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Background Information – Job-specific

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing
portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational
risks. The KEMC/East and Southern Africa sub-region currently consists of an
established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of
engagements in multiple countries in East and Southern Africa. This includes
transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-
Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda,
Tanzania and several island states.

In 2020 KEMC established an Office in Lusaka, Zambia. The Government of Zambia
(GoZ) has prepared the Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP, P102459,
IDA Credit #48740) in the amount of SDR74.70 million (US$115 million),
approved in April 2011 by the World Bank. The Project’s original objective was
to increase yields per hectare and value of diverse products marketed by
smallholders benefitting from investments in irrigation in selected sites
served by the project.” Originally the project had four components (i)
Irrigated Agriculture Support Services, (ii) Public Infrastructure; (iii)
Private and Cooperative Investment; and (iv) and Coordination.

In March 2020, the government requested Additional Funding of US$ 30 million
and a time extension of 24 months to allow: (i) the completion of the ongoing
works under IDSP and cost replenishment (US$ 14 million); (ii) the
implementation of Phase 2 of the remedial works for ten dams (US$ 15 million)
and (iii) Drought Emergency Response (USD 1 million).

Ten dams have been built on selected rivers in Zambia as a part of the Zambia
Water Resources Development Project (WRDP). These are all earth fill dams,
with walls varying in height from 8 m and 10.7 m. Four of the dams were pre-
existing and were rehabilitated while the remainder were new dams. Most of the
was completed between 2016 and 2018. In late 2018, work was
stopped due to persistently poor performance by the contractors. A performance
review of dam safety and safeguard concerns, including a review of all
safeguard instruments, was undertaken for each dam site to guide the
requirements for completion of remedial work under the Additional Financing.

The dams now present risks to the local communities and the Government and the
World Bank (“Funder”) want to have these dams secured and retrofitted. The
remediation works will be financed by the WB through the IDSP. IDSP engaged
UNOPS as implementing partner in a Phase 1 to provide services including
planning (support of surveillance and emergency preparedness) for 10 dams and
design, updating of environmental and social safeguards documentation to
comply with WB social and environmental policies for 10 dams and tendering of
the works for 10 dams.

In Phase 2, UNOPS role will be implementing the identified solutions and lead
on the remedial and rehabilitation works on the 10 dams.

Under the guidance and supervision of the respective Project Support Officer,
the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to project team and
visitors, ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of
responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The
Driver has a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy,
tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural

Functional 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
> Immediate action in case of accident

1\. Provides reliable and secure driving services by;

a) Driving vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and, in
the case of peacekeeping missions, for the transport of cargo goods and/or
hazardous goods vehicles;

b) Collecting and delivering mail, documents and other items; and

c) Meeting official personnel at the airport and facilitating immigration and
customs formalities as required.

2\. Ensures proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily
vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance
plans and reports.

3\. Ensures the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle by checking
oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.; performing minor repairs and
arranging for major repairs; and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.

4\. 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.

5\. Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are
taken in case of involvement in an accident.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of
the UNOPS services.

> Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required
> Drivers training with a valid driver’s license is required


> Two years’ work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required
> Minor vehicle maintenance skills are desired
> Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs is an asset
> Experience with an NGO or the United Nations is desirable
> First aid training is an asset


Fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of local dialects
is an asset.


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and
encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms.
Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and
always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external
relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others
to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through
concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative
to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our
impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts
own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on
experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under
pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions.
Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation
and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication
indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively
listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by
overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA 2
Contract duration:‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements,
availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

This is a local post. As such, it is only open to Zambia Nationals or persons
with valid residence permits

This position is based in a family duty station

Additional Considerations

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon
Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the
importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a
progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible
working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a
lower level than the advertised level of the post

For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4
hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative
instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and
that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful
implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development
projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives
and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project
management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and
challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative,
results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on
behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents
a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse
workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our
partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through
initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing
professional and personal demands.

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