Project Driver

UNDP, United States

Skill Required:, Training and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th November, 2019

Job Description


The purpose of the project revision is to include below new specific project objectives: Evolving of High Technologies via Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Technologies, Robopark and human capital by envisioning potential opportunities in the National Strategy on High Technologies of Azerbaijan for 2020-2025;  Convening of the 7th Regional Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan; Further expansion of the Idea to Business (I2B) initiative; Expand support to the MTCHT in establishment of the Reserve Data Center in Yevlakh, Azerbaijan by procurement of Performance Optimized Data Center Containers; and Establishment of the SHA2 Certificate Services Center in the Data Processing Center (DPC) within MTCHT.

The Project shall be implemented under national implementation modality. The MTCHT will be the responsible executing entity. UNDP will be acting as Responsible Party to provide technical assistance, capacity development and operational support in the project implementation related to procurement, recruitment, contracting and execution of direct payments to suppliers under the conditions regulated by the Letter of Agreement on Service Provision and Project Support between the Government and UNDP. The Minister of MTCHT and UNDP Resident Representative will head the project Steering Committee.

The project will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal 9: “Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes”; Target 9.C “Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet”.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of Project Manager, the Project Assistant will be responsible for the overall transportation/logistical support of the project

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Log official trip, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.;
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
  • Strictly observing traffic rules and regulations; demonstrating exemplary driving practice;
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents, and other items;
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and make the arrangements for the accommodation services;
  • Ensure proper maintenance and serving of the assigning vehicle is taken place on day-to-day and report on supervisors on time;
  • Make field trips in/or out out-side the country;
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident
  • Check the mechanical status of the assigned vehicle on a daily basis; wash and clean it regularly; undertake minor repairs and report immediately the major repairs to be carried out. Mayor repairs will be carried out by project;
  • Make sure that the vehicle always has a full tank before departure for field trips;
  • Find the most direct routing over the best available roads to the destination;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is used only for official/authorized business, as advised by the supervisor;
  • Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign.

Corporate competencies


  • Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviors, Acts without consideration of personal gain, resists undue political pressure in decision-making, does not abuse power or authority, stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular, Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior
  • Professionalism
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements, demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results, is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges, Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Respect for diversity
  • Works effectively with people from all backgrounds, treats all people with dignity and respect, treats men and women equally, shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making, examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical responses, does not discriminate against any individual or group
  • Technical/Functional competencies

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)

Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking:

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Self management/Emotional Intelligence
  • Focuses on result for the client;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Secondary school certificate; Valid driver’s permit/licence;


  • At least 2 years work experience as a driver;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Driving experience in the regions is an asset

Language requirements:

  • Fluency of Azerbaijani
  • Basic knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of Russian is an asset


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