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Driver (GS 2), Fixed Term, Dakar, Senegal Country Office #008686

Dakar

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: Closed

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.

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, Care

For 75 years UNICEF has been an unstoppable force for change in children’s lives. From short-term relief to long-term development programmes, we have been working tirelessly to save children’s lives, protect their rights and secure their futures.

In Senegal, the past years have been an exceptional journey for UNICEF. The country has made significant progress in advancing children’s and women’s rights.

Today, children in Senegal have a greater chance of reaching their fifth birthday than ever before. Child deaths have significantly declined over the past decades, a victory for children and women. Being able to go to school is now a reality for many more children.

UNICEF and its partners have led intensive advocacy efforts in the country, resulting in substantial progress in legislations, policies, strategies and national programming.

How can you make a difference?

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.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials
  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle
  • Documentation of vehicle related information

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will demonstrate...

Education: A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.

Experience: 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 required.

Language requirement: Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in French is required.

 Skills

  • Good knowledge of the city, local 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

For every child you will demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS)

The UNICEF competencies requires for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to Apply!

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is now closed.
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