UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, NUTRITION
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
In response to the combination these threats involve the Programme supports national efforts to improve service delivery in the key areas of: child health and nutrition and HIV and AIDS, quality basic education, water, sanitation and hygiene education, child protection and social policy, advocacy and communication.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Nutrition Officer in the location, the incumbent will provide reliable and safe driving services, demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.
The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Responsibilities and Tasks :
Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials :
- Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items ;
- Meets official personnel and visitors at the airport and may assist with basic visa and customs formalities and arrangements when required.
Maintenance of assigned vehicle : Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels, and car washing.
Documentation of vehicle related information : Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education : A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
Experience : A minimum of two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record is required.
Language Requirements : Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English is required.
- Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located ;
- Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies ;
- Skills in minor vehicle repairs ;
- Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors ;
- High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment ;
- Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are…
Competency Profile :
- Builds and maintains partnerships ;
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness ;
- Drive to achieve results for impact ;
- Innovates and embraces change ;
- Manages ambiguity and complexity ;
- Thinks and acts strategically ;
- Works collaboratively with others.
View our competency framework at : Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Applications close : 27 May 2020 11:55 PM South Africa Standard Time.