Senior Driver

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation
  • Deadline:
    December 7, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

UNOPS in Georgia

Established in mid-2018 under the UN umbrella, UNOPS Georgia reports to and works under the guidance of the Vienna sub-regional multi-country office (VIEMCO), which in turn reports to the Eastern and Central Asia region office in Geneva. Currently, UNOPS in Georgia is implementing three projects in the Education, Security and Healthcare sectors. The projects are implemented in close partnership with the Government of Georgia, the European Union and the World Bank.
Functional Responsibilities

Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
Proper use of vehicle;
Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
Availability of all required documents/ supplies;
Immediate action in case of accident,
Administrative, logistical and procurement support.

1. Provides reliable and secure driving services
Driving office vehicles for the transport of the project and office personnel, other high-ranking officials and visitors.
Collecting and delivering mail, documents and other items; and
Meeting official personnel at the airport and/or other border crossings, facilitating customs formalities as required.
Understand and implement all security related matters and sound liaison with UNDSS as required.
2. Ensures proper use of vehicles through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3. Ensures the day-to-day and regular maintenance of the assigned vehicle by checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, filters, etc.; ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean, performing minor repairs and arranging for major repairs and scheduled servicing.

4. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, winter kits, and necessary spare parts.

5. Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.

6. Provides administrative, logistical and procurement support:
Support to organisation and logistical preparation for field trips, visiting missions, meetings, conferences, workshops, retreats; preparation of logistics arrangements, including circulation of the documentation to be reviewed;
Receipt of shipments, customs clearance arrangements, preparation of documents for shipments (received/sent), arrangements for shipments. Preparation of all necessary documentation, implementation of follow-up actions, drafting correspondence related to shipments/customs clearance;
Support in arrangement of travel and hotel reservations, preparation of travel authorizations;
Support in procurement processes for office and vehicles’ supplies and equipment by preparing requirements and/or raising Requisition Orders,
When necessary, and primary activities allow, provide support for timely processing of incoming and outgoing mail and documentation; maintenance of the corresponding register and distribution as appropriate
Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:
Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required

Certification
Valid driver’s licence is required.
Safe Emergency Driving training or Defensive training certificate would be an asset.

Experience
Three years of work experience as a driver is required
Proven clerical experience is required
Work experience with EU or UN or other international organisation is an asset.
Basic Mechanical knowledge is an asset

Language Requirements
Fluency in Georgian is required
Basic knowledge of English language is required
Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: L-ICA-3
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

Competencies

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.
Additional Information

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures,  languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.
Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.
We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process.  If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.
All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.