NATIONAL POST: Driver, GS-3, Ankara/Turkiye

UNDP Careers

Job Description

The Position:

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Representative, Assistant Representative, and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors and provides transportation management support to the Country Office.

You will report to the Administrative Associate.

How You Can Make a Difference

UNFPA, Sexual and Reproductive Health Agency of the United Nations, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

Providing reliable and safe driving services, you will uphold the highest standards of discretion and integrity; have a deep sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. You will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

You Would Be Responsible For

  • Providing reliable and safe driving services by; driving office vehicles for the transport of UNFPA Representatives, high-ranking officials and visitors; delivery and collection of mail and documentation; meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, including managing visa and customs formalities when required;
  • Keeping abreast of traffic and road and security and safety awareness to enable safe and on time arrival for meetings;
  • Managing all aspects of vehicle maintenance; conducting minor repairs and cleaning; arranging for major repairs and service to ensure vehicle kept in good running condition; keeping daily vehicle logs; and assisting in the preparation of vehicle maintenance plans and history reports;
  • Ensures drivers pursue 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;
  • Assist management in proper functioning of office including common premises and services such as security arrangements as well as maintenance including cleaning and proper functioning of equipment/utilities;
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Keeping track of insurance and tax formalities;
  • Acting as a translator in local language for official passengers, where necessary;
  • Guiding and coaching junior drivers as appropriate;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident;
  • Assisting CO staff with general administrative duties as required.

Education

Qualifications and Experience:

Completed Secondary Level Education.

Knowledge And Experience

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Three years’ work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills.
  • Skill in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Additional working years as a driver is an asset.

Languages

Fluency in both written and spoken English and Turkish is required.

Values

Required Competencies:

Exemplifying integrity,

Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,

Embracing cultural diversity,

Embracing change

Core Competencies

Achieving results,

Being accountable,

Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,

Thinking analytically and strategically,

Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,

Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies

Providing logistical support

Managing data

Managing documents, correspondence and reports

Managing information and workflow

Planning, organizing and multitasking

Compensation And Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive pay and benefits. Staff members in General Staff Category that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally. You can learn more about tax exemption, allowances and benefits, holidays and leave, health insurance, and retirementpension of GS staff on the UN Careers website or the United Nations website “.

Disclaimer

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, diversity, integrity and healthy worklife balance. We are committed to ensuring gender parity in the organization and therefore encourage women to apply. Individuals from the LBGTQIA+ community, minority ethnic groups, indigenous populations, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities in terms of appointment, training, compensation and selection for all regardless of personal characteristics and dimensions of diversity.

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