Job Description

It is well known that the exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) can lead to serious health effects including certain cancers, birth defects, dysfunctional immune and reproductive systems, greater susceptibility to disease, and damages to the central and peripheral nervous systems. The Stockholm Convention on POPs has been established based on the consideration that, given the long-range transportation of POPs, no one government acting alone can protect its citizens or its environment from POPs. PCBs are among the most toxic POPs listed in the Stockholm Convention. The so-called dioxin-like PCBs are characterized by a toxicity and environmental persistence that is very similar to that of dioxins. Based on the re-assessment of scientific evidence, PCBs have recently been re-classified as class 1 carcinogens by the International Agency for Research of Cancer (IARC-WHO). Although PCBs were mostly used in closed systems, like transformers and capacitors, very often such equipment is recycled at the end of its operational life and the PCB oil contained therein can be either directly disposed of in the environment, recycled, or even sold as fuel oil. The Project Objective: This project aims at strengthening the capacity of national stakeholders to manage PCBs and achieve PCB elimination, address contaminated sites in an environmentally sound manner, and reduce U-POPs from opening burning, as identified as national priorities in the Gambia's National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention. The project consists of the following four components:
  1. Strengthening of legal frameworks, administrative processes, and technical preparedness for the sound management of PCBs and reduction of uPOPs emissions

  2. Environmentally sound management of PCBs and PCB-contaminated sites

  3. Minimising releases of uPOPs from open burning of waste

  4. -Monitoring, learning, adaptive feedback, outreach and awareness raising, and evaluation

Duties and Responsibilities The Driver will perform the following duties:
  • Drive the Project vehicle for the transportation of authorized personnel, and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;

  • Ensure follow-up of maintenance schedule of the assigned vehicle and advising the responsible officer to take appropriate action;

  • Take responsibility for the daily maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, breaks, tyres, etc. and perform minor repairs;

  • Ensure that the vehicle is kept clean before and after usage;

  • Maintain the vehicle log sheet;

  • Observe the Highway Code and UNDP Safety Requirements when driving;

  • Ensure the right steps as required by rules and regulations are followed in the unlikely event of an accident;

  • Perform any other related duties assigned.

Competencies The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioral competencies Behavioral Accountability · Accepts and gives constructive criticism · Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies · Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs · Monitors own work to correct errors · Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings Client Orientation · Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work · Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients · Identifies and monitors changes in the needs of clients Continuous Learning · Contributes to colleagues' learning · Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills · Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas · Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area Communication · Actively shares relevant information · Clearly communicates, and listens to feedback on, changing priorities and procedures · Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience · Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience Creativity and Initiative Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems Planning and Organizing · Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others · Identifies priority activities and assignments for self and others · Organizes and documents work to allow for planned and unplanned handovers · Identifies risks and makes contingency plans Professionalism · Masters subject matter related to responsibilities · Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities · Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation · Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress · Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity · Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts Teamwork · Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment · Contributes to, and follows team objectives · Gives credit where credit is due · Seeks input and feedback from others · Delegates tasks and responsibilities as appropriate · Actively supports and implements final group decisions Takes joint responsibility for team's work Required Skills and Experience Education:
  • Completion of secondary school education

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Good geographical knowledge of the provinces.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience as a driver.

  • Experience driving and maintaining 4WD vehicles.

  • Experience in maintaining vehicle log sheets.

  • Experience as ambulance driver or driving in health care organization an advantage.

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