- Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Location: Rzeszow
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Administrative support
- Transport and Distribution
- Closing Date:
Residential location (if applicable)
Staff Member / Affiliate Type
ReasonRegular > Regular Assignment
Remote work accepted
Target Start Date
Job Posting End Date
Standard Job Description
Desired Candidate Profile
TO THE ATTENTION OF EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:
External Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and must have either Polish citizenship or the legal status necessary to work in Poland.
Your application will NOT be considered if;
- The application form is not duly filled.
- The residence/work permit not submitted (for non-Polish candidates)
- The questionnaire at the end of the application form is not answered. (for external candidates)
Candidates may be required to sit for a driving test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.
UNHCR’s workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities, as well as an inclusive working environment, for our entire workforce. Joining us means living, sharing and promoting these core values of inclusion, diversity and gender equality.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
UNHCR reserves the right to retain applications and consider external candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNHCR at the same grade or lower level and with similar job description, experience, and educational requirements for the appointment of a shorter duration (Temporary Appointment).
UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
Remuneration & Benefits
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. The monthly net salary is between PLN 4,327 and PLN 5,288 depending on relevant experience, dependency status and language proficiency. For more information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the Office of HR Management of United Nations.
UNHCR also offers comprehensive medical insurance and pension plans.
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:\
Nature of Position:
Poland’s eastern borders with Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine serve as the European Union’s external boundaries. The country currently hosts over 1 million refugees from Ukraine, in addition to a smaller number of asylum seekers and refugees from different countries.
UNHCR has been in Poland for 30 years (since 1992), working with national authorities on refugee-related matters. With the Ukraine emergency, UNHCR has substantially scaled up its presence and operations. It currently has a Country Office and Frontex Liaison Office in Warsaw, two Field Offices in Warsaw and Lublin and two Sub-Offices in Rzeszow and Krakow, with a workforce of over 130 national and international staff.
The overarching principles guiding UNHCR’s strategy in Poland include: i) localization and centrality of protection, ii) strengthening national systems, avoiding duplication and rationalizing the Refugee Coordination Model (RCM) so that it serves the purpose efficiently and iii) capitalizing on the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) paradigms to advance the rights of refugees and stateless persons in Poland.
As the UN-mandated agency to provide international protection to refugees, UNHCR leads the refugee coordination structure in support of the Government-led response, with the aim to complement, support and strengthen the national response to the refugee crisis, along with ensuring no duplication of interventions and complementarity of action.
In line with UNHCR mandate to provide international protection for refugees and persons of concern, the position of driver was created in response to the Ukraine emergency which has resulted to influx of Ukrainian refuges into Poland fleeing the crisis in Ukraine. The position of driver G-2 based at Sub-Office Rzeszow is crucial given the strategic location of the office. The position of driver is intended not only to provide driving services to facilitate movement of staff on field missions, but also to run errands, and ensure minor maintenance of UNHCR vehicles. The incumbent shall have regular contacts with staff within UNHCR office, visitors and with service providers outside UNHCR but on restricted matters.
S/he will ensure that assigned UNHCR vehicle (s) are properly maintained and equipped as per technical requirement and regulations established by UNHCR.
The driver shall ensure strict adherence to traffic rules, as well as safety and security guidance and instructions during before and during all journeys.
Living and Working Conditions:
CertificationsDriving License - Other
CompetenciesAccountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness
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