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General Services Assistant/Driver (G-4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: CTBTO - Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
    • Transport and Distribution
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VA ID:  1183
Grade Level:  G-4
Division:  Division of Administration
Section:  General Services Section
Unit:  
Type of Appointment:  Fixed Term Appointment
Date of Issuance:   8 October 2021
Deadline for Applications:
 07/11/2021
Vacancy Reference:  VA325 -1183-2021 
Reporting Date:  As soon as possible

Please note that all candidates should adhere to CTBTO Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity.

Qualified female applicants and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 A roster of suitable candidates may be established for similar positions at the same level as a result of this selection process for a period of two (2) years.

Organizational Background

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization with its headquarters in Vienna is the international organization setting up the global verification system foreseen under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which is the treaty banning any nuclear-weapon-test explosion or any other nuclear explosion. The Treaty provides for a global verification regime, including a network of 337 stations worldwide, a communications system, an international data centre and on-site inspections to monitor compliance.

Organizational Setting

This position is located in General Services Unit, Division of Administration. The Division of Administration is committed to sustaining a service-oriented environment by ensuring that all PTS staff members receive efficient and high-quality support in the areas of budget, finance, general services, and procurement

Reporting Lines

Under the supervision of the Chief, General Services Section, to:   

Duties and Responsibilties

  1. Drive official vehicles safely and timely in accordance with assignments such as – but not only limited to a) Driving to the TeST Centre; b) Driving to designated points of submission and collection of documentation; c) Driving to official events, d) Driving senior official visitors and management in the conduct of official duties;
  2. Ensure that official vehicles are clean, adequately maintained and in good condition;
  3. Keep track of transport requests, car bookings and usage logs and ensure smooth organizational fleet management;
  4. Deliver official documents and material securely to Ministries and other governmental agencies, Embassies,
  5. Permanent Missions, other international organizations and non-governmental institutions;
  6. Assist with other General Services administrative tasks including support of contract management activities for an optimized service delivery;
  7. Assist with the organization and distribution of documents and the filing of records;
  8. Assist with the purchase of goods and services. Prepare shopping carts and enter data in the SAP ERP system;
  9. Assist with other administrative duties falling under the responsibility of the General Services Section;
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Completed secondary education and appropriate office training.

Work Experience and Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years relevant working experience including good knowledge of administrative procedures;

  • At least three (3) years relevant working experience as a passenger driver in Vienna and its vicinities with excellent knowledge of traffic routes and regulations in and around the city, and a demonstrated safe driving record; 

  • Possession of a B category valid driving license (permitting to drive in Austria);

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; 

  • Experience of working as a driver at an international organization or diplomatic mission in Vienna is a distinct advantage;

  • Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferred) is an asset;

Languages

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential. Good knowledge of German is an asset.

  • Working knowledge of other official CTBTO languages is desirable. 

Competencies

  • Professionalism - Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or  challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and organizing - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Accountability - Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Creativity - Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
  • Client orientation - Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive relationships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress and setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
  • Commitment to continuous learning - Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
  • Technological Awareness - Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks, shows willingness to learn new technology.

Remuneration:

CTBTO offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in accordance with the policies of the International Civil Service Commission. For more information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, see link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm). The salary offered may be subject to deductions to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and/or Health Insurance Scheme.

Additional Information:

  • All applications must be submitted through the CTBTO e-Recruitment system before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Incomplete applications and submission of employment history in formats other than the CTBTO Employment Information Form will not be considered.
  • The CTBTO Preparatory Commission retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy; to make an appointment at a lower grade in particular if the candidate has less than the qualifications required; to make an appointment with a modified job description, or to offer a contract term for a shorter duration than indicated in the vacancy announcement.
  • Please note that the CTBTO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • The CTBTO reserves the right to undertake correspondence only with shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process or be requested to provide performance assessments.
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