Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant / Electro-mechanical Specialist
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Duty Station: ABYEI
Posting Period: 27 November 2022 - 13 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei- created under GA resolution 1990 (2011)-196134-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Assesses requirements for the electro-mechanical installation, repairs and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. Based on the assessment, drafts technical or assessment reports; determines work requirements, and issues work orders and work assignments to assistants and technicians.
• Project Management including the development of Scope of Works, Bill of Quantity, design plans and schedule documents.

Work Location

Abyei

Expected duration

Initial six months

Duties and Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Consultant/ Electro-mechanical Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:

• Assesses requirements for the electro-mechanical installation, repairs and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. Based on the assessment, drafts technical or assessment reports; determines work requirements, and issues work orders and work assignments to assistants and technicians.
• Project Management including the development of Scope of Works, Bill of Quantity, design plans and schedule documents..
• Supervise and coordinate the installation, servicing, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical installation and distribution systems in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation of codes, generators set including mechanical installations, refrigeration, air-conditioning, and HVAC.
• Diagnoses problems and develops solutions for malfunctioning or defective engineering equipment or systems.
• Directly supervises work carried out by national, international junior staff assigned to the team and contractors in accordance with set schedules. Provides inputs related to their performance
• Ensures adherence to safety programmes related to the safe operation of, electrical distribution systems and generators
• Identify resources requirements for his area of responsibility and submits these for budget preparation..
• Monitors the daily electrical issues work orders, assigns jobs to responsible personnel, checks and reports closure of job tickets or any problems.
• Follows work procedures and schedules; record work time and materials used for work orders; and assist in basic data entry and processes assigned work orders generated.
• Reads and interprets specifications and technical drawings for construction, installations and upgrade of infrastructure.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A minimum of five (07) years of progressively responsible experience in design, development or maintenance of electrical distribution systems, mechanical installation and servicing systems in a private, commercial or military environment.

Chartered member of a professional body is desirable.

Previous experience in a post conflict environment or other field operations is highly desirable.
Technical training in electrical or mechanical engineering technology or in a relevant technical discipline is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

Competencies
Professionalism:
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing electro-mechanical projects and equipment installation and maintenance; demonstrated technical skills; initiative and practical problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize activities and assignments and adjust priorities as required; 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.

Planning and organizing:
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.

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.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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