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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT79
Title: Technician
Grade: G3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years-Post of limited duration
Date: 28 February 2013
Application Deadline: 20 March 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EM/ASU General Administrative Services (EM/ASU) /
EM/BDM Building Management (EM/BDM)
The objective of the Building Management sub-unit (BDM) is to ensure that the buildings, technical installations, and grounds are kept in good working condition. It also coordinates renovations, transformations and construction of WHO/EMRO premises.

Purpose of the position:
To provide carpentry services for the Regional Office new and existing furniture installation & maintenance.

Organizational Context:
Under the supervision of the National Professional Officer/BDM and overall guidance of the Administrative Services Officer (ASO), the incumbent will perform routine day-to-day maintenance independently. Any unusual work will be discussed with supervisors. In general, work will be reviewed upon completion for compliance with set standards and guidelines.
Description of duties:
1. Periodic maintenance of all the Regional Office's furniture, including all fixed and built-in cabinets, desks, meeting room furniture, and stores' shelves.
2. Repair and maintain all types of doors, windows, curtains and structured glazing hardware (handles, locks, hydraulic closers, hinges, kick plates).
3. Ensure the proper operation of all the RO steel doors and access utilities ducts. Check the doors hardware in the store, master key and locks systems.
4. Propose all types of wood, finishing types and hardware needed for the new wall cladding, doors, cabinets, desks and drawers.
5. Check the manufacturing and installation of all wooden works supplied by external companies and workshops, as well as the material of self-provided wooden works including preparatory work, assembly, finishing and fixing in place.

Achievement Activities Include:
Arranges the work schedule for the effective and timely implementation and maintenance of furniture, best type of accessories to be used ensuring quality; and the method of repair.
Essential: Completion of secondary education or equivalent certificate in carpentry or related field.

Desirable: Technical training on carpentry work.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Producing results
3) Fostering integration and teamwork

Functional skills and knowledge:
- Good knowledge of carpentry work and maintenance methodologies;
- Manual skills.

Essential: three years of relevant practical experience in carpentry and maintenance work.
Good knowledge of Arabic language. Basic knowledge of English is an asset.
Additional Information:
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons residing within the local commuting area. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interviews and tests, if applicable. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EGP 53906 at single rate

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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