Driver / Clerk
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Jos, Plateau, Nigeria
23h ago
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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