Fleet Maintenance Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Ukraine

World Health Organization

Grade: G5
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months
Job Posting: Mar 21, 2023, 8:39:43 AM
Closing Date: Apr 4, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location:
Organization: EU_UKR WHO Country Office, Ukraine
Schedule: Full-time

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

The mission of the Division of Health Emergencies (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to assess, prevent and manage health emergency risks, and lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The WHE Division brings together and enhances WHO’s operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. The Programme is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of, or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities.

WHO Fleet Services (WFS) objectives. Improve effectiveness by: Ensuring transport availability; Reduce transportation related costs through; Cost effective vehicle acquisition; Timely replacement of vehicles & Generators; Timely preventive maintenance of WHO Response automotive; Realizing optimal disposal revenue from all vehicles; Reduce negative effects associated with road transport: Enhanced safety for WHO personnel and other road users; Reduced environmental impact through lower emissions.

Performing tasks as per the mechanic’s instructions, testing vehicles after each service is concluded and before it is handed back to the driver. This includes but are not limited to the following:
1.Carrying out maintenances services (ABC system) on vehicles and basic & major services on motorized engines (generators, pumps, etc.), according to the instructions listed in the log book or WHO/WFS documents, and if possible assisted by the drivers.
2.Performing maintenance activities of all motorized machinery (water pumps, generators, etc.), as well as other automotive installations.
3.Filling in logbook regarding services, spare parts, repairs and maintenance carried out in each vehicle and motorized machinery and mechanical installations. Filling in stock cards of spare parts and carrying out physical stock inventory on a regular basis.
4.Supervising vehicle documentation completeness (registration papers, insurance, etc.) and informing line manager if something is missing or soon expiring.
5.Ensuring cleanliness of common working areas.
6.Ensuring proper use, storage and maintenance of the equipment and tools provided.
7.Assisting in identifying spare parts, consumables and tools required for all vehicles and reporting material needs informing line manager about levels of stock and quality of different spare parts and consumables.
8.Informing superiors of any mechanical or other problems related to the vehicles and when repairs are required because of inappropriate driving or use of vehicles and equipment.
9.If requested by the line manager, assisting in briefing and training of all drivers regarding services and maintenance of vehicles and training WHO staff about correct use and basic maintenance of all types of engines.
10.Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work.

Essential: Completion of secondary school education or equivalent.
Desirable: Higher education from an accredited educational institution is an asset.

Essential: At least 5 years of relevant experience.
Desirable: Training/certification in vehicle maintenance/repairs. Relevant experience in WHO or another UN agency an asset. Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.

The incumbent maintains and updates proficiency in the use of modern office technology through of in-house courses, on-the-job training or self-training. He/she keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure, in the department, the cluster and WHO, to be able to brief others and explain procedures.

WHO Competencies
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Knowing and managing yourself
Producing results

Use of Language Skills
Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Ukrainian.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Russian.

WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at USD 19,032 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion)are strongly encouraged to apply for WHO jobs.
  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to reasonableaccommodation@who.int
    An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • In case the website does not display properly, please retry by: (i) checking that you have the latest version of the browser installed (Chrome, Edge or Firefox); (ii) clearing your browser history and opening the site in a new browser (not a new tab within the same browser); or (iii) retry accessing the website using Mozilla Firefox browser or using another device. Click the link for detailed guidance on completing job applications: Instructions for candidates

To apply for this job please visit careers.who.int.