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Driver - Global Fund

Harare (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Logistics
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-23

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Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance and supports the results of UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, focusing on seven outcomes including, strengthening institutions to progressively deliver universal access to basic services (Outcome 3). The HIV, Health and Development Group (HHD Group), within BPPS, is helping to contribute towards this outcome. The HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: “Connecting the Dots” elaborates UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP’s partnership with The Global Fund, makes a vital contribution to UNDP’s Strategic Plan, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs and the pledge to leave no one behind.

UNDP has an important role in supporting health outcomes by supporting countries to address the social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and health, in partnership with UN entities and other organizations. This is done through UNDP’s core work in reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive HIV and poor health, promoting effective and inclusive governance for health, and building resilient and sustainable systems for health. UNDP also contributes through its coordinating and convening role in bringing together multiple partners and resources at national and local levels.

As a trusted, long-term partner of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund, GF), UNDP’s value proposition lies in providing an integrated package of development solutions to strengthen institutions to deliver health services. Through its contributions as interim Principal Recipient and provider of technical assistance in over 53 countries since 2003, UNDP’s provision of integrated policy, implementation and capacity development support to countries has yielded significant health and development results in challenging operating environments. Proactive risk management and investing in sustainability are the cornerstones of UNDP’s portfolio management approach and providing technical assistance to national counterparts during all phases of implementation, strengthening legislation, policies and regulatory frameworks, and building capacities across key functional areas, including financial management, health information systems, procurement and supply chain management. Within the HHD Group the Global Fund – Health Implementation Support Team (GF/HIST) is a dedicated team providing support to UNDP Country Offices implementing health and development programmes. 

 

In Zimbabwe, UNDP is the interim Principal Recipient (PR) for the HIV grant and is also providing Support Services Fund Administration (FA) Support Services to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) as the continuing PR for the tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria grants. UNDP-GF partnership under the 2021-2023 allocation aims to contribute towards the achievement of the vision and goals of Zimbabwe National HIV Strategic Plan, 2021-2025. For effective implementation of the Global Fund resources, UNDP Zimbabwe has established a Program Management Unit (PMU), which is responsible for the day-to-day overall programme management, risk management, policy guidance, financial accountability, procurement of goods, including health products and services, strengthening of the national pharmaceutical and laboratory supply chain systems, including the Solar for Health (S4H) initiative and monitoring and evaluation. The GF resources are implemented in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures, the grant confirmation, corporate agreements with the GF and in close coordination with the national partners, including the National AIDS Commission (NAC), MoHCC, national disease programmes, NatPharm, NGOs, CSOs, communities, technical partners, UN entities and the Global Fund (Local Fund Agent) and Country Coordinating Mechanism. 

In order to provide strategic planning, programmatic and operational management and oversight to the GF portfolio to achieve the defined programme goals, targets and effective delivery, a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established.

Under the guidance and supervision of the GF Administrative Assistant, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Transportation Assistant 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 Global Fund to Programme Management Unit (PMU), Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by
  • driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and
  • meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
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, car washing, etc. 
 
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.
Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
 

Competencies

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
 
Client Orientation
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)
 
Job knowledge
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Completion of Secondary 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.
  • UN or international organization driving experience an added advantage.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English language, knowledge of Shona and/or Ndebele languages is required.
  • The UN language of the duty station.
Other
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the usage of computers and email desirable; experience in VHF radio communication is an added advantage but not a requirement; ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

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