Job Title: Driver Vacancy Notice: VN-24-19-MEX Position Number 10030579
Location: Tapachula Position Grade: G2 Closing Date: 2019-02-24
Organizational Context

The Driver position in the Officenormally falls under direct supervision of the Administrative Officer/Assistant.The incumbent is responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCRvehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by theorganisation. He/She is required to follow strict instructions and securityguidance provided by the supervisor. While basic function of a Driver is todrive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he/she may be called upon to perform minormaintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

 

The incumbent has regular contacts with staff within UNHCRoffice and with service providers outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange ofinformation.

Accountability

-           AssignedUNHCR vehicles are properly maintained and equipped as per technical guidanceand specifications established by the Organisation.

-           Localtraffic rules and regulations are strictly observed. 

-           Instructionsand security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point arestrictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.

Responsibility

-           DriveUNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery andcollection of mail, documents, UNHCR pouch and other items.

-           Meetofficial personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customsformalities as required.

-           Performday-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery,brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthyand maintained up to the established security standards.

-           Performminor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is keptclean.

-           Ensurethat the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case ofinvolvement in accident.

-           Logofficial trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.

-           Performother related duties as required.

 

 

 

Authority

-           Drivethe vehicle only when his/her safety or security is not at risk.

-           Askthe passenger about the destination of the journey and route.

-           Declineto drive passengers not authorized to be in a UNHCR vehicle.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

-           Completionof Primary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.

-           Minimum2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

-           Drivinglicence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehiclerepair.

-           Goodknowledge of English and local language.

 

(In offices where the workinglanguage is not English, good knowledge of UN working language of duty stationand local language.)

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

Mechanical skills.

Competencies

-           Good knowledge of English and local language.

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