ENGINEER

  • Added Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

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Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Finance and Budget Officer and collocated with the Director of Logistics of the Haitian National Police (HNP), the incumbent is responsible for closely liaising with local counterparts (HNP) in all matters related to logistics, fleet management and infrastructure capacity.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

•Mentoring the Director of Logistics of the HNP with administrative and operational enablers in all facets of the police organizations, from procurement of basic grounds to specialized equipment to overseeing the fleet and physical infrastructure across the country;
•Supporting the assets acquisition and management, as well as providing technical advice on existing and new constructions (as provided for in the HNP Strategic Development Plan 2017-2021) to support the HNP with sound knowledge and the implementation of best practices;
•Assisting with the monitoring of the overall management and administration of the HNP facilities ensuring compliance with Haitian Government building rules and regulations and the HNP Directives governing facilities management and engineering practices;
•Assisting with the monitoring of commonly used engineering calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings, waste disposal systems, flood control systems, water treatment facilities, electrical power generation and distribution systems, environmental control systems, and other related structures and activities in the field;
•Assisting the Logistics Director of the HNP with: plans and designs specifications for projects; preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data required for building site selection; preparation of design layout for smaller or less complex portions of buildings and facilities; development of technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications; cost estimates of repairs of damaged buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement;
•Assisting HNP in conducting investigations to develop improved designs and construction techniques; in producing cost data and estimates on civil engineering related requirements of current and planned field missions; in analyzing project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources; in conducting research on development of new technical systems and following development to identify improved methods and equipment;
•Supporting HNP counterpart to elaborate budget proposals of projects in order to secure adequate funding from donors and international community. Assist with the design and review of cost plans and activities proposed for donor projects, ensuring that they conform with donor terms of reference and are within available funding;
•Performing other related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism:
Demonstrated ability to serve as a technically responsible specialist in the field of engineering related to the peacekeeping operations. Apply engineering skills 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. Demonstrate professional competence and mastery subject matter. Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Be motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Show 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.

•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.

•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering, architecture or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or related area. Engineering experience in international peacekeeping and police development /engineering projects as well as a proven record of undertaking advisory functions on training and mentoring to the others/team is required.

Languages

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

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This job opening is being advertised for one year and for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example, in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended.

The selected candidate is expected to commence work 16 October 2019.

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants will receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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.

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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