Driver (2 positions)
Job #: req23498
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Administration/Office Support
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Required Language(s): French. Creole
Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 7/31/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
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Regional Context The World Bank Group serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income clients to IDA countries to small Caribbean states to one fragile state. Despite immense resources, deep inequalities persist in most LCR countries, with nearly a quarter of the Region’s people living in poverty. The Bank’s strategy in LCR is focused on five pillars: (a) stimulating growth and improving competitiveness; (b) reducing poverty and inequality; (c) making governments and institutions work for people; (d) providing a platform for tackling global issues (climate change, trade, disease, migration); and (e) reducing risk, whether from extreme weather events, climate change, crime and violence, or other. During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, LCR’s strategy is being adjusted to help counties respond to unprecedented health and economic crisis by saving lives; protecting poor and vulnerable people; ensuring sustainable business growth and job creation; and strengthening policies, institutions, and investments. The Bank will support countries in pursuing a green, inclusive, and resilient recovery.
CMU and Country Office Context The Caribbean Country Management Unit (LC3 CMU) covers 19 countries, with a total population of about 18 million people, ranging from Sint Maarten (40,000) to Haiti (11 million). The CMU and key staff, including the Country Director and Operations Manager, are based in Kingston, Jamaica. Additionally, the CMU has a Country Office (headed by a Country Manager) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and a Country Office (headed by a Resident Representative) in Guyana. A Caribbean CMU anchor unit represents the CMU in Washington, D.C., and supports the overall work program.
In collaboration with Global Practice Groups, the LC3 CMU supports the development priorities of Caribbean countries through financing (IDA, IBRD, trust fund) and knowledge services, and also provides reimbursable advisory services in Overseas Countries and Territories. The active program includes a portfolio of 72 projects with commitments of $2.6bn in IBRD, IDA, and recipient-executed trust fund financing and 49 advisory services and analytics (ASA) products.
The World Bank Haiti Country Office (LCCHT) is a medium-sized office with about 39 staff. LCCHT is part of the Caribbean Country Management Unit (LC3 CMU) and is responsible for overseeing the World Bank’s program in Haiti which, with an active portfolio of $1.3bn in IDA, represents approximately half of the Caribbean Program. LCCHT’s responsibilities include country strategy formulation and implementation, portfolio management, policy dialogue, and country relations. The unit’s goals are to ensure that: (i) the Bank’s program is carried out in a client–responsive manner which is relevant to the development challenges facing Haiti, (ii) the program can be realistically carried out within the unit’s budget parameters while meeting the Bank’s quality standards; and (iii) this program generates the intended development impact. The Haiti Country unit works closely with sector teams in the Bank’s Global Practices to ensure a successful delivery of the Haiti work program.
LCCHT is searching for two dynamic and highly motivated individuals to provide driving services to the Haiti Country Office. The main functions include but are not limited to the following tasks: Duties and Accountabilities To perform according to expectations, the selected candidates would be expected to:
- Transport authorized personnel to/from airports, meetings/appointments, and other official duties, including business travel to/from locations throughout Haiti in line with the stipulated procedures and guidelines.
- Drive the assigned office vehicles, ensuring the safety of staff and/or authorized passengers, vehicle and other road users and for the transport of authorized personnel. Ensure that all passengers always adhere to the organization’s road transport safety policy including fastened safety belts.
- Delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meet any other transportation requirements. Meet official personnel, including mission staff at the airport.
- Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc., whilst ensuring that the receipts for related expenses are maintained in file.
- Perform minor routine repairs and be responsible for maintenance and cleanliness (interior and exterior, including safety belts) of the vehicle, including arranging for other vehicle repairs as per prevailing procedure.
- Ensure that the vehicle is equipped with First Aid kit and that he/she is trained in providing first aid. Check expiry date for consumables in the kit and seek replacement as appropriate.
- Log official trips as per the World Bank’s policies, including daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, etc.
- Ensure that the vehicle’s documentation is always current, including display of current insurance cover at all times.
- Observe the host country’s traffic rules and regulations.
- Always check and adhere to security recommendations/advisories from the Country Security Specialist.
- To remain attentive to the immediate environment for safe drive within and outside the cities.
- Maintain confidentiality of any passenger’s discussions or phone conversations.
- Report accidents or incidents immediately to the supervisor/security and ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
- Perform any other task assigned by the Country Manager and/or supervisor
- A valid Driver’s License and a minimum of 5 years’ professional driving experience with a safe driving record. A minimum of a high school diploma.
- Good knowledge of local driving rules and regulations and be conversant with the Road Security Code.
- Familiarity with Haiti road’s conditions including rural and urban areas.
- Ability to effectively communicate in French and English (verbal and written).
- Ability to successfully pass the recommended World Bank security trainings and medical test.
- Strong interpersonal, and communication skills and a commitment to team-oriented work.
- Willingness and the ability to drive across the country and to be in the field for several days.
- Knowledge of UN local security procedures, including communication, road restrictions, travel clearance.
- A minimum of 3 years professional driving experience with International Organizations operating in Haiti, including the World Bank Group a plus.
- Possess basic skills in minor vehicle repairs and maintenance. Vocational training in auto maintenance and repair would be a plus.
- Certification of Defensive Driver Training and/or Armored Vehicle driving from an accredited company a plus.
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