Job Opening

Posting Title: ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, FS5 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq
Duty Station: ERBIL
Posting Period: 15 May 2019 - 21 May 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Engineering-UNAMI-116933-J-Erbil (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The incumbent will be based in Erbil, Iraq and will report to the Chief Engineering and Facility Management.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated responsibility, the Engineering Assistant will be responsible for performing the following duties:

Planning and assessment

•Plans, schedules and supervises implementation of engineering projects such as: construction, refurbishment, installation, and maintenance;
•Assesses requirements for the installation, repairs and maintenance of engineering equipment and/or buildings and infrastructure. On the basis of the assessment, drafts technical or assessment reports; determines work requirements, and issues work orders and work assignments to assistants and technicians;
•Diagnoses problems and develops solutions for malfunctioning or defective engineering equipment or systems and/or buildings and infrastructure.

Operations

•Supervises and coordinates the installation, servicing, maintenance and repair of engineering equipment, in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation codes;
•Supervises works carried by national, international junior staff assigned to the team and contractors in accordance with set schedules. Provides inputs related to their performance;
•Inspects and reports on construction, installation and maintenance projects carried out either by contractors or tradesmen and staff under supervision;
•Applies and ensures adherence to safety programmes related to the safe operation of engineering equipment and power tools.

Administration
• Identifies resource requirements for his/her area of responsibility in connection with budget preparations.
• Assists in technical evaluation of bids and proposals for engineering projects and equipment.
• Secures equipment, materials, supplies and spare parts for supervised works.
• Reads and interprets specifications and technical drawings for construction, installations and upgrade of infrastructure. Prepares bills of quantities and costing for engineering projects.
• Supervises the maintenance of records relating to inventories, work orders and general correspondence.
• Reviews and approves work orders and assigns tasks to tradesmen and technicians being supervised.
• Verifies progress or completion of engineering projects and recommends to the Chief of Section for partial or final payments.
• Follows up on correction of defects in material or workmanship of contractor's work during the warranty period of the contracts.

Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in construction, infrastructure and maintenance project implementation; Demonstrated technical skills; 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 equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments and 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.

Education

A 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 required. Recognized and valid License in one of the trades (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, or similar) is highly desirable.

Work Experience

At minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in the field of engineering and construction is required. Experience providing services in the field of engineering to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization 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 English (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until [specific date]. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

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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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