WATER AND SANITATION ASSISTANT At United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)



JOB DESCRIPTION
Org. Setting and Reporting
These two positions are located in the Water & Sanitation unit under the Engineering & Facility Maintenance Section (EFMS) of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and based at the Force Sector East HQ. The incumbents of these positions will report to the Team Leader of the EFMS Sector East Support.
Responsibilities
– Assists all tasks related to water supply and sewerage works installations in the mission; – Assists installation of new water supply and sewerage works and maintain existing systems; – Ensures that the water supply and sewerage works installations meet the safety standards in accordance with international codes and regulations; – Assists in carrying out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all installations and equipment; – Supports operating equipment and drive vehicle with vacuum tank (sewage truck) used to empty septic tanks and grease traps (heavy vehicle license is essential). – Supports operating the truck mounted equipment for sewage collection and disposal of the sewage systems in the HQ and Area of Operations. – Periodically inspects ongoing projects and report to the Sector Engineer on progress, timelines and any setbacks or alterations that may occur; – Assists in preparation of technical reports, drawings and material quantities; – Liaises with Water and Sanitation Engineer for expert advice on water supply and sewerage works, electrician on electrical matters and other engineering sub-units, as necessary; – Provides instructions on end-use care and servicing of water supply and sewerage works; – Trains user’s Technicians on proper operation, upkeep, general maintenance of water supply and sewerage works and monitoring quantity levels of supply of spare parts for routine scheduled maintenance, as well as maintenance of log books, maintenance records and spare parts’ consumption records; – Performs other duties as and when required, including emergency call-out and standby duties.
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Competencies
Professionalism: Demonstrated technical skills, knowledge and hands-on experience in water supply and sewerage operations, including treatment plants and pump installations. 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.
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Job – Specific Qualification
Valid driving license for heavy vehicles (Lebanese Class C), with clean driver’s record and proven ability to drive manual transmission is required.
Work Experience
A minimum of three (03) years of progressively responsible experience in water supply and sewerage works, treatment plants and pump installations is required. Experience with standard techniques and practices for maintenance of various types of treatment plants and pump systems is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical test which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. If you fulfill the work permit stipulations for Lebanon, please specify in your cover letter and attach a copy of your work permit under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. 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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.

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