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UNICEF is hiring a driver/messenger (GS-2), Apia, Samoa, Temporary Appointment -364 days. Deadline: 21 Mar 2024

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. 

For every child, safety. 

In the Pacific we work in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu: These 14 Pacific island countries are home to 2.3 million people, including 1.2 million children and youth, living on more than 660 islands and atolls stretching across 17.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean, an area comparable to the combined size of the United States of America and Canada. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu are classified as Fragile States according to World Bank/OECD criteria. 

All 14 Pacific Island countries and territories have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, but only a third are on track with reporting obligations. Explore the different areas of our work in the link provided

How can you make a difference? 

The Driver/Messenger, at the G-2 level, provides reliable and safe driving services, demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations. 

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The Driver/Messenger demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. 

UNICEF is hiring a Driver/Messenger,

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

1) Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials 

  • Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors and delivery 
    and collection of mail, documents and other items. 
  • Meets official personnel and visitors at the airport and may assist with basic visa and customs formalities and arrangements when required. 

2) Maintenance of assigned vehicle 

  • Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels, and car washing. 

3) Documentation of vehicle related information

  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, 
    vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities. 
  • Carries any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor. 

 To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Education: A secondary education, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.  
  • Experience: 
  • A minimum of 2-year driving experience; Working experiences at an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record will be an advantage.
  • Fluency in English, and knowledge of a local language. 
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For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values 

UNICEF competencies required for this post are… 

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships  

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness  

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact  

(4) Innovates and embraces change  

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity  

(6) Thinks and acts strategically 

(7) Works collaboratively with others. 

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here

Remarks: 

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. 

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 

Given the nature and category of the job under recruitment, nationals of Fiji are invited to apply. 

In regards to higher educational qualifications, UNICEF only considers degrees obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 

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UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

here www.unicef.org/pacificislands. 

Note: Vacancy announcement only open to the nationals of Samoa. 

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

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