United Nations MONUSCO Jobs - Engineering Technician (Water and Sanitation Engineer)



OrganizationUnited Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
 Reports to: Field Engineering Officer

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Guide the plumbing team in Entebbe Support Base carrying out day to day preventative maintenance; Design a sound operation and maintenance plan for both the Base wide Improvement Plan and the currently existing plumbing systems;
  • Directly supervise he implementation of newly designed water and sewage systems component in the Base wide Improvement Plan according to the current and future demands and recommended justified necessary amendments;
  • Offer the necessary guidance and support to the plumbing team to achieve timely and quality implementation of activities;
  • Conduct regular field visits to inspect works, review progress and determine/receive feedback from the team and the beneficiaries regarding emerging challenges and gaps in new plans, providing timely feedback and suggestions for changes to the Field Engineering Officer;
  • Organize regular project review sessions through participatory methodologies involving beneficiaries and other stakeholders In the areas of intervention, with the aim of establishing and/or verifying emerging needs, gaps and priorities, and communicate these to the Field Engineering Officer as part of a continuous program review and improvement process;
  • Compile progress reports from the various activity reports as per established monitoring plans, formats and schedules and submit to the Field Engineering Officer;
  • Ensure proper contracting, field level oversight, works certification and payment preparation processes for contractors and other service providers engaged to execute plumbing and sanitation works; Contribute towards preparation of budgets and proposals through analysts of field data and actual costs incurred on activity implementation;
  • Assist the technical team with preparation of bills of quantities and costing of activities;
  • Identity staff training needs and recommend on-job or other capacity building measures in close consultation with Field Engineering Officer;
  • Ensure team motivation and team work and promote open communication and feedback channels;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree  in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering field.
  • Seven years’ experience with thorough technical knowledge of water supply construction and maintenance;
  • Significant experience with industrial and household level sanitation, hygiene promotion, participatory planning and environmental conservation;
  • Experience of collaboratively working with local authorities, contractors and service providers.

Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Practical technical training and problem-solving skills. Ability to perform with minimal supervision, and work under pressure, often in difficult and demanding conditions
Technological awareness: Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work in the field and actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
Planning and Organizing:  Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and lead team efforts.
Communication: Good communication skills, demonstrate ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships and motivate positive staff performance.

How to Apply:
All candidates must attach a United Nations Personal History form (P-11);  relevant academic certificate(s)and/or University/High school /secondary diplomas, a Completed detailed application as specified above referring to this vacancy announcement should be addressed not later than the established deadline and addressed to:

Human Resources Section,
Entebbe Support Base, MONUSCO,
P. O. Box 710,
Old Airport,
Entebbe, Uganda
Or by E-mail: monusco-ebb-hr-recruitment@un.org

With reference: Vacancy MONUSCO/EBB/ES/13/003

NB:
  • Applications from qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged.
  • UN staff members must enclose two of their latest EPAS
  • Kindly note that all applications will be reviewed and only applicants who are short-listed for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 6th September, 2013

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