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As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

UNDP connects countries to the knowledge, resources, and networks they need to achieve development breakthroughs. Our work is summed up in our six signature solutions, adapted to context and powered by three potent enablers for greater impact. Responding in an integrated and coherent manner, we are determined to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet from degradation, ensure that all people have prosperous lives, with growth that occurs in harmony with nature, and to foster peaceful and inclusive societies. We are committed to mobilizing the means to implement the 2030 Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity.

UNDP has supported the Government and people of Liberia in their efforts to reduce poverty and inequality in a bid to attain sustainable development since 1977. This has been done by among other things strengthening and reforming governance institutions to be inclusive and participatory, developing the necessary regulatory frameworks, upholding human rights, and supporting growth of the private sector and civil society. Our United Nations identity ensures neutrality and respect for people’s choices. Transparency and accountability in operations makes us a trusted partner for national and international development stakeholders.

UNDP encourages and enables collective intelligence, collaboration, integration, critical thinking and thought leadership. We mainstream innovation, digitalization opportunities, gender equity and diversity/inclusion principles in all aspects of our work. Our staff consistently strive for excellence, effectiveness, efficiency and inclusion across all areas of work.

In close cooperation with the UNDP Programme teams and other Country Office units, the Operations team supports the UNDP Country Office and programme implementation through the provision of relevant and timely procurement, finance, ICT and digital services, General Administration services, and Human Resources support. This includes a focus on collaboration, innovation, speed and administrative efficiency as well as advisory services for enhanced planning. The unit contributes to a collective engagement with other teams, partners and UN Agency clients to offer timely, well-planned and efficient services that meet the standard and requirements of UNDP policies and procedures. 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Job Purpose 

The Liberia “One UN House” initiative is a product of different analyses and debates since 2013 pertaining to the smooth withdrawal of the UNMIL and the peaceful political transition in Liberia. Since 2013, the UNCT has put in place dynamic coordination mechanisms that will ensure efficiency and complementarity among various UN Agencies through the concept of “delivering as One” in implementing their mandates. 

16 UN Agencies and International Organizations comprised of 650 staff in Liberia are co-located in One UN shared common premises. The One UN House facilitates active collaboration, generated efficiencies across agencies, enhanced technology integration and offered a safe environment to work together by sharing the same complex. 

Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (Operations), the One UN House manager is responsible for supporting the delivery of operational support for management and administration of One UN House in Monrovia.

Building and Facilities Management Unit provides operational services for agencies to focus on their mandates and programs. 

One UN House Manager heads the unit and provides overall and daily management of Common Services falling under BFMU areas of responsibility as specified below. The One UN House Manager through Building Facilities Management Unit is responsible for the proper functioning of common services provided to all UN Agencies located in PAP Compound. Currently, BFMU is composed of two international UNV staff headed by One UN House Manager being also an international UNV and supported by national technical support staff.

 Under the direct supervisor of the Facilities Engineer, the Building Maintenance Technician will provide welding and painting support to the ‘’ One UN House; throughout the year. 

BFMU’s objective is to provide operational support in the areas categorized in four main groups, as demonstrated below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building Maintenance Technicians work under the direct supervision of the Facilities Management Engineer and the overall supervision of the One UN House Manager. He/She reports to the Supervisor on the proper delivery of related services in One UN House Liberia PAP.
  • Safely perform skilled preventative and proactive maintenance and repair welding tasks based on all metal structures at One UN House premises. 
  • Read blueprints and identify and repair defects on metal components in various positions. 
  • Operate safety equipment and demonstrate safe work habits.
  • Position and secure parts and assemblies before assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Welded joists, columns, and girders into place following given blueprints.
  • Fabricated metal structures using welders, cutters, shapers, and various measuring tools.
  • Produced and maintained metal products and structures according to client specifications.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in clean, safe, and orderly condition. 
  • Examine workpieces for defects and ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Operate hand and power tools, including shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Assist the supervisor in overseeing work performed by outside painting contractors to ensure the work is performed as stated in the agreed contract and inspect the tools for quality assurance.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisors.
  • Support in minor painting-related service requests from all UN Agencies located at One UN House Liberia, as assigned by the BFMU Facilities Engineer or Officer in Charge, in its case.
  • Ensures all work is performed to quality standards and agency expectations and performs other tasks as assigned by the Facilities Management Engineer and/or One UN House Manager.
  • Perform other duties within incumbent’s functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office and Organization.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuous LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner Level 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion Level 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Administration and Operations

Building, facilities & office space management- Knowledge and ability to facilitate the renovation and upgrade of offices including review of complex engineering/architectural drawings; negotiate technical agreements to ensure fully operational building infrastructure and services; design policy & procedure (POPP) for premises and facilities including space standards; manage premises and facilities; validate financial statement notes on leasehold data.

Communications- Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.


Secondary Education is required.

Certified vocational training painting is desired.


Minimum of 2 years (with high school diploma) of relevant work experience in Painting, Building Maintenance and/or Welding is required.

Basic Computer knowledge is an asset. 

Prior experience in Welding with an international Organizations or the UN is an asset.

Language Requirement 




Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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