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This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in United Nations field peacekeeping operations and special political missions that are of moderate complexity in terms of size, scope, programmes and operations. The work involves Civil Engineering, Generator, Electrical, HVAC functions. Engineering Technicians at this level work in the Engineering Section and usually report to the Unit Chief or Engineer or to the Section Chief depends on the Engineering Section setup. Incumbent is a Supervisor or may be a Unit Chief reporting directly to the Section Chief.


•Coordinates specific projects with other units within the section.
•Coordinates with engineers and other civilian or military specialists in the mission to agree on work requirements and priorities.
•Manages a team of tradesmen, national and international junior staff.
•Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of either UN staff and/or contractor’s staff, including out sourcing type of contracts, and all related administrative work and supervision of personnel.
•Supervises installation of various engineering equipment according to applicable standards.
•Makes decisions pertaining to alterations or variances at construction and maintenance sites.
•Oversees and evaluates works performed by contractors.
•Manages and controls engineering assets at the work site.

•Carries out technical assessments of existing buildings, infrastructure.
•Assists in preparation of budget estimates for future human resources, equipment, materials, supplies and contractual services relating to specific engineering activities.
•Determines materials, dimensions and quantities to be included in project specifications.
•Develops statements of work for contractual services.
•Assists in technical evaluation of bids and proposals for various projects, equipment, materials or spare parts.
•Plans and designs specifications for specific area of expertise projects, equipment, materials or spare parts.
•Produces cost estimates for construction, repairs and maintenance in specific area of expertise.

Management and report
•Oversees technical and administrative work in the technical and general engineering activities in the missions, related to construction/installation and/or maintenance.
•Manages budget allotments for engineering projects under his/her supervision.
•Approves and follows up work orders for engineering works.
•Liaises in coordination with a Chief Engineer regularly and with Security and Safety, Environmental, Health and Logistics Services.
•Monitors and reports on progress of engineering projects.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate/diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, construction, project management or in a relevant engineering discipline. Recognized and valid License in one of the trades (carpentry, plumbing, welding, or similar) is highly desirable.
Technical or vocational certificate in Civil Engineering, construction and contract management or in a relevant engineering discipline is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the field of engineering and construction including a minimum of four years of supervisory responsibility. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.


L'évaluation des candidats qualifiés peut inclure une entrevue informelle.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UN-DFS - United Nations Department of Field Support
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: F-6
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-15

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