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Deadline: Apr 28, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Somalia
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience:Min 4 years
Date posted: Apr 14, 2024


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Dutystation: Mogadishu, Somalia

Functional responsibilities

Summary of Functions:
  1. Travel and safety
  2. Maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  3. Data Logs
1. Travel and safety
  • Travel to remote locations to facilitate vehicle recovery and servicing and repairs as needed.

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other supplies and equipment within and outside the duty station as directed by the supervisors.

  • Responsible for ensuring all passengers adhere to strict safety protocols during AV and convoy operations, such as wearing seat belts, helmets, vests, etc.

  • Expected to participate in regular drills and updates on security protocols and procedures, and be familiar with the UN security management system and the specific security situation in the duty station.

2. Maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle: carry out driver responsible tasks as detailed by supervisor, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and in good working condition.

3. Data logs
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas/fuel consumption, and assist with the annual vehicle inspection and registration by the Ministry of Transport.

Impact of Results:

The effective and successful achievement of results by the mechanic/driver directly impacts the efficient and effective management of transport. The measurable output of work assignment is delivery of quality driving service through well maintaining of vehicle and safe driving and conducting vehicle repairs.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

A. Education

  • Completion of Secondary school (High School or Equivalent) is required.
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics Certification is an asset.

B. Work Experience

  • Relevant experience of 4 years in vehicle physical repairs, maintenance OR vehicle driving experience is required, 2 years’ experience working in the Mogadishu area is required.
  • A valid Somali driver’s license for operating manual transmission vehicles is required.
  • Experience with vehicles with the left-side steering wheel is required.

C. Language Requirements

  • For this position, fluency in English Language (i.e. writing, reading and speaking) is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Somali local languages is desirable.
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