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UNMISS Jobs Vacancy in South Sudan - Vehicle Technician
at UNMISS in South Sudan
VA No. UNMISS-GS-12- 039
Deadline for Applications: 3 May 2012
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is seeking qualified candidates for the following post(s):
Job Title: Vehicle Technician
Grade: GL – 4 Region: (please indicate preference in application)
Aweil (1 post), Bentiu (3 posts), Bor (4 posts), Juba (6 posts), Malakal (2 posts), Rumbek (3 posts), Torit (3 posts), Yambio (2 posts), Wau (2 posts)
POST OPEN FOR SOUTH SUDANESE NATIONALS ONLY
Women are strongly encouraged to apply 2
1 Vacancy will remain open for at least two weeks, or until it is filled. Preference will be given to internal candidates who are at the same grade as the post being advertised, then to internal candidates one grade below the post, and finally to external candidates.
2 Equally-qualified female candidates will be given priority for selection (DPKO Under-Secretary General’s Policy Statement on Gender Mainstreaming). Candidates wishing to return home are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Maintenance Officer, the Vehicle Technician will be responsible for carrying out schedule and unscheduled services and repairs on standard civilian pattern commercial vehicles in accordance with vehicle manufacture standards and ensures that all relevant safety procedures have been followed when repairing and fitting replacement spare parts. To this end the incumbent shall perform the following duties:
• Perform routine vehicle scheduled maintenance as per manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Overhaul and reconditioning work on engines, gearboxes and transmission drive axles, steering and braking systems of motor vehicles when necessary
• Diagnose and rectify various motor vehicle faults and failures, including electrical components such as alternators and starter motors
• Undertake repair and maintenance of light utility vehicles, sedans, heavy trucks and trailers.
• Drive recovery truck and recover breakdown vehicles
• Perform various other duties as directed by the workshop Supervisor.
Professionalism – Demonstrates ability to repair vehicles.
Commitment to Continuous Learning – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
Communications – Excellent communication skills.
Planning & Organizing – Ability to coordinate the work with others, work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Technological awareness – Knowledge of standard UN applications and developments in logistics and transport technology.
Other – Ability to operate independently in austere environment for protracted periods.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Technician College qualifications as Motor vehicle Technician (National Certificate or equivalent). Valid driving license for all classes of vehicles.
Experience: At least four (4) years of relevant apprenticeship/work experience. Must possess sound knowledge of motor vehicle steering geometry and the functioning principles of braking systems. Must be familiar with the guidelines and procedures relative to the safe operation of workshop equipment such as vehicle lifts, engine hoist and various other electrical, pneumatics and hydraulic equipment.
Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other South Sudanese national languages would be an advantage.
Candidates should submit with their applications the following documents:
1- Cover Letter (letter of motivation or application letter);
2- The United Nations Personal History form (P-11);
3- Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diploma;
4- Birth Certificate – if not, a combination of (i) Assessment of Age and National Passport or (ii) Assessment of Age and National ID Card (the Assessment of Age on its own is not acceptable);
5- Three (3) letters of reference from former employers or academic instructors for external candidates;
6- Internal candidates must submit the two (2) most recent performance evaluations (e-PAS).
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by email and must include ONLY the VA number in the subject line of their email.
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By mail: Chief Civilian Personnel Officer, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Juba
By hand: UNMISS Headquarters, Juba or throughout UNMISS State Offices in South Sudan
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