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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is recruiting for Full time Driver - G3

Job Description

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. OCHA's mission is to: Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies. Advocate the rights of people in need. Promote preparedness and prevention. Facilitate sustainable solutions.

Job Title: Driver - G3

Job ID: 30877

Locations: Abuja, Maiduguri - Borno, Damaturu - Yobe, and Yola - Adamawa

Slots: 10

Agency: UNOCHA

Practice Area - Job Family: Management - Logistics

Grade: G3

Vacancy Type: FTA Local

Posting Type: Common System

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

OCHA's mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to:

  • Alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies
  • Advocate for the rights of people in need
  • Promote preparedness and prevention
  • Facilitate sustainable solutions.
  • In December 1991, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 46/182 designed to strengthen the United Nation's response to both complex emergencies and natural disasters. In addition, it aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of the UN's humanitarian operations in the field.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative & Finance Analyst in Abuja & Maiduguri and direct supervisor, the Admin and Logistics Associate, the Drivers will provide reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work.
  • The Drivers will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • The Drivers will provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Country Office (CO), Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and 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, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and 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.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

3

Qualifications
SSCE
Other Requirements

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to OCHA’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • 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

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on result for the 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

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary Education.
  • Valid Driver’s license. 

Experience:

  • 3 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, knowledge of Local language of the duty station is desired.
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About United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is a United Nations (UN) body formed in December 1991 by General Assembly Resolution 46/182. The resolution was designed to strengthen the UN's response to complex emergencies and natural disasters. Earlier UN organizations with similar tasks were the Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), and its predecessor, the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRC). In 1998, due to reorganization, ...
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Job Summary
Published
June 3, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 3years
Location
Abuja Federal Capital Territory /Adamawa /Borno /Yobe
Specialization
Driving / Haulage
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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