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Driver at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver

Job ID: 33534
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Transportation Support
Grade: G2
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Slot: 3 positions with possiblity of building a roster

Background

  • Under the general guidance the Head of Service Center in North Easst Sub-Office and direct supervion of Administrative Clerk , the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work in the North East Region of Nigeria, particually in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the sub office, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents / supplies.

Description

  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, tyre check, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the sub-office services.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Minimum Secondary Education.
  • Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:

  • 2 years’ work experience as a driver in an international organization, or UN system with a safe driving record
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Experience working in the North East is an added advantage
  • Experience driving 4×4 vehicles in rough terrain
  • Experience driving high profile dignitaries is an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri language
  • Proficiency in English as the UN language of the duty station.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers).

Managing Data:

  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains databases
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others.

Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

  • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to produce accurate and well-documented records conforming to the required standard.

Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking:

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support.

Deadline: 11th November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Applicant Information

  • *Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
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