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Mechanical and Vehicle Fleet Senior Analyst

Bangui ( Non- Family Duty Station )

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Bangui ( Non- Family Duty Station )
  • Grade: IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Logistics
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-16

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Background Information - Job-specific

UNOPS CDOH in Central Africa covers the DRC, CAR and RC. UNOPS CDOH based in Kinshasa, DRC has been identified as an agency in the United Nations system which can support the area of infrastructure, and humanitarian and post conflict management both horizontally and vertically. The office has developed a strong working relationship with international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments of Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management and sectoral advisory services; peace and security, environmental preservation and protection among others.


The distinctive activity of UNOPS CDOH in Central Africa aims at assisting government, donor and UN entities in their efforts to ensure timely and efficient implementation of their humanitarian, security/conflict resolution and development investment projects related to the reconstruction and development of the countries within the Hub.


The program in CAR has one of the innovative Road infrastructure implemented by UNOPS on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works. Among the project strategies put in place to implement this project, was the acquisition of heavy road equipment on behalf of the government of CAR, then support the National Entity on managing these heavy equipment during the project implementation phase. In line with the strategy of this project, UNOPS is seeking qualified candidates to fill a position of Mechanical and Vehicle Fleet Senior Analyst.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Project Manager, the Mechanical and Vehicle Fleet Senior Analyst will be responsible to maintain the project fleet equipment in good working condition and provides support to project team and National entity in charge to operate and manage the equipment fleet on the field  in the supervision of the Operators’ and Mechanics team and is responsible for effective maintenance strategy and operation of equipment and field workshop  services in order to obtain the best full operational capacity of heavy equipment and workshop during the project implementation. 

The Mechanical and Vehicle Fleet Senior Analyst  works in close collaboration with the project teams on the field, his Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  1. Summary of Key Functions:

  • Follow up the maintenance of the project equipment  fleet

  • Provide technical support for the development of internal  fleet policies and procedures.

  • Provide a daily supervision of the maintenance team, workshop functions to ensure compliance in all key areas of the service.

  • Schedule fleet repairs and maintenance requirements.

  • Create and maintain internal tools for an effective follow up of  heavy machinery and vehicle status, machinery and vehicle movement on a daily basis.

  • Track and  report on  machinery and vehicle satellite tracking.

  • Ensure a timely implementation of HSSE  measures in the field.

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Planning and implementation of  an effective preventive maintenance system for the Project fleet to ensure that the services are properly provided in a timely manner and full compliance with the manufacturers instructions

  • Assess  compliance of workshops   in areas such as premises, environment, safety, equipment, technical staff and their knowledge, operational requirement and reporting tools, 

  • Provide technical assistance to workshop mechanics in the assessment of maintenance demands, preparation of maintenance plans and servicing schedules.

  •  Ensure that the workshop mechanics perform their work in a safe manner and in compliance with the procedures.

  • Conduct Machinery and vehicle safety inspections and coordinate service and repair of the project fleet to ensure continuous running condition.

  • Provide technical assistance in installation of ancillary equipment on fleet and on procurement of workshop tools and equipment when required. Oversee the overall of major units.

  • Maintain records of all the project fleet including inspections, maintenance, repair,accidents reports, fuel consumption, Project fleet registration in compliance with local rules and regulations.

  • Ensure an effective tracking of project Machinery vehicle usage, fuel cards and provide corrective measures. 

  • Provide technical advice to the procurement unit for technical evaluation of fleet related quotes. Inspect and inform the Procurement & Logistics Officer on delivery of procured supplies and materials. Ensure that all the supplies delivered are appropriate and in accordance to the specification required.

  • Submission of the quarterly inventories report in full compliance with IPSAS requirements

  • Submission of periodic workshop reports ( evaluation and progress reports, HSSE incident report, minutes of technical meetings with stakeholders, etc.) 

Education

  • Advanced degree in Heavy equipment mechanic or related fields is required. Specialization in diesel power engine systems will be an advantage.

  • A first-level university or bachelor’s degree in  Heavy equipment mechanic or related field of study with an additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree requirement.

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in management of heavy equipment fleet.

  • Experience in identifying spare parts for heaving equipment and light trucks is an asset

  • Experience in diagnostic of failure or break-down part of heavy equipment and lights truck is an asset

  • Experience in power train, final drive, and transmission services parts for heavy equipment and light truck is an asset

  • Knowledge of working with heavy equipment such as Headload front loader, excavator, bulldozers, graders, heavy trucks, heavy generator is an asset

  • Knowledge in working with CASE, MAZ, CHETRA, MTZ, TOYOTA made equipment is an asset.

  • A certificate in Diesel power systems is an asset.

Languages

Fluency in written and oral French and English is required

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.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreements IICA Contract level: I-ICA1/ICS 9
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 closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • 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.  
  • CANDIDATES WITH NO UN  EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 
  • Nationals of Central African Republic are strongly encouraged to apply. If selected, the local salary grid will be applied to them.
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IS NON DUTY FAMILY MISSION

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.


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