Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in UNAMID Engineering Section, El Fasher. The Engineering Technician at this level reports to the Chief Engineer through the Environmental Engineer.

Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur
Posting Title:ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, FS4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office:AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
Duty Station:EL FASHER
Posting Period:03 December 2020 – 09 December 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Engineering-UNAMID-145955-J-El Fasher (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A



• Install, service, maintain and repair, in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation codes of all solid waste management systems
• Diagnose technical faults and carry-out remedy for malfunctioning or defective waste management system.
• Operate a wide variety of waste management equipment including incinerators and bulb crushers
• Implement various methods such as incineration, neutralization and encapsulation that comply with local and international standards for the safe disposal of various hazardous materials and chemicals.
• Decommission and conduct maintenance services on solid waste equipment earmark for transfer to other Peacekeeping Missions.
• Perform technical or other assessments of waste management facilities and prepare technical fault reports.
• Apply and ensure adherence to safety programs related to the safe operation of various solid waste management equipment and disposal of hazardous chemicals( both solid and liquid).
• Conducting in-house training to tradesmen and artisans on the imaging technical skills in the installation of specialized equipment, fault finding and remedy.
• Inspect and report on construction project work and maintenance work carried out either by contractors or tradesmen and staff under supervision and ensure proper utilization of available resources.
• Review and report on status of solid waste management contracts to facilitate early communication by Procurement Section and Contract Management Unit to contractors on the contract termination process.
• Record and report to the Chief of Unit data on solid waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) disposal activities.
• Read and interpret specifications and technical drawings, schedules, manuals for construction projects, installations and upgrade repair of waste management infrastructure.
• Resolve problems; inspect quality of work and work performance.


• Maintain records relating to inventories, task orders and general correspondence.
• Prepare bills of quantities and costing for waste management projects.
• Assist in carrying out technical assessments of existing waste management facilities
• Assist in the preparation of cost estimates for waste management projects and maintenance programmes.
• Assist in technically evaluating bids and proposals for waste disposal/management projects.
• Provide inputs periodically for assessment of performance levels of assigned local and International staff.
• Alert the Supervisor of Unit / Section of unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or are likely to occur.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Section Chief.


Professionalism: Demonstrated experience as regards utilization, maintenance, and upkeep of the wide range of Electrical equipment and systems and anticipate the next steps pertaining to electrical plans and requirements in the field mission. Ability to maintain accurate and specific records and inventories. Demonstrated ability to ensure continuous and uninterrupted power to camps and other mission premises on a 24/7 basis. 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.

Technological Awareness: Good electrical management skills and awareness of the latest technology related to the electrical field, including proficiency in fault finding using applicable test instruments; familiarity with and ability to use advanced electrical tools and HVAC installations in a safe and efficient manner; ability to correctly interpret and assess diagnostic test results, faults or deficiencies and to provide the necessary remedial actions in an efficient and timely manner; computer literate and familiarity with word-processing, database and other project reporting software; demonstrates initiative and willingness to learn new skills to keep abreast of the rapid advances in technology. Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of high school. Technical Diploma obtained either from a Technical College/Trade/Vocational School or through an accepted national apprenticeship program; recognized and valid license to repair, maintain, troubleshoot.

Work Experience

At least 6 years of practical work experience in environmental engineering, facilities maintenance or related fields is required.
Familiarity with waste management equipment and disposal facilities in the United Nations or international peacekeeping mission experience 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 31/01/2021 with possibility for extenmsion. 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


Related posts

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.