UNDP Driver / Clerk Jobs in Nigeria

UNDP Driver / Clerk Jobs in Nigeria


Background

  • This position is with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Abuja Nigeria (CONIG), and located in the Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for providing reliable and safe driving services to the Project. S/he will also be responsible for providing clerical support to various project staff as required, including day-to-day office project work as well as during events such as workshops, meetings, conferences, seminars, and training activities.

  • The driver will be under the overall supervision of the Project Manager.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide reliable and secure driving services to the Core Project Unit and CONIG personnel, as required.

  • Ensure cost-savings through, amongst others, proper use and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs.

  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through minor repairs, timely change of oil, check of tyres, brakes, car washing etc.

  • Report any mechanical fault in good time for repairs to be carried out and cross check to see that the repairs were well done.

  • At all time, make sure that copies of vehicle insurance including office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit and necessary spare parts are available.

  • Ensure that all immediate measures required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents

  • Learn and comply with all security requirements, when driving and using the vehicle

  • Support the project team by providing administrative and clerical support as requested, including in preparing, copying, collating, binding, filing and distributing documents, mail and notifications, as instructed

  • Provide logistical and administrative support during events and meetings, as required

  • Provide any other clerical support to the office as may be required

  • Support hospitality and orientation support of personnel and other individual, especially of new staff and visitors and guests of the Project Support Unit and the Country Office, as required

  • Ensure security and safety at all times especially while driving and respond to radio checks/calls at all times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

  • Basic mechanical knowledge leading to an ability to perform minor repairs of vehicle and also analyse any malfunctions and repairs performed on the vehicle accurately;

  • Sound knowledge of Jos and its environs as well as good knowledge of some of the main cities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria;

  • Basic book-keeping knowledge and understanding, especially with regard to spreadsheets;

  • Ease of working in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional, fast paced environment with competing demands;

  • Demonstrates the values of the United Nations, particularly integrity, efficiency, respect for gender and diversity, in daily activities and behaviours;

  • Shows pride in work and in assigned role;
    Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of main area of responsibility;

  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing timeframes and deadlines;

  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;

  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;

  • Remains calm in stressful situations.

    Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments;

  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;

  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and
    those of the work unit, where applicable.

    Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;

  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks;

  • Meets timeline for delivery of goods, transportation requests, or services to client.

    Teamwork:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC; is willing to learn from others;

  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;

  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;

  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning & Organizing:

  • Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands;

  • Able to work on tight deadlines;

  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;

  • Monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary

  • Uses time efficiently.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • Secondary Education, relevant trade test, and valid driving license

    Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience as driver. Sound knowledge of UN and the Federal Republic of Nigeria driving requirements.

  • Demonstrable skills in carrying out minor vehicle repairs are necessary.

  • Prior experience working as a driver/clerk is a requirement, preferably with an international, national or NGO office.

  • Work experience with the UN or other international institutions with stringent accountability rules would be an asset.

  • Experience on clerical/administrative work is an asset

  • Sound knowledge of Jos and its environs as well as good knowledge of some of the main cities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria would be an asset

    Languages:

  • Fluency in English, with sufficient drafting skills, is essential.

  • Knowledge of other languages in popular use in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, especially the Hausa, would be an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Driver / Clerk Jobs in Nigeria


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