Transport Associate

  Afghanistan Unspecified 336
Date Posted:Mar 13, 2011
Closing Date:Mar 26, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About UNOPS:

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Afghanistan is responsible for implementing a number of projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the aid donor community. The Afghanistan Operations Centre (AGOC) has been set up as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the Implementing Agency. The functional objective of UNOPS AGOC is to deliver its projects in an efficient and effective manner, so as to achieve the outcomes sought by the project and to assist in the development goals of the Government of Afghanistan. The stated goal is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. The adopted mission of UNOPS is to exceed the expectations of our stakeholders.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Admin Officer, the Transport Associate shall perform the following duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

 Responsible for the daily movement of personnel from the customs project, both national and international, to their specific destinations
 Monitor the movement of the personnel and the daily attendance record of drivers
 Conduct training for the customs drivers; ensuring all drivers comply with UNOPS Administrative Instruction on ‘Road and Driving Safety’ and other relevant Organizational Directives/Administrative Instructions. Conduct AV driving courses/training.
 In cooperation with Customs HR, maintain roster of drivers
 Manage UNOPS customs project vehicles fleet and vehicle distribution
 Ensure all supporting documentation for travels/road missions (travel authorization, security clearance etc.) are duly signed and completed prior to travel
 Responsible for, and maintain, the vehicle maintenance filing system
 Maintain vehicle history forms with expenditure accord on their repairs and maintenance
 Maintaining transport Excel spread sheet of trip tickets, fuel usage and vehicle history
 Ensuring daily and weekly vehicle care and maintenance of the customs project vehicle fleet
 Supervision of the customs project drivers to ensure that UNOPS rules and regulations are complied with and the drivers have valid driving permits
 Controlling vehicle trip sheets and regular check on those documents to ensure fuel consumption is in line with the specifications of the relevant model
 Making arrangements for the regular servicing and maintenance of all vehicles
 Maintaining a sound and accurate filling system
 To carry out quality check for vehicles and file all the relevant documentations
 Ensuring that all project vehicles have relevant and updated documentation and are in roadworthy condition
 Normal daily driver duties are carried out in a timely manner
 Assist in the implementation of safety and security guidelines (MOSS) for project personnel and project office premises in according with AGOC security.
 Conveying security advices and other important instructions received from AGOC security from time to time to the project personnel
 Deployment of security guards at project offices
 Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

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a. Education
• Secondary Diploma is required. Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in the Business Administration or degree in mechanics highly desirable
b. Work Experience
• 5-7 years of relevant experience in the field of transport management and/or UN security setup
• Experience gained with the United Nations or any of its agencies, partners and affiliate highly desirable
• Knowledge of UN Rules and Regulations an asset
c. Language
• Excellent command of the English language, both oral and written
• Proficiency in spoken and written Dari or Pashto
d. Key Competencies
• Integrity and professionalism in performing routine and core functions
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office 2003 and/or newer versions)
• Excellent communication and team-building skills
• Ability to work long hours and under pressure in a stressful and multi-cultural environment
• Values equality with respect to gender, race, nationality and culture
• Ability to apply sound judgment and decision in accordance to established SOPs and rules and regulations

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