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Building Manager, UN Eco-building (part-time); MNE 13-036
|Location :||Podgorica, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||11-Sep-13|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||December 2013 - December 2014|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months, with possibility for extension|
Since 2002, the UN Agencies in Montenegro agreed to pursue the idea of seeking support from within the UN (common services grant), the Government and bilateral donors to establish common premises. The agencies felt that establishing a single roof would strengthen the UN System presence, and meet a stated goal of the UN Secretary General under the Simplification and Harmonization initiative. Agreeing on this, the team forged the idea of developing an Eco Premises as both an innovative way of raising funds and a symbolic gesture of respect to the Montenegrin Constitution’s claim as an Ecological State. Moreover, the relocation of the UN family in Montenegro in the new joint premises comes from the fact that the Government of Montenegro voluntarily requested adoption of Delivering as One (DaO) reform in January 2007 and the country officially began implementation of the UN reform in 2010.
UN Development Group’s Chair, Ms. Helen Clark, laid the cornerstone of the Building together with the Prime Minister of Montenegro during her visit to Montenegro in September 2010. The construction is now about to be finalized. The agencies are expected to move under one roof by the end of 2013.
The UN Eco Premises is conceptualised using efficient, ecological technology and a modern design. Being designed as a single-floor building and embedded in the landscape, the UN Eco building smoothly fits into the landmark between two bridges. Just as the building costs to the UN have been minimized thanks to the generous contribution of the project partners, on-going costs have also been minimized through the careful design and construction of the building. By producing energy on-site, and using it more efficiently, energy bills are expected to be zero, and any excess energy that is produced will be donated to the national grid.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Operations Manager and overall guidance of the UN Operations Management Team, the Building Manager will be responsible for managing all activities related to the maintenance and functioning of the common premises and related services within the Eco-Shared Premises. The incumbent will be employed on part-time basis (50%).
To ensure a sound and collegial management of the Eco-building in Montenegro, the incumbent will consult the UN Operations Management Team during the execution of his/her duties.
More specifically the selected incumbent will:
Immediately following the selection of the best candidate by mid-September 2013, the incumbent will be expected to undergo a basic training about functioning of the main systems in the building. However, the envisaged official start date of employment will be at the beginning of December 2013.
Required Skills and Experience
The application should contain a duly completed Personal History Form (P11) that can be downloaded from
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.