Job Title: Engineering Technician Organisation: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan Location: Khartoum, Sudan Closing Date: 23 June 2021 Salary: Not Stated Contract Type: Fixed Term Working Pattern: Full Time Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated Job Description The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance. The position is based in Khartoum. Within the delegated authority, the incumbent will report to the Chief of Unit, Service Delivery. Role and Responsibilities Within the limits of delegated authority, the Engineer will be responsible for performing the following duties: Operations • Coordinates specific projects with other units within the section. • Coordinates with engineers and other civilian or military specialists in the mission to agree on work requirements and priorities. • Manages a team of tradesmen, national and international junior staff. • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of either UN staff and/or contractor’s staff, including outsourcing type of contracts, and all related administrative work and supervision of personnel. • Supervises installation of various engineering equipment according to applicable standards. • Makes impromptu decisions pertaining to alterations or variances at construction and maintenance sites. • Oversees and evaluates works performed by contractors. • Manages and controls engineering assets at the work site. Administration • Carries out technical assessments of existing buildings, infrastructure. • Assists in preparation of budget estimates for future human resources, equipment, materials, supplies and contractual services relating to specific engineering activities. • Determines materials, dimensions and quantities to be included in project specifications. • Develops statements of work for contractual services. • Assists in technical evaluation of bids and proposals for various projects, equipment, materials or spare parts. • Plans and designs specifications for specific area of expertise projects, equipment, materials or spare parts. • Produces cost estimates for construction, repairs and maintenance in specific area of expertise. Management and report • Oversees technical and administrative work in the technical and general engineering activities in the missions, related to construction/installation and/or maintenance. • Manages budget allotments for engineering projects under his/her supervision. • Approves and follows up work orders for engineering works. • Liaises in coordination with a Chief Engineer regularly and with Security and Safety. Environmental, Health and Logistics Services • Monitors and reports on progress of engineering projects. • Performs other duties as required. Experience, Skills and Qualifications Professionalism: Shows pride in work and 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.
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.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas, thinks “outside the box”; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches. Education High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate/diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, construction, project management or in a relevant engineering discipline is desirable. Recognized and valid License in one of the trades (carpentry, plumbing, welding, or similar) is highly desirable. Work Experience A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the field of engineering and construction including a minimum of four years of supervisory responsibility is required. Experience in renovation and refurbishment of premises including installation of HVAC system, power and water supply and sanitation is required. Proficiency in MS projects for better planning of project for effective monitoring of timelines, resource utilisation and output/ deliverables is desirable. Ability to handle and advise field offices on safe disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes generated from residential facilities and construction sites is desirable. Experience in area of work both outside and in the UN Field Service is desirable. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Application Details Full job details and application portal on site. More about United Nations here. Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position via WIAN. Tags: #Intelligence, #InternationalOrganisation, #SeniorCareer