United Nations Mission Integrated Office in Haiti

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) was established by Security Council resolution 2476 and is mandated to promote and strengthen political stability and good governance, including the rule of law, preserving, and advancing a peaceful and stable environment, supporting an inclusive inter-Haitian national dialogue, and protecting and promoting human rights in Haiti. This position is located in the Engineering Unit within the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti, (BINUH), Port-au-Prince. The Engineering Assistant reports to the Engineer Officer.
Within the limits of delegated authority, the Engineering Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: TECHNICAL: • Supervises the work of junior staff performed in one or more of the following trade and craft areas: carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, plumbing, and/or welding. • Install/commission and operate/maintain systems in the specific trade area in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to installation and safety codes. Determine priority of work. • Prepare/Review the technical reports in the specific trade area and other assessments to determine work requirement, including carrying out technical assessments of the installation, and maintenance of engineering systems. PROCEDURAL: • Develop, read interpret and close-out technical work orders in conjunction with associated specifications. • Maintain records relating to inventories and work orders. • Assess and report to the supervisor on unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or are likely to occur. • Inspect quality of work and work performance. Diagnose and resolve problems. Ensure all stages are completed satisfactorily. OPERATIONAL: Advance Planning and organizing for most effective execution of work. • Prepare cost estimates in the specific trade area. • Coordinate work as necessary with engineering counterparts. • Provide instructions to junior assistants on proper operation. Train users on equipment installed. • Recommend the list of materials and equipment needed for completing the work, and ensure availability for work orders schedules, and write a work order after the completion of the work. • Develop periodic acquisition plans for engineering materials/equipment in the specific trade area. • Monitor the quality levels of the supply of materials and equipment for routine schedule maintenance. • Ensure that daily activities are in compliance with the DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DFS Environment Strategy objectives. Real Estate Management: • Conduct physical verification of Real Estate Objects and assist enrich the objects in UMOJA. • Assist in Creating and updating real estate Lease-Out and Lease-In contracts in UMOJA. • Assist in Creating Asset Under Construction (AUC) data using work-breakdown structure in UMOJA. Performs other duties as required.
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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. 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. 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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Trade and Craft Certification (or specific equipment certification) in carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, plumbing welding, or related trade is required.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in construction/commissioning and operations/maintenance of facilities and infrastructure within the specific trade and craft area of carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, plumbing, welding and/or related trade and craft is required. Managing Real Estate portfolio in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and French, (both oral and written) is required.
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. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. 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.
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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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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