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Driver

Pretoria (South Africa)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Grade: GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-15

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Background

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 in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. 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.

  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, and necessary spare parts.

Competencies

IV. Competencies and Selection Criteria

 

Description of Competency at Level Required

(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)

Core

 

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables

Technical/Functional

 

Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks to meet operational needs

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)

Ability to read and understand safety notices, instructions, or official documents

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Ability to operate office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Knowledge of protocol

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Knowledge of security issues

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Secondary School Education. Valid Driver’s license.

Experience: 

2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Minimum 1 year of experience in administrative work, preferably in an international organization would be desirable;

 

Disclaimer

Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: 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.

Workforce diversity

UNDP 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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