UN Careers – Engineer at United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

Job Title: Engineer
Organization: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated
Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number: 14-ENG-MINUSCA-36646-F-ENTEBBE (M)
Report to: Engineer P-4
The Security Council established the United Nations Multidimensional
Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by
its resolution 2149 (2104) of 10 April 2014 and requested the Secretary-General
to subsume BINUCA in the new mission as of the date of the adoption of that
resolution.  It further requested the Secretary-General to ensure a
seamless transition from BINUCA to MINUSCA.
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the
Security Council authorized MINUSCA to take all necessary means to carry out
its mandate, within its capabilities and its areas of deployment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the
Engineer P-3 will apply professional engineering knowledge and expertise in
performance of the following duties:
  • Applies commonly used engineering
    calculations, practices and precedents in completing portions of larger
    projects related to the design, construction, or repair of buildings,
    roads, bridges, airfields, helipads, railways, docks, waste disposal
    systems, flood control systems, water treatment facilities, electrical
    power generation and distribution systems, environmental control systems,
    field defenses, mine detection and clearance, and other related structures
    and activities in the field.
  • Plans and designs specifications for
  • Caries out preliminary site investigations
    to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data
    required for building site selection.
  • Prepares design layout for smaller or less
    complex portions of buildings and facilities.
  • Develops technical data regarding
    materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated
    in formal specifications.
  • Estimates costs of repairs of damaged
    buildings, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or
  • Works closely with other engineers and
    mission specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive
    at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing
  • Conducts investigations to develop
    improved designs and construction techniques.
  • Produces cost data and estimates on
    engineering-related requirements of current and planned field missions.
  • Analyzes project proposals to ensure
    technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable
    within prescribed resources.
  • Conducts research on development of new
    technical systems, and follow development to identify improved methods and
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should preferably hold an
    advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering,
    architecture or other related field. A first-level university degree in
    combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be
    accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively
    responsible experience in engineering or related area.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the
United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written
English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.
Personal Competencies:            
Professionalism: Ability to 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; 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.
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central
African Republic (MINUSCA) as one of the Procurement Officers should express
their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 18th August, 2014

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