378 - Driver (2 positions) - Monrovia

Application Type : External Vacancy
Job ID/Title : 378 - Driver (2 positions)
Category : Administration/Operations
Brand : UNIFEM
Post Level : SC-2
Application Deadline : 03-May-12
Duty Station : Monrovia
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Number :
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Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :
Under the guidance and supervision of the ARR/O and direct supervisor, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. 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.
 The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.
Description of Responsibilities:
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
1.     Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
2.   Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
3.     Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
4.     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.
5.     Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
Impact of results:
The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the CO services.
Competencies :
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
 Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
 Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues
 Leadership and Self-Management
  • Focuses on result for the client
  • 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
Qualifications :
Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license
2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Language requirement:
Fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of
  • ·         Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • ·         UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • ·         UNDP Liberia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.
  • ·         We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Liberia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.