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Cabo Verde

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Cabo Verde
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-27


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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For the past 8 years, the EU-funded UNDP Public Finance Management (PFM) Pro PALOP-TL SAI programmes (2013-2017 and 2018-2022) successfully fostered and consolidated innovative tools and a solid Community of Practices (CoP) gathering more than 20 core economic governance state institutions and a similar number of CSO platforms in the 6 PALOP-TL countries (Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Timor-Leste) to promote transparent and efficient PFM, budget oversight and economic governance. These programmes have been brokering CoPs that use south-south/triangular cooperation and peer-to-peer association between similar state and non-state institutions that have spurred a degree of coordinated policymaking on PFM transparency and accountability matters unmatched in most countries in the region. They have increased the quality and efficiency of policy dialogue, notably in countries with EU Budget Support operations, by providing critical, timely insider information, networks, and connection to oversight institutions.
The 3rd PFM Pro PALOP-TL SAI programme, the PALOP-TL Regional Economic Governance Programme – Boosting Public Finance Management Systems (PFMS) and Budget Oversight (Pro PALOP-TL – Phase III), aims to consolidate and scale up the gains and actions referred above to continue promoting transparent, accountable, gender responsive and open budgetary cycles, as well as to further strengthen parliament, the court of auditors, the executive institutions and citizens’ capacities to monitor how governments execute state budgets. Hence, the focus is now on promoting change and transformation in fiscal/tax transparency and domestic resource mobilisation, gender equal economies (EQUANOMICS), open and accountable PFMS, notably using digital technologies and promoting environmental sensitive initiatives. The programme will promote alignment with UNDP 2022-25 Strategic Plan directions of change, signature solutions and enablers, as well as with the EU Global Gateway axes on green (accelerating green transition for biodiversity) and digital transitions through its crosscutting issues.
Duties and Responsibilities

1. Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by: a) driving the project vehicle for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents, and assist finance section with basic support bank services, in relation to the project, and other items; and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement, when required.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

6. Performs other duties such as photocopying, binding, as required.

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the project services.

The incumbent is expected to identify any kind of problems concerning matters under his/her responsibility aiming at the safeguard of the Organization, avoiding occurrence of unnecessary risks that would affect the reputation of the Organization.

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the services.

The incumbent is expected to identify any kind of problems concerning matters under his/her responsibility aiming at the safeguard of the Organization, avoiding occurrence of unnecessary risks that would affect the reputation of the Organization.

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the services.


Expected Demonstration of Competencies

Core: Full list of UNDP Core Competencies can be found here 
Achieve Results:                             LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
Think Innovatively:                         LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
Learn Continuously:                       LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
Adapt with Agility:                          LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
Act with Determination:                 LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
Engage and Partner:                      LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:    LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area                                                           Name                                                  Definition

Administration & Operations        Vehicle management                                        Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management          

Administration & Operations        Registry & correspondence management     Ability to collect, register, maintain and deliver mail and UNDP pouch; ability to                                                                                                                                                     manage archives
Business Management                   Communication                                               Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through                                                                                                                                               written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication                                                                                                                                                methods depending on the audience

Ethics                                            UN Policy Ethics                                                 Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other                                                                                                                                                   policies relating to ethics and integrity
Business Management               Customer Satisfaction/Client Management      Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent                                                                                                                                        solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and                                                                                                                                                          understand the real customers' needs.
                                                                                                                                     Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy.
                                                                                                                                     Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests.
                                                                                                                                     Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns

Desired additional competencies:

  • knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Basic knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Demonstrate ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Demonstrate ability to operate and maintain a variety office machines and office equipment to assist with efficient delivery of service
  • Proven Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Proven Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Ability to Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationship
Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary Education with valid Driver’s license (F)
  • Minimum of 2 years (with high school diploma) of relevant work experience as a driver with safe driving record is requires;
  • knowledge of driving regulations, rules and laws as well as skills in minor vehicle repair and maintenance and chauffeur courtesies
  • Experience in the basic use of computers and relevant office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and ability to use web-based management and electronic log, file and/or scheduling systems


  • Fluency in the national language of the duty station (Portuguese)and Working knowledge in the UN language of the duty station (French and/or English) is required


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UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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