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Transport Technician - (Acquisition planner / Moto transport officer)

Bangui (Central African Republic)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bangui (Central African Republic)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Supply Chain
    • Human Resources
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the supervision of Chief of fleet maintenance, the UNV volunteer will be responsible for managing mission operations as follows:

  • Working closely with transport HQ workshop and regional transport/field offices in collaboration with the IWH Bangui, on warehouse issues related bin-to-bin spare parts transfers.

  • Monitoring and correcting of superseded part numbers from various vehicle manufactures.

  • Assisting the process of physical cycle counts and periodic reconsolidations in umoja assets for all field locations.

  • identify transport spare parts discrepancies, including obsolete spare parts and recommend for write-off.

  • Check and make sure spare parts descriptions are labeled with the correct technical name in accordance with the manufactures in Umoja system.

  • Monitor the overall performance of the fleet maintenance and servicing and ensure work orders are opened and closed in UMOJA in timely manner.

  • Supervises and coordinates transport administrative requirements including, opening and closing of work orders; fleet distribution (sector office); role of attendance monitor and other clerical work under the supervision of the Transport Officer/supervisor.

  • Acts as the focal point for transport matters and is required to respond and provide clients with assistance in transport matters.

  • Ability to perform vehicle inspections, maintenance and repairs in accordance with the United Nations standard of operations and manufacturers standards/recommendations.

  • Technical Knowledge of relevant safety procedures when repairing and fitting replacement parts and lubricants on vehicles, in workshop environment.

  • Ability to identify, diagnose and rectify various electrical faults on Heavy trucks, material handling equipment and earth moving equipment.

  • Liaise with TPT Acquisition planner on procuring and verifying vehicle parts, tools and other necessary workshop equipment ordered for region/HQ.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Transport Officer/Supervisor.

  • When working with national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, the Volunteer is

  • strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Technical/Vocational diploma Education - Additional Comments:

Diploma in Engineering or above

Area of Expertise

Other transport related experience Mandatory

Area of Expertise Requirement

Required experience: 48 Months Experience remark:

Minimum 4 years previous experience in Transport or material management and/or Light Heavy Vehicles Mechanic or Logistics and a minimum of 4 years driving testing officer.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Crisis and conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and reconciliation, Other emergency management experience Area of expertise details:

Light and/or Heavy Vehicle Mechanic or Transport Management or Logistics or similar, Certificate of recognized professional training and extensive experience in a transportation management occupation

Driving license: Yes Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 30-11-2020

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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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