386 - Driver - Monrovia

Application Type : External Vacancy
Job ID/Title : 386 - Driver
Category : Administration/Operations
Brand : UNDP
Post Level : ISC 2
Application Deadline : 11-Jun-12
Duty Station : Monrovia
Type of Contract :
Post Number :
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Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : One year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Operations Specialist and under the direct supervision of the Transport Assistant, 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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 :
  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • 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
  • Focuses on result for 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
  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
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.
Fluency in English
  • ·         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.