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Heavy Vehicle Mechanic

Bukavu (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bukavu (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-13

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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

Within the terms of the organization’s delegated authority, and under the direct supervision of Motor Transport Officer (MTO) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Complete maintenance and repairs of all United Nations Heavy Vehicles as well as MHE/Engineering equipment operated by MONUSCO in assigned area in accordance with the manufacturer’s specs and to the highest standard.

  • Assist in workshop management on a broader scale in all related Transport sub-units in supervisory capacity if need be.

  • Be familiar with, able to operate and understand error code data from Vehicle Electronic Diagnostic tools. Reprogramming vehicle systems with these tools is a highly desirable ability.

  • Identify spare parts from the manufacturer parts reference book.

  • Ensure that all spare parts, filters, lubricants etc. required for each repair are correctly documented in the vehicle work order.

  • Ensure that presence within the workshop is consistent with working hours and all inspections/repair tasks assigned are completed in a timely manner.

  • Assist in recovering vehicles or repairing vehicles on-site which cannot be recovered to workshop for repairs.

  • Ensure the security of all equipment provided for use within the workshop area.

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.

  • Practice workshop safety and house keeping

  • In certain circumstances, the candidate may be required to perform Supervisory or Managerial functions. In such a situation, his/her expected role/s will be fully explained, and the performance will be monitored by an International staff member.

  • Any other related duties as may be required.

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

Diploma and or Technician’s Certificate in Vehicle Mechanic/Electrical

Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:

At least five years of post-training experience

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Vehicle and fleet operation and maintenance Area of expertise details:
  • Vehicle Mechanic/Electrical - Diploma/Technical Certificate;

  • At least five years of post-training experience;

  • Knowledge with the basics of automotive parts management, inventory and warehousing;

  • National/International Vehicle Driving License up to C class;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory; Working knowledge of French is necessary;

  • Demonstrated experience in training / coaching or the interest to do so is essential;

  • The applicant is familiar and experienced in the use of necessary diagnostic tools. An understanding and previous experience in areas of hydraulic systems, electrical/electronic system and pneumatic braking systems is essential

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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: 13-05-2021

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