Environmental Engineer (Waste), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
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Environmental Engineer (Waste), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)

United Nations Logistic Base

岗位领域:环境人口 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P3

工作地点:Brindisi 截止日期:04 March , 2018



Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Environmental Technical Support Unit, Planning and Sourcing Support Section, Supply Chain Service, based in the United Nations Global Service Centre (GSC) in Brindisi. The incumbent will report to Chief Environmental Technical Support Unit.


Within delegated authority, the Environmental Engineer (Waste) will be responsible for the following duties:


1. Administration:

•Introduces and implements the DFS Environmental Guidelines in the missions.

•Support to the implementation of the DFS Environment Strategy by providing technical support to field missions on request, subject to capacity, in the areas of waste management in particular.

•Provides guidance in accordance with DFS Environment and Waste management Policies and host country environmental standards for the establishment and implementation of the missions’ environmental objectives and plans with the view to implement the 4 Rs (reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery) as much as possible.

•Support the missions in the development of their respective budgets with focus on improving waste management systems, including hazardous waste.

•Support the DFS Environment strategy implementation’s working group on Waste by identifying key issues and coordinate with missions, DFS and UNEP-DFS REACT partnership as appropriate.



2. Planning:


•Develop conceptual design, feasibility studies and multi-years plans of waste management (including hazardous wastes) systems to be implemented in field missions in coordination with DFS/LSD, DFS/OUSG/Environment Section and REACT.

•Reviews statements of work, contracts and services for engineering projects related to the waste field, as well as other projects to support waste minimization during the sourcing phase and support the DFS Supply Chain Management strategy. Formulates and evaluates waste procedures and projects for accuracy, soundness, feasibility and cost.


3. Implementation:

•Assess the existing waste management infrastructure and structure (Human capacity) of the missions (including, but not limited to local infrastructure) and propose innovative technical solutions to reduce waste-related risks

•Makes recommendations for resolution of problems in waste specialized areas for both GSC and field missions

•Support the development of training activities aimed at building mission capacity to meet mission environmental objectives, especially in the area of waste.

•Develops and maintains liaison with other UN agencies, local authorities and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the mission area.

•Keeps up to date on environmental developments.


4.Performs other duties, as assigned.


Professionalism - Thorough knowledge of environmental engineering with specific experience in sustainability and waste management; ability to develop comprehensive arguments for and against the suitability of pragmatic and robust solutions that provide benefits towards sustainability improvements in field Mission operations;, Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and strives to incorporate the gender perspective in programmatic and operational work. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


Planning and 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.


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


Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in engineering. Specialization in waste management is highly desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in the environmental engineering or related fields is required. Experience in the management of a wide range of residential or commercial waste streams is required. An environmental and engineering (including waste) experience in international, post conflict environment, field or military operations is desirable. Experience for project planning, is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice



This position is available through 30 June 2018. Any further extension is subject to availability of funding. Both internal and external candidates are encouraged to apply.


• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.


• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.


• 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.


• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.


• 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. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.


• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.


• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.


• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.


• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English


• 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.


• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.