Background Information – Ghana Multi Country Office (GMCO)
UNOPS Ghana Multi Country Office (GMCO), located in Accra, spans across West Africa, covering Ghana, Gambia,Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
GMCO is responsible for managing strategic and operational risks associated with a subset of the regional
portfolio of engagements, developing and ? delivering? cost effective services contributing to partners sustainable results and achievements of UNOPS management results.
The core functions of the Operational Hub are to:
? Liaise and develop engagements, and deliver services responding to partner needs.
? Leverage advice and integrate delivery modalities of the three Delivery Practices and the Global
Partner Service Office.
? Maintain appropriate arrangements and capacity for direct transactional support for delivery of the
Background Information Country Specific
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an experienced Driver to work on Full-time basis with our team within the Ghana Multi-Country Office, which covers the West Africa Anglophone Countries i.e. Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. As a central resource for the United Nations and its member governments, UNOPS is a global organization that is focused on making a local difference with some of the worlds top services in Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement.
Whether its fighting Ebola by securing works contracts for new isolation wards, procuring life-saving medical equipment for the most vulnerable or helping establish West Africas largest renewable energy micro-grids, the work you do at UNOPS is about building a future we all can believe in.
If you have experience in the provision of reliable and secure driving services and vehicle maintenance, are always ready to get hands on with the work and can lead partners through best practice in driving, then this is your opportunity.
The position is to support the field travel requirements for the Rice Value Chain Improvement Project which aims at contributing to increasing rice productivity and value among farmers in the Central Region of Ghana, and is being implemented by one of UNOPS development partners in partnership with the Government of Ghana
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 driving vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and minor project related goods
2. Ensures proper use of the 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, tires, 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, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
5. Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
Completion of secondary school or equivalent is required
A driver’s training with a valid drivers license is required.
Diploma or certification in administration-related subjects or business administration would be an asset.
B. Work Experience
Two (2) years work experience as a driver with a safe driving record. Knowledge of driving rules, regulations, and skills in minor vehicle repairs is required.
Experience in computer/office productivity software will be an asset.
C. Language Requirements
Fluency in written and oral English is required
D. Functional competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Shares knowledge and experience
Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
Good knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
High sense of responsibility; operate in compliance with road and safety regulations and rules. Excellent knowledge of protocol
Excellent knowledge of security issues
Leadership and Self-Management
Ability to adhere to work assignments and meet designated deadlines.
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
To apply for this job please visit jobs.unops.org.