Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur
Posting Title:WASTE MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office:AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
Duty Station:EL FASHER
Posting Period:11 August 2021 – 17 August 2021
Job Opening Number:21-Engineering-UNAMID-161182-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 Log Base. The incumbent will report to the Chief, Engineering, and Environmental Protection Section.


Within delegated authority, the Waste Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


•Implements the DOS Environment and Waste Management Policies and Guidelines in the mission.
•Provides guidance in accordance with DOS Policies and Guidelines and host country environmental standards for the establishment and implementation of the mission’s environmental objectives and plan.
•Participates in the preparation of the mission’s environmental budget.
•Supports in the preparation of consolidated reports on environmental actions of all mission sites and identifies problem areas to be addressed by the relevant Sections within the mission.
•Contributes in the preparation of the mission’s Site closure reports, Environmental close out assessment reports (ECOA), After-Action Environmental Report (AAER) and lessons learnt, during the Liquidation Process.

2. Planning:

•Reviews statements of work, contracts and services for the disposal of waste, in accordance with international and local environmental standards.
•Participates in the formulation and evaluation procedures and projects for the Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health Unit.
•Coordinates all activities related to waste management during the mission’s liquidation period
•Supports preparation of the Mission’s environmental action plan, guidance materials and instructions aimed at achieving environmental objectives.

3. Implementation:

•Identify gaps in the management of waste during the liquidation of UNAMID; ensure that adequate personnel, equipment and materials are provided
•Develops and implements waste management plans, waste processing SOPS, aimed towards leaving a positive legacy in host communities.
•Oversee the implementation of waste separation, segregation and final disposal applying various methods such as such as neutralization, dilution, encapsulation and incineration that comply with local and international standards for the safe disposal of various hazardous materials and chemical products.
•Develops and implements training activities aimed at building GoS capacity to operate and maintain equipment and meet GoS environmental objectives, after the departure of UNAMID.
•Ensure that all waste management equipment/yards are fully functional and can support the liquidation loads (incinerators, balers, bulb crushers, compactors, shredders)
•Oversee the implementation of decommissioning process and pre-shipment packing of solid waste equipment earmark for transfer to other Peacekeeping Missions
•Keeps up to date on environmental developments.
•Analyze environmental data, inventories of hazardous/nonhazardous waste and recommend appropriate disposal actions/methods
•Provides critical data on waste disposal processes and sites for remote long-term monitoring.

4.Performs other duties, as assigned.


Professionalism: Good knowledge of liquidation processes including data management, enterprise business processes, enterprise resource planning systems, lead time validation, supply chain performance measures, in accordance with the UN rules, regulations and procedures; ability to work independently in managing difficult, and time sensitive situations as well as conflicting priorities; proven analytical and evaluative skills. 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.
Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations, including impartiality, fairness, honesty and truthfulness, in daily activities and behaviors; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressures in decision making; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interests; does not abuse power or authority; takes prompt action on cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.


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 & 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 the client.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in electrical/mechanical/civil engineering or related fields is required. Specialization in waste management, environmental and sanitation engineering is desirable. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in project management is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of waste management, environmental and sanitation engineering, or related field is required.
  • Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.
  • Experience working with the implementation of the DFS environmental strategy is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting startups, implementation of drawdown and liquidation of UN Peace Keeping missions is desirable.
  • Experience in international environment is desirable.
  • Work experience in relevant fields in UN field missions is desirable.


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 other UN official languages is desirable.


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

Special Notice

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.

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