Location : Multiple D/S, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :22-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-1
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months with possible extension

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 need for energy efficiency improvements across the Ukrainian economy is significant. Ukraine’s economy is far more energy intensive as many neighbouring countries, including Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. One of the many sectors which need to become more energy efficient is the housing and communal sector. This sector, directly impacting on the quality of Ukrainians living conditions, is four times less energy efficient than in the average Western European country and consumes almost 45 percent of the country’s energy. Inefficient central heating systems lead to significant gas wastage. 70% of the housing stock, consisting of apartments, situated in multi-apartment buildings, housing approximately 34 million people, is highly energy inefficient. 
Opportunities to address this issue have recently emerged with the passing of a new law that implements a EU directive on the efficiency of buildings in July 2017, and the set-up of an Energy Efficiency Fund in December 2017. The Fund will provide financing to implement thermal modernization projects, establishing effective heating and cooling systems and equipment, as well as replacing existing systems and equipment with more efficient ones. Financing of energy efficiency projects will take the form of partial refunds of the projects costs to individuals and legal entities, or loans. The EU is willing to support the Energy Efficiency Fund, through a multi-donor financing mechanism managed by the IFC.
In this context, UNDP and IFC are called upon by the EU to contribute, through technical assistance, to the improvement of the Ukrainian housing stock energy efficiency. UNDP is intervening during a period of 24 months to fully prepare Home Owners Associations (HOAs) throughout the country for projects’ financing and implementation. Further, over a period of 36 months, IFC will work with and support the UNDP prepared HOAs in their energy efficiency projects’ financing and implementation.
UNDP’s proposed Project specific objectives are to stimulate and support the creation of Home Owners Associations (HOAs) at local level, and to prepare them to obtain financing for their home improvement projects. The indicative number of HOAs to be established and supported is 2000 throughout the country’s 24 Oblasts. The Project will directly benefit an average of 240,000 people throughout Ukraine and will help raise energy efficiency awareness of no less than 500,000 people overall.
In this regard, UNDP Ukraine invites applications from highly qualified and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the post of Driver to support implementation of the HOUSES project.

Organizational Context
Under and overall supervision and guidance of Administrative Officer, direct supervision and strong day-to-day coordination ensured by Community Development Associate in the respective duty station the Diver assists in the effective and efficient management of the HOUSES project providing driving and administrative support, applies and promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Timely and safe driving of project employees, consultants, project guests, project visitors, UNDP staff in the project official vehicles at the authorization from the project management;
  • Performing tasks related to the daily maintenance of the vehicle;
  • Maintaining daily vehicle logs (mileage, fuel consumption, travel routs) and submitting logs to the Administrative Officer on a timely basis;
  • Ensuring that repair and maintenance services are done on project vehicles in time;
  • Ensuring that all instructions regulating safe driving behavior and Rules of the Road are in hand and strictly followed;
  • Ensuring that the vehicle has valid insurance and first aid kit;
  • Driving the project’s vehicle for delivery and collection of mails, documents, pouches, equipment and other administrative tasks as required under the project;
  • Assist in the organization of and logistical preparation for field trips, visiting missions, etc.;
  • Assist in reviewing records related to in-country missions and field trips;
  • Support in registry of incoming and outgoing documents and correspondence;
  • Provide clerical support to project activities;
  • Assist in general maintenance of the office premises;
  • Performing other duties as required.

Measurable outputs of the work assignment:

  • Delivery of quality driving service through well maintaining of vehicle and safe driving.

Performance Indicators for evaluation of results:

  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Relations with colleagues and ability to be an effective team player;
  • Initiative;
  • Communication and listening skills.


Skills and competencies expected of the individual:

  • Communication;
  • Delivery;
  • Technical proficiency in vehicle maintenance;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Ukrainian Rules of the Road;
  • Be proactive, energetic, committed;
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit;
  • Punctuality;
  • Ability to drive in difficult/extreme situations.

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Secondary Education;
  • Valid Ukrainian driving license (minimum category B, preferable - all);
  • At least 2 years of professional driving experience;
  • Fluent Ukrainian and Russian, English would be an asset.

Application Instructions:

  • Click on the "Apply now" button.
  • Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in or paste your Resume into the last box.
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit a fully completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P-11). When completing the Form and, even though not currently requested, please include email addresses for your Supervisors.
  • Without the completed and signed P11 your application will not be considered. The UNDP Personal History Form can be downloaded at link. Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and please ensure that copies of your educational qualifications are available when contacted.

This is a locally recruited position and no expatriation benefits will apply.
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest. Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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