Driver – G2

OPEN TO ZAMBIAN NATIONALS ONLY

Grade:  G2

Vacancy no.:  DC/LUSAKA/GS/2020/11
Publication date: 29 October 2020
Application deadline (midnight Zambian local time): 16 November 2020

Job ID:  4802
Department:  RO-Africa
Organization Unit:  CO-Lusaka
Location:  Lusaka
Contract type:  Fixed Term

Contract duration: 1 year

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Zambian Nationals.

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is K 134,863 ( Zambian Kwacha) yearly.

Introduction

The International Labour Organization, with funding from the European Union (EU) is supporting the Government of Zambia through the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) to implement a 4 year project aimed at contributing towards the improvement of employability of labour force for both women and men by the year 2023. The objectives will be achieved through three complementary areas. The activities will focus on the governance and management structures of Zambia’s TEVET system, the upgrading and maintenance of training facilities and curriculum development. Private sector involvement will be consistently sought, for the updating of the curricula. In addition, the specific objectives of the project are; Enhanced capacities of TEVET Institutions and selected TEVET Regulatory bodies, curricula are reviewed and updated to respond to labour market demands and Improved private sector access to relevant skills in selected strategic/priority sectors is improved.

The project aims at facilitating provision of quality and relevant skills for labour market. Research has identified significant gaps between labour demand and supply, both in terms of number of qualified workers and the relevance of skills and competencies, as one of the main obstacles for investments and increased productivity. One of the main underlying causes is attributed to outdated curricula (not responsive to labour market needs), which is largely oriented to academic achievements rather than to opportunities for employment or enterprise creation. Another challenge is insufficient or outdated equipment and teaching aids coupled with limited access to industry exposure during training. In addition Low morale, unprofessionalism of teachers, Low teacher training capacity and negative attitudes of staff and students have also contributed to poor learning outcomes in TEVET institutions.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) seeks to recruit a driver to support project implementation.  The Driver will be working in a project team consisting of international and national experts.


Reporting Lines 

Under the overall responsibility of the ILO Country Office Director, the Driver will report and work under the direction of the Chief Technical Advisor.

Description of Duties

 The Driver will perform the following tasks:

  1.  Drive office vehicles for official purposes
  2. Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities
  3. Collect and deliver mail, pouch, documents, and other items
  4. Responsible for the da-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc., perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean
  5. Keep records of use of the vehicle, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing and other services
  6. Ensure that the steps required by ILO rules and regulations and Road Safety and Security are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  7. Perform miscellaneous office support functions such as messenger services and making photocopies
  8. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor and Director.
Required qualifications
Education

Primary education, valid driver’s license, knowledge of driving rules and regulations, and skills in minor vehicle repairs.. A safe driving course will be an added advantage

Experience

Two years’ work experience as a driver with a safe driving record. Experience working NGOs, UN agencies is an advantage.

Languages

Good knowledge of the local language and knowledge of English.

Competencies

A high level of driving, vehicle repair, and maintenance skills. Proven ability to keep accurate records of the use of the vehicle. Proven ability to drive safely in local traffic conditions. Ability to follow instructions. Ability to undertake minor vehicle repair. Ability to lift heavy mail bags and boxes. Ability to work in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.


Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED.

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the  ILO Jobs website . The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Fraud warning

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – @ilo.org – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.ilo.org .

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