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RESEAL project supports the efforts of the Government of Albania to improve the disaster risk management (DRM) system in the country. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen, Albania’s DRM system and support country’s efforts in becoming a fully-fledged member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The project also promotes the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). It is developed considering the Post Disaster Needs Assessment conducted after the November 2019 earthquake that hit Albania. Considering the severe and acute public health emergency due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, measures related to risk preparedness and risk mitigation of biological hazards will be provided.

Ahead of the RESEAL project take off, with the aim of laying the grounds and facilitating the project initiation, UNDP launched in February 2020 two pilot interventions: a central -level pilot on DRM System Capacity Development in Albania, and a local -level pilot on: Municipal DRR Framework in Lezha Municipality.

RESEAL project officially started its implementation following the bilateral signing of the project document by the Ministry of Defense and UNDP on 16 July 2020. The RESEAL project has two major interlinked pillars:

  • strengthening the DRM strategic and operational framework and capacities at central level
  • support the development of local (municipal) DRR framework and local response capacities in harmonization with the national DRR system and legal framework in place.

RESEAL project has been developed as a comprehensive response to the emerging need to strengthen the DRM systems at all levels in Albania. As such, in its entirety, the project contains a multi-level set of priorities around three components:

  • strengthening the DRR framework and capacities at the central level
  • building DRR local level knowledge, planning and organizational capacities for prevention and response to disasters,
  • supporting critical needs for DRR infrastructure

Scope of Work 

The Driver will provide reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. In more details, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provides reliable and safe driving of the assigned programme vehicle for the transport of authorized personnel of Environment Cluster Programme Officer at UNDP Albania, RESEAL Project UNDP Albania, , PCU at UNDP and experts on mission when required, follows strictly all rules and regulations in relation to the use and management of UNDP vehicles as provided by the Operations Unit;
  • Advice and fully bear the responsibility on the most optimal road itinerary to/from the travel destination; be prepared to travel throughout the programme area when required in extended periods away from the duty station and work outside normal hours when required;
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is parked in the authorized safe parking places;
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle including checks of the car engine, battery, oil, brakes, spark plugs, water and electrolyte levels, petrol consumption, tire pressures and general road worthiness, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil/filters, car washing, etc.;
  • 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 availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, tax payments, vehicle logs, daily mileage, fuel consumptions, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; ensures that steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of an accident;
  • Collects and delivers mail, documents or other items; and performs any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Institutional Arrangement

The Driver will work under the direct guidance and the overall supervision of the RESEAL National Project Coordinator.


The Driver must possess or satisfy the following criteria:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
People Management (Insert below standard sentence if the position has direct reports.) N/A

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) 

Thematic Area Name Definition
Security Services Security Information Management Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations
Security Services Safety Management (Including Air, Road, Fire) Knowledge of air, road, and fire safety programmes/systems and ability to assess risks and identify mitigation measures
Administration & Operations Vehicle Management Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful NPSA

Min. Education requirements Secondary education completed;
Min. years of relevant work experience  At least 2 (two) years of professional driving experience and safe driving records
Required  skills   Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs;

Strong time management skills;

Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to transport expenditure evaluation, including assistance and preparation of documentation, data processing, provision of information, monitoring of supporting documents related to transport expenditures;

Good knowledge and practice of maintenance daily vehicle logs;

Ability to approach the work with energy and with a positive, constructive attitude;

Ability to remain calm, in control and good humour even under pressure;

Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section Previous work with State institutions and/or international organizations;

English knowledge.

Required Language(s)  Fluency in Albanian language. Basic knowledge of English.
Professional Certificates Valid driving license (category B)

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  1. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  2. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
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