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Motor Vehicle Technician

South Sudan

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: South Sudan
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Under Resolution 2677 (2023), 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 2024. 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 as well as 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 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).

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Motor Transport Officer in Bentiu Transport Section, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Conduct repair and maintenance services on United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) including 4x4s, Bus Light & Medium (Ford/Nissan), Trucks (MHE) and Forklifts in accordance with manufacturer specifications, ensuring all safety procedures are followed when repairing and fitting replacement spare parts. • Carrying out routine/emergency, electrical, vehicle air conditioning and hydraulic repairs and maintenance on above UNOE. • Checking/Installing Carlog where required, downloading data/updating vehicle Carlog system following maintenance etc. • Conduct vehicle, truck recoveries and roadside repairs in the field or area of responsibilities. • Assisting by carrying out vehicles’ road test after completion of repairs. • Ensuring workshop is adequately equipped with safety tools/equipment and ensure compliance with existing health and safety guidelines and regulations. • Assisting with documenting of vehicle maintenance and repair, assigning spare parts and manpower, process service orders in Umoja system. • Coaching, mentoring, and sharing experience with national colleagues to develop their work performance and professional skills in the respective specialized area. • Maintains warehouse records, prepare weekly, monthly, and technical reports and submits them to the workshop supervisor in accordance with the established UN procedures and deadlines. • Processes the vehicle write-off cases in accordance with the established procedures. • Conducting vehicle inspection during handover of vehicles to UN staff. This inspection involves capturing of vehicle details, checking for damages, checking for missing tools and other fitted equipment e.g., communication equipment. • Performing various additional related duties as and when assigned by the Supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take 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;

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