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Driver, Renk/Wounthaw, Kenya

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Organization: UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi

Office: UNOPS East Africa Hub Nairobi

Closing date: Saturday, 22 January 2022

Background Information – Kenya Multi Country Office (KEMC)

The Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and several island states.

The EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response project aims at supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health and immigration/border authorities to mitigate and control the spread of COVID 19 while enabling the continuity of trade and cross border movements especially movement of vulnerable populations and goods, but also humanitarian support.

Integrating screening and triage facilities in existing border services will help to ensure this continuity through the physical separation of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases from other patients. Such measures will enable existing border facilities to remain functional through effective triage, access control, screening, isolation and separation for treatment.

Through this project, the Ministry of Health will benefit from the increased access to health care and socio-economic support for vulnerable groups as well as ensuring essential health services and systems are in place at the borders which are a part of the critical supply chains are safe for trade and are in line with the region’s immediate and longer-term response priorities for managing the risks of transmission.

EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response: funded by the European Union, managed by UNOPS, coordinated by IGAD and implemented by GIZ, IOM, TMEA, UNICEF and UNOPS

Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Engineer, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to project team and visitors, ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver has a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Summary of Key Functions:

Provision of reliable and secure driving services

Proper use of vehicle

Day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of the assigned vehicle

Availability of documents/ supplies

Immediate action in case of accident

Provides reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for the project team and visitors; Collecting and delivering mail, documents and other items; Drive safely respecting UNOPS and local rules, and other users of the roads; Meeting official personnel at the airport and facilitating immigration and customs formalities as required; Assist in the organization of and logistical preparation for field trips, visiting missions, etc.

Ensures proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

Ensures the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle by checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.; performing minor repairs and arranging for major repairs; and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.

Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.

Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.

Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required;

Drivers training with a valid driver’s license is required;

First aid training is an asset.

A minimum of two years’ work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required.

At least 2 years driving and vehicle maintenance skills are required.

Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs is an asset. c4HWfiu CWdGVQ

Experience with an NGO or the United Nations is desirable.

Fluency in written and oral English is required;

Knowledge of Arabic language desirable

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.

Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types

For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post

For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

The position is based in a Non -family duty station

This is a local post. As such, it is only open to South Sudan Nationals or persons with valid residence permits

Contract type: ICA

Contract level: LICA 2Contract duration: ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.



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