Temporary Appointment - Driver, (GS-2), Honiara, Solomon Islands #00114834 *OPEN TO Solomon Islands Nationals ONLY*
Honiara (Solomon Islands)
UNICEF Pacific is recruiting a National of Solomon Islands for the position of temporary Driver to support the Field Office. The post will report to the Administrative Associate. If you have the skills and experience for the role we would like to hear from you!
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child,
UNICEF Pacific is a Multi-Country Office based in Suva, Fiji that supports UNICEF programmes and operations in 14 Pacific Island Countries in the areas of Education, Child Protection, Child Survival and Development, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. UNICEF Pacific has 4 Field Offices in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, FSM and Kiribati.
How can you make a difference?
The temporary Driver position is based in Honiara, Solomon Islands at the G-2 level. The post provides reliable and safe driving services, demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.
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.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks include
- Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials
Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.
Meets official personnel and visitors at the airport and may assist with basic visa and customs formalities and arrangements when required.
- Warehouse Management
Support in the maintenance of UNICEF warehouse for storage and release procedures.
- Maintenance of assigned vehicle
Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels, and car washing.
- Documentation of vehicle related information.
Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
- A minimum of two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record is an asset.
- Have a valid driving license for Solomon Islands
- Clean driving record required with no accidents or moving violations and no prior criminal record.
- Willingness to work long and irregular hours
- Discreet in nature and behaviour
- Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions of roads in Province, where the office is located.
- Experience of other provincial roads is an advantage
- Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies
- Skills in minor vehicle repairs
- Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors
- High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
- Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English is required
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
UNICEF's competency framework: Builds and maintains partnership, Demonstrates self and ethical awareness, Drive to Achieve impactful results, Innovates and embraces change, Manages ambiguity and complexity, Thinks and acts strategically, Works collaboratively with others and Nurtures, leads and manages People
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.