Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: AWEIL
Posting Period: 20 September 2021 - 19 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Transportation-UNMISS-163175-R-Aweil (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 Transport Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) duty station Aweil. The Vehicle Technician will report to the Motor Transport Officer (MTO).


Under the direction of the Motor Transport Officer (MTO) in Aweil, the Vehicle Technician will be responsible for carrying out scheduled and unscheduled services and repairs on standard civilian pattern vehicles (SCPV) in accordance with vehicle manufacture standards and ensures that all relevant safety procedures have been followed when repairing and fitting replacement spare parts. To this end the incumbent shall perform the following duties:

•Services and repairs mission fleet of vehicles/equipment/trailers in accordance with vehicle manufacturer’ standards and schedules.
•Diagnose and rectify all mechanical, electrical and electronic fault on Light/Heavy Vehicles/Equipment battery, ignition system, electronic fuel injection, anti-lock braking, airbag SRS fixtures and general wiring, alarms & immobilizers tracking devices, power windows, mirrors and power seats; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems using the diagnosis tools or manual skills.
•Ensures that all relevant safety procedures are followed when repairing and fitting replacement parts;
•Conducts vehicle inspections on UN-owned vehicles assigned to various units;
•Produces reports to document all servicing and repairs;
•Operates recovery truck and recover breakdown vehicles. Also operate Material handling equipment such as Forklifts;
•Checking and testing wiring and parts of older vehicles with portable instruments; Using diagnostic tools for analyzing and corrections;
•Assist in identification of the required parts, using EPC’s;
•Service, reset and maintains the electronic vehicle monitoring system, EVMS Carlog.
•Ensure safety at the work place including a clean working environment
•Performs any other tasks as required.


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. Gender , Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing..

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks question to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Demonstrate openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.


High school diploma or vocational qualification in motor vehicle mechanics training. Certificate confirming technical competency as a vehicle technician is a requirement. Valid national driving license is a requirement.

Work Experience

At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in motor vehicle fault diagnosis, service, maintenance and repairs or related field is required.
Knowledge of guidelines and procedures relating to the safe operation of workshop equipment such as vehicles lifts, engine hoist and various other electrical, pneumatics and hydraulic equipment is required.
Experience working in an international organization or non-governmental organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations secretariat. For this post fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of national languages spoken in South Sudan is an added advantage.


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

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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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