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Senior Driver - G3

 

Grade: G3  

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/GS/2021/03
Publication date: 22 February 2021
Application deadline (midnight local time Kampala, Uganda): 09 March 2021

 

Job ID: 5622 
Department: RO-Africa 
Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam 
Location: Kampala   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 1 Year 


 

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

 

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

 

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Ugandan 

 

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

 

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 32,611,000 (Ugandan Shilling) yearly.

Introduction

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is implementing a 2 years EU funded project on Enhanced Impact of Public Financial Management on National and Sub-national Employment Governance in the Republic of Kenya. The overall objective of the project is to achieve progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) through equitable and inclusive development (in particular productive employment and decent work).

The project falls under Country Office Dar es salaam and the technical responsibility of the DWT Pretoria.

The project will has two intermediary Outcomes as follows:

Intermediary Outcome 1: Pre-conditions for Local Government Employment Governance are established
Intermediary Outcome 2: Capacities at National and Local Government levels are strengthened in Implementation of Employment-sensitive Public Financial Management Tools

 

The project outcomes are:

  • Government will integrate pro-employment indicators in cross-cutting performance measures for LGAP Assessment.
  • Government will adopt and implement the National Employment Strategy resulting from this action.
  • General PFM reform mechanisms and procedures are properly adopted at the local level, and
  • Government will integrate pro-employment guidelines in fiscal decentralisation

 

The Project is seeking to recruit a Senior Driver Position located in the Project Office in Kampala, Uganda, which is under the ILO Country Office (CO) for East Africa in Dar Es Salaam. The Office also supports technical cooperation projects in a number of areas related to its mandate in close collaboration with the umbrella organizations for employers and workers.

 

As a team member, the incumbent will provide reliable and safe driving services to the Office Director and other officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity and sense of responsibility. The incumbent is accountable for arranging airport VIP and protocol services and customs clearances when receiving high-level delegations. The incumbent may be required to carry out certain messenger functions and clerical support services. The incumbent is required to plan and organise workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines, and shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs. Work affects the delivery of mail and pouch and transportation services of the Office.

The incumbent operates with some operational independence in carrying out assignments and supervision focuses on the successful achievement of assignments. The incumbent will receive procedural and day-to-day operational supervision.

 

Reporting line
Under the overall responsibility of the Director of ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda (CO-Dar Es Salaam), the Senior Driver will work under the direct supervision of the National Project Manager in Kampala to ensure that work is coordinated and integrated with related services and completed within processing timelines.
Internal contacts are with staff and visiting ILO officials to receive instructions on operational issues such as work schedules and to exchange information. External contacts are primarily with government, social partners and other stakeholers for exchange of information.

 

Description of Duties

  • Ensure the provision of safe and reliable driving services for official purpose.
  • Keep a timetable for arrivals and departures of officials and other authorized personnel and visitors. Meet officials and visitors at the airport including assisting, where necessary, with protocol, visa and customs formalities.
  • Deliver and collect mail and documents and other items.
  • Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and documentation.
  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicles through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tyres, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc. in order to keep the vehicle clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensure 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 other MOSS-compliant equipment, and necessary spare parts in assigned vehicles.
  • Where appropriate, schedule drivers and vehicles for use on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Inform the supervisor in a timely manner of (re)registrations and insurance procedures for all the office vehicles.
  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores. Perform other miscellaneous office support functions such as messenger services..  
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

Education

Completion of primary education. Valid and clean driving licence. Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Experience

A minimum of three Four years of relevant work experience with a safe driving record. Driving experience with a UN agency, diplomatic or international organization.

Languages

Good knowledge of the local language and knowledge of English.

Competencies

  • High level of driving
  • Excellent knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Proven ability to drive safely in local traffic conditions
  • Good knowledge of local roads and conditions.
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of chauffeur protocol and courtesies.
  • Good knowledge of security issues.
  • Good knowledge of rules and procedures on vehicle management including maintenance of official vehicles and knowledge of mechanics and maintenance and repair of vehicles.
  • Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Basic computer skills to record information in IT systems.
  • In addition to the ILO core competencies [Integrity and transparency, Sensitivity to diversity, Orientation to learning and knowledge sharing, Client orientation, Communication, Orientation to change, Takes responsibility for performance, Quality orientation, Collaboration], this position requires:
  • Ability to present a professional image at all times.
  • Ability to deal calmly with unexpected circumstances or delays.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • Ability to lift heavy mail bags and boxes.
  • Ability to take initiatives. Discretion.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
     

 

Recruitment process

 

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

 

 

Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.

 

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