UN Fire Safety Assistant Job Careers – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:    Fire Safety
Organization: United
Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: ESB/GJO/LL/009/09-2019
Reports to: Senior
Safety Assistant
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Fire Safety
Assistant will carry out the following duties:
  • Routinely patrol the field mission compounds and offices to identify
    fire and safety hazards and ensure that alarm systems are in working
  • Inspect and test fire-fighting equipment, hydrant systems, hose
    reels and foam inlets and portable fire extinguishers.
  • Ensure that all fire-fighting equipment are in their locations and
    precautionary signs and notices are in place and not removed.
  • Ensure that used fire extinguishers are recharged, all fire/exit
    doors are not locked or obstructed, making regular inspection of all
    emergency exit doors, routes, walkways and other passageways safe and
    smooth for movement at all times.
  • Conduct firefighting and building evacuation drills as scheduled.
  • Respond immediately to fires, rescue operations, or other
    emergencies including undertaking evacuation of persons and property.
  • Investigate fire hazards as required for further reporting as
  • Perform any other tasks as instructed. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Organisation
    Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Fire
    Safety Assistant job placement should hold a High school diploma or
  • Technical or vocational certificate in Fire and Rescue, dangerous
    goods, fire medical assistance and attack team leadership is desirable.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in security related work
    including military, police, security, or fire-fighting duties combined
    with experience in UN security operations or on- the-job training or experience
    in Personal Protection, Firefighting, Protective Driving and Access
    Control Systems is required.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in driving fire trucks is required
  • Possession of a valid CH vehicle driver’s license is required.
  • Languages: fluency
    in oral and written English is required.

  • Professionalism:
    Excellent knowledge of security management combined with solid background
    of military or other security specialization; ability to effectively deal
    with stress factors when encountered in security management; good
    technical skills to understand and consolidate the varying specializations
    such as electronics, communications, mechanics, explosives and other
    sophisticated devices encountered in security system management. 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 & 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
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 /
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: 15th October 2019
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