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.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Afghan people are grappling with the impact of conflict, poverty, economic decline, and natural disasters. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the development of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to putting them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan.
UN Women has been in Afghanistan for two decades. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by analysis of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs of Afghan women and girls. UN Women Afghanistan currently has four key programme priorities: (1) Gender in Humanitarian Action, (2) Ending Violence Against Women, (3) Women’s Economic Empowerment, and (4) Women, Peace and Security.
Under the supervision of Security Specialist and his reqeust, the Driver can also be required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Office, consultants and experts and UN staff on mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provision of reliable and secure driving services
- Driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel only but this can include visiting Officials (Government, UN, Embassy Officials, etc.)
- Ensuring that all passengers wear their seat belts at all times in the vehicle
- Enforcing the no smoking policy in the vehicle
- Facilitating immigration and customs formalities as required
- Escort: meet high-level official personnel at the airport and facilitate VIP missions etc.
- Collecting and deliver mail/correspondence to Government
- Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/UN Offices etc. Interact with Finance and Administration staff.
- Ensuring that all vehicles comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS)
- Following strictly all rules and regulations in relation to the use and management of UN Women vehicles as provided by the Operations Unit.
- Ensuring that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
- Perform other related duties as required.
2. Proper use of vehicle
- Log official trips in the official log books
- Keep abreast of traffic rules and regulations as well as road security and safety awareness to enable safe on time arrival for meetings
3. Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
- Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good working order.
- Provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports
- Keep track of insurance and applicable tax formalities
4. Administrative support
- Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records.
- Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payment of bills, as required.
Summary of Key Functions:
- Provision of reliable and secure driving services
- Proper use of vehicle
- Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
- Administrative support
The key results impact on the safety, accuracy and timely work of the office. They also impact on the image and credibility of UN Women presented to visiting dignitaries from Government/UN/Donors etc.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
- Excellent driving skills;
- Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills;
- Skill in minor vehicle repairs;
- Professional appearance and punctuality;
- Good people skills;
Required Skills and Experience
Valid Driver’s license.
Three year’s work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record. Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Working knowledge of spoken and written English and knowledge of local languages is required. Working knowledge of another UN Language is an asset.
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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.
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