Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Duty Station: ABYEI
Posting Period: 06 November 2022 - 05 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Facilities Management-UNISFA-192491-R-Abyei (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 Facilities and Environmental Management Unit (FEMU) of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Mission Support or their designate.


Within delegated authority, the Facilities Management Officer will be responsible for the following:

Planning and Design
• Analyzes and advises on the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major systems and facilities such as buildings, power generation and distribution, potable water abstraction, purification, testing and distribution, wastewater treatment and the collection and correct disposal of solid waste. The incumbent will have a responsibility for space management, key systems etc.
• Provides feedback and recommendations on project documents and designs in project proposals for accuracy, soundness and feasibility.
• Recommends solutions to unusual facilities and environmental problems.
• Keeps abreast, through relevant engineering, facilities and environment literature, of significant trends and the development of improved methods and equipment.
• Develops mission policy and guidelines for general planning and maintenance of FEMU unit programmes and that of the third-party contractors.

2. Implementation
• Implements and monitors all minor construction projects in mission headquarters, coordinating with Commanding Officers of Military Units in line with COE Self Sustainment rules.
• Ensure that the work of the Unit and that of its third-party contractors are managed using work assignment and quality control software.
• Ensures that materials and logistical support provided by FEMU in their work and the work of TCCs is properly accounted for.
• Oversees technical and general maintenance activities in the mission facilities, operations and functions related to, but not limited to Ground Maintenance, Accommodation, Electrical Supply, Vector Control, Solid Waste Management, Sanitation and cleaning etc, utilizing the functionalities of Smart Camp, work assignment and quality control software.
• Leads efforts of team studying critical problems relating to design or construction of systems and facilities.
• Conducts space allocation and management as well as key management.

3. Administration
• Prepares the FEMU budget and manages expenditure as well as monitors consumption of maintenance supplies.
• Plans, directs and coordinates activities of UN staff and third-party contractors, and all related administrative work and supervision of personnel through data and technology as well as onsite inspections and in-person meetings

4. Is responsible for the transition of the mission to Smart Camp facilities and the optimized use of these technologies and the data they generate. This will include, but not be limited to, reducing the environmental footprint created by power generation but reducing consumption, developing hybrid systems so that a greater proportion of power is generated from renewals and increasing the fuel efficiency for each KwH generated.

Performs other duties, as assigned.


PROFESSIONALISM: 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.

VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy (particularly in relation to technology utilization and data-driven decision making) and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Principally using data, identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering, Business Management, Contract Administration, or related areas.

Work Experience

At least seven (07) years of progressively responsible experience in technical, administrative and supervisory areas in the maintenance, management and operation of facilities is required.

Experience providing facilities management services in a remote and austere environment is desirable.

Broad experience in facilities management is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.


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

Special Notice

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.

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

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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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