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   DRIVER-CLERK, SOUTH AFRICA (UNAIDS/23/FT78)

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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/23/FT78
 
Title: Driver-Clerk, South Africa
 
Grade: G3
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 Years
 
Date: 27 July 2023
 
Application Deadline: 17 August 2023 Selection in Progress
 
Organization unit: AI/RSJ Regional Support Team, East and South Africa (AI/RSJ) /
AI/ZAF South Africa (AI/ZAF)
Pretoria, South Africa
 
Duty station:  Pretoria South Africa
 
About UNAIDS:
Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.
We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at www.unaids.org
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The Regional Office provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Regional Office promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.
The Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response to HIV in South Africa. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Country Office supports the development and expansion of HIV services with emphasis on key populations and locations most at risk. The Country Office promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic
and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response in South Africa. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the Officer, Operations, the Driver/Clerk has the following key responsibilities:
1) Driving and transportation services
a. Drives official vehicles and provides transport services for UNAIDS staff, including consultants, officials and visitors
b. Meets staff and visitors at the airport and assists them with basic visa and customs formalities when required. Ensures the delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.
2) Routine vehicle maintenance and documentation safekeeping
a. Maintains the vehicle in a clean and good running condition at all times. Provides the proper day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle, including routine repairs. Arranges for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and similar.
b. Ensures cost-savings through proper use of the official vehicle through adequate maintenance of daily vehicle logs and provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
c. Safekeeps all the required documents/supplies such as insurance, registration papers, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and other spare parts, as well as keeping track of insurance and other tax formalities.
3) Clerical and general office assistance
a. Provides clerical and general office assistance, including but not limited to physical verification of assets, processing of basic and essential transactions, filing, photocopying, answering incoming calls and receiving visitors, maintaining stocks of stationery, mailing and distribution of documentation, newsletters and publications; payments of office telephone and other bills, as required.
b. If required, provides information and informal interpretation from/to local languages and other services for office staff and official personnel.
c. Supports the office with protocol matters.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Completion of a secondary school, or relevant technical or vocational training. Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.

Desirable: Training or demonstrated knowledge of vehicle maintenance. Clerical or general administrative training.
Competencies:
UNAIDS Values:
Commitment to the AIDS response
Integrity
Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
Working in Teams
Communication with Impact
Applying Expertise
Delivering Results
Driving Change and Innovation
Being Accountable

Managerial competencies:
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading Teams
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Vision and Strategic Thinking
Exercising Sound Judgement
Experience:
Essential: A minimum of three years of experience as a driver of officials in an international institution, governmental organization, embassy or the UN system with an excellent knowledge of the local traffic rules, regulations and geography. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in clerical and general administrative and protocol duties.
Languages:
Essential: A good command of English (written and spoken).
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages. Knowledge of one or more official languages of South Africa.
Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of South Africa are eligible to apply. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Pretoria. A valid passport will be requested.
Furthermore, only online applications will be accepted.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
ZAR 263, 758 at single rate

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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