Driver (NPSA2)

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Job Description

Background

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.

UNCDF’s financing models work through three channels: inclusive digital economies, connecting individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; local development finance, that capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and investment finance, that provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a broad diversity of SDGs. Based on this experience UNCDF started in 2017 to expand the scope of its programmatic agenda to go beyond digital finance. Through the “Leaving none behind in the digital era” strategy, UNCDF is supporting, through its digital finance interventions, the emergence of inclusive digital economies.

UNCDF inclusive digital economy strategy in Zambia:

UNCDF in Zambia has been implementing projects that address the needs of the 40% population that has been financially excluded using a market development approach on digital finance in Zambia. The programme has the aim to develop an inclusive digital economy and transformation in Zambia by leveraging digital financial payments in the utility sector. UNCDF in Zambia will support resilient and inclusive digital economic transformation of Zambia, through provision of digital financial services that are available, accessible, and affordable to all Zambians. The programme will support FSPs and Fintechs to expand the reach to services to marginalized populations such as women, youth, rural communities, refugees, persons with disabilities, amongst others.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Officer (with overall supervision from the Country Lead), the driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The driver demonstrates a client – oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact, and ability to work with people of different national and cultural background.

Closely working with the UNCDF Zambia country team, the driver provides driving services to personnel, Consultants, Experts and UN staff on mission from within UNCDF and other collaborating partners or sister UN Agencies.

The driver’s key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the CO services and programme implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary Of Key Functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents/ supplies
  • Ability to support the logistics needs of the team
  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
  • Ensures that all logistics support is provided within UNCDF/UNDP rules regulations, in a timely and helpful fashion to all team members.
  • Provides logistics Support in the organization of workshops and seminars in accordance to the UNCDF project activities and workplan i.e. collecting documents from the printers, ensuring all necessary equipment and documents are delivered on time to the venue;
  • Assist in both setting up and close of meetings, workshops, and other events (helping with raising pop up banners, sitting at the registration desk, etc etc.);
  • Assist with performing registry-related duties, such as photocopying bulky documents in preparation for meetings;
  • Assist in arranging and setting up of office equipment, furniture and office supplies when needed;
  • Perform all other related duties upon request.
  • Institutional Arrangement
  • The overall supervisor for this position is the IDE – Country Lead in Zambia.

Competencies:

Core

Achieve Results: Level 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline;

Think Innovatively: Level 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements;

Learn Continuously: Level 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback;

Adapt with Agility: Level 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible;

Act with Determination: Level1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident;

Engage and Partner: Level: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships;

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Level: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

  • Administration & Operations
  • Vehicle management: Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management;
  • Registry & correspondence management: Ability to collect, register, maintain and deliver mail and UNDP pouch; ability to manage archives,
  • Business Management
  • Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
  • Ethics
  • UN Policy Ethics: Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity.
  • Business Development
  • Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need;
  • UNDP Representation: Ability to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities; advocate for UNDP, its values, mission and work with various constituencies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary Education certificate with pass in English, Valid and clean SADC driver’s license

Experience:

Minimum 2 years working experience as a driver; safe driving record;

Previous work with International organizations/ NGO’s is highly desirable;

Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;

Experience with light office duties such as photocopying ,scanning;

Use of computers use of office applications such as Microsoft ,outlook excel and word is an added advantage;

Good communication skills.

Required Language:

  • English
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