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SERVICE CONTRACT: Driver, SB1, Bissau, Guinea Bissau

Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)

  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Grade: SB-1 (SC1/SC2), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-10

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The Position :

The post of Driver is located in UNFPA Guinea-Bissau Country Office and the Driver will provide reliable and safe driving services to UNFPA Guinea-Bissau Country Office staff and others high-ranking UN officials and visitors.

The Driver will report to UNFPA’s Program & Operations Assistant (POA).

How you can make a difference :

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose :

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.  The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, s/he drives the office vehicle for transporting authorized personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the UNFPA office. 

You would be responsible for :

  • Drives for UN officials and staff.  Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Keeping abreast of traffic and road and security and safety awareness to enable safe and on time arrival for meetings;
  • 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.
  • 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 and water levels, car washing, etc so that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensures proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report.
  • 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
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Acting as a translator in local language for official passengers, where necessary;
  • Guiding and coaching junior drivers as appropriate;
  • Assisting CO staff with general administrative duties as required.
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • When necessary, translates in local language for the head of the office and/or official personnel using the car.
  • Assists office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required.  Assists in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications and arranges to pay office telephone and other bills, as required.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience :

Education : 

Completed Secondary Level Education.

Knowledge and Experience :

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 8 years of relevant experience in driving
  • Three years’ work experience as a driver in an international organisation, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills.
  • Skill in minor vehicle repairs.

Languages :

  • Fluency in Portuguese and French;
  • Knowledge of English is an advantage.

 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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