Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur
Department/Office:AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
Duty Station:EL FASHER
Posting Period:24 July 2021 – 31 July 2021
Job Opening Number:21-Facilities Management-UNAMID-160450-J-El Fasher (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is within the Liquidation Team of the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), at El Fasher Logistics Base. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Operations Pillar.Responsibilities.


Within delegated authority, the Facilities and Camp Closure Coordinator will perform the following duties:

1.Coordinate implementation of pre-closure activities and reduction of the footprint.
• Implement measures for continuous reduction of the physical footprint of the Operation in line with the liquidation schedules,
• Lead the implementation of location-specific pre-closure activities related to completion of final physical verifications and cost-benefit analyses,
• Make recommendations for asset disposition, including retrieval for further utilization, and/or methods of disposal,
• Coordinate the decommissioning / retrieval / disposal of assets in collaboration with Property Pillar,
• Coordinate with the Property Pillar and UNGSC on the transfer of assets to United Nations Reserve and other operations,
• Lead the completion of environmental clearance activities, (initial and final environmental clean-ups), including review of environmental reports, and audit observations
(OIOS and BOA),
•Consolidate office space, decommission unused premises, with a view to continuously reduce the physical footprint.

2. Oversee provision of essential support services.
• Provides effective and timely planning, oversight, management and coordination of Camp support Facilities. Ensures effective and timely provision and coordination of diverse Camp support Facilities,
• Monitor ongoing operations of the facilities and camp support teams, ensuring uninterrupted provision of essential support services, including facilities management, water and wastewater management, energy supply, solid waste treatment, environmental management systems and wider environmental impact,
• Liaise with other sections of the Liquidation Team, including but not limited to Technical Sections, Procurement Section, Movements Section on engineering support services and environmental related matter,
• Raises requisitions for the procurement of required goods and services and monitors actual costs and utilization,
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the Chief of Operations Pillar,

3. Provide effective management, oversight and administration of facilities and camp support teams.
• Plan and manage the work of the Engineering and Environmental Protection Section,
• Support the work of the Liquidation Team by improving the ways of working and implementing liquidation activities,
• Ensure harmonious workplace environment,
• Monitor and manage performance of staff,
• Develop and monitor the implementation of the Section Workplan,
• Lead, manage and direct all staff of the Section,
• Identify and undertake measures for addressing human resources gaps,
• Encourage innovation through training, capacity building and skills development,
• Monitor the utilization and implement the utilization of the Section’s budget,
• Performs other related 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; 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.

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.

Managing Performance:Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing other’s ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishment and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Logistics, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related 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. Certification in project management methodologies (PRINCE2 or equivalent) is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in logistics operations and engineering support is required.
Experience in planning, execution and evaluation of engineering projects is required.
Experience in the reconfiguration of a large field operation is required.
Experience in performance monitoring and reporting is desirable.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 31/12/2021. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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


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