Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the Office of DSRSG/RC/HC. The Driver will be
based in Kinshasa. The incumbent reports to the Head of Integrated Office.
1. Makes deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the office and other offices and institutions, e.g. Ministers, Embassies, Permanent Missions, etc.
2. Makes minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested. Collect goods from the customs with due regard to customs regulations and formalities.
May make or collect payment for goods.
3. Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and, in the case of Peacekeeping missions, for the transport of general cargo goods.
4. Collects and delivers mail, documents, and other items.
5. Meets official personnel at the airport.
6. Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
7. Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.;
8. Performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that vehicle is kept clean.
9. Performs VIP and Standby Driver duties.
10. Assists the workshop in the preparation of trucks for field trips, such as changing wheels, cleaning air filters, and general check-over.
11. Logs fuel consumption, maintenance etc.
12. Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of an accident.
13. Acts as a team lead; assigns tasks/ shifts to junior drivers.
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.Communication:
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Valid driver’s license is required
Driver training is desirable
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the provision of driver services is required.
Experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required.
Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, light passenger vehicles, sedans, heavy and light 4×4 sports utility vehicles (SUV’s), ambulances and pick-up trucks, cargo and passenger van is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in French, (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of English is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical test which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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