UN Vehicle Technician Job Opportunities – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:     Vehicle
Technician
Organization: United
Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo (MONUSCO)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: ESB/GJO/LL/005/5-2018
Reports to: Chief
Transport Officer
Job Grade:
GS-4
About US:
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.
Job Summary:  The Vehicle Technician will be responsible for
the technical and operational effectiveness of UN owned standard commercial
pattern vehicles at the Transport base workshop in Entebbe.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain, service and repair United Nations owned vehicles in
    accordance with applicable maintenance schedule and manufacture’s
    specified standards.
  • Mechanic duties include engine tune ups, service of hydraulic brake
    system, cooling and fuel systems and the steering/suspension system
    including wheel alignment.
  • Diagnose, repair and overhaul major assemblies and components, e.g.
    engines, axles and transmissions.
  • Identify various faults and diagnoses the problem with step by step
    service manual and electronic Toyota tester.
  • Ensure safety procedures and environmental friendly working habits
    are followed when repairing and fitting replacements spare parts.
  • Conduct pre-issue checks and equipment safety inspections on UN
    owned vehicles and equipment;
  • Test drive vehicles for technical analyses, ensuring quality control
    of repairs and road worthiness; 
  • Works independently with minimum supervision, has the experience and
    ability to lead a team of vehicle mechanics in a maintenance unit;
  • Update the electronic work orders in the Fleet Maintenance System
    (FMS) to reflect accurate records;
  • Perform other related duties, as required, within the Transport
    workshop.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Organization
    Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
    Vehicle Technician job placement should hold a High school diploma.
  • Valid national driving license is required.
  • Appropriate technical and vocational qualifications in vehicle
    repair and maintenance is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience
    in Heavy and 4 x 4 all-wheel drive vehicle repairs and / or experience in
    heavy/specialized transport equipment, plant/or MHE (fork -lift trucks,
    tractors) maintenance is required.
  • Knowledge of automotive electric/electronic and/or automotive air
    condition system repairs is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official
    United Nations language is an advantage.
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.
  • Communication:
    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly
    interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions
    to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’
    language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates
    openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • 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 shortcoming.
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 and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications with
the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form
    (P-11), Download Here;
    This should be signed
  • Proof of required academic certificates
    i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports /
    appraisals
The applicants with
the completed documents are strongly encouraged to apply via e-mail and must
include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check beginning of this advert) and
Job Title to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
Deadline: 27th August 2018
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