UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNDP Juba

Job Identification : 5908

Locations : Juba, South Sudan

Posting Date : 09/15/2022, 10:57 AM

Apply Before : 09/30/2022, 10:57 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Vacancy Type : Partner PSA

Practice Area : Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Africa

Education & Work Experience : High School certificate

Job Description

Background

South Sudan gained its independence in 2011 following a long and protracted civil war. Since then, two significant conflicts broke out (December 2013 and July 2016) plunging the country in a deep economic, social and political crisis which have undermined the development gains achieved since independence and exacerbated the continuing humanitarian crisis. The country is endowed with vast natural resources and economic potential that has not translated into improved standards of living for the citizens. It is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts with rising temperatures and the increasing severity of drought and flood events having major negative impacts on lives and livelihoods. Such impacts compounded food insecurity, conflicts and a macroeconomic crisis. Capacity-constrained institutions and fragile governance in the post-conflict context add to the challenges of climate change adaptation in South Sudan.

The environment and natural resources of South Sudan are the foundation for economic and social development to satisfy important economic, social, cultural and political needs of its peoples. However, climate change coupled with human activities are posing a threat to the quality of environment mostly resulting from unsustainable use of natural resources and pollution from agricultural development. Land degradation poses serious threats to food security, water availability, adaptation and mitigation to climate change and the livelihoods of the people of South Sudan.

UNDP, with support from UNEP and GEF, is implementing a project that focuses on priority areas identified within South Sudan’s Nationally Determined Commitments (NDC) and National Adaptation Plan (NAP), namely, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, environment, water resources, policy and institutional frameworks. The primary objective of the project is to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities in two states in South Sudan to the observed and predicted impacts of climate change. This objective will be achieved through a series of complementary interventions that will: i) increase the capacity of the government to implement climate change adaptation interventions; ii) upgrade the national meteorological network and support the production of short-range forecasts; iii) demonstrate the benefits of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) for buffering against climate change impacts, as well as for increasing the provision of ecosystem goods and services; iv) improve access to water for agriculture and livestock; v) foster sustainable, climate-resilient production of crops, fodder and fuelwood to reduce pressures on natural resources; and vi) produce and disseminate knowledge on climate change adaptation to inform evidence-based decision-making in relevant sectors. These interventions are designed to generate sustained benefits beyond the project’s lifetime, with a focus on capacity-building, community ownership, and knowledge generation and dissemination.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Driver/Logistics Support promotes a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural background. He/She works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the UNDP CO for programme-related issues, logistics and information delivery.

  • Driver (70% of the time):
  • Driving services for office staff, official visitors, and project partners.
  • Collection and delivery of mail and other materials as required from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions.
  • Sorting, delivery and pick up of mail from various offices on the premises at regular intervals.
  • Collection of invoices from vendors, contacting vendors for any information and documentation to be provided or received.
  • Vehicle maintenance and periodic vehicle check. Alert supervisor and management in any issue/problem requires action.
  • Support in local shopping / purchases including pickup of office supply and stationary.
  • Delivery of recycling items and contents of recycle bins.
  • Other duties as required.

  • Logistics Support (20% of the time)
  • Support in office events and ceremonies.
  • Transportation of items required (e.g. equipment, small furniture, etc.) among the office(s) and project site(s).
  • Handling minor technical problems of office related items and reporting service providers for regular maintenance and repair.
  • Support in physical check and arrangement of office inventory / assets.
  • Packaging/packing of material received for dispatch; labeling, inserting material in envelopes and franking outgoing mail.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Other deliverables (10% of the time)
  • Monitoring of all visitors to the office; assistance to visitors by providing directions and accurate information related to UN/UNDP.
  • Operates photocopying and duplicating machines, binding, and filing.
  • Other duties as required.

Competencies

Core

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area

Name

Definition

Business Management

Operations Management

Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organization’s business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.

Business Management

Client Management

Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.

Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Secondary school or higher level of education. Special course on auto-mechanic is an advantage

Experience: 3 years of work experience is required

Valid driving license and clean driving record

Good communication skills

Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English.

Working knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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Tags: access to water, agricultural development, business management, civil war, climate change, climate change adaptation, disaster risk, disaster risk reduction, food insecurity, food security, immigration law, land degradation, livestock, logistics, maintenance and repair, natural resources, oral communication, photocopying, recycling, social development, water resources