UN Women Driver / Admin Clerk for EVA Programme (Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply)

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline :30-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-2
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year
Expected Duration of Assignment :One year, renewable


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.  

The work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its new Country Strategic Note for 2018-2022, aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022, the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women for 2018-2021, the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2017-2021 (NSGE), the National Strategy for Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence for the Period 2018-2023, and aims to contribute to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Note focuses on three main areas: 1/strengthening women’s participation in politics and decision making, 2/economic empowerment of women and 3/ending violence against women and girls. To achieve progress under these areas, UN Women works with a variety of national and international partners and as part of different national and regional initiatives.

Starting in January 2020 UN Women will implement in Moldova a EU-funded Programme Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts in Moldova with the short title: “EVA”. 

The programme will contribute to the consolidation and fortification of gender mainstreaming at the local level, in line with the provisions of the National Strategy to Ensure Equality between women and men in the Republic of Moldova for the years 2017-2021. The proposed intervention will tackle domestic violence against women and children, particularly on improving the capacity and assessment tools of multi-disciplinary specialist response and services, including sexual forms of violence in domestic violence, as this area has not yet been covered by any action or donor.

The programme is aimed at achieving the following results: Gender equality is promoted and mainstreamed in local policymaking and decision taking and Victims of domestic, including sexual, violence have greater access to effective survivor-focused multi-disciplinary services and violence prevention is piloted in local schools and communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Provide reliable and secure driving services 

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel; 
  • 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; 
  • Ensure all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents; 
  • Ensure vehicle comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS). 

2.Provide proper use of vehicle 

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly; 
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs; 
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports. 

3.Provide day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle 

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

4.Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies 

  • 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. 

5.Provide general administrative and logistic support  

  • Assist project team in filing, photocopying and maintaining records; 
  • Provide support with market research, small procurements, customs clearance arrangements, preparation of documents for UN Women shipments (received/sent);  
  • Assist with logistic arrangements for events; 
  • Provide support for office maintenance.

Key Performance Indicators

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


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 

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

Functional Competencies  

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification: 

  • Completion of secondary education is required; 
  • Valid driver’s license is required. 


  • Minimum 2 years of continuous experience as a driver with a safe driving record is mandatory;
  • Experience in an international organization, embassy or UN system is an asset; 
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant administrative experience; 
  • Good knowledge of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) in an advantage; 

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in Romanian. Working knowledge of English and Russian.  
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset. 

The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.

For this particular position qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

UN Women offers a variety of arrangements that enable women to excel in their careers, including flexible working hours for work-life balance, maternity leave, childcare facilities, and career coaching. UN Women ensures a safe and inclusive working environment for women and men through field security training and measures to provide secure working arrangements  on-site and in the office.

Application Process

This is a local position; therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted on line and include fully completed UN Women Personal History Form as attachment instead of CV/resume.

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.


The system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document e.g. P11, CV and Cover letter must be scanned as one attachment.  Only qualified, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

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.


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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