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26 Jan 2021

Senior Driver at UNIDO

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Job Description

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years.
UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Department of Regional and Field Coordination (PFC/RFC) comprises five Regional Coordination Divisions and oversees the field network of 48 UNIDO Field Offices. 37Regional Coordination Divisions – Africa (PFC/RFC/AFR, hosting IDDA III Secretariat), Arab Region (PFC/RFC/ARB), Asia and the Pacific (PFC/RFC/ASP), Europe and Central Asia /RFC/EUR) and Latin American and the Caribbean (PFC/RFC/LAC).

Field Offices (PFC/RFC/FLD)

The Field Offices are responsible for representing UNIDO in their countries of coverage and promoting the Organization as an effective partner for development, and maintain close contact with all local stakeholders at the country and regional levels as appropriate, including government institutions and international entities.
They are responsible for identifying development priorities in the countries/regions of coverage, and to support, and/or lead when requested, the formulation, implementation and monitoring of technical cooperation projects and programmes including PCPs and CPs, in collaboration with the relevant technical departments and other appropriate organizational entities.
The Field Offices are also responsible for coordinating and reporting on UNIDO activities in their countries/regions of coverage, and contribute to the development of regional strategies and policies to ensure the strategic and programmatic consistency of UNIDO’s work including of its contributions to the UNRCO/UNCT/CCA/UNSDCF.
The UNIDO field network comprises Regional Hubs,
Regional Offices and Country Offices.

This position is located in UNDO Field Office Ghana (PFC/RFC/FLD/GHA)

UNIDO interventions in Ghana will incorporate relevant and important cross – cutting issues that enhance the value of the delivered outcomes in terms of their inclusivity, sustainability, and contributions to human development.
UNIDO in Ghana is focused on fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) with the objective of eradicating poverty and attaining inclusive growth for the country. UNIDO believes that one of the keys to achieving prosperity and wealth creation is through social and economic growth brought about by a dynamic, robust, and self-sustaining industrial sector. Guided by the agreements made during the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and steadfast to the tenets of inclusivity, human development, and protecting the environment, UNIDO works toward achieving both social and economic transformations in the Ghana through the provisions of technical assistance and global best practices within its mandate and core competencies. Aligned with the priorities outlined by the government in the Development Plans and strategies and consistent with UNIDO core competency and mandate, UNIDO’s development efforts in Ghana classified under the following priority areas:
1. Rural and Agro-Industrial Development, Livelihood Creation and Community Empowerment;
2. Trade Capacity Building/Facilitation and SME Development
3. Climate Change Mitigation and Environmental Protection
4. Resource Efficiency and Sustainable Energy/Renewable Energy
UNIDO interventions in Ghana will incorporate relevant and important cross – cutting issues that enhance the value of the delivered outcomes in terms of their inclusivity, sustainability, and contributions to human development.

At the G3 level the incumbent is expected to perform general support processes focusing on basic service delivery or information exchange within the organizational environment and team. His/Her interventions result in contained process impact.

The UNIDO Staff Performance Management System reinforces the collaboration within formal units as well as among cross-functional teams. In this context, the incumbent collaborates with his/her supervisor and colleagues, within as well as outside the unit. Within the formal teams, the incumbent may be expected to backstop other team members as required.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Director General and in this context all staff are expected to serve in any assignment and duty station as determined by the needs of the Organization.

Main Functions

Under the supervision of the First Reporting Officer, the Senior Driver is responsible for the following key functions:
– Drive the UNIDO official vehicle(s) to provide the transportation of UNIDO office staff and other authorized persons in a timely, safe and courteous manner, as well as of other high-ranking officials, as and when required.
– Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities.
– Deliver and collect official mail and other documents as required, ensuring that all deliveries and collections are made in a timely manner
– Arrange for the regular professional service maintenance and repair of the UNIDO vehicle(s). This includes, maintaining a high-level of cleanliness and ensuring that oil, water, battery, brakes and tires all meet the authorized safety regulations. Log all official travel, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes.
– Immediately report incidents, accidents or concerns with regard to the safety of the vehicle and ensure that the steps required by applicable rules and regulations are taken.
– Carry out clerical and administrative ad-hoc assignments as requested.
– Maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality in performing the driving, clerical and logistical support services to the UNIDO Representative.

Core Competencies

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.
WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

Minimum Requirements

Completed secondary education or equivalent, is required. Training in vehicle driving and possession of a valid Ghanaian driver’s licence is required. Credit towards total working experience may be considered on a year-by-year year basis, up to a maximum of four years, for a first university degree or equivalent diploma in a field relevant to the post.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Fluency and/or working knowledge of another official UN language, particularly French is desirable.
Field of Expertise
A mnimum of three (3) years of experience in the position functions, such as an official driver, is required.
• Knowledge of national traffic laws, rules and regulations and a good safe driving record, is required.
• Experience in driving high-ranking United Nations officials, staff members and/or diplomatic staff is desirable.
• Experience or knowledge of office procedures and practices, preferably within the UN system or in a multicultural environment, providing support to managerial/professional staff and using secretarial/administrative skills to assist in the implementation of work, is desirable.
• Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), internet is desirable.
• Experience with SAP or similar ERP software is desirable.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 22 Feb. 2021

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