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ENGINEERING ASSISTANT, G5
UNIFIL - Naqoura

Posting Title:ENGINEERING ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title:ENGINEERING ASSISTANT
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:11 December 2018 – 25 December 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Engineering-UNIFIL-108288-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in Environmental Management Unit in the Office of the Director of Mission Support, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbents will report to the Environmental Affairs Officer or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

Install/commission and operate /maintain systems in the specific trade area in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to installation, environmental and safety codes.
Prepare environmental reports in the specific trade area to determine work requirement including carrying out technical environmental assessments of the engineering systems or any other operations with environmental aspects.
Generate appropriate environmental recommendations and assign them to the specific trade and craft area;
Participate in the implementation of the UNIFIL Environmental Action Plan (EAP), maintain regular contact with the Environmental Focal Points (EFPs) from different sections, units and military components to ensure proper implementation of the EAP and compliance with the environmental regulations set by the mission and guide them through technical assistance for the environmental related works; 
Assisting in formulating and monitoring the implementation of the technical advice provided by the Chief Environmental Officer, as well as overseeing the environmental compliance of different facilities (e.g. solid waste management facilities, military contingents’ positions, fuel points, storage areas, generator rooms, water and wastewater systems, hospitals, clinics and other buildings);
Assist in data collection (i.e. water consumption, power, incidents, etc.), compilation and consolidation of reports from relevant focal points both on quarterly and monthly basis, as well as assisting in drafting several official documents, such as the Environmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Action Plan, Environmental Pocket Guide for Contingents, Best Practices, various environmental presentations, the Annual Reports, and in preparation of environmental progress reports as indicated in the Environmental Action Plan;
Maintain regular contact with the Units and Contingents during data collection and assist in familiarization of the mission Environment Focal Points with the environmental policies and procedures.
Conduct scheduled and non-scheduled environmental assessment site visits, investigations, incidents reviews, assessments for acquisition and divestiture of locations and site boards at UNIFIL HQ and within the Area of Operation (AO) and drafting related reports and report to the supervisor on progress of environmental recommendations implementation; 
Assist with the preparation of cost estimates in the specific trade area.
Coordinate work as necessary with engineering counterparts.
Monitor the quality levels of the water and wastewater by conducting basic tests and monitoring the said trades. 
Assisting in undertaking environmental initiatives by preparing flyers and posters for different environmental awareness campaigns, such as the resources conservation (water, energy, etc.) and assisting in organizing the environmental events such as the Ecological Day.
Ensure that daily activities are adhering to the DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DFS Environment Strategy objectives.
Provide administrative assistance and perform other duties upon request by the Chief Environmental Officer.

Competencies

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.

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.

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.

Education

High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Trade and Craft Certification (or Specific equipment certification) in carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, plumbing, welding, water testing, environmental monitoring or related trade is required. Landscaping certification is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in construction /commissioning, operations/maintenance of facilities and infrastructure within the specific trade and craft area of carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, plumbing, welding and/or related trade and craft is required.

Experience in environmental engineering within the landscaping water quality monitoring and environmental management is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Recruitment against these positions 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.

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 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.


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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