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Driver SC2 - WFP Pacific (Suva, Fiji)

2021-05-14 23:40:54
Driver SC2 - WFP Pacific (Suva, Fiji)
• *WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.**
• *Are you ready to change and save the lives of the world's most vulnerable people? If yes, this opportunity is for you!**

• *Job Title:** Driver
• *Vacancy Number:** 142114
• *Contract type:** Service Contract (SC2)
• *Duration:** 12 months (renewable)
• *Duty Station:** Suva, Fiji


In 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston—the largest cyclone ever to make landfall in the southern hemisphere—hit Fiji, causing an estimated USD 1.4 billion in damages (approximately 31 percent of GDP). In response to TC Winston, the Government of Fiji requested WFP humanitarian assistance, with WFP providing emergency cash-based transfers (CBT) piggybacking on the national social protection scheme. Subsequently opened... an office in Suva, Fiji focusing on preparedness in the Pacific. WFP Pacific has led the logistics and emergency telecommunications clusters and co-leads the regional Pacific Food Security Cluster with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pacific regional Cash Working Group with Oxfam.

WFP Fiji CO is seeking a National Program Policy Officer with Cash-Based Transfer (CBT) and Social Protection (SP) programming background to support the regional and national Cash Working Groups (CWG) across the region, document lessons learned and processes to inform future technical assistance and cash programming, as well as ensure the continuity of WFP investment in emergency preparedness and response work in the Pacific.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

- Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
- Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
- Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
- Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.
- Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
- Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.

• *Education:** Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.
• *Experience:** Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.
• *Knowledge & Skills:**

- Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
- Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
- Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
- Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
- Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
- Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
- Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.
• *Language:** Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

• *Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 18:59 GMT (Thursday 27 May 2021 at 04:59 AM Fiji Time)**
• *This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Fiji. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.**
To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website (

• *Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.**
• WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.*
• No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service
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