Posting Title:ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, FS6
Job Code Title:ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station:BANGUI
Posting Period:20 February 2020 – 05 March 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Engineering-MINUSCA-131287-R-Bangui (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), duty station Bangui. The work involves Civil Engineering, Power Generation, Electrical Installations and maintenance, HVAC, Facilities Management functions and asset management functions. Engineering Technician at this level work in the Engineering Section and usually report to the Unit Chief or Engineer or to the Section Chief depends on the Engineering Section setup. Incumbent is a Supervisor or may be a Unit chief reporting directly to the Section Chief.

Responsibilities

Operations
•Coordinates specific projects with other units within the section.
•Coordinates with engineers and other civilian or military specialists in the mission to agree on work requirements and priorities.
•Manages a team of tradesmen, national and international junior staff.
•Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of either UN staff and/or contractor’s staff, including out sourcing type of contracts, and all related administrative work and supervision of personnel.
•Supervises installation of various engineering equipment according to applicable standards.
•Makes decisions pertaining to alterations or variances at construction and maintenance sites.
•Oversees and evaluates works performed by contractors.
•Manages and controls engineering assets at the work site.

Administration
•Carries out technical assessments of existing buildings, infrastructure.
•Assists in preparation of budget estimates for future human resources, equipment, materials, supplies and contractual services relating to specific engineering activities.
•Determines materials, dimensions and quantities to be included in project specifications.
•Develops statements of work for contractual services.
•Assists in technical evaluation of bids and proposals for various projects, equipment, materials or spare parts.
•Plans and designs specifications for specific area of expertise projects, equipment, materials or spare parts.
•Produces cost estimates for construction, repairs and maintenance in specific area of expertise.
•Administer Engineering Assets within the area of responsibility in accordance with the organizational policies, rules and procedures.

Management and report
•Oversees technical and administrative work in the technical and general engineering activities in the missions, related to construction/installation and/or maintenance.
•Manages budget allotments for engineering projects under his/her supervision.
•Approves and follows up work orders for engineering works.
•Liaises in coordination with a Chief Engineer regularly and with Security and Safety, Environmental, Health and Logistics Services.
•Monitors and reports on progress of engineering projects.

Competencies

Professionalism:
Demonstrated professional competence and in-depth knowledge of engineering practice. Well-developed technical skills; knowledge of construction and building maintenance standards, methods, practices and materials; project management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects; demonstrated initiative and practical problem-solving skills. 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 concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the 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 amounts 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.

Technological Awareness:
Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate/diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, construction, project management or in a relevant engineering discipline is desirable. Recognized and valid License in one of the trades (carpentry, plumbing, welding, or similar) is highly desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the field of engineering and construction including a minimum of four years of supervisory responsibility is required.The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five years for candidates who possess at least a first level University degree.
Experience in managing the construction of Engineering Services and building structures is desirable.
Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat 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.

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.


No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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