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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 31/03/2022.

Driver Jobs in United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

# Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed
Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

The mission will be guided by ECA’s five strategic directions which are:
Advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its
unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s
problems and take local solutions to the continent; developing macroeconomic
and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job
creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for
infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming
Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with
a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development
nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing
regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

The Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa SRO-EA is located in Kigali
Rwanda. It is headed by a Director who reports to the Deputy Executive
Secretary Programme. Its core objective is to contribute to achieving
structural transformation for inclusive and sustainable development in the sub
region, with a focus on deepening regional integration.

This position is located in administrative unit in ECA sub regional office for
Eastern Africa. The incumbent reports to the supervisor of the unit.


Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, a Driver at
this level may be responsible for the following duties:

• Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and, in the
case of Peacekeeping missions, for the transport of general cargo goods and or
specialized hazardous good vehicles.
• Makes regular deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the UN office
and other offices and institutions, e.g. Ministries, Embassies, Permanent
Missions, etc.
• Makes minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as
requested. Collect goods from the customs with due regard to customs
regulations and formalities. May make or collect payment for goods.
• Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and
customs formalities as required.
• Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
• Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check
oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.;
perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensures that the
vehicle is kept clean.
• Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing,
• Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case
of involvement in an accident.
• Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
• Clarifying schedules and anticipated deliveries on a weekly basis.
• Answering recipients’ questions about the delivery process and time.
• Ensure that packages or messages are delivered in a time-efficient manner.
• Collect and seal outgoing mail and ensure that proper stamps are used.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and
efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence
when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring
the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects
of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational
goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 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 and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed
strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities
as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing
work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and
adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

A valid driver’s license is required.

A test or examination in driving is required.

Work Experience

At least three years of experience as a driver with a safe driving record is

Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including
vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles, is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. For this post advertised, fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations
language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a driving test and/or an
assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of
the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related
categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of
each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they
may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment
shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to
international recruitment.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance
in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and
employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of
efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and
organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse
and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and
employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable
accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support
participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the

• This position is temporarily available for 364 days. If the selected
candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection
will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an
opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is
for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this
temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have
been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to
staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central
review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will
reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the
current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an
application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay
or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for
the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last
separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the
Organization, unless a the operational requirements of the Organization
cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the
required functions; and b the proposed employment would not adversely affect
the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members
and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet
the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations,
the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of
securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if
they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations
of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or
sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they
have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual
exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of
vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including,
but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the
sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or
threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under
unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any
unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be
perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with
work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or
offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the
termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have
committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a
geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on
the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under
conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United
Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of
staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United
Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General
and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United
Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 c. In this context, all
internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically
to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions
established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the
online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants
may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking
on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information
submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job
opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations
including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General
Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and
guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information
pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the
instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to
applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration
for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information
provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m.
New York time on the deadline date.

No Fee


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Closing Date : 10th April, 2022.

Driver Jobs in United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

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