Job Opening

Posting Title: ELECTRICIAN, G5
Department/Office: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
Duty Station: NICOSIA
Posting Period: 11 September 2020 - 10 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Facilities Management-UNFICYP-140678-R-Nicosia (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 Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, Nicosia. The incumbent will report to Chief of Engineering Unit.


1. The "hands-on" installation, maintenance and repair of single and three-phase electrical wiring in all buildings, electrical distribution boards, underground cabling, overhead electrical distribution networks, metering including new type of online meters / sensors, single/three phase sockets, energy savings interior/exterior lighting and street/security lighting, air conditioners, water pumps, reverse-osmosis/UV water sterilization equipment, electric space heaters, industrial electric doors, water boilers (heaters), diesel boilers, domestic-type refrigerators/freezers/dishwashers, "walk-in" chillers, freezers, generators, generator manual changeover panels, generator automatic transfer panels, electric commercial kitchen equipment (ovens, stoves, deep fryers, brat pans, dishwashers) and domestic electrical equipment (coffee makers, kettles, irons, toasters, fans, table lamps etc), solar panels and battery storage generation and consumption. Service Requests received for minor or repair tasks are prioritized then actioned. Works for larger projects are prioritized and planned with the Supervisor Electromechanichal Unit and/or Senior Manager of Engineering and Facilities Management.
2. Provide project management for on-going Engineering and Facilities Management electrical projects. Conduct regular coordination meetings with Contactors to ensure projects are completed on time and in accordance with: (i) The Project SOW (ii) UN Financial Rules and Regulations and (iii) Procurement Rules and Regulations.
3. Provide supervision of "Labour-only" electrical Contractors (electricians) engaged by the Mission under Open-¬Ended Contract (OEC) to ensure such Contractors are fully and properly utilized and that all works are properly prioritized, planned, completed and inspected.
4. Meeting/liaising with other UNFIYCP units/Sections, Senior Manager of Engineering and Facilities Management, Force Engineer, Military Engineers, Contractors, Government Departments, Electricity Supply Authorities or other UN agencies in order to coordinate works so that the smaller and lagers tasks are able to proceed with minimum delay and be completed as scheduled and in accordance with lEE Wiring regulations (17th Edition).
5. Provide advice to the Senior Manager of Engineering and Facilities Management and/or Supervisor Electromechanical Unit on electrical matters or issues particularly with respect to the local rules, regulations, procedures of Electricity Supply Authorities and new energy savings initiatives,
6. Conduct inspections and electrical load surveys at various locations. Install temporary data logging devices and upload collected data to prepare reports and/or charts for analysis. Provide recommendations to the Senior Manager of Engineering and Facilities Management and/or Supervisor Electromechanical Unit on future works which may be required.
7. Assist the Supervisor Electromechanical Unit with the preparation of material lists, completion of electrical drawings, project SOW or the development of specifications for requisition.
8. Participate in the Engineering Section Technical Evaluation Committee to evaluate the technical proposals of vendors bidding for larger electrical projects.
9. Perform any other tasks as deemed necessary.


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.

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.

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 required.
License in electrical installations obtained from a Recognized Department of Electrical and Mechanical Services is desirable.
Technical diploma obtained from technical college or trade school or through an accepted national apprenticeship programme is required.

Work Experience

At least five (5) years experience as Electrician/Electrical Technician is required.
Experience in maintenance of HVAC and refrigeration, solar panels, battery storage and plumbing systems is desirable.


For this position fluency in English is required.


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

Special Notice

Applicants in the General Service Category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Republic of Cyprus), including fulfilling visa and work permit stipulations.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity 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.

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