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Drivers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - UN

UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe.
In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:
Vacancy Code: UNOPS/2011/AFO/KEOC/PRJ/033

Post Title: Driver (Two positions)

Post Leve: Local ICA 1 (Individual Contractor Agreement)


Project Title: Addressing Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Use of Resources in Rural Areas of Kenya Through the Eco-village Model
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya (with extensive field visits)

Duration: 2 months

Closing Date: 30th October 2011

Background
The Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources in partnership with UNOPS Kenya office has designed a project aimed at climate change adaptation and sustainable use of natural resources in rural areas of Kenya through the eco-village model.
Climate change is one the greatest challenges facing the world today and Kenya is already experiencing the impact of climate change as witnessed in the constant drought occurrences as well as floods, crop failure and environmental degradation through deforestation among others.
The project will mitigate climate change associated risks to food security and livelihoods in 50 vulnerable communities established as a network of eco-villages.
Given the scope of the project, implementation will be performed in three successive phases:
i) feasibility and preparatory assessment phase
ii) a pilot phase on 5 selected villages
iii) a roll out phase to the 50 foreseen ecovillages.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Support Services/Operations Manager, the driver will provide reliable and safe driving services for the transport of authorized personnel. The Driver must have a high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Duties and Responsibilities
§  Provides reliable and secure driving services by driving vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel in rural and urban locations including challenging and remote environments.
§  Ensures proper usage of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
§  Ensures the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle by checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.; performing minor repairs and arranging for major repairs; and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.
§  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 immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
Competency
§  Provision of reliable and secure driving.
§  Proper use of vehicle including 4X4
§  Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
§  Availability of documents/ supplies
§  Immediate action in case of accident
Required Selection Criteria

UNOPS Core Values/Competencies
§  Integrity
§  Professionalism
§  Respect for Diversity
§  Creativity and innovation
§  Commitment to continuous Learning
§  Organizing and quality
§  Results orientation
§  Communications skills
§  Teamwork skills
Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning
§  Shares knowledge and experience
§  Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
Development and Operational Effectiveness
§  Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
§  Good knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
§  High sense of responsibility; operate in compliance with road and safety regulations and rules.
§  Excellent knowledge of protocol
§  Excellent knowledge of security issues
Self-Management
§  Ability to adhere to work assignments and meet designated deadlines.
§  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
Academic Qualifications/Experience/Language
§  Completion of secondary school or equivalent; drivers training with a valid driver’s license.
§  A minimum of 2 years’ work experience as a driver including extensive experience driving in remote rural locations; safe driving record.
§  Must have a clean driving license class BCE
§  Experience in driving 4×4 vehicles (preferably land cruiser)
§  Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
§  Fluency in written and oral English and Swahili are required for this position
§  Any secure/off-road driving training courses are an added advantage.
Submission of Applications
Documents and/or submissions not meeting the application guidelines will not be considered.
Interested candidates must submit their applications, including
1.    Letter of interest
2.    Complete Curriculum Vitae
3.    Complete, updated and signed United Nations P.11 form
All of the above required documents must be sent via e-mail to vacancieskeoc@unops.org.
Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title in the subject line when applying by email.
The body of the email must include the table below with responses in the exact format.
§  Last name:
§  First name:
§  Highest completed educational qualification:
§  Exact years of experience relevant to the assignment
§  Experience with the United Nations (Yes/No). If yes, specify name of agency, Fund or Programme and exact years of relevant experience:
§  Professional qualification and/or experience
UNOPS reserve the right to reject any application without the above format in the submission email.
Additional Considerations
§  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
§  Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
§  Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
§  UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.
For more information on UNOPS, including its core values and competencies, please visit the UNOPS website at www.unops.org

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