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Driver GS2, Fixed Term Appointment, Zahle, Lebanon, PN# 00098861 ( only for female candidates)

Beirut

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-14

Lebanon UN System is looking for dynamic and skilled candidates to take on the role of Driver at GS2 level to be included in Lebanon’s UN Agencies Talent Groups, with focus on providing 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 Job, at the G-2 level, reports to the Administrative Associate who is at the G-6 level.

Purpose for the job:

The Driver, at the G-2 level, 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.

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: 

The position is located in UNICEF Zahle field offices. Incumbents report administratively to the supervisor of the unit. 

The Driver, at the G-2 level, 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. 

Tasks and Responsibilities: 
Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, a Driver at this level may be responsible for the following duties:  
  • Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and, in the case of Peacekeeping missions, for the transport of general cargo goods and or specialized hazardous good vehicles.
  • Collects and delivers of mail, documents, and other items.
  • Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required;
  • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.; performs minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc. 
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • 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
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
Work implies interaction with the following:
Staff in immediate office; high level UN officials and Permanent Missions, UN Common System offices, field missions, other international organizations, and NGOs etc.
 
Results Expected:
Carries out driving assignments are carried out safely and on time.
The efficiency and efficacy of the support provided by the Driver ensures the safe and timely transportation of staff, officials and visitors to work assignments and the efficient maintenance of vehicles owned/rented by the office, thus supporting the efficient running of the office which in turn strengthens UN's capacity in delivering programmes for the most vulnerable women and children in that particular country.
 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Driver training with a valid driver’s license.
  • Minimum of 2 years of  Experience as a driver  with a safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

      Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Beqaa roads and conditions where the office is located. 
  • 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.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.

Competencies you demonstrate… 

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of driving rules and regulations. Has a good knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.  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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; 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.
  • 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 partnerships 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 or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
  • 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.

The UN is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Only female candidates will be considered for this vacancy. Being based in Beqaa area is required.  

The UN has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. The UN also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 

 

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