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26 Feb 2019


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UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNAIDS’ Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/19/FT8

Title: Driver, Djibouti

Grade: G2

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract:  2 years

Date: 15 February 2019

Application Deadline: 16 March 2019
(18 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Organization unit: AI/RSC Regional Support Team, Middle East and North Africa (AI/RSC)
UNAIDS Country Office Djibouti, Djibouti

Duty station:  Djibouti Djibouti

Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to AIDS at country levels. Promote, support and provide guidance to partners and the UN system in the region to Fast-Track HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and in the achievement of the goals of the UNAIDS Strategy for 2016 – 2021. Coordinate the development of strategic information and document the trends on the epidemic and the response as well as provide intellectual leadership on the status of the AIDS response in the country.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the responsible Officer, the incumbent provides reliable and safe driving services to the operations and program staff (including consultants) in the Office.
Drive official vehicles for the transport of UNAIDS staff, officials and visitors, meeting personnel and visitors at the airport and assisting them with basic visa and customs formalities when required; and ensure the delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.
Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through adequate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports, as well as the proper day-to-day maintenance, including minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc so that the vehicle is clean and in good running condition at all times.
Safe-keep 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.
As required, provide informal interpretation services from/to the local language for the head of the office and official personnel using the car.
Provide general office assistance to office staff, including but not limited to filing, photocopying and maintaining stocks of stationary; in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications; payments of office telephone and other bills, as required.
Provide assistance for in country travels to ensure obtaining timely security clearance and maintain regular communication with UNDSS radio room during the travel.
Liaise with UNDSS to ensure proper functioning of radio communication equipment of the vehicle and follow up maintenance requirements.
Perform other related duties as assigned, including provision of support as required.
Essential: Completion of secondary school, or relevant technical or vocational training. Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.
Desirable: Training or demonstrated knowledge of vehicle mechanic.
UNAIDS Values:
1. Commitment to the AIDS response
2. Integrity
3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
1. Working in teams
2. Communicating with impact
3. Applying expertise
4. Delivering results
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable
A minimum of two years’ experience as driver of officials in an international institution, governmental organization, embassy or UN system with an excellent knowledge of the local traffic rules, regulations and geography.
Essential: A good knowledge of French together with that of the local language.
Desirable: Knowledge of English and Arabic.
Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy only nationals of Djibouti and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible. 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)
DJF 1,204,000 at single rate
Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
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.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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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