Friday, April 16, 2010

UNMIT, Fire Safety Assistant (Emergency Response), Deadline April 30, 2010.

UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated    Mission in Timor-Leste

Fire Safety Assistant (Emergency Response)

POST TITLE: Fire Safety Assistant
SECTION: Office of the CMS
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 16 April 2010

The Emergency Response Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Assist in the implementation process of an emergency response service for UNMIT; Participate in response to all emergency types including fires, rescues and medical response; Successfully complete an initial training period and participate in training on a daily basis, in conjunction with International staff members and other emergency responders, for effective emergency response; Translate and distribute training and safety materials and conduct fire, safety and other specialized training for UNMIT staff; Assist in preparing fire safety plans and building evacuation plans; Conduct and report on evacuation drills and fire and safety inspections in UN facilities; Report all shortcomings and make recommendations to bring UN facilities to Mission fire and safety standards; Check fire extinguisher status and rectify shortfalls; Conduct fire prevention seminars for UN staff; Keep records of safety documents; Perform all types of duties related to the Emergency Response service; Collect relevant statistics and report them regularly to the Fire Marshal; Immediately notify the Fire Marshal of any potential fire and safety situations; Be conscious of own and others safety whilst undertaking duties; Perform other duties as required; Must be able to respond to incidents outside of normal working hours on a compensatory time off / overtime payment basis.

Professionalism - Must be able to remain calm in stressful situations and possess a keen sense of self-motivation and integrity. Respond in an efficient and disciplined manner to instructions issued particularly whilst attending incidents and during training. Must be considerate of the fact that emergency response work will, at times, bring emergency response personnel into contact with dead and injured people; Accountability- Responsible and committed to timely and accurate delivery of services; Communication- Demonstrated ability to make reports in a clear and concise manner and communicate orally in an effective manner; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with client groups; Technology awareness- Proficient computer skills, ability to track and send statistics by computer and use of relevant internet applications; Teamwork- Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment with colleagues of different national and cultural backgrounds

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent The candidate should be physically fit in accordance with the requirements of the job. Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets. Experience: At least 4 years of work experience in a relevant occupation such as fire or medical response, safety, plumbing, building, rigging, heavy engineering, vehicle maintenance, transport etc. Language: Fluency in spoken and written English; fluency in the local language is essential. Others: Timor Leste nationality; High levels of integrity and responsibility; Driving permit for heavy vehicles is essential.


The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (VA L-TL-10-010); Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; Baptismal or Birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.          

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to or
Deadline: Friday, 30 April 2010