Job Description

  The Sustainable Tourism for Livelihood Recovery project – a joint project of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and UNDP – aims to support the revival of the tourism sector. In light of the need for immediate livelihood opportunities, the project will focus on providing short-term employment opportunities to the vulnerable communities whose livelihood is dependent on tourism.  In parallel, the project will also initiate activities to support the long-term revival of the tourism sector by creating sustainable jobs and livelihood opportunities in partnership with the private sector; developing Human Resource capacity; supporting the creation of tourism-based enterprises; strengthening sector-related data and Information Management and digitalization; and articulating a comprehensive tourism recovery strategy. Aligned with sustainable tourism concepts, project activities will be oriented towards promoting a green economy. The project has three interlinked outputs:
  • Vulnerable tourism dependent communities particularly women and people from disadvantaged groups in the tourism sector that have lost their source of income due to Covid-19 have received short-term employment opportunities to meet immediate livelihood needs;
  • Entrepreneurs and other workers in the tourism sector have enhanced opportunities for employment and income generation through the renovation and development of tourism sector in major tourist destinations;
  • The institutional capacity of the NTB is strengthened through the formulation of a comprehensive tourism recovery strategy, as well as through increased digitization and other efforts for future Disaster Risk Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the AFA and NPM, Drivers will provide reliable and safe driving services to STLRP project, NTB and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of driving regulations and local conditions, protocol and Security issues.

Summary of key functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
  • Proper use of vehicle;
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
  • Availability of documents/ supplies.
The key Responsibilities of the assignment are:

1. Ensures compliance to rules and provision of reliable and safe driving services by:
  • driving programme vehicles for the transport for programme personnel and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and;
  • meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
2. Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports; 3. Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc; 4. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; 5. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents; 6. Ensures sensitivity towards Gender and Social Inclusion issues.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  1. Demonstrates integrity by modelling the Government of Nepal (GoN) and UN’s values and ethical standards;
  2. Serves and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GoN and UNDP;
  3. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  4. Good inter-personal skills;
  5. Clear and upfront communication skills;
  6. Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  7. Organized and good with following-up on pending issues; meets deadlines;
  8. Promote learning and Knowledge Management/sharing;
  9. Focused on delivering results by taking calculated-risks and problem-solving approach;
  10. Fair and transparent decision making; regularly shares information with team members; and
  11. Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.
Functional Competencies:

  1. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality;
  2. Ability to organize and complete assignments within deadlines;
  3. Integrity and impartiality, ability to work with external partners e.g. supplier, vendors, service providers;
  4. Ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials proactively seek guidance and make clear recommendations to line managers;
  5. Dynamic and results-oriented;
  6. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  7. Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  8. Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; can multi task;
  9. Willing to work long hours;
  10. Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view; and
  11. Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Completion of School Leaving Certificate (SLC);
  • Valid Driver’s license.
Experience:

  • Three years’ work experience in Development Partners’ funded Programme/projects or other related organizations;
  • A thorough understanding of rules and regulations for safe driving and formalities to be followed in cases of involvement in accidents is mandatory;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations is mandatory;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair, and;
  • The incumbent must possess excellent driving skills on and off the road including field driving experience.
Language requirements

  • Good Knowledge of English and Nepali languages
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