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UNFPA Driver Career Opportunity

Vacancy No: VA/FPA/SOM/01/2011
Post Title: Driver
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: GS2
Duration: 1 year, Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: 21 February 2011
Organisational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the International Operations Manager (IOM), Head of Office, the driver will perform the following duties:
·         Drives authorized personnel as directed.
·         Delivers, collects mail, documents and other items as instructed
·         Meets and escorts senior UNFPA officials to and from the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required;
·         Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc; performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean at all times;
·         Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc;
·         Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
·         Performs clerical work related to administrative services such as sorting, filling, photocopying, etc; as required;
·         Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Functional Competencies:
·         Initiative and discretion;
·         participates effectively in a team-based information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
·         plans and produces quality results to meet established goals;
·         strives for quality client-oriented services;
·         executes day-to-day tasks systematically and efficiently;
·         good communication skills;
·         capacity to work under pressure.
Qualifications and Experience:
·         Completion of Secondary School Education,
·         valid and clean driving license,
·         knowledge of mechanics;
·         good knowledge of Nairobi, and surroundings,
·         four years’ work experience as a driver and a safe driving record.
Applications with a current CV and P11 ( marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/01/2011 –Driver” on the envelope should be addressed to:
The Representative
UNFPA CO Somalia
P.O. Box 28832, 00200
Nairobi, Kenya.
OR Email address:
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
‘UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.’

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