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DRIVER (UN Kenya Common Roster - Multiple positions & Duty stations)


  • Organization: UNON - United Nations Office at Nairobi
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: Closed

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Secretariat, Agencies, Funds and Programmes based in Kenya is recruiting the following position to fill and populate the UN Kenya Common Roster for Kenya-based UN Offices for General Service and National Officer positions. Under the overall guidance of the Head of the specific Agency/Organization, this post may report to the Administrative Officer or the designated supervisor, or delegated supervisor of the respective entity. Within delegated authority, the Driver works in close collaboration with staff in the respective office and other UN offices to ensure consistent service delivery.
The driver typically transports Operations and Program staff. Delivers discrete services. Work is undertaken with a degree of operational independence when carrying out assignments; the working environment is structured with limited room for deviation from the work-plan. Main Duties: • Drive office vehicles (cars, minibus, light trucks) to transport staff, officials and visitors, deliver and collect mail, documents and other items, or transport general cargo goods. • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and assist with basic immigration and customs formalities when required. • Ensure proper day-to-day upkeep of the assigned vehicle by performing timely maintenance and minor repairs and arranging for major repairs. • Maintain daily vehicle logs and provides input to the preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports. • When not driving, may perform other duties such as maintaining stores, assisting with distribution of mail, etc. • Assist with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making. • Assist with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures. • Ensure that requirements and background information used for data analysis are documented • Perform other duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness. • Familiarity with frequently travelled routes and routines of the more senior staff or the officers. • Shows pride in work and in achievements, demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results and is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations and commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality (by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work). CLIENT ORIENTATION: • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients” and seek to see things from clients' point of view. • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect and identifies client's needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects and meets timeline for delivery of product or services to client. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. • Identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required. • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary and uses time efficiently.
Completion of secondary education or equivalent is required.
Job - Specific Qualification
Valid National Driver license is required. A Defensive driving certificate is desirable.
Work Experience
A minimum of two (2) years of progressive responsible experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required. Experience in vehicle management including maintenance of official vehicles and minor repair of vehicles is required. Experience in providing administrative support is desirable. One (1) year of work experience within the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable. One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
For the post advertised, fluency in English required and knowledge of a local language is desirable. NOTE: ‘Fluency’ equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ‘Knowledge of’ equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment, such as a written test, which will be followed by a competency-based interview by phone or teleconference.
Special Notice
This Job Opening is issued for purposes of creating a roster. Appointment against this post is on a local basis and is open for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension subject to the respective entity’s funding availability. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Internal Applicants – when completing the Candidate Profile form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you. The United Nations is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Contact Us" link.
United Nations Considerations
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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
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