Job Opening

Posting Title: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT OFFICER, FS6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: FACILITIES MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 13 August 2019 - 19 August 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Facilities Management-MINUSCA-121465-J-Bangui (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 incumbent will report to the Chief Engineering and Facility Management.

Responsibilities

Operations:

•Oversee technical and administrative work in the technical and general engineering activities in the missions, related to construction and maintenance activities such: ground maintenance, accommodation, etc.
•Implement projects, or parts of larger projects, relating to the construction or repair of buildings, facilities or related structures.
•Coordinate specific work projects with other units within the section.
•Oversee and evaluate work performed by contractors.
•Monitor and report on progress of engineering projects.
•Helps Engineering project team to apply sustainable/environmental design technics, during design development process.
•Co-ordinates Environmental Management System (EMS) related actions. Maintains high level data collection network and regularly reports EMS related achievements to senior management.
•Manages and controls energy efficiency of the facilities and promotes human behavior corrective actions within the mission.

Administration

•Manage budget allotments or Task Orders for engineering works being responsible for.
•Plan, direct, and coordinate 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.
•Plan and design specifications for projects. Conduct site visits for assessments and draft project schedules and cost estimates for construction, repair/maintenance of facilities
•Develops Environmental Management System (EMS) as per ISO 14001 recommendations, Including policy and environmental action plan.
•Coordinates with UNHQ the actions related to organization’s environmental strategy, especially updates on Mission Wide Environmental Action Plan (MEAP).
•Oversee technically evaluating bids and proposals for construction projects.
•Identify resource requirements for his/her area of responsibility in connection with budget preparations.
•Prepare and follow-up work orders for engineering works.
•Liaise in coordination with a Chief Engineer regularly with Security and Safety, Environmental, Health and Logistics Services.
•Coordinate with engineers and other civilian or military specialists in the mission to agree on work requirements and priorities.
•Periodically provide inputs for assessment of performance levels of assigned local and international staff.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Chief of Section/Unit.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matters related to planning, implementation, management, and maintenance of large projects, major systems and field facilities; Ability to apply knowledge with respect to development of well-researched and calculated specifications for materials and services; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult 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.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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. Supplemental academic qualifications or training in Civil Engineering; Business Management; Contract Administration; or related area.

Work Experience

At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in technical, administrative and supervisory duties related to facilities management and maintenance including at least two years at the international level is required. Experience in managing support services of international operations in a post conflict environment is highly desirable. Experience in construction projects management with repair/maintenance of buildings/camps is desirable. Experience in management of sustainable environment design techniques is highly desirable. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who posses at least a first level University degree.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English (both oral and written) 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

• This position is temporarily available. 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.

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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