UNIFIL Job Opening
Naqoura - LEBANON

Posting Title:ELECTRICIAN, G4
Department/Office:United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station:NAQOURA
Posting Period:18 September 2018 – 17 October 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Facilities Management-UNIFIL-103953-R-Naqoura (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Electrical Unit / Engineering Services Section (Sector East Support), United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief Electrical/ HVAC Unit or his/her designate.


Routine Electrical maintenance and repairs:
-Assist with the installation, repair, adjustment and service of electric motors, water pumps, boilers, switchgear and electric control devices. Perform routine maintenance of all types of electrical service devices, programmable logic controllers (PLC) for heavy machinery and digital solid-state control devices.
-Receive approved electrical work requests and instructions from the Electrical Unit Supervisor, such as panel assembling for water pumps and control heavy machinery using the PLC of Solar power distribution – off grid – parallel with the grid – batteries bank – new type of solar invertors.
-Periodically inspect and report on electrical work defects for low and high voltage installation in mission facilities such as concrete buildings and prefabs.
New Electrical Installations:
With the approval of the Unit Supervisor, carry out new electrical installations for new facilities in the area of operations:
-Assist the supervising engineer with installation, maintenance and repair of complete power distribution systems including conductors, distribution of main and sub panels for various sizes of generating sets, earth connections, switchgear, circuit breakers, coaxial communication circuits, fiber-optic systems, alternators, and pole mounted street and security lightning.
-Carry out technical inspection of incoming electrical materials in the field mission.
-Provides technical assistance with the security machinery (road blocker, barriers, alarm system sliding gate, keypad and remote control system), and maintains helipad equipment (rotating beacon, HAPI control light, windsock light, taxi light, etc) 
Duties may involve covering the 24/7 electrician duty roster.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the unit supervisor


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.

Team 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

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. Technical diploma obtained from technical college/trade school or through an accepted national apprenticeship program is required.
Recognized and valid national electricians license is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience with an organization or company in installation, repair and serving of electrical distribution systems, electro motors, switching gear, industrial electrical installations in a private, commercial or military environment is required. 
Valid national driving license is required.


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.
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


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