Water and Sanitation Technician

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

Bangui, Central African Republic 🇨🇫

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Engineering Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA, duty station Bangui. The Water and Sanitation Technician at this level usually reports to a more senior technician or to the Unit/Section Chief.

Responsibilities

  1. Operations:
    • Install, service, maintain and repair, in compliance with recognized standards and regulations pertaining to safety and installation codes, buildings, camps /sanitary infrastructures, or other structures including sanitation facilities such as: ablution units, bathrooms and toilets, laundries and kitchen water and wastewater systems.
    • Diagnose technical faults and carry-out remedy for malfunctioning or defective sanitary installations.
    • Perform diagnostics and preventive maintenance of installations of plumbing and pipe network.
    • Operation and maintenance (O&M) of water supply and sanitation system including Drinking water treatment plant, Conventional water treatment plant, Conventional activated sludge (CAS) system, Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), Centralized wastewater conveyance system, Water supply network system etc.
    • Closely supervise and manage contractor’s performance for the water and sanitation related service providers and construction contractors.
    • Perform, report and keep record of regular tests of water and wastewater sample
    • Conduct performance review meeting of contractors and service providers. • Perform technical or other assessments of installations and prepare technical or other reports.
    • Apply and ensure adherence to safety programmes related to the safe operation of the building and maintenance trade.
    • Conducting in-house training to tradesmen and artisans on the imaging technical skills in the new related construction methods, installation of specialized equipment, fault finding and remedy.
    • Review and recommend for approval work orders and assign day to day repair and maintenance tasks to tradesmen and technicians being supervised.
    • Inspect and report on construction project work and maintenance work carried out either by contractors or tradesmen and staff under supervision and ensure proper utilization of available resources.
    • Read and interpret specifications and technical drawings, schedules, manuals for related Construction projects, installations, and upgrade repair of infrastructure.
    • Resolve problems; inspect quality of work and work performance.
  2. Administration:
    • Maintain records relating to inventories, work orders and general correspondence.
    • Prepare bills of quantities and costing for infrastructure projects.
    • Assist in carrying out technical assessments of existing buildings and infrastructure.
    • Assist in the preparation of cost estimates for infrastructure projects and maintenance programmes.
    • Assist in technically evaluating bids and proposals for related construction projects.
    • Provide inputs periodically for assessment of performance levels of assigned local and international staff.
    • Prepare the estimate and maintain the minimum stock level of the spare parts required for water and wastewater treatment plants, plumbing materials, chemicals and enzymes required for water and wastewater treatment, reagents and laboratory equipment required for water quality test.
    • Record keeping of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of water and wastewater plants, production of treated water, wastewater, meter readings, and chemical consumptions.
    • Alert the Supervisor of Unit / Section of unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or are likely to occur.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Section Chief.

Competencies

Professionalism: 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. takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Accountability: -Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

Technical or vocational certificate in Water Resources Engineering, Water & Sanitation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water sample analysis, installation, operation and maintenance of the water treatment plant, Wastewater treatment plants and equipment is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of six (06) years of relevant experience in the field of Water and Sanitation and/or plumbing works is required.

Experience in operating, maintenance and repair of water/wastewater treatment equipment/installation is desirable.

Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment 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

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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.

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No Fee

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