2 positions Drivers Fixed Term, GS2, Lomé, TOGO # 10199 & 8497
Job no: 536179
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Finance and Administration, G-2
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a fair chance
In Togo, UNICEF is investing in the creation of a nation worthy of children, girls and boys guided by the standards and principles embodied in the Convention on the Rights of the Child signed by Togo on August 1, 1990.
UNICEF Lome Office is committed to promoting and defending the Rights of Children and helping them realize their potential and change the country's vision with children.
The driver is part of Operations component of Togo country Office. He/she will drive office vehicles and facilitate efficient and effective transportation service to staff office in-town errands and field programme movements.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the driver provides reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Drives office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents, supplies and other items
- Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates airport formalities as required.
- Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs
- Ensures that the vehicle is kept clean
- Ensures availability of vehicle logs for official trips, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle
- Keeps track of insurance, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, ...
- Ensures that the radio room is informed of all movements outside the town limits and remains in contact within town when away from the office
- Performs any other required duties.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Completion of the secondary education, along with a valid drivers' license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
- A minimum of two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record is required.
- Proficiency in French is required. Fluency in any of the local languages of the duty station. Proficiency in English is considered as an asset.
- Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located
- Knowledge of Drivers' protocol and courtesies
- Skills in minor vehicle repairs
- Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors
- High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
- Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
- Analyzing (1)
- Planning and Organizing (1)
- Following Instructions and Procedures (1)
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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