Job ID 121147
Experience 2 Years
Degree High School Diploma
Opportunity Type Jobs
Province or State Kabul
Language Requirement Pashto ,Dari& English
Org. Setting and Reporting:
These positions are located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) with duty station in Kabul. The Fire Safety Assistants, at the GL-3 level will report to the Fire Safety Officer through the Fire Safety Assistant, on all issues related to fire safety services and operations within the UNAMA compound in Kabul.
Within delegated authority, the Fire Safety Assistants at the GL3 level, will carry out the following duties: • Routinely patrols the field mission compounds and offices to identify fire and safety hazards and ensure that alarm systems are in working condition. • Assists in inspecting and testing fire-fighting equipment, hydrant systems, hose reels and foam inlets and portable fire extinguishers. • Ensures that all fire-fighting equipment are in their locations and precautionary signs and notices are in place and not removed. •Ensures that used fire extinguishers are recharged, all fire/exit doors are not locked or obstructed, making regular inspection of all emergency exit doors, routes, walkways, and other passageways safe and free of obstruction at all times. • Assists in the scheduling, preparation, and implementation of training drills. • Participates in responding immediately to fires, rescue operations, or other emergencies including undertaking evacuation of persons and property. • Assists in investigating fire hazards as required for further reporting as necessary. • Responds to fire incidents / accidents, fight fire and bring the fire incident/accident to successful conclusion. • Ensures the operational functionality of all electronic and manual fire-fighting apparatus mounted in the fire tender. • Conducts basic fire prevention and suppression training for unit’s personnel as part of the Fire Safety Plan; Coordinates training in the field of fire safety; Advises colleagues. • Maintains accurate records on all above and monitors compliance with the Fire Safety Plan as well as with HC regulations. •Performs any other fire-safety related functions as may be directed by the Fire Safety Officer and or the Fire Safety Assistant.
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. 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. Communication Skills: 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. 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.
High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
As per the approved special measure for UNAMA, a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience in security related work including military, police, security, or fire-fighting duties combined with experience in UN security operation or on-the-job training or experience in (i) Personal Protection, (ii) Firefighting; (iii) and Defensive Driving is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to zero (0) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher in military, police or fire services. A minimum of two (02) years progressively responsible experience of working in the fire safety unit or similar units within an international organization is required. Prior experience of working in the any unit with functions related to fire services within any Afghan local entity is desirable. Knowledge of security rules, regulations, and procedures of UN including fire safety and first aid procedures, as well as standard security and safety procedures is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written Pashto or Dari languages is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include Competency Based Interview and other assessment methods.
These positions are subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.