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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Friday, November 16, 2018

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Driver – Kigoma JointProgramme
Job ID
Practice Area – Job Family
Capacity Development – MANAGEMENT
Vacancy End Date
(Midnight New York, USA)
Duty Station
Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience
B-Less Than HS Graduate – 3 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type
Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type
Contract Duration
One Year
Open to Tanzania Nationals Only
The UN Joint Programme (JP) for Kigoma takes its base in the UNDAP II, the UN Development Assistance Plan for Tanzania, but also the Sustainable Development Goals and the Great Lakes Regional Framework strategy, as well as the Tanzania Government’s 5-year plan and the regional priorities for Kigoma.

The JP consists of the 6 themes of energy and sustainable environment, youth and women’s economic empowerment, violence against women and children, education with a focus on girls and adolescent girls, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and agriculture and being implemented mainly in Kakonko, Kibondo, Kasulu DC, Kasulu TC AND Uvinza (for WASH and Agriculture). The programme is currently being funded by Norwegian Government, KOICA and core funds from UN Agencies.
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The Program Area Development Coordinator has a small supporting team which consists of UN Coordination Analyst as well as two national UN Volunteers. UN Resident Coordinator’s office therefore seeks to recruit a driver who will support the coordination of the program as well as support agencies which are not based in the region. Under the guidance and supervision of the UN Area Development Coordinator the driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The driver will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
Proper use of vehicle;
Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
Availability of documents/supplies.
Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by:
Driving office vehicles for transport of UN officials and visitors;
Delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
Supporting UN officials and visitors on administrative and logistical issues,
Provision of reliable, timely and secure driving services by:
(a) driving office vehicle(s) for the transport of UN personnel, and visitors
(b) delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items to authorized personnel,
(c) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, facilitating customs and/or immigration formalities when/as required
Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of lyres, brakes, car washing.
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.
Provision of administrative and logistical services when and as required.
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level
1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 2: Understands, explains and shares information on assigned tasks with accuracy and clarity
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 2: Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services;
Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)
Required Skills and Experience
Secondary Education supplemented with a Certificate from a Technical/Vocational School. Valid driving license – Class “C”.
Minimum three years’ work experience as a driver in a recognized institution with a safe driving record,
Adept in national driving rules and regulations;
Skills in minor vehicle repair and mechanics;
Basic computer literacy as an added advantage;
Experience with UN or diplomatic or Government organizations is an added advantage;
Experience in the rural areas in Tanzania region is an added advantage.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages.
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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.
Workforce diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 23-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 7d 19h 50m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 Months

The project operates on three main areas to effect change and progress in relation to increasing women’s leadership and political empowerment. Firstly, the policy and institution level (policies, laws, standards, norms and practices) to ensure these promote and regulate the increase in women’s leadership at all levels. Secondly, at the individual level, to strengthen capacities of women to conduct competitive, well resourced and innovative campaigns. Thirdly, at the community level, where norms, attitudes and practices often undermine women’s rights and gender equality, efforts will work towards reverting these to promote women as accepted, legitimate political leaders.
The project comprises two essential coordination mechanisms: 1) The Steering Committee with representation of Development Partners, the National Gender Machinery and Responsible Parties, provides strategic direction to the project; 2) The Technical Committee is composed of Responsible parties with the aim of enhancing collaboration and synergies. Additionally, within the United National Development Assistance Programme (UNDAP), UN Women leads the Outcome Group on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation within the Thematic Results Group on Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality.
Reporting to the Programme Manager on Women’ Leadership and Political Participation, the Coordination Analyst will provide support to the WLPP Programme colleagues in leading and organizing the three main coordination mechanisms part of the WLPP thematic area.
In this context, UN Women seeks the services of a qualified and experienced consultant that will assist with the following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure efficient coordination and management of the WLPP Project Phase II Steering Committee and Technical Committees, including information management and communication with the members. Coordination of WLPP OG’s inputs in UNDAP processes
Preparation and planning for WLPP meetings to ensure efficient coordination and management of the UNDAP WLPP OG including information management and communication with the members; actively support the Chair and relevant members and the development of annual work plans and reports.
In coordination with the Monitoring and Reporting Analyst, produce updates for the WLPP Project Steering Committee, Technical Committee and the WLPP OG and respective TRG meetings on the progress of the project’s efforts to promote WLPP.
Contribute to knowledge management initiatives on WLPP to support communication and resource mobilization efforts and participate in different fora for exchange of knowledge on WLPP.
Support WLPP discussions, joint advocacy and coordination on strategic issues and processes including Beijing+25, CEDAW, Sustainable Development Goals, development of Country Gender Policy and follow up on key policy initiatives.
Key Deliverables:
Minutes, workplans, supporting documentation for Steering Committees, Technical Committees and Outcome Group meetings
Background materials, presentations and reports to support the good functioning of the UN Women led WLPP coordination mechanisms
Knowledge management/consolidation of good practices on the WLPP coordination mechanisms for sharing with RO and HQ
Notes to file on external meetings attended
Documentary evidence of substantial contribution to knowledge products, resource mobilization and strategic processes
Technical Expertise
Understands advanced concepts of coordination
Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing his/her work
Keeps abreast of new developments in coordination and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Core Values:
Respect for Diversity
Cultural sensitivity
Core Competencies:
Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example
Functional Competencies:
Extensive knowledge of international gender and women’s rights standards;
Strong analytical and drafting skills;
Ability to adapt to different environments (cultural, economic, political and social);
Demonstrate professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and to present ideas clearly and effectively;
Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools;
Demonstrate commitment to upholding and promoting the values of the United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN code of Conduct;
Create and promote an environment for open and effective communication;
Share knowledge and build a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
Be strong team player.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Masters’ Degree in Development Studies or Social Sciences, or other relevant field. Gender or Human Rights Studies a strong advantage.
At least five years of experience in development cooperation/management with at least three in the area of women’s rights, gender equality and gender mainstreaming
Previous international and country level experience with the United Nations preferably on UN interagency coordination and reform – delivering as one or joint programming or with bilateral missions or organizations.
Experience in working with multiple stakeholders and multi-sectoral responses essential: DPs, governments, and civil society/NGOs, on advocacy/communications on gender and development and gender mainstreaming.
Experience in project/programme development/planning, monitoring and reporting essential.
Familiarity with UN Women and its mandate and strategic priorities a strong advantage.
Knowledge about the UN and RC systems would be an advantage.
Fluency in both written and spoken English (English as a native language is a strong advantage).
Application procedure:
CV or P11 (the form that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/ )
A letter of interest (in English) indicating availability for the assignment.
The payment is in the form of a lump sum monthly payments after certification of deliverables.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.undp.org.

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