Job Opening

Posting Title: ELECTRICIAN, FS5
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
Duty Station: NAQOURA
Posting Period: 12 November 2019 - 26 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Facilities Management-UNIFIL-126184-F-Naqoura (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 within the Engineering, Facility Management Service Section (EFMS). United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Naqoura. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section or his/her designate.


• Plans, schedules and supervises implementation of engineering projects such as electrical installation and maintenance.
• Assesses requirements for the electrical installation, repairs and maintenance of engineering equipment. 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.
• Supervises and coordinates the electrical installation, servicing, maintenance and repair of engineering equipment, in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation codes.
• Supervises work 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 programs related to the safe operation of engineering equipment and power tools.
• Monitor the daily electrical and HVAC issues work orders (iNeeds) and timely attend the issue and reporting.
• Regular maintenance plan development for all the mission electrical infrastructures and supervision of the electrical installation and maintenance.
• 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.
• Responsible for the mission energy infrastructure management plan (EIMP) implementation and attend monthly energy and environment relevant Video teleconferencing (VTC).
• Assist in the development of electrical and HVAC relevant scope of works (SOW), specifications, BOQs and designs.
• 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.


Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing electromagnetically projects and equipment installation and maintenance; demonstrated technical skills; initiative and practical problem-solving skills; ability to correctly interpret and assess diagnostic test results, faults or deficiencies and to determine the necessary corrective actions in an efficient and timely manner; ability to maintain accurate records and inventories; 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.

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.

Commitment to continuous learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally. Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Technical training in electrical engineering technology or in a relevant technical discipline is required.

Work Experience

At least eight (8) years of relevant experience in construction project implementation in a private, commercial or military environment, in installing, servicing.
Previous experience in a post conflict environment or other field operations is highly desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English both oral and written is required;

Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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, 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.

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