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VEHICLE TECHNICIAN

Naqoura

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Naqoura
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-03

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Transport Section within the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura. The Vehicle Technician will report to the Light Workshop Supervisor or his/her designate.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief Transport Officer or his designated official, the Vehicle Technician will be responsible for the following duties:

Light Workshop Maintenance and Repair duties:

• Conducts maintenance and repair of UN-owned vehicles in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for automotive electrical, air conditioning system, suspension system, braking system (including ABS system), body work and painting.
• Inspects and conducts diagnostic and fault tracing; quality control/assurance; road testing, and vehicle recovery.
• Identifies reason for technical faults and recommend appropriate spare parts for effective maintenance and repairs all makes and models.
• Conducts vehicle inspections, producing reports and document service and repair details.
• Carry out complex overhaul on components, such as engines, transmissions, axles, hydraulic system, braking system and accident damage repairs etc.
• Ensure that all relevant workshop safety procedures have been followed when carrying out maintenance and repairs.
• Carry out field maintenance and repair activities of UN-Owned fleet within UNIFIL area of operation
• Participates in the liaising with the manufacturer representatives for after sales warranty and technical fault.
• Identify and monitor the requirement for workshop tools/special equipment necessary for efficient productivity.
• Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; arranging for repairs.
• Assist with training and coaching of mechanics within his/her expertise
• Participates in the training activities to enhance the capacity of international and national staff members
• Performs any other duties as may be required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Ability to manage diverse vehicle maintenance operations and usage of specialized diagnostic equipment. Follows high standards of safety procedures when repairing and fitting replacement spare parts. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

A valid National Driving License with "C" is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of 4x4 General Purpose vehicles, heavy/specialized transport equipment, plants and/or Mechanized Handling Equipment (MHE) is required.

Experience in assessing and repairing accident damage and projecting spare parts requirement and labor charges is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis; applicants in the General Service category shall meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country (Lebanon), including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations. If you fulfill the visa and work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your visa and work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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