Recrutement de 01 Light Vehicle Driver

Localité : Sierra Leone / Freetown
Domaine : Conduite
Niveau : BAC + 3
Entreprise recruteur : PNUD

Recrutement de 01 Light Vehicle Driver
Niveau d'études: Bac + 3
Expérience: 2 ans
Expire le: 30-09-2023

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Light Vehicle Driver

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Identification

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Posting Date
09/15/2023, 02:23 PM

Apply Before
09/30/2023, 04:59 AM

Job Schedule
Full time



Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

Practice Area
Crisis management / Country Management Support

Regional Bureau for Africa

Contract Duration
1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience
High School certificate

Required Languages
Fluency in English and Local Language of the duty station

Vacancy Timeline
2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility
no mobility required

Job Description

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Job Purpose and Organizational Context:
UNCDF is in the process of implementing the Salon Access to Finance programme in Sierra Leone funded by the EU with the overall objective of contributing to sustainable and inclusive economic development and job creation in the agricultural sector. As part of the EU funded Jobs and Growth programme, “Salone Access to Finance” will promote financial inclusion, access to finance and risk management for agri-businesses. The component will specifically contribute to the two specific objectives: 1). Improved investment climate and business environment and 2). Agro MSMEs show improved performance and expansion.
The UNCDF programme is designed around 4 pillars:
1. Investment
2. Insurance
3. Digital; and
4. Business environment
These will be complemented by a set of activities on Research and Knowledge sharing which cut across the different workstreams. The four mutually reinforcing pillars aim at enhancing access to financial services and diversifying risks across agricultural value chains. The program aims at boosting food and nutrition security, jobs, and wealth creation. The program will target specifically youth, women, and people with disabilities. The innovative design approach combines technical and financial assistance for MSMEs in the form of grants from UNCDF and loans obtained from local financial institutions together with technical assistance provided to financial services providers to handle a sector they are less familiar with. This approach comes with the development of a digital platform to facilitate the delivery of services, reporting and credit scoring of MSMEs active in the agricultural sector.
Under the guidance and overall supervision of the UNCDF Country Lead, and day-to-day management from the Finance and Administrative Assistant, the driver will serve as the transport assistant to provide reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The transport assistant must demonstrate a client-oriented approach, a great sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact, and the ability to work with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
The incumbent will promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organisationwith zero tolerance to discriminatory and abusive behavior, including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by:
Picking up VIPs from the airport and driving them to their hotels or other destinations, delivering visa letters to embassies, etc.
meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.
Ensure the car seats are clean and comfortable for all riders.
Book car wash and detailing services to maintain interior and exterior cleanliness of the car.
Assist clients with loading and unloading their luggage.

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

Recording daily fuel consumption, follow-up on vehicle maintenance dates.
Schedule regular car service appointments and report any issues.
Listen to traffic and weather reports to stay up-to-date on road conditions.
Pick up clients from the place and at the time they have requested.
Map out driving routes ahead of time to determine the most expedient trip.

3. Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through:

Timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
Preplan fleet vehicle maintenance schedules.
Enforce clear policies, set forth effective policies that communicate and implement good fleet management practices.
Determine your purchasing requirement.

4. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies, equipment including:

Vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit.
Fire extinguisher.
Rags, paper towel or pre-moistened wipes.
Vehicle reflectors.

5. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents:

Calling the authorities, giving testimony, filing a police report.
Keep vehicle safe, move the vehicles and occupants safely to the side of the road, out of the way of traffic
Record in writing all pertinent information concerning the incident, including:
The Incident. The time and date, a description and exact location of the accident scene, and any recollection of your vehicle’s handling or mechanical functioning immediately prior to the crash.
Involved Parties. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, vehicle and driver’s license numbers, and insurance carriers.
Witnesses. Names, addresses, and contact information.
Police Officers. Names, badge numbers, where to obtain a copy of the police report, and issuance of any citations.


Demonstrative competencies:
Achieve Results:

Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

Thematic Area Name Definition
Administration & Operations Administration
Administration & Operations Vehicle management Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management
Administration & Operations Vehicle management
Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management
Administration and Operations Insurance management
Knowledge of policy and procedures on insurance; ability to conduct risk assessment to procure coverage; to ensure relevant tracking and reporting
Administration and Operations Documents and records management
Overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy including storing and archiving
Security Services Security policy awareness & implementation
Knowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Administration & Operations ERP travel and expense module
Knowledge of travel policy and procedures; ability to interpret travel policy, the Staff Rules, administrative circulars and financial regulations and rules on travel related matters
Administration & Operations Travel policy and procedures
Knowledge of travel policy and procedures; ability to interpret travel policy, the Staff Rules, administrative circulars and financial regulations and rules on travel related matters

Required Skills and Experience

Secondary Education or relevant qualification.
Minimum 2 years’ work experience as a driver
Safe driving record.
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.


Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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Required Skills
Valid driver’s license
• Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

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