Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station:Menaka
Posting Period:03 July 2019 – 01 August 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Transportation-MINUSMA-118965-R- (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 Mali (MINUSMA) at duty station Menaka (with hardship Classification “E”). The Vehicle Technician reports to the Regional Transport Officer.


•Performs diagnostic, troubleshooting and repair work accurately in accordance with the manufactures recommendations on Ford Transit, Ford Rangers and Armored Toyota VR7 Model vehicles for Emission control systems as Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), Turbocharger & Exhaust System Analysis and Diagnostic, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) & Traction Control System (TCS), OBD System using the Intelligence Diagnostic Software (IDS) / FDRS and Global Tech Stream (GTS) Software is required.
•Reprogramming of the Body Control Module (BCM), Power Control Module (PCM), Electronic Control Module (ECM) for both Ford and Toyota models is required.
•Analyses and Diagnostic on Body Systems on Airbag System, Central Locking System, Immobilizer & Keys programming, Power Windows and Exterior Lighting System is required.
•Supervises the maintenance and repair of UN-owned vehicles in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s standards for automotive electrical system including Electronic Vehicle Monitoring System (EVMS), air conditioning system, suspension system, braking system (including ABS system) and body work and painting. 
•Supervises the diagnostic and fault finding, quality control/assurance, road testing and vehicle recovery. 
•Analyses reasons for technical faults and prepares reports. 
•Supervises vehicle inspections. 
•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. 
•Ensures that information in the Electronic Vehicle Monitoring System (EVMS) and Fuellog software packages is accurate and up-to-date. 
•Liaises with the manufacturer representatives for after sales warranty and technical fault claims. 
•Identifies requirements for spare parts, hand tools and workshop floor equipment. 
•Participates in the technical evaluations of bids received from vendors through the Procurement Section. 
•Monitors contractual performance of vendors and verifies financial invoices. 
•Participates in the development of the Transport Unit’s annual budget proposals. 
•Participates in the development of the Transport Unit’s standard operating procedures. 
•Participates in the training activities to enhance the capacity of international and national staff members. 
•Performs other related duties as required.


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. 

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. 

Planning and 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.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in mechanical engineering, transportation, logistics or other related fields is desirable.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance of motor vehicles, heavy/specialised transport equipment, plants and/or Mechanized Handling Equipment (MHE) is required. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.


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


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 thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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


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