Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Civilian Administrative Representative Beirut/ CARB Office in the Office of the Director of Mission Support, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Beirut. The incumbent will report to the Chief Civilian Administrative Representative Beirut or his/her designate.Responsibilities
The incumbent, under the direct supervision of the Chief of Civilian Administrative Representative Beirut (CARB) Office is responsible to:
Perform tasks related to construction work and prefabricated container installations in the field mission, including but not limited to laying out, framing, and finishing of new construction and repair structural metal and woodwork and equipment in establishment.
Conduct site visits/ surveys and inspections of the helipad runway, infrastructures and facilities and ensure all facilities and equipment are operational and meets with UN Aviation standards.
Oversee the day-to-day operations according to UNIFIL facilities camp management practices. Conduct monthly/ bimonthly inspection to monitor performance KPIs of relevant contractors and reporting to unit’s supervisor.
Oversee functioning, maintenance and preparation of building facilities for official visits and meetings and conferences including VIP functions.
Coordinate and monitor scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all the installations, perform surveys and ensure the provision of required material quantities and specifications.
Monitor the tools/ equipment and material inventory, ensure sufficient stocks and the use of the materials in the most productive manner.
Liaise with relevant unit supervisors for expert advice on construction works and other technicians, as necessary.
Perform other functions as assigned by the Unit supervisor.
Knowledge of 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.
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.
Planning and organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
High School diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of practical experience, with an organization or company, in construction works, assembling of prefab containers and operating heavy machinery is required.
Experience with facilities and building management, administrative services and helipad management is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and Arabic for this position (both oral and written) are required.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates will include an online assessment exercise, which will 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 and geographical diversity 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.
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