Drivers (17 positions) Level: SB 1/ Peg 2


Location : Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) at Kathmandu and Provincial Programme Implementation Unit (PPIU) and Provincial Centre for Good Governance (PCGG), NEPAL
Application Deadline :31-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possibility of extension
Expected Duration of Assignment :July 2022

Background

The Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP) is the national flagship programme of the Government of Nepal (GoN) to build institutional, organizational and individual capacity at all levels of government, with special focus on the provincial and local levels. The ultimate goal of the programme is to attain functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable provincial and local governance. The Programme aims to contribute to delivery of quality services at provincial and local levels, promote better local infrastructure and enhance economic prosperity. Over the period of four years, the Programme will achieve 14 outputs under the following three outcomes:

  • Government institutions and inter-governmental mechanisms at all levels are fully functioning in support of federal governance as per the Constitution;
  • Provincial and local governments have efficient, effective, inclusive and accountable institutions; and
  • Elected representatives and civil servants at provincial and local governments have the capacity and to serve citizens to their satisfaction.

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration is the key implementing of the Programme. The seven provincial governments, the Local Development Training Academy, the 753 local governments, and the seven provincial level training centres, Provincial Centre for Good Governance (PCGG) are the implementing agencies of the Programme. The Programme is supported by international development partners, namely, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), the European Union (EU), the Government of Norway, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the United Nations.
To facilitate the provincial governments in the implementation of the Programme, a Provincial Programme Implementation Unit (PPIU) and a PCGG will be established by each of the Provincial Government. The PPIUs will serve the secretariat of the Programme at the provincial level and will be the link between the provincial governments and the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) at the federal level. The PPIUs will be established in Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers of respective provinces. The seven PPIUs are the main mechanisms to operationalize the Programme support at the provincial levels, benefitting both provincial and local governments.
The drivers will work with the different management/implementation units of the Programme mentioned above namely, the PCU, the PPIUs and PCGGs. The drivers to be selected for the PPIUs and PCGGs will be based either in the Province capitals or in the locations where the PCGGs are established.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the heads of the management/implementation units of the programme as mentioned above, the Drivers will provide reliable and safe driving services to PLGSP related officials, technical assistance personnel of the Programme and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of driving regulations and local conditions, protocol and security issues.

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.

The key Responsibilities of the assignment are:

1. Ensures compliance to rules and provision of reliable and safe driving services by:

       a) driving programme vehicles for the transport for programme personnel and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and;
       b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

2. 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;

3. 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;

4. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;

5. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;

6. Ensures sensitivity towards Gender and Social Inclusion issues.

Impact of Results

Timely and safe driving and proper maintenance of the assigned vehicles.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the Government of Nepal (GoN) and UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Serves and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GoN and UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Good inter-personal skills;
  • Clear and upfront communication skills;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Organized and good with following-up on pending issues; meets deadlines;
  • Promote learning and knowledge management/sharing;
  • Focused on delivering results by taking calculated-risks and problem-solving approach;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; regularly shares information with team members; and
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrate ability to identify and anticipate bottlenecks, as well as seek guidance;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  • Ability to organize and complete assignments within deadlines;
  • Integrity and impartiality, ability to work with external partners e.g. supplier, vendors, service providers;
  • Ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials proactively seek guidance and make clear recommendations to line managers;
  • Dynamic and results-oriented;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; can multi task;
  • Willing to work long hours;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view; and
  • Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behaviour highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Completion of School Leaving Certificate (SLC);
  • Valid Driver’s license. 

Experience:

  • Three years’ work experience;
  • A thorough understanding of rules and regulations for safe driving and formalities to be followed in cases of involvement in accidents is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations is mandatory;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair, and;
  • The incumbent must possess excellent driving skills on and off the road including field driving experience.

Language requirements:

  • Good Knowledge of English and Nepali languages.


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.


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