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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-26

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Driver/Admin Assistant

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Background

The UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security
 
In this context, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) is seeking to hire a Driver to support the Office. While the position is based in Addis Ababa, the role encompasses to provide driving services ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Driver promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
 
Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Manager and direct supervisor, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. 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, consultant and experts and UN staff on mission.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide reliable and secure driving services:
  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicle/s 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.
2. Provide proper use of vehicle:
  • 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. Provide day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle:
  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, checking of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
4. Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies:
  • 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.
5. Provide general administrative and logistic support as needed:
 
  • Ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kits, and necessary spare parts;
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents and/or security incidents.
 

Competencies

Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.
Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.
Functional Competencies: 
  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations, local roads and conditions;
  • Good defensive driving skills;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Ability to be on time.
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:
  • Completion of secondary education is required;
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
Experience:
  • 4 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving records; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of UN language of the duty station.
 

Disclaimer

UNWOMEN is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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