Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all Secretariat Entities, Peacekeeping and Special Political missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the UN System Worldwide This position is located in the Environmental Technical Support Unit (ETSU), Planning and Sourcing Support Section (PSSS), Supply Chain Service (SCS), based in the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) in Brindisi. The incumbent will report to the Environmental Engineer (Waste Management) in ETSU.


In line with the established United Nations Rules and Procedures, the incumbent is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Environment Strategy for Peace Operations – Solid Waste Pillar and activities pertaining to technical assistance, with focus on environmental clean-up and waste management activities associated to closure of sites and liquidation of peacekeeping operations. In fulfilling some of the duties and responsibilities, the incumbent may be required to travel to remote locations in field missions. Within delegated authority, the Engineering Technician will be responsible for the following duties: Operations: • Coordinates and support cleanup and waste disposal activities with other units within the section. • Coordinates with engineers and other civilian or military specialists to agree on work requirements and priorities. • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of either UN staff and/or contractor’s staff, including outsourcing type of contracts with focus on environmental clean-up and waste management, and all related administrative work and supervision of personnel, as applicable. • Supervises installation of engineering equipment according to applicable standards. • Makes impromptu decisions pertaining to alterations or variances in environmental projects/activities. • Oversees and evaluates works performed by contractors, with focus on verification and monitoring of hazardous waste management treatment and disposal activities. Administration: • Carries out technical assessments of environmental and waste management goods, equipment or services. • Assists in preparation of budget estimates for future human resources, equipment, materials, supplies and contractual services relating to specific engineering and environmental activities. • Determines materials, dimensions and quantities to be included in project specifications. • Develops statements of work for contractual services. • Assists in technical evaluation of bids and proposals for various projects, equipment, materials or spare parts. • Plans and designs specifications for specific area of expertise projects, equipment, materials or spare parts. • Produces cost estimates for goods, services or projects in environmental and waste management. Management and report: • Oversees technical and administrative work in the technical and general engineering activities in the missions, related to environmental and waste management. • Manages budget allotments for engineering/environmental projects under his/her supervision. • Approves and follows up work orders for engineering work. • Liaises in coordination with Chief Engineer, Security and Safety, Environmental, Health and Logistics Services, and other stakeholders/units as required. • Monitors and reports on progress of engineering/environmental projects. • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provides insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. • Ensures that requirements and background information used for data analysis are documented. • Performs other duties as required.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of environmental management, with focus on non-hazardous and hazardous waste management and environmental clean-up activities, in peacekeeping settings during sustainment, downsizing, closure and liquidation of field missions. 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; 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. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

Certification in Project/Program Management methodology by an accredited body (e.g. PMP, PGMP, PRINCE 2 Foundation Project Management certification or practitioner level) or equivalent is desirable. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable. Certification in Enterprise Resource Planning based application such as SAP is desirable. Technical or vocational certificate/diploma in engineering, supply chain, environmental, or related area is desirable..

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in the field of engineering, supply chain or related area including at least four years of supervisory responsibility is required. The minimum of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who posses a first level University degree Experience in the field of environmental management, waste management, and waste disposal is required. Experience working in support of a field operation in a post-conflict environment or other similar international organizations is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required, knowledge of French is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2024. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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