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Driver GS2- Bulawayo Field Office

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  • Post Date: April 6, 2020
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Job Overview

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The selected candidate will be based in the Bulawayo Field Office.

Job holders report to the Head of Field Office / Administration Associate/Senior Driver or the designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, any other type of land transport.  The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office or stores.

JOB PURPOSE
  • To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Within delegated authority, the Driver will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
  2. Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
  3. Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost- efficiency.
  4. Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.
  5. Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  6. Negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate vehicle movements in designated areas
  7. Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
  • Driving assignments are carried out safely, efficiently and on time;
  • Good judgement is used in planning routes;
  • Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals;
  • Maintains a professional and
  • courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
  • Be able to drive different types of vehicles and driving in up country roads as well 4 X 4 driving knowledge

Critical Success Factors 

Trustworthy, high sense of responsibility, alertness; physical fitness on duty, emotional stability, neat and courteous. Good knowledge of the area and the current conditions of roads and highways. Ability to deal patiently, respectfully and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to read and understand specific vehicle operating manuals to ensure safe and appropriate operations of the vehicle.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.

Experience:

  • Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record.
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles.
  • Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

Language:

  • Fluency (level C) in the English language and in the duty station’s language, Ndebele.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  •  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Experience in the applications of software technology (use of MS Word and/or MS Excel).
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment  attaching a signed application letter and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc. Applicants are also requested to submit a Curriculum Vitae.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.

WFP DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications should be submitted by  14 April 2020

Female applicants who are qualified and have relevant experience are especially encouraged to apply

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  • Experience1-3 Years
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