Facilities Management Assistant
Mission and objectives
Under Resolution 2625 (2022), the Security Council determined that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The Council extended the UNMISS mandate until 15 March 2023. It also emphasized that the Mission should continue advancing its three-year strategic vision defined in resolution 2567 (2021) to prevent a return to civil war, build durable peace and support inclusive, accountable governance and free, fair and peaceful elections in accordance with the Revitalized Peace Agreement. Under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, UNMISS is therefore authorized to use all necessary means to implement its mandate which includes: (a) Protection of civilians (b) Creating conditions conducive to the delivery of humanitarian assistance (c) Supporting the Implementation of the Revitalised Agreement and the Peace Process (d) Monitoring, investigating, and reporting on violations of humanitarian and human rights law: The overall ceiling for uniformed personnel is maintained at 17,000 troops and 2,101 police, including 88 corrections officers. Please refer to https://unmiss.unmissions.org/mandate for more information.
UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).
Under the direct supervision of the Field Administrative Officer (FAO), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Support FAO by working with different relevant sections to build the capacity of UN-MISS facility management while ensuring compliance to Safety & Security rules and regulations. • Assist the FAO by providing suggestions on allocating offices/accommodations space for UN agencies in the UNMISS camp. • Coordinate and supervise the delivery of services from the UN contractors. • Ensure submission of accommodation occupancy reports on a weekly/monthly basis. operate the accommodation allocation database by verifying the priority date and data entering the system. • Arranging repairs and maintenance of the facilities, create and submit Engineering Work Request to Engineering section and follow up or monitor work in progress. • Ensure all general supply items are available and accessible to clients, Oversee and ensure distributions of services and equipment are conducted in an accessible and accountable manner. • Overlook the safety of the camp from both a hygienic and security perspective. Environmental issues will be the core of these activities when dealing with the garbage and used water. • Monitor and support the coordination of services and assistance in the camp; ensure that the services delivered promote hygiene and occupational safety for all staff and camp residents. • Supervise proper garbage collection and disposal done by the contractors in coordination with Transport and Security Sections and TCCs while maintaining records on the volume of disposal. • Facilitate and monitor the fumigation and pest control activities done by the contractors. • Contribute to the analysis of the camp situation and staff members’ needs, dynamics, and resources by regular visits to different sites in the camp. • Assist the FAO with the preparation of welfare proposal fund/accountability financial report for any welfare events • Supervise the Welfare cafeterias for smooth operation and address challenges and provide support to the vendors. • Maintain inventory of equipment in the Facilities Management and Welfare Units. Co-ordinate Cargo Movement Requests and Supplies from HQ. • Any other duties assigned by the FAO. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day). • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country. • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers. • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment. • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service when-ever technically possible.