Driver at UNDP

April 17, 2014


The United Nations Development Programme (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.

Since 1966 UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations

UNDP is recruiting to fill the vacant position of:

Job Title: Driver

Location : Abuja

Type of Contract : FTA Local

Post Level : GS-2

Duration of Initial Contract : Initial duration of one year

Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Advisers, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the DSA and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver/Radio Operator also provides reliable operation of emergency communications system and demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver can also be required to provide driving services to the operations staff and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
o Provision of reliable and secure driving services.
o Coordinate immediate host government police support to the Department’s Teams immediately prior to and during any deployment .
o Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle and related records
o Assist in the implementation of UN Security Plan for Nigeria
o Assist the in checking the functions of other drivers, and assist in coordination of the unit’s team work
o Any other tasks assigned by the Security Advisors and Security Officers.
o Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services.
o Coordinate police support prior to and during emergency deployment
o Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
o 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.
o Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
o 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, cost-effective and timely execution of the UN Security Plan in Nigeria.

Corporate Competencies:
o Demonstrates commitment to UN core values.
o Demonstrates commitment to UNDSS, vision and values.
o Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
o Knowledge Management and Learning
o Shares knowledge and experience
o Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
o Development and Operational Effectiveness
o Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
o Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
o Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues
o Leadership and Self-Management
o Focuses on result for the client
o Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
o Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
o Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
Required Skills and Experience
o West African School Certificate or GCE “O” Levels.
o Valid Driver’s license.
o Basic IT skills (Microsoft Office)
o Qualified Motor Mechanic
o Minimum of three years’ work experience as a driver of Land Cruisers and/or Land Rovers in an INGO, Embassy or UN System, using hand-held VHF and vehicle HF radios.
Other Requirements:
o Training in Defensive Driving
o Working knowledge of road networks in Abuja and/or Lagos in particular and Nigeria in general.
o Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
Language Requirements:
English; knowledge of one main national language is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
28th April, 2014


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