WATER AND SANITATION TECHNICIAN - United Nations, Central African Republic, Deadline: May-09-2016

Posting Title:WATER AND SANITATION TECHNICIAN
Job Code Title:WATER AND SANITATION TECHNICIAN
Department/Office:FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station:BOSSANGOA
Posting Period:25 April 2016 - 09 May 2016
Job Opening Number:59650
Staffing ExerciseN/A

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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in Bossangoa in Engineering Section within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) . The Water and Sanitation Technician reports to the Unit/Section Chief and is responsible for plumbing works associated with water and sanitation facilities.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Water and Sanitation Technician will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Water and Sanitation Technician)

•Leads a team of assigned staff.•Installs, operates, maintains, services and repairs sanitation facilities such as: ablution units, bathrooms and toilets, laundries and kitchen water and waste water systems including equipment and plants•Installs and maintains plumbing and pipe work.• Carries out scheduled maintenance on all the installations and equipment related to above.

• Performs emergency works and repairs of all above.•Prepares reports of field activities pertaining to inspection, service and repair works•Organizes materials and tools for assigned team.•Initiates work orders as and when required.

•Coordinates works as necessary with engineering counterparts in specialized technical areas.•Performs other duties as and when required, including emergency call-out and standby duties.Work implies frequent interaction with the following:Staff members in the work unit and section. Civilian and military personnel throughout the Mission. Contractors and suppliers executing projects.

Results Expected:Ability to work hands-on. Completion of water and sanitation installation, maintenance and repair works in accordance with technical specifications and a cost-effective and timely manner. Water and sanitation and routine or preventive maintenance projects progress in accordance with planned schedules. Site safety procedures are known for the performance of assigned duties.

•Performs other duties as and when required, including emergency call-out and standby duties

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Staff members in the work unit and section. 
Civilian and military personnel throughout the Mission. 
Contractors and suppliers executing projects.
Competencies
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

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

Planning & 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
Education
High school diploma or equivalent. Technical or vocational certificate in Plumbing is required.
Work Experience
At least six years of relevant experience in the field of plumbing works. Experience in the operation and maintenance of water treatment plants and waste water treatment plants is required.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in oral and written is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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WATER AND SANITATION TECHNICIAN - United Nations, Central African Republic, Deadline: May-09-2016 WATER AND SANITATION TECHNICIAN - United Nations, Central African Republic, Deadline: May-09-2016 Reviewed by KHMER-INSIDER on Thursday, April 28, 2016 Rating: 5