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

Job Title:     Fire Safety Assistant
Organization: United Nations Organisation
Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: ESB/GJO/LL/002/01-2020
Reports to: Senior Safety Assistant
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within
delegated authority, the Fire Safety Assistant will carry out the following
Routinely patrol the field mission compounds and
offices to identify fire and safety hazards and ensure that alarm systems are
in working condition.
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
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 necessary.
Carry out any other tasks as instructed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
(MONUSCO) Fire Safety Assistant job placement should hold a High
school diploma or equivalent
Technical or vocational certificate in
Firefighting and Fire Safety is required.
Certificate in Fire and Rescue, dangerous goods,
first medical assistance and attack team leadership is desirable.
A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in
security related work including military, police, security, or fire-fighting
duties is required among which two years’ experience with firefighting duties
either as a professional firefighter, voluntary firefighter or in a role with
fire safety duties is required.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s
license is required.
Possession of a valid CH driver’s license is
Two (2) years’ experience in driving fire trucks
is desirable.
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 efficiently.
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:
Please note that failure to comply with the below will
render your application invalid for this process.
  • All
    applicants must apply using a Personal History Profile generated from INSPIRA
    (Click Here) as soon as
    possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the
    deadline stated in the job opening.
  • All
    applications must be accompanied by the following which MUST be provided
    at the time of submission:
  • Signed
    Personal History Profile (PHP) as generated  from INSPIRA (Click Here) to generate an
    account and the PHP) submitted as a PDF or JPEG attachment to the
  • Latest
    performance evaluation report (for internal UN Candidates).
  • Copy
    of Medical Degree.
  • Copies
    of other relevant certificates and diplomas.
  • Copy
    of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
Email details to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
NB: Please enter the reference of the job opening
in the subject line of your e-mail. Each applicant must bear in mind that
submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications will render that applicant
ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and
evaluation of applications will be conducted based on the information
submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. The position is
Deadline: 6th March 2020
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