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Position: Fixed Term, Driver, Multiple Locations, Ethiopia, GS-2
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Five (5) different locations - Ethiopia
Posted date: 2 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Important Note: The Driver position is advertised for five (5) different locations (Mekele, Shire, Bahir Dar, Assosa, and Semera). Applicants are requested to specify their preferred location on top of their cover letter (example see below) and in the text question (select only one area). Applications that don't specify a preferred location will not be considered.

Example: Preferred location(only one): [insert preferred location]

The Position:

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Representative, Deputy Representative, high-ranking UN officials, and visitors.

You will report to the Regional Programme Officer.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments to accelerating progress toward realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations, and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains, and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff who embody these international norms and standards and will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates who transform, inspire, and deliver high-impact and sustained results; we need transparent staff who are exceptional in managing the resources entrusted to them and commit to delivering excellence in program results.

Job Purpose:

Providing reliable and safe driving services, you will uphold the highest standards of discretion and integrity; have a deep sense of responsibility, and have excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. You will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact, and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing reliable and safe driving services by; driving office vehicles for the transport of UNFPA staff, officials, and visitors; delivery and collection of mail and documentation; meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, including managing visa and customs formalities when required;
  • Keeping abreast of traffic and road and security and safety awareness to enable safe and on-time arrival for meetings;
  • Managing all aspects of vehicle maintenance; conducting minor repairs and cleaning; arranging for major repairs and service to ensure vehicle kept in good running condition; keeping daily vehicle logs; and assisting in the preparation of vehicle maintenance plans and history reports;
  • Keeping track of insurance and tax formalities;
  • Acting as a translator in the local language for official passengers, where necessary;
  • Guiding and coaching junior drivers as appropriate;
  • Assisting CO staff with general administrative duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education:

Completed Secondary Level Education.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Three years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy, or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills.
  • Skill in minor vehicle repairs.

Languages:

Basic knowledge of the official UN language of the duty station.

Required Competencies:

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Providing logistical support
  • Managing data
  • Managing documents, correspondence, and reports
  • Managing information and workflow
  • Planning, organizing, and multitasking

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

UNFPA Work Environment:

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity, and healthy work-life balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation, and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the heart of UNFPA's workforce - click here to learn more.

Disclaimer:

Selection and appointment may be subject to background and reference checks, medical clearance, and other administrative requirements.

 UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

 Applicants for positions in the international Professional and higher categories, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

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