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Senior Associate Mechanical Engineer

Tunis (Tunisia)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Tunis (Tunisia)
  • Grade: LICA-7, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Administrative support
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-22

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Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS TNMC activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management.

The Senior Associate for the KOICA Portfolio will be the assistant to the project manager for overseeing the procurement, and fund management of KOICA Portfolio of the TNMC Office. These projects focus on providing key goods and services to KOICA in North Africa.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the project manager, the Senior Associate will be the assistant to the project manager and would normally follow one or more UNOPS The project manager, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:

Stakeholder Management:

  • Contribute to establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders

  • Assist project manager to advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance)

Delivery and Performance:

  • Assist project manager to develop and maintain project plans

  • Contribute to Implement approved project plans

  • Assist project manager to manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted

  • Particip to Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers

Procedures:

  • Contribute to the preparation of the following reports: Highlight Reports, End Stage Reports, Operational Closure Checklist, End Project Report, Handover Report

  • Maintain the following: i. Electronic Blue File; ii. Procurement, HR and Finance files as required by those practices as per OD12.

  • Particip to ensure that all expenditures comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR).

Knowledge Management:

  • Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies

  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format

  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format

 Core Values and Principles:

  • Understand and respect UNOPS sustainability principles

  • Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity

  • Partnerships and Coordination

  • Accountability for results  and the use of resources


Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Master in Industrial mechanical engineer or other relevant discipline is an asset 

  • A combination of bachelor degree with an additional 3 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

  • A combination of high school diploma with an additional 7 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Experience:

  • Relevant professional experience in mechanical engineering

  • ICT experience will be considered a strong asset

Languages:

  • English: Intermediate knowledge (Read, Write, Speak)

  • French: Strong knowledge (Read, Write, Speak)

  • Arabic: Strong knowledge (Read, Write, Speak)

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

Below Preferred general Certifications, Contextual Skills and Project Management Skills :

Contextual Skills

International organisations experience 

Project Management Skills

Client Management

Contracts Negotiation

Risk Analysis

Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: L-ICA, Local individual contract agreement
  • Contract level: LICA 7, 
  • Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 


Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the position concerns only Tunisian candidates, or residents in Tunisia.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


Background Information - Tunisia

The Tunisia Project Office is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with the Project Office’s portfolio of engagements (in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Algeria) – as part of the Senegal Multi Country Office (MCO) set up, developing and delivering cost effective services contributing to partners' sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results. 

UNOPS Tunisia activities range from tailor-made administration, operations, human resources and logistics support for implementation of development and humanitarian projects; infrastructure and procurement management services; and advisory services to partners (in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Algeria) to facilitate effective procurement, supply and financial management. Partners include the Government of Tunisia, European Union and UN agencies such as UNHCR and WHO. It provides project management services including design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It also offers funds management, loan and grant administration, public, building local capacity markets, training and technical assistance.

The Tunisia Project Office operates as an integral part of the Senegal Multi Country Office management structure.
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