United Nations Office for Project Services Recruitment 2019

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6 Feb, 2019

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an ex…
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an experienced Driver to work on Retainer basis with our team within the Ghana Operational Hub which covers the West Africa Anglophone Countries i.e. Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. As a central resource for the United Nations and its member governments, UNOPS is a global organization that is focused on making a local difference with some of the world’s top services in Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement
Whether it’s fighting Ebola by securing works contracts for new isolation wards, procuring life-saving medical equipment for the most vulnerable or helping establish West Africa’s largest renewable energy micro-grids, the work you do at UNOPS is about building a future we all can believe in.

If you have experience in the provision of reliable and secure driving services and vehicle maintenance, always ready to get hands on with the work and can lead partners through best practice in driving, then this is your opportunity.

Things happen quickly at UNOPS and we are looking for enthusiastic team players who are ready to not only keep up but blaze a path forward.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. Come help us build the foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect.

Job Description

Job Title: Driver (Retainer)

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the ICT & Logistics Analyst, the Drive…
Under the guidance and supervision of the ICT & Logistics Analyst, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services for the transport of authorized personnel. The Driver has a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
This position is based at the Operational Hub in Accra with frequent mission to the regions.The Driver can often be required to travel in complex and challenging environments with limited resources and eventually stay there overnight (in exceptional cases).

Within limits of delegated authority and depending location, a Driver at this level may be responsible for the following duties:

Summary of Key Functions:

Provision of reliable and secure driving services
Proper use of vehicle
Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
Availability of documents/ supplies
Immediate action in case of accident
Provides reliable and secure driving services by a) driving vehicles safely for the transport of authorized
personnel and, b) for the transport of cargo goods and/or hazardous goods
vehicles; c) airport and facilitating
immigration and customs formalities as required.
Ensures proper use of vehicle through
accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation
of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
Ensures the day-to-day maintenance of the
assigned vehicle by checking oil, water,
battery, brakes, tries, etc.; performing minor repairs and arranging for
major repairs; and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.
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 immediate steps as required by
rules and regulations are taken in
case of involvement in an accident.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education
Completion of secondary school or equivalent; drivers training with a …
Education
Completion of secondary school or equivalent; drivers training with a valid driver’s license.
Experience
2 (Two) years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record.Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs is required.

Language
Fluency in written and oral English required.

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Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex…
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

Shares knowledge and experience
Provi…

Knowledge Management and Learning

Shares knowledge and experience
Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the
office

Development and Operational Effectiveness

Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
Good knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
High sense of responsibility; operate in compliance with road and safety regulations and rules.
Excellent knowledge of protocol
Excellent knowledge of security issues

Leadership and Self-Management

Ability to adhere to work assignments and meet designated deadlines.
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views

Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA 2…
Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement (LICA)
Contract level: LICA 2 (ICS 2)

Contract duration: One (1) Year subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

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