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    CODR000646 Electrical / Mechanical Engineer




    Congo, Democratic Republic
    UN Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DRC

    General Description

    International Specialist
    1
  • Beni [COD]

  • until 30-06-2020
    Yes
    31-05-2016
    The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa, and as a result is quite diverse.
    Living conditions therefore vary between MONUSCO duty stations, with all usual amenities present in the capital Kinshasa, but only very basic conditions in remote duty stations in the provinces, where, for instance, there may be no guarantee of public power supply nor running water. The ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.
    Accommodation is very expensive in both Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. Supermarkets exist in the large towns (e.g. Bukavu, Kisangani), but consumer items are generally very expensive (as everything is imported). For food, local markets offer a much cheaper alternative.
    All MONUSCO duty stations are considered non-family duty stations, except for Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Entebbe which are now considered family duty stations, and most are currently under UN Security Phase III (“relocation phase”: internationally-recruited staff are temporarily concentrated or relocated to specified sites/locations). In addition to insecurity related to the relatively volatile political situation as well as various conflict situations, certain places are subject to increasing street and residential crime, including in Kinshasa and Goma.
    Some degree of medical service is provided in all MONUSCO duty stations. Certain vaccinations are mandatory for MONUSCO personnel to enter the DRC, while others are compulsory for all other incoming persons. It is possible for incoming MONUSCO personnel, including UN Volunteers, to be asked to provide proof of some or all vaccinations, though this is unlikely. All UN Volunteers must ensure that they are up-to-date with all appropriate vaccinations, which should be clearly and properly endorsed in the International Certificate of Vaccination (“carte jaune”). Malaria is present virtually throughout the DRC, and it is therefore recommended to take prophylaxis.
    The unit of currency is the Congolese Franc. The US dollar is the other preferred currency. It may be impossible to exchange traveller’s checks away from the capital city. Credit cards are usually accepted in major hotels only in Kinshasa. In larger towns and cities (e.g. Kinshasa, Goma, Bukavu, Kisangani), UN Volunteers are recommended to open US Dollar bank accounts, while in other places, banks may be absent (including ATMs) and VLA payments will be processed in cash. UN Volunteers have the possibility to send part of their allowances to a bank account abroad.
    In addition to French, there are four major spoken languages in DRC, namely Lingala, Kikongo, Tshiluba and Swahili.
    16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
    Yes
    Non-Family Duty station
    Assignment is non-family (BENI)
    MONUSCO

    Assignment Details

    Electrical / Mechanical Engineer
    60 months
    At least 5 year experience in development and implementation on site of electrical and HVAC projects .
  • Electrical engineering Mandatory
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations/MONUSCO therefore fluency in oral and written English is mandatory.
    French is desirable, non-mandatory;
    MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook);
    An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master’s degree.
    • Experience in managing a fleet of generators of different capacity ranging form 50 KVa to 500 KVa
    • Experience in planning and estimation of electrical projects and HVAC projects;
    • Very good computer skills especially for drawing of electrical diagram, sketches and;
    • Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications;
    • Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;
    • A valid vehicle driving license;
    • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
    • Experience in the East and Central Africa Region is desirable.
  • English (Mandatory) , Level - Working Knowledge
  • Under the direct supervision of the Field Engineering Officer / Chief of Unit person the duties of the Electrical/Mechanical Engineer will include but are not limited to the following:
    • Preparation of electrical projects documents including diagrams, sketches, calculation of requirements, bill of quantities, specifications and estimations related to the electrical and HVAC projects.
    • Monitoring on site the installation of new electrical networks and systems and maintenance of existing systems by guiding, instructing and clarifying doubts to contractors, manpower, subcontractors involved in the implementation.
    • Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of electrical tasks on sites.
    • Coordinate the above-mentioned electrical tasks with other construction works and other engineers included in the project.
    • Ensure that the works meet the electrical, safety and environmental standards in accordance with international codes and regulations;
    • Install and carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on submersible and centrifugal pump stations, motors, AMF (Automatic Mains Failure) panels, lifts, car washers, water filtration and purification plants, alternators and generator control panels, generators, ACs, HVAC installation systems;
    • Carry out scheduled periodic and emergency maintenance services on all overhead, underground and buildings electrical installations and equipment;
    • Analyze and correct distortion on loads;
    • Perform surveys and prepare technical reports; design and prepare drawing of electrical installations;
    • Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;
    • Assist other units such as Water and Sanitation, Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required; Liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor;
    • When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
    • Perform other related duties as may be required.
    • Timely assistance to Field Engineering Officer/Chief of Unit/ Cell and work under stressful conditions, fluid schedules with tight resources;
    • Efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to the clients;
    • Successful completion of each assignment, reporting, costing, compiling final report.
    • Substantive review of existing engineering policies undertaken and recommendations provided to supervisor for action;
    • Record-keeping of engineering issues and actions taken at the Field and/or Mission level;
    • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
    • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;
    • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
    • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
    Master degree or equivalent
    Master degree in related domain

    Agency Details

    MONUSCO/MONUC was established in 1999 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
    United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) – http://monusco.unmissions.org

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