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World Food Programme (WFP) – Driver.

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

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

These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs). Job holders report to the Administration Officer or the designate. Job holders are either assigned to provide transport services to senior WFP staff (i.e. Regional or Country Directors), high ranking officials and visitors; and/or support coordination of transport-related services by planning and assigning the routes and schedules for other drivers, and planning the overall vehicle maintenance. The latter usually occurs in offices with a large pool of drivers and very busy transport services where a Dispatcher role is required. 

JOB PURPOSE

To provide efficient and safe transportation to senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials or visitors, and/or provide support in coordinating transport related services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide transportation to senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials and visitors including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and the delivery and collection of various items following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
  • Support the Fleet Manager to plan and assign the routes and schedules for other Drivers with a view to ensuring efficient transport-related services for clients. To ensure WFP vehicles are maintained to the recommended Mechanical status to ensure efficient vehicle use and cost-efficiency. Plan and coordinate WFP vehicle maintenance schedule
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books (recording of mileage, assignment date, passengers, odometer readings, fuel consumption, oil changes etc), and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
  • Efficiently plan and coordinate assigned vehicles maintenance to ensure vehicles are fully equipped with required travel authorizations and supplies, assigned equipment on board is in a good condition to support safe and efficient services.
  • Follow established rules and regulations for field trips and/or in cases of an accident or mechanical breakdown, the driver should report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions/advice that facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  • Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills, to ensure administrative support to clients.
  • Transportation of authorized personnel /or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
  • Responsible for day to day operation, cleanliness and maintenance of the assigned vehicle; carry out vehicle checks (oil, fuel, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc). and performs minor repairs;
  • Safeguard vehicle security (door locks, security-locks) etc. Monitor the security and serviceability of WFP assets (communication equipment, antennas). Advise immediate supervisor of discrepant issues;
  • Remind the passengers to always wear seat belts before the start of the Journey.
  • Support the Fleet Manager in Fleet-wave (FMS) data entries for RBN vehicles and analyze the Regional Office fuel consumption data on monthly a basis. Generate reports from FMS for management consumption.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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, 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.
• Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Friday, 20th May 2022

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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