Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator and direct supervision of the RCS Coordination Development Officer Strategic Planning & Team Leader, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UNRC and other high-ranking UN officials 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 the supervisor, the Driver is required to provide driving services to the RCS team in the office, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.
Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions:
Provision of reliable and secure driving services
Proper use of vehicle
Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
Availability of documents/ supplies
Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of UN RC, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and perform administrative support including visa, protocol, and customs formalities arrangement when required. In this regard s/he will also be entrusted with the processing of official paperwork for newly assigned colleagues.
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. Ensure compilation of all requisitions for transport to process cost recovery, sorting and distribution of budget lines to facilitate payment of petrol vendors. 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, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents. Competencies
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes knowledge management within the national Institutionsenvironment through sharing of information and personal example
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
Job knowledge and technical expertise:
Good driving skills
Good technical know-how of vehicles
Good understanding of traffic rules
Delivery: Management and Leadership
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties;
Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
Listens to develop awareness of client’s needs,
Respects difference of opinion,
Finds common ground to solve problems;
Demonstrates behaviors such as teamwork, maintaining relationships, and seeks guidance from supervisor to address issues.
Required Skills and Experience
Valid Driver’s license.
3 years’ work experience as a local driver in an international organization;
Safe driving record;
Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Siswati.
Important applicant information
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global knowledge network advocating for sustainable human development and connecting countries to knowledge, experiences and resources to help societies build better lives. UNDP works with countries to advance and implement their own solutions to development challenges. For over 40 years, UNDP has been significantly supporting the Government of Eswatini in reducing poverty and promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Aligned with the National Development Strategy (NDS), Vision 2022 of the Kingdom of Eswatini, through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2016-2020) and the Country Programme Document (CPD), UNDP has committed to supporting the Government in the following areas:
(a) inclusive growth and sustainable development;
(b) equitable and efficient delivery and access to social services; and
(c) good governance and accountability.
Country Programme Document (CPD)
The country programme is closely aligned to the Government of Eswatini (GoS) National Development Strategy which is implemented through the mid-term National Action Plan. Our programmes are designed to address the interlinked issues of economic growth, natural resource, management through increased institutional accountability and greater inclusion of the citizen for the achievement of sustainable growth. Decisions are made by the Resident Representative and Resident Coordinator on the part of UNDP and by the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development (MEPD) from the side of the Government.
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK (UNDAF)
The 2016-2020 UNDAF has been developed according to the UN principles of 'Delivering as One' (DaO), aimed at ensuring Government ownership, demonstrated through UNDAF’s alignment to the Government priorities, as well as internal coherence among UN agencies and programmes operating in Eswatini. The Framework was developed under the leadership of the Government, and reflects the efforts of all UN agencies working in Eswatini and as shaped by five UNDG programming principles: Human Rights-based approach, gender equality, environmental sustainability, capacity development, and results-based management. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, is responsible for the implementation of the UNDAF. Under the DaO “One Leader” approach, the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT are responsible for the oversight of the Results Groups, the Operations Management Team and the UN Communications Group. The Joint National Steering Committee oversees directly the One Budgetary Framework and Programmes. Results UNCT-led Joint Annual Work Plans (JAWPs) consists of nationally prioritised interventions supported by UN Agencies including UNDP which saw 100% of the 4 Regions of the country implement activities that promote inclusive economic growth targeting vulnerable groups and communities. This has assisted in uptake of the various global instruments including the SDG 2030 Agenda which was integrated into Vision 2022 in 2016 with support from UNDP. National and Regional engagements brought together key stakeholders from the government, civil society and private sector to act in cohesion towards prioritisation of the goals and targets. The establishment of the Treaty Reporting Mechanism through the Inter-Ministerial Committee led to the successful submission of the UPR addressing key issues and recommendations. This resulted in the removal of the country from the ILO Special Paragraph and prompted re-consideration of the country’s participation in global preferential trade processes. UNDP supported high and broad reaching policy impact undertaking for adoption of economic growth nodes. Such resulted in the production of the Special Processing Zone Policy and Bill which culminated in the enactment in 2017. National processing areas have been designated and furnished with infrastructure implements. In addition, with the support of UNDP, Eswatini reinforced its global commitment to climate risk management, and made progress with regards to natural resources and biodiversity management and renewable energy. Eswatini further demonstrated its global commitment to respond to climate risks and building resilience. The government approved the National Climate Change Policy in 2016 and operationalising the National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2019. The government launched the Resilience Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2030, which articulates the country’s prevention risks and early recovery. This was realised through a coordinated response to the El Nino drought impacts with assistance that reached a third of the population receiving emergency and early recovery building support.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator, is responsible for the implementation of the UNDAF. Under the DaO “One Leader” approach, the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT are responsible for the oversight of the Results Groups, the Operations Management Team and the UN Communications Group. The Joint National Steering Committee oversees directly the One Budgetary Framework and Programmes.
1. Business Operations System (BOS): UNDP lead efforts on the development of the Business Operations Strategy (BOS) and explore options to consolidate part of the local operational support in the form of an integrated service center covering local procurement, part of local recruitment, ICT and logistics/fleet management. The move to the new UN Common Premises mid 2016 provides an excellent opportunity for the building to facilitate the new business model of DaO.
2. One Programme and Joint Annual Workplans: UNDP will position itself in a leadership role in thematic areas and working groups that reflects UNDPs strategic focus of the CPD. The country office will work on the basis of Integrated Annual Work plans organized across thematic clusters of the UNDAF. Although this practice was introduced in 2016, several challenges will be addressed to fully operationalize this model. UNDP is currently chairing the Governance group under the One Programme.
3. New UN Common Premises: UNDP has led efforts to establish a new UN Common Premises. It is worth noting that the premises are delivered under a full Public-Private Partnership set-up which governing the construction project in line with UNDG Common Premises guidelines. The building will be shared with external partners such as the European Union. This co-location is expected to lead to potentially closer engagement with the EU in terms of business operations as well as programme engagement. This new building is a critical enabler for the broader delivering as one effort. The UNCT, including UNDP, will explore options for functional clustering of programme and operations staff to further reinforce the efforts under the One Programme and the BOS.
Advancing the national integration of 2030 Agenda
UNDP’s support to the Government of Eswatini leans towards upstream initiatives, principally targeting policy advisory and planning, budgeting and M&E, statistics and data reform, capacity strengthening and advocacy. Additionally, support is provided in addressing crucial emerging issues such as climate change, youth empowerment and governance as ingrained in the NDS. With the launch of the SDGs in 2016, the Government continues to mainstream the prioritized targets in all national planning with a view to strengthening the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). A medium-term SDG programme has been developed to complement ongoing efforts of UNDP and the UN System to reinforce governance and strategic planning functions of the government. UNDP plays a critical convening role that supports a people-centered multi-stakeholder approach to development — placing the governments, private sector, researchers, academia, media and civil society in solution-driven discussion platforms and partnerships.
Through the SDG Programme, the Government and the UN System in Eswatini work together to prioritize and localize the SDG goals and targets, establishing linkages with the NDS-prioritized actions through the following strategies:
• Policy Support for transitioning towards an SDG-based national planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting system;
• Capacity development for institutional, human and financial capacity supporting national SDG- based planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
• Knowledge management and exchange, especially through South- South cooperation;
• Advocacy enhancing awareness creation and engagement in the SDG programme; and
• Partnership development, ensuring an inclusive approach involving a wide range of stakeholders including academic, private sector, media and civil society partnerships.
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