UN Women: Driver/Messenger for the Executive Office



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :10-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :GS-3
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.

Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.

Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.

Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.

Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).

Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.

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.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Reporting to the head of Executive Office the driver and messenger clerk provides reliable and safe driving services to the UN Women Executive Director and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. The driver/messenger also provides day to day support in the executive office, including meeting support, messenger services and general facilities support as directed by the head of office.

The driver/messenger will be working closely with the Senior driver in UN Women and provide support as needed. When not driving, the driver/messenger will be supporting with logistics and messenger services in the executive office.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide reliable and secure driving services

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of UN Women Executive Director, other high-ranking officials, visitors, UN Women programme and operations staff, and facilitate VIP missions;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government – Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the vehicle;
  • Oversee and ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Oversee and ensure that all vehicles comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

Proper use of vehicle

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs and oversee that other drives do the same;
  • Prepare and maintain data of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

 Day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle as coordinated by the senior driver

  • Ensure that all official vehicles are kept clean and is always in good working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly;
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies as coordinated by the senior driver

  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Provide general administrative and logistic support as needed

  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records;
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments of bills, as required.
  • Assist in messenger services as needed
  • Assist in logistical support as needed

 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time
  • Quality care and maintenance of vehicle and necessary documents
  • Timely inputs to logs and records
  • Quality logistical and technical support

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Strong knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies and local roads and conditions;
  • Strong defensive driving skills;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Ability to be on time.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Secondary education;
  • Valid driver’s license.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record in New York City
  • Good knowledge of New York city driving

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

 

Application:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

GS fixed-term appointment (FTA) and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

 

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

 

 


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