Fixed Term: Driver, GS-2, Karachi, Pakistan # 5486

UN
Full time Full day
Karachi

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.


Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


And we never give up.


For every child, be a hero


Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.


UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves.


In particular, UNICEF will work so that:


  • Every child survives and thrives - being in good health, immunised, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.

  • Every child learns.

  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.

  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, please visit the country websitewww.unicef.org/pakistan and videos onYouTubeandVimeo


Under the supervision of the Administrative Associate, the Driver, at the G-2 level, provides reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.


To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks;


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


  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials:

Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.


  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle:

Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.


  • Documentation of vehicle related information:

Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle logs, list of emergency contacts, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax Formalities.


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have


  • Secondary Education; a valid driver's license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.

  • A minimum of 2 of relevant professional experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge local languages of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate


UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.


The functional competencies required for this post are Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve impactful results (1), Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)


View our competency framework at Competency Framework Brochure.pdf


Click here to learn more about UNICEFs values and competencies.


Life at UNICEF


Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.


We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. Our contracts, benefits and wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;


  • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.

  • Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Remarks:


  • This post is open to all personnel with an ongoing employment relationship with UNICEF, including staff members on a continuing, fixed term and temporary appointment, individual contractors and full-time time-based consultants, and UNV.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Higher Education Commission (HEC) attested Degree(s) are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates

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