vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT, P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Intitulé code d’emploi: Architecte adjoint
Département / Bureau: Office des Nations Unies à Genève
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 10 mars 2021 - 23 mars 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-Engineering-UNOG-151219-J-Geneva (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

The post is located in the Buildings Unit of the Buildings and Engineering Section, Central Support Services, Division of Administration, United Nations Office at Geneva.


Assists in providing professional support for construction work by:
-conducting technical briefing on site of proposed vendors/contractors prior to bidding;
-coordinating project activities between outside contractors/in house building shops and affected departments/services during implementation;
-regular monitoring on site of implementation of construction contracts and the progress of work to ensure compliance with drawings and specifications;
-determining justification for technical changes to the contract and giving on site approval of such changes when necessary and within delegated authority;
-preparing progress reports on projects, as required.

Liaises and consults with professional and technical staff of other departments/services as well as outside consulting firms on technical requirements of and inputs for project.

Participates in studying, analyzing and supervising the development of technical solution(s) for proposed construction and/or alteration projects by:
-reviewing detailed architectural and engineering (mechanical, structural, electrical, sanitation) drawings;
-interpreting building codes for construction, fire safety and health for each project;
-determining and preparing outline technical data to accompany project designs;
-contacting representatives of manufacturers and suppliers regarding the performance, cost, and suitability of equipment to meet project requirements;
-assessing scope of project work and type and quantity of materials needed in preparing cost estimates for project;
-preparing requisitions for subcontract work; and
-preparing draft technical descriptions for contract bid documents.

Participates in preparing and recommending architectural, structural and engineering concepts for alteration work in the United Nations building/site facilities by:
-identifying design parameters;
-analyzing functional/spatial needs of "clients", and
-preparing alternative design solutions, including schematic drawings and sketches, for discussion with supervisor and "clients".

Assists in the establishment and implementation of building maintenance programmes including but not limited to undertaking building condition surveys / assessments in order to obtain information
required for maintenance planning; making proposals for developing the policy for maintenance; preparing prioritized maintenance programmes; implementing the works with the assistance of relevant contractors; monitoring the progress of the work and budget expenditure


Familiarity with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit. Ability to apply various
United Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual analytical
and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues,
formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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.

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

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.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in architecture, civil
engineering, construction project management, building surveying or related field is required.
A first-level university degree in one of the fields listed above in combination with two
additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
Certification/license from an internationally recognized professional body is an asset.

Expérience professionnelle

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in building architectural design and maintenance is required
Experience in space modernization is desirable.
Experience in using Building Information Modeling (BIM) is desirable
Experience in using Revit is desirable
Experience designing and overseeing construction of office and conference/meeting rooms building projects is desirable
Experience as project manager for owner, including supervision of professional firms or related area.
Experience in developing and managing space planning is desirable.
Proven experience in the supervision of a multicultural team is also desirable.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the
position advertised, fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Méthode d'évaluation

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

Notice spéciale

• This temporary position is intended to fill the functions of short-term duration with an
estimated start date as soon as possible and duration of contract of 364 days.
• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may
apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade.
However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also
apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level,
subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member
holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying
for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to
section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary
appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within
those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of
ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General
Assembly further "stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of
temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff
members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other
than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary
occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year,
effective 1 January 2013…" Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or
related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not
passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by
the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be
• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or
resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member
will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of
31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a
former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months
following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or
current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the
United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the
• 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.
• 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. An external candidate selected for this position
is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as
amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is
recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on
a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her
current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does
not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions
authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or
special political missions.
• The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited
after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review
body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101,
paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is
committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human
resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian
law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited
to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or
violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff
appointments can be viewed at:
• 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.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are
unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of
separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does
not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

Charte des Nations Unies

Aux termes du paragraphe 3 de l’Article 101 de la Charte des Nations Unies, la considération dominante dans le recrutement du personnel doit être la nécessité d’assurer à l’Organisation les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. Ne seront pas retenues les candidatures des personnes qui ont commis des violations du droit international des droits de l’homme, des violations du droit international humanitaire, des actes d’exploitation, d’atteintes ou de harcèlement sexuels, ou au sujet desquelles il existe des raisons plausibles de croire qu’elles ont été impliquées dans la commission de tels actes. L’expression « exploitation sexuelle » désigne le fait d’abuser ou de tenter d’abuser d’un état de vulnérabilité, d’un rapport de force inégal ou de rapports de confiance à des fins sexuelles, y compris mais non exclusivement en vue d’en tirer un avantage pécuniaire, social ou politique. On entend par « atteinte sexuelle » toute atteinte physique de nature sexuelle commise par la force, sous la contrainte ou à la faveur d’un rapport inégal, ou la menace d’une telle atteinte. Le harcèlement sexuel s'entend de tout comportement déplacé à connotation sexuelle raisonnablement propre ou de nature à choquer ou humilier, lorsqu'il entrave la bonne marche du service, est présenté comme une condition d'emploi ou crée au lieu de travail un climat d'intimidation, d'hostilité ou de vexation, et lorsque ce comportement est assez grave pour justifier le licenciement de son auteur. La candidature de personnes qui ont commis des infractions autres que des infractions mineures au code de la route ne sera pas retenue.

Sera dûment prise en considération l'importance d'un recrutement effectué sur une base géographique aussi large que possible. Aucune restriction ne sera imposée par l'Organisation à l'accès des hommes et des femmes, dans des conditions égales, à toutes les fonctions, dans ses organes principaux et subsidiaires. Le Secrétariat de l'Organisation des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

La considération dominante dans l’engagement, la mutation ou la promotion du personnel est la nécessité de s’assurer les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. En acceptant une offre d’engagement, les membres du personnel sont soumis(es) à l’autorité du Secrétaire général, qui peut leur assigner l’une quelconque des tâches ou l’un quelconque des postes de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, conformément à l’alinéa c) de l’article 1.2 du Statut du personnel. Dans ce contexte, tous les membres du personnel recrutés sur le plan international sont tenus de changer de fonctions périodiquement à l’intérieur d’un même lieu d’affectation ou dans un autre lieu d’affectation, dans les conditions fixées par le Secrétaire général.

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