United Nations UN MONUSCO Jobs – Civil/WATSAN Engineering Assistant

Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Grade: GS-6
Job Announcement Number: MONUSCO-2015-GS-HRS-001
Following the
signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United
Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by
its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation
of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all
parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the
Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation
of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within
delegated authority, the WATSAN/Civil Engineering Assistant shall be
responsible for the following duties:
The incumbent will analyze drawings and designs for
water supply and wastewater systems, supervise construction work for WATSAN
infrastructure and ensure conformance to design stipulations and required
Prepare WATSAN works schedules in coordination with
other ongoing works, identify and report on installation challenges;
The incumbent will also ensure compliance of
projects to quality and to environmental health and safety policies;
Inspect and report on construction project works and
maintenance works carried out either by contractors or tradesmen and staff
under supervision, and ensure proper utilization of available resources;
Ensure that systems are tested and that approvals
are secured prior to commencement of subsequent phases of works;
Develop proposed guidelines, procedures, technical
specifications, drawings, estimates for the execution of civil engineering
projects. Also required to make plans for building maintenance based on
maintenance requests received;
Manage the tradesmen assigned to the team, and
junior staff assigned to the Unit by determining workloads and schedules;
Read and interpret specifications, technical
drawings, schedules, and installation/maintenance manuals for
construction/upgrade/repair of infrastructure and/or systems;
Prepare bills of quantities and cost estimates for
infrastructure projects and maintenance programs;
The incumbent will prepare requisitions for ordering
for construction/maintenance materials, equipment, spare-parts, and building
Issue instructions at site, record variances,
supervise and record measurements of works taken with respect to work progress
and progress payments;
Follow up on correction of defects in material or
workmanship of contractors’ works during the warranty period of contracts;
Assist in technically evaluating bids and proposals
for construction projects;
Prepare certification for approval of completed
construction items of work for progress payments;
Perform any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant for the United Nations MONUSCO Civil/WATSAN
Engineering Assistant should hold a High School Diploma in Engineering or
equivalent. Supplemental courses/technical certificate in engineering,
architecture or IT applications are desirable.
A minimum of six years of progressively responsible
experience in construction project supervision, practical experience working on
water supply and waste water system projects, and implementation in a private,
commercial, field or military environment including at least one year of
supervisory responsibility.
Proven and continuous performance record that is
supported by references from previous and current employer is required.
Working knowledge of methods and procedures in the
practice of engineering and architecture is an essential requirement.
Advanced skills in all Office software (word
processing, spreadsheet, databases, and presentation) and
engineering/architectural software (for design visualization and technical
drafting, and project management) required.
Knowledge of image editing and other
graphics-related software is an asset.
Possession of a valid national driving license
Languages: Fluency in spoken
and written English essential; knowledge of a second UN language is an
advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in relevant local languages may
be essential.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge and experience in
construction and infrastructure project implementation and supervision;
demonstrated ability to solve construction and installation related problems.
Planning and Organizing: Effective
skills in raising, assigning and following up on work orders and project
schedules; demonstrated ability to determine work required and to assign the
same correctly according to skills capabilities of available staff.
Communication: Ability to
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Technological Awareness: Awareness of
technological advances in the construction industry including the use of modern
tools and equipment; good technical skills and knowledge of appropriate safety
regulations and local by-laws; proficiency in fault-finding using applicable
test instruments; knowledgeable in the use of common desktop software and
project management software; ability to correctly interpret and assess
construction difficulties and test results and to provide the necessary
remedial actions; demonstrated initiative and willingness to learn new skills.
Teamwork: Good
interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any
stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing,
or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications the following documents:
Cover Letter (letter of motivation or application
The United Nations Personal History form (P-11),  Download Here;
Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary
Copy of birth certificate; or copy of National ID;
or copy of Passport;
Internal candidates must submit the two (2) most
recent performance evaluations (e-Performance).
By email:
All applicants
are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement
Number and the Job Title and send to: rsce-recruitment@un.org
By Hand:
Or hand carried
to: RSCE – Entebbe Support Base, Buku Road, P.O. Box 710, Entebbe. Uganda
NB: Do not submit original certificate(s) with the
application. In line with the UN policy on gender balance, female candidates
are strongly encouraged.
Deadline: 7th December 2015

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