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Job Description

Description of assignment title

Associate Facilities Management Assistant.

Assignment country


Expected start date


Sustainable Development Goal

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category

National UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities


Host entity




Expected end date


Number of assignments


Duty stations



Mission and objectives

UNAMA was established in 2002 as a Political/ Peacebuilding Mission, exceptionally) directed and supported by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).


The UNAMA Engineering and Facilities Management Section (EFMS) is responsible for delivering engineering and facilities management functions to UNAMA and Agency, Funds and Programme tenants throughout the mission area. The EFMS has five broad areas of activity – power generation, construction, facilities management, water and sanitation and projects. It is envisaged that the UN Volunteer will be placed in the facilities management area, which is responsible for managing the occupancy, space allocation and maintenance of all UNAMA buildings and green spaces throughout the mission. It is responsible for the provision of effective, efficient maintenance and refurbishment of staff accommodation both in Kabul and regional offices. FMU also implement efficient and effective office and accommodation bookings, as well as space allocation management.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Chief, Facilities Management Unit (FMU), the National UN Volunteer Specialist will undertake the following tasks: Supporting the Chief FMU in the day-to-day operational tasks of all aspects of the Unit to assure maintenance is delivered to the approved quality standards; Booking accommodation for Transit/New Arrivals for Kabul and the Regions; Preparing Memos, supply requests and engineering work orders as required; Coordinating and following up with UNAMA and Contractor staff to ensure the timely completion of work order requests; Monitoring daily and monthly attendance reports submitted by Contractor staff; Receiving and processing work order requests from tenant UN Agencies Funds and Programmes and following up to ensure completion of the required tasks; Facilitate the processing of Common Service monthly Invoices to UN Agencies Funds and Programmes and following up to ensure payments are made on time; Verify the Monthly Master List in FSS (Field Support Suite – UNAMA management software); Check and monitor the composting of bio-degradable waste within the UNOCA and Palace UN Terminal Compounds; Support the training of Contractor staff in OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) and Environmental considerations; Support with any other tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor..

Eligibility criteria


27 – 80


Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience

3 years of experience in Administrative, technical or hospitality based

Area(s) of expertise

Administration, Business management, Facility management

Driving license


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Administration/Business would be considered as an advantage.

Competencies and values

Accountability Communication Planning and Organizing Professionalism Working in Teams

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment. Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included ) and final repatriation (if applicable). Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis will be provided. For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link: https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


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