Organization: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Office: UNSOS Mogadishu, Somalia
Closing date: Monday, 29 November 2021
Posting Title: ENGINEER, P4
Job Code Title: ENGINEER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 15 November 2021 – 29 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Engineering-UNSOS-168039-F-Mogadishu (M)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organisational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Engineering and Facility Management and Maintenance Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The incumbent will be based in Mogadishu and report to the Chief of the Section.
Within delegated authority, the Engineer at this level will apply professional engineering knowledge and expertise in performing the following duties: 1.Administration:
Develop short and long-range plans for the design, procurement of goods/services, construction/commissioning, and operation/maintenance of mission facilities and infrastructure, taking into consideration that missions are typically established in areas
with a risk-environment of medium to high threat, and in areas with minimal power, communications, transport and service infrastructure. Mission facilities typically include modularized camps for troops and civilian staff, logistics bases and airbases with all required utility infrastructure for electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems and security works. Design, construction and maintenance of road infrastructure, for the movement of personnel and goods amongst the mission facilities, are also commonly performed.
Prepare reports and other associated engineering-related information, for progress reporting, and special reports for quality, cost or schedule variances.
Draft responses to both internal and external audit observations on engineering tasks and activities in the mission.
Contribute to the development of annual engineering budgets and associated work schedules, based on engineering resource planning, taking into account all required engineering material needs and selected enabling capacities (e.g. military engineering units, commercial contractors, mission support teams, or mission engineering staffing) for the most effective and efficient execution of the engineering work plans. Monitor actual costs and schedule performance against the approved budget and baseline schedules.
Keeps abreast, through relevant engineering literature, of significant trends and the development of improved methods and equipment.
Provide expert technical advice on technical documents and overall policies, procedures and guidelines pertinent to the mission’s engineering activities, taking into account quality management and risk management best practices. Recommends solutions to unusual
If applicable, fully support with limited staffing during the mission start-up and liquidation phases, the site selection/assessment process and asset disposal process, respectively.
Performs/coordinates duties related to asset and material management including daily notifications in UMOJA for issuance of inventory in close coordination with the Central/Integrated Warehouses.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief, Engineering Section.
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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related appropriate 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.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering projects, including at least two years at the international level. Knowledge of methodologies for project planning, execution and evaluation of engineering compliance standards is required.
Experience providing services in the field of Engineering in field operations of the United Nations Common System or comparable international organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised,fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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 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.
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