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Agency                 UNDP

Title                  Transportation Support

Job ID                  10096

Practice Area - Job Family   Management - DRIVER

Vacancy End Date            02/06/2017

Duty Station               Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of

Education & Work Experience  H-Some Graduate School - 3 year(s) experience

Languages                     Required:English, Swahili

Grade                         SB1

Vacancy Type                  Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type                  Common System

Contract Duration              1 year

UNDP has been supporting the National Assembly (NA) of Tanzania for more than a decade, but has developed a strong and trusted relationship with the NA in the past five years as it implemented the Legislatures Support Project (LSP). 

The LSP provided a broad range of support, including capacity building of staff and MPs and a significant transfer of knowledge as well as supported the NA to reform rules and processes as identified by the NA.

The second phase of the UNDP LSP project will support the NA to be more effective, transparent and inclusive in fulfilling its Constitutional mandate and operating in accordance with international good practices for democratically functioning parliaments, through

 1) Increased capacity of parliamentary committees to scrutinize Bills, oversee government and engage citizens; 

2) More effective NA scrutiny and oversight of government, activities, budget and expenditure;

 3) Strengthened functions and capacity for representing the interests of citizens in the NA;

 4) NA supported to more effectively engage in strategic leadership, transparency and external engagement. 

5) Gender is mainstreamed in all functions of the National Assembly.

Under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP country office and Chief Technical Adviser, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UNDP/National Assembly LSP team and visitors, ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. 

The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Upon request of UNDP or NA in consultation with the CTA, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and Programme staff in the National Assembly, CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
-Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required;
-Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;
-Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc;
-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 all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;

Operational Effectiveness;
Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports;
Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking;
Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Required Skills and Experience
Secondary Education supplemented with a Certificate from a Technical/Vocational School;
Valid Class C driving license;
3 years working experience as a driver, safe driving record, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
Experience of driving in a project context is an added advantage;
Fluency in English and Knowledge of Kiswahili.

Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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