The Regional Office provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Regional Office promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.
The Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response to HIV in South Africa. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Country Office supports the development and expansion of HIV services with emphasis on key populations and locations most at risk.
The Country Office promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response in South Africa. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the Officer, Operations, the Driver/Clerk has the following key responsibilities:
1) Driving and transportation services
a. Drives official vehicles and provides transport services for UNAIDS staff, including consultants, officials and visitors
b. Meets staff and visitors at the airport and assists them with basic visa and customs formalities when required. Ensures the delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.
2) Routine vehicle maintenance and documentation safekeeping
a. Maintains the vehicle in a clean and good running condition at all times. Provides the proper day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle, including routine repairs. Arranges for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and similar.
b. Ensures cost-savings through proper use of the official vehicle through adequate maintenance of daily vehicle logs and provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
c. Safekeeps 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.
Essential: Completion of a secondary school, or relevant technical or vocational training. Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.
Desirable: Training or demonstrated knowledge of vehicle maintenance. Clerical or general administrative training.
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity
Essential: A minimum of three years of experience as a driver of officials in an international institution, governmental organization, embassy or the UN system with an excellent knowledge of the local traffic rules, regulations and geography. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in clerical and general administrative and protocol duties.
Essential: A good command of English (written and spoken).
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages. Knowledge of one or more official languages of South Africa.
Working in Teams
Communication with Impact
Driving Change and Innovation
Vision and strategic thinking
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Vision and Strategic Thinking
Exercising Sound Judgement