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Driver - Tanga,Tanzania and Vilanculos, Mozambique

Vacancy #:   6822
Unit:   ESARO Mozambique Programme
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Mozambique Country Office, Maputo, Mozambique
Reporting to:   Seascape Governance Officer, Tanga
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A2
Expected start date:   01 June 2024
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   21 May 2024
BACKGROUND
THIS IS A LOCAL POSITION

BACKGROUND:

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. Created in 1948, IUCN is the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organizations and over 15,000 scientists and experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.
The IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) operates in twenty-four countries in the Horn of Africa, east Africa, southern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. The ESARO region is extremely rich in biodiversity with high number of endemic species and the largest remaining populations of iconic wildlife left on the continent. ESARO’s Programme focuses on biodiversity conservation through a diverse portfolio of projects and programmatic initiatives ranging from activities at the level of individual protected areas to shaping regional policy on biodiversity conservation. ESARO defines and delivers on its programmatic priorities in collaboration with IUCN members, commissions and other strategic partners.
The Coastal and Ocean Resilience (COR) Programme is responsible for marine and coastal issues, including biodiversity conservation, area-based management measures including other effective conservation measures (OECMs) and their networks, regenerative blue economy, ecosystem and fisheries management, High Seas, blue carbon, marine spatial planning, marine pollution, integrated management and governance of coastal areas, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction.
To accelerate and scale up efforts in the region towards coastal and ocean resilience, IUCN has been coordinating efforts, together with countries and partners, in developing the Great Blue Wall initiative. The Great Blue Wall is a Western Indian Ocean (WIO)-born, Africa-driven roadmap to achieve a nature positive world by 2030. It aims at unlocking unprecedented nature-based recovery efforts through the establishment of a transformational movement. Its goal is to dramatically accelerate and upscale ocean conservation actions while enhancing socio-ecological resilience and the development of a regenerative blue economy by catalyzing political leadership and financial support. This will be achieved by spearheading the establishment of a connected network of nature-people positive seascapes (or regenerative seascapes). This network of seascapes will be connected by a living blue wall that will act as a regional ecological corridor formed by conserved and restored critical blue ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses and corals. While the Great Blue Wall will act as a wall against climate change impacts and biodiversity loss, it will also shelter coastal communities and create the enabling conditions and necessary mechanisms to empower local stakeholders to become stewards of the ocean while accelerating the development of a regenerative blue economy. The Great Blue Wall is an action-focused and action-driven regional response to 3 interconnected crises, i.e. Biodiversity - Climate – Socioeconomic with three clear objectives to be achieved by 2030: (i) Effectively and equitably conserve at least 30%of the ocean by 2030; (ii) Conserve and restore critical blue ecosystems to achieve net-gain by 2030; and (iii) Unlock the development of a regenerative blue economy that directly benefits coastal communities while also delivering conservation outcomes.
Five flagship seascapes have been earmarked including, Tanga-Pemba in Tanzania, Kilifi - Northern Kenya, Inhambane- Mozambique (Vilanculos), Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) - Madagascar and Moheli – Comoros, to spearhead the overall implementation of the vision. This position (s) will be based in Tanga in Tanzania, and Moheli in Comoros and will work directly with the seascape team under the guidance of Seascape Governance Officers to provide reliable and safe driving services of the seascape team and country office when required.
JOB DESCRIPTION
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Driver will work under direct supervision of Seascape Governance Officer to provide general administrative support and provide reliable and safe driving services to the seascape team, act as a backup for the project administrator in the office, perform occasional handyman jobs inside the Office while ensuring high quality and accuracy of work, highest standards of discretion and integrity and a high sense of responsibility.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Transport and logistic support.
Provide driving services for COR country programme, seascape team and others involved with programme implementation as instructed by line manager.
Follow up planning and scheduling using Outlook Calendar and register transportation request.
Deliver payment transfers to the bank and/or the suppliers, conduct cash purchases for PMU office expenditure.
Distribute mail as needed, both incoming and outgoing

Vehicle maintenance management;
Keep records as required and maintain a clear daily record of work done and/or vehicle movement.
Ensure the safety of the vehicle and accessories at all times during the time of use.
Maintenance of accurate vehicle service schedules
Facilitate routine maintenance of office vehicles, including proper and regular completion of vehicle maintenance records.
Keep track of timely car insurance renewals
Ensure compliance with applicable traffic laws, regulations, and/or IUCN rules, standards, and guidelines on vehicle usage.

Act as back up for the Project Administrator in the office;
Assist in planning and participation in field work.
Taking notes during meetings and during field work
Assist in the office operations including photocopying and deliveries.
Act as a backup for the Project Administrator on need basis by answering the phone and taking care of visitors’ registration, incl. maintaining a register of incoming visitors.
REQUIREMENTS
  • POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education;
At least A-level certificate or equivalent
Possession of a valid Driver’s license
A mechanical certificate is required.
Defensive driving skills required.

Work Experience;
At least 3 years of continuous driving experience in a reputable and busy organization; training in Defensive Driving is an added advantage.
Exceptional knowledge of urban and rural road networks and driving conditions.
Good communication skills both oral and written English.
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in a multi-stakeholder project environment.
Clean driving record, with no violation of traffic law or major accidents

Language Proficiency;
Fluency in English, both written and verbal and National languages as applicable in the specific seascapes.

Core Competencies;
Transparency: Able to build trust and contribute to informed and responsible decision making by carrying out the work of IUCN in a transparent manner; provides clear guidance to ensure that objectives and desired measurable results are understood by members of the team.
Inclusiveness: Understands and accepts cultural diversity, and provide a tolerant, positive and supportive working environment that fosters respect for diversity, demonstrates ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
Professionalism: Promote the organization’s interests, objectives and values in a diligent and professional manner.
Accountability: Takes responsibility of individual and collective actions, promotes the IUCN One Programme approach.

Functional competencies;
Adheres to IUCN ESARO core values of Transparency, Inclusiveness, Professionalism and Accountability.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, modern office methods, practices, and procedures with a proven ability to edit and proofread.
High proficiency in working with relational databases, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe PDF
Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with staff, board and committee members, vendors, volunteers, the public, and outside organizations.
Proven ability to follow deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision to prioritize tasking and manage workflow in a high-pressure environment.
Excellent time management and ability to adhere to deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team player with proven communication and diplomacy with the ability to work effectively with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Committed to continuous learning and proactive and mature attitude towards self-development;
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

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