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in generator mechanic or related field is required.
A valid national driving license is required. Truck driver licensee is highly desirable.


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 language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical test, which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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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