Driver - SB1 - Contract issued by UNDP- Paraguay

This opening expired 1 year ago.

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Open positions at UNEP
Logo of UNEP

Application deadline 1 year ago: Wednesday 3 Nov 2021 at 23:59 UTC

Open application form

Result of Service 2. Objective.

The Driver will support the execution of the project by providing support to the PMU in their field missions and providing operative and administrative support.

The Driver will perform the following tasks:

1. Drive the project cars and other vehicles assigned for project-related activities. 2. Transport project personnel, visitors and other duly authorized persons, as well as supplies and equipment, between the Asunción offices and the planned intervention areas of the Project or vice versa, as necessary. 3. Transport and distribute supplies and / or equipment required for the activities planned in the intervention areas. 4. Comply and ensure compliance with safety regulations, and use the individual protection equipment required for the performance of the tasks. 5. Take care of the daily cleaning and checking of mileage, fuel, water, oil, battery, tires, brakes, etc. as well as the technical maintenance of the vehicle assigned and present it via a report in a timely manner. 6. Keep the control and correct filling of the control log of the vehicles that are assigned in each work commission and present it via report in a timely manner. 7. Report incidents and losses via a report in a timely manner. 8. Know the procedures for safety and rules required in the event of an accident, and the first aid procedures for emergencies. 9. Make purchases, payments and other procedures as required by the project Coordinator. 10. Support project colleagues in the control of supplies, materials and equipment that enter or leave the project warehouse. 11. Support the PMU in documentary work, inventory control, request for budgets, delivery of documents, and other administrative support. 12. Present reports related to the tasks in charge in a timely manner and in the requested format. 13. Other activities relevant for the fulfillment of the position’s objectives.

Work Location Asunción, Paraguay, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Paraguay, Project Management Unit

Expected duration 12 MONTHS

Duties and Responsibilities 1. Purpose.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global Environment.

UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (ROLAC), located in Panama City,works closely with the 33 countries of the region -with a population of about 588 million people- and its activities are integrated into the Medium-Term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

The office works towards the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new Paris Agreement and the priority actions defined in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and National Adaptation Plans (NAP) of the region.

In terms of supporting countries in the region attain the global commitments signed within the framework of the Paris Agreement, the Latin America and the Caribbean UNEP Sub-programme on Climate Change aims at strengthening the ability of countries to move towards climate-resilient and low emission strategies for sustainable development and human well-being. In this framework, the UNEP Sub-programme on Climate Change, through its Climate Change Unit, leads and supports several initiatives oriented at designing, promoting and implementing innovative mitigation and adaptation solutions at the national and subnational level, and strengthening the transparency framework of the countries.

The expected accomplishment regarding climate change adaptation is that adaptation approaches, including the Nature based Solutions with an ecosystem-based approach, are implemented and integrated into key sectoral and national development strategies to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience to climate change impacts. Furthermore, the UNEP’s Sub-programme on Climate Change is also committed to ensure that cross-cutting issues such as gender equity and women empowerment are effectively integrated in the development of its tasks to guarantee an equitable development in line with its adaptation objectives.

The adaptation team of the Climate Change Unit is implementing a portfolio of projects and continuously developing a pipeline of new projects, both for adaptation planning and for implementation of concrete measures, in the three subregions of the region: Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The adaptation team works in close coordination with the rest of the Climate Change Unit and regional office, UNEP regional, sub-regional and national offices in the region and worldwide, including Headquarters; other UN System Agencies, Programmes and Funds; Regional and Subregional Organizations, countries’ institutions, and national and local organizations; and donors and financing institutions such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) or the Adaptation Fund (AF).

As part of this support to countries in the region, UNEP signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Paraguay (MADES) to implement the project “Ecosystem Based Approaches for reducing the vulnerability of food security to the impacts of climate change in the Chaco region of Paraguay” (AbE Chaco Project), with the financial contribution of the Adaptation Fund (AF).

The Project started its activities in April 2019, and aims to contribute to the reduction of food security vulnerability to the effects of climate change in the following communities of the Paraguayan Chaco: i) General Díaz, ii) Pozo Hondo and iii) Campo Loa in the Department of Boquerón, and iv) Toro Pampa, v) Colonia María Auxiliadora, vi) San Carlos, vii) 14 de mayo, viii) Sierra León, and ix) the fisherman community of the urban area of Bahía Negra in the Department of Alto Paraguay.

The project has three components: Component 1: Knowledge management on vulnerability and resilience to climate change improved with tools and instruments to implement cost-effective adaptation measures. Component 2: Adaptive capacity in rural areas of greatest vulnerability strengthened through concrete adaptation measures favoring and ecosystem-based approach. Component 3: Capacity development and awareness to implement and upscale effective implementation of adaptation measures at national and local levels.

The Project´s implementation relies on a Project Management Unit (PMU), which is accountable for the technical, operative and administrative management of the project, as well as for the development of activities in the field. In this sense, two (2) drivers are required in order to support the Project Management Unit to fulfill the project´s objectives and results.

The Drivers will operate under the overall supervision of the Adaptation Programme Officer of UNEP’s Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in close coordination with the Project Coordinator. She/he will work within the PMU based in MADES, in close collaboration with UNEP’s Adaptation team, from Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, full time.

Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: - Secondary education completed is required.

Experience: - At least 5 years of demonstrated work experience driving manual pickup vehicles is required. - Demonstrated experience of driving in the Chaco or in regions of the country with difficult terrain is required - Demonstrated knowledge of traffic rules and road safety is required. - Driver's license, at least “Professional Class B” category is required. - Experience in administrative support is desirable. - Demonstrated Knowledge of vehicle mechanics is required. - Demonstrated knowledge of Word and Excel is required.

Language: - Fluency in written and communication skills in Spanish and Guaraní is required.

Skills: - Knowledge of vehicle mechanics, - Knowledge of Word and Excel. - Willingness to join work teams. - Respect and adaptability to work in diverse teams and environments. - Schedule flexibility to accompany field missions.


Added 1 year ago - Updated 1 year ago - Source: