United Nations UN MINUSCA Jobs – Vehicle Technician

Organization: United Nations
Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African
Republic (MINUSCA)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Grade: GL-4
Job Opening Number:
MINUSCA-2015-GS-TPT-072
Report to: Chief Transport
Officer
About MINUSCA:
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:
  • Manages the maintenance and repair of
    UN-owned vehicles in accordance with the vehicle manufacturers standards
    for automotive electrical system including Electronic Vehicle Monitoring
    System (EVMS), air conditioning system, suspension system, braking system
    (including ABS system) and body work and painting.
  • Oversees the diagnostic and fault finding,
    quality control/assurance, road testing and vehicle recovery.
  • Analyses reasons for technical faults and
    prepares reports.
  • The incumbent also manages vehicle
    inspections.
  • Supervises product upgrades initiated by a
    vehicle manufacturer.
  • In charge sending reports to document
    workshop performance (including personnel matters), vehicle warranties,
    vendor support and other workshop related
  • Ensures that information in the Electronic
    Vehicle Monitoring System (EVMS) and Fuel log software packages is
    accurate and up-to-date.
  • Works closely with the manufacturer’s
    representatives for after sales warranty and technical fault claims.
  • Identifies requirements for spare parts,
    hand tools and workshop floor equipment
  • Actively participates in the technical
    evaluations of bids received from vendors through the Procurement Section.
  • Monitors contractual performance of
    vendors and verifies financial invoices. Participates in the development
    of the Transport Unit s annual budget proposals. Participates in the
    development of the Transport Units standard operating procedures.
  • Actively participates in the training
    activities to enhance the capacity of international and national staff
    members.
  • Performs any other related duties as
    required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    MINUSCA Vehicle Technician vacancy should hold a High school diploma or
    equivalent. Technical or vocational certificate in mechanical engineering,
    transportation, logistics or other related fields is desirable.
  • At least four years of progressively
    responsible experience in the maintenance of motor vehicles,
    heavy/specialised transport equipment, plants and/or Mechanized (Handling
    Equipment (MHE) is required.
  • Significant experience in international
    operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.
  • Language proficiency i.e.
    Fluency in oral and written English is required. Working Knowledge of a
    second United Nations official language is an advantage i.e. French or
    Portuguese
Personal Competencies:
  • 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
    dear 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.
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) in the aforementioned capacity express their
interest by sending the following documents;
  • An Updated CV
  • The United Nations Personal History Form
    (P-11), download here
  • Academic certificates and High School
    Diplomas
  • Birth Certificate – if not, a combination
    of (i) Assessment of Age and National ID Card (the Assessment of Age on
    its own isn’t acceptable)
  • Three letters of reference from former
    employers or academic instructors for external candidates.
  • Internal candidates must submit two of the
    most recent performance evaluations (EPAS)
All the above completed documents should be sent via E-mail to:
minusca-recruitmentNTL@un.org. Please label the subject of your E-mail as VA MINUSCA-2015-GS-TPT-072.
Deadline: 8th May, 2015

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