VEHICLE TECHNICIAN (Temporary Job Opening)

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Danish Refugee Council (DRC)


Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all Secretariat Entities, Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the UN system worldwide. These positione are located in the United Nations Global Service Centre, Brindisi, Italy within the Central Maintenance & Repair Team, Delivery & Return Section, Supply Chain Service. These positions report directly to the Chief, Central Maintenance & Repair.The United Nations Global Support Center (UNGSC) is seeking to hire four (4) Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technicians for the refurbishment of equipment and vehicles returned from peacekeeping operations.
Within delegated authority, the Vehicle Technician will be responsible for the following duties: • Ensures that all relevant safety procedures have been followed when repairing and fitting replacement components and parts. • Conducts pre-delivery vehicle inspections, maintenance and repair activitieson UN-owned vehicles such as heavy equipment, including heavy-duty truck and semi-tractors, material handling equipment, excavators, skidders, hydraulics, bulldozers, graders, cranes, and backhoes to manufacturers’ specifications and standards. • Produces reports to document all servicing and repairs. • Assists in identifying, diagnosing and rectifying mechanical and electronic systems found on heavy equipment, including air brake and pneumatic systems, transmissions, and computer controls. • Assists with the identification of required parts and cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment. • Carries out minor/major refurbishment tasks on vehicles and equipment under the 3R Program. • Conduct rigorous testing to verify that the repaired asset meets required performance standards and operates correctly. • Is capable of safely modifying vehicles to meet specific requirements, overhauling major assemblies, fabricating components and spare parts, and extemporizing repairs. • Assist with training and coaching of mechanics in mechanical repair techniques Carries out minor/major refurbishment tasks on vehicles and equipment under the 3R Program. • Carries out any other duties assigned by the supervisor or by the Head of Unit/Section.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to electro-mechanical installations, construction, building management and industry codes and standards. Shows pride in work and 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; the ability to perform analysis, modelling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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. TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands its applicability and limitations to office work; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows a willingness to learn new technology.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Valid driving license type B is required. Valid driving license type C is desirable. A technical or vocational certificate in heavy-duty mechanics or other related fields is desirable.
Work Experience
At least five (05) years of progressively responsible experience maintaining and repairing various heavy-duty motor vehicles and related equipment is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to three (03) years for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Experience in the application of the guidelines and procedures relative to the safe operation of workshop equipment such as vehicle lifts, engine hoists and various other electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. • This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days, with the possibility of extension. • This post is financed by extra budgetary and renewal is subject to the availability of the post and funds. • If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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