Driver-Clerk, At UNAIDS

Closing date: Monday, 4 November 2024

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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/24/TASR9 Title: Driver-Clerk Grade: G3 Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4 Duration of contract: 12 months

Date: 19 April 2024 Application Deadline: 11 May 2024 Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI) Regional Support Team for Western and Central Africa (RST WCA) Duty station: Accra Ghana

About UNAIDS: Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.

We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity.

MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT: The UNAIDS Country 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 Country 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 in Ghana provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Ghana. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Country Office in Ghana scales up HIV services focused on key populations and locations most at risk. The Country Office in Ghana 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 Ghana. 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 responsible officer, 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.

3. Clerical and general office assistance: a. Provides clerical and general office assistance to office staff, including but not limited to filing, photocopying, and maintaining stocks of stationary; mailing and distribution of documentation, newsletters and publications; payments of office telephone and other bills, as required. b. If required, provides information and informal interpretation from/to the local language and other services for office staff and official personnel on travel. c. If required, assists with visa applications for office staff and official personnel on duty travel.


Education: 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 maintenance. Clerical or general administrative training.

Competencies: UNAIDS Values: 1. Commitment to the AIDS response 2. Integrity 3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies: 1. Working in Teams 2. Communication with Impact 3. Applying Expertise 4. Delivering Results 5. Driving Change and Innovation 6. Being Accountable

Experience: 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 duties.

Languages: Essential: A good command of English (written and spoken).

Desirable: Working knowledge of local language.

Additional Information: Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Ghana and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible to apply. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office. 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) GHS 108,526 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. UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

Please visit UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at: to review and apply to positions. 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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