Driver – G3

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The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : High School
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    Posted Date : Jul 15, 2022

Job Description

The UN Secretary-General’s launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator – the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level -support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.

This position is located in the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Kathmandu, Nepal and reports to the Team Leader of the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO)

Responsibilities

  • Within limits of delegated authority the driver will be responsible for the following duties: 
  • Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorised personnel and for the transport of general cargo goods.
  • Maintaining effective communication with UNDSS during field missions and proper coordination to ensure safety during the missions.
  • Meets official personnel at the airport.
  • Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
  • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that vehicle is kept clean.
  • Logs fuel consumption, maintenance etc.
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of accident.
  • Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  • Ensures that there is no unauthorized use or misuse of vehicle; additionally ensures that unauthorized person or equipment is not carried in the vehicle.
  • Deliver/dispatch official documents and message to the concerned persons/areas.
  • Shopping, collecting invoices and support in making payment etc.
  • Assist in managing storage and other logistic work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of driving rules and regulations. Knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; familiarity with frequently traveled routes and routines of the more senior staff or the officers. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Qualification & Experience

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Valid National Driver License is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of working experience as a driver in an international organization or reputed organization with a safe and excellent driving record is required.

Knowledge of driving rules & regulation is required.

Training in minor vehicle repair is desirable.

Experience in off-road or on defensive driving is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English and Nepali is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Note: Fluency equals a rating of fluent in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and Knowledge of’ equals a rating of confident in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is on a local basis and is open for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension subject to funding availability.

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