Job ID 108134
Degree High School Diploma
Province or State Kandahar
Duration Until 31 December 2023
Vacancy Number 13/03/2023
United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, a Vehicle Technician at GS-3 level may be responsible for the following duties:
• Carries out routine maintenance and repair of UN-owned vehicles in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s standards, including air conditioning system, electrical system, drive train, suspension system, braking system (including ABS system) and body work.
• Assists in conducting diagnostic and fault finding; quality control/assurance; road testing; vehicle recovery.
• Identifies reasons for and repairs technical faults.
• Assists in conducting vehicle inspections.
• Carries out product upgrades initiated by a vehicle manufacturer.
• Contributes to the preparation of reports to document workshop performance (including personnel matters), vehicle warranties, vendor support and other workshop related activities.
• Enters and updates information in UMOJA, Car Log and Fuel log software packages.
• Participates in the liaising with the manufacturer representatives for after sales warranty and technical fault claims.
• Assists in identification of requirements for spare parts, hand tools and workshop floor equipment.
• Performs other related duties as required.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in mechanical engineering, transportation, logistics or other related fields is desirable. A valid driver’s B license class is required.
Work Experience: A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the maintenance of motor vehicles, heavy/specialized transport equipment, plants and/or Material Handling Equipment (MHE) is required. 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 post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written Pashto and Dari is required.
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 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.
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.
actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
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.
UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received by email before the closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after closing date. Any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.
Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and submit the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to: email@example.com
• Important Note: Applicants should copy and paste the Vacancy Announcement (VA) Number which is VA#13/03/2023 into the email subject line when submitting the duly completed and signed P.11 Form and the required documents. Please do not add any other information in the subject line of your email except VA#13/03/2023. Please do not add any additional words or space in the VA Number. Applications received without a VA Number will not be considered.
• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the P.11 form.
• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within one (1) to two (2) weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.
Required documents to be submitted along with the signed and completed UN P.11:
• Serving UN staff members: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.
• For External applicants: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.
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 in applicants
Applicants are reminded that the United Nations cannot appoint a person who is the father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or sister of a staff member. For this reason, applicants are required to disclose at the time of their application, whether they bear any of the above relationships to a staff member of UNAMA or any other UN entity which is part of the Secretariat. In addition, selected candidates would be required to complete a family declaration form prior to assuming their duties with the Mission. Failure to disclose any of the above relationships constitutes a material omission, that could lead to termination or dismissal from the United Nations.
The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.