Job Opening

Posting Title: ENGINEER
Job Code Title: ENGINEER
Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station: PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period: 26 January 2016 - 24 February 2016
Job Opening Number: 16-Engineering-FMADPKO-52997-R-Port-au-Prince (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Engineering Section of the Integrated Support Services in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The Engineer will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Engineer will report to the Chief Engineer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Engineer will apply professional engineering knowledge and expertise in performance of the following duties and responsibilities: (These duties are not all inclusive nor are all duties carried out by all Engineers.)

•Applies commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, helipads, docks, waste disposal systems, flood control systems, water treatment facilities, electrical power generation and distribution systems, environmental control systems, field defenses, mine detection and clearance, and other related structures and activities in the field.
•Contribute to the development of annual engineering budgets and associated work schedules, based on engineering resource planning, taking into account all required engineering material needs and selected enabling capacities (e.g. military engineering units, commercial contractors, mission support teams, or mission engineering staffing) for the most effective and efficient execution of the engineering work plans. Monitor actual costs and schedule performance against the approved budget and baseline schedules
•Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data required for building site selection.
•Develops technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications.
•Prepare reports and other associated engineering-related information, for progress reporting, and special reports for quality, cost or schedule variances, etc.
•Liaises with other engineers and mission specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing data.
•Draft responses to both internal and external audit observations on engineering tasks and activities in the mission.
•Provide expert technical advice on technical documents and overall policies, procedures and guidelines pertinent to the mission’s engineering activities, taking into account quality management and risk management best practices.
•If applicable, fully support with limited staffing during the mission start-up and liquidation phases, the site selection/assessment process and asset disposal process, respectively.
•Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief of the Engineering Section.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Ability to apply engineering technical knowledge and to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Ability to identify and analyze engineering data of significant depth and complexity. 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& 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.

•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related appropriate area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in engineering projects management. Knowledge of methodologies for project planning, execution and evaluation of engineering compliance standards and proven ability in analytical work is required. At least 3 years of experience working in a United Nations common system field operations (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Applicants to this job opening who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited to participate in a written assessment. Candidates who are successful in the written assessment will be invited to participate in a competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

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.

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