Wednesday, May 2, 2018

UNDP Vacancy: Transportation Support, Mwanza, Tanzania

  Xpresstz       Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Education & Work Experience: E-Technical School - 3 year(s) experience SB2
Vacancy Type
Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type
Common System
Contract Duration:
One Year
Background Globally there has been a rising risk of Violent Extremism (VE), which has a direct negative impact on peace, security and sustainable development. In 2016 the UN Secretary General presented a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism to the UN General Assembly that provides a framework to tackle violent extremism through preventive measures addressing the drivers. The Plan calls for national and regional Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) action plans and encourages member states to align their development policies with the Sustainable Development Goals, many of which are critical to addressing global drivers of violent extremism and enhancing community
resilience. In particular, Goal 16 on the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. In support of this developmental approach, there is a three-year UNDP-led project, 'Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Tanzania', whose main objective is to support a preventive and developmental national effort for preventing and responding to violent extremism. The main counterpart of the project is the Government of Tanzania and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. Other counterparts include the Tanzania Police Force, faith based organisations, civil society organisations and other UN agencies.
The indicative outputs of the project are:

National policy framework and intervention capacities strengthened to address the phenomenon of violent extremismImproved interaction between security providers and local population in target areasIncreased livelihood opportunities for 'at risk' youth in target areasResponsible, quality and conflict sensitive news reporting supported, and public awareness and dialogue around violent extremism promotedCommunity resilience to violent extremism strengthenedUnderstanding of violent extremism in Tanzania improved, better managed, and applied to prevention and response effortsGender and women's active participation across all efforts to prevent and respond to extreme violence promoted in Tanzania.
The project is divided into two phases: a first phase focused on research, support to the inclusive preparation of a National Strategy and Action Plan, and the implementation of pilot projects in Zanzibar, Mwanza, Tanga, Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara. The second phase is dedicated to support implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan once approved and adopted by relevant authorities.
Duties and Responsibilities The driver will work under the general supervision of the National Project Coordinator based in Dar es Salaam. The Driver will support project implementation by operating the project vehicle and:
  • Ensure provision of reliable and safe driving services by:
Driving office vehicles for the transport of UNDP staff, other high-ranking officials and visitors,Delivering and collecting of mail, documents and other items, andMeeting authorised personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formality arrangements when required;
  • Ensure proper daily maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, checking tires, brakes, car washing, etc. Raise any concerns with the condition and roadworthiness of vehicle immediately to project management;
  • Ensure proper recording and use of the logbook and the dispatch book;
  • Ensure cost-savings on proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Perform office support duties as required, such as photocopying, scanning, binding etc;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favouritism;
  • Manages stress well and adapts to evolving situations;
  • Ability to remain calm and in control and to cope with stressful situations;
  • Willingness to work beyond normal office hours and under tight deadlines;
  • Flexibility, autonomy, integrity, reliability and dependability essential;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Outstanding team-working, task management and organizational skills;
  • Willingness to travel frequently in Tanzania, including occasionally to remote locations.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Successful completion of Secondary School Education;
  • Thee (3) years experience as a professional Driver;
  • Technical Collage Expertise;
  • Formal driving qualification from recognised transport institution;
  • Valid Class C driver license that has been obtained at least 5 years ago.
Languages - Essential: English, Swahili
Languages - Desirable:
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