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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT341
Title: Protocol/Driver
Grade: G4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Initially for one year
Date: 3 July 2014
Application Deadline: 24 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
WHO AU and ECA Liaison Office
To represent World Health Organization (WHO) on matters pertaining to partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), through orientations of the WHO Regional Director for Africa and in line with WHO and AU Agreement and subsequent Action Plans, with a view to enhancing mutual interest, common endeavour in health of the African Continent.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of the Liaison Officer and direct supervision of the Operation Officer and Admin Assistant, the incumbent performs the following functions.

1. Drives the Liaison office team members and other high ranking Officials;
2. Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities;
3. Provides transport service to WHO staff (HQ,AFRO,IST) in relation to African Union (AUC/ECA) activities
4. Assists with Protocol and Visa formalities for WHO delegations to all AUC/ECA and partner meetings and forums
5. Collects and delivers mail, pouch and other official documents whenever required;
6. Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires and ensures that vehicle is kept clean and is in good running condition at all the times;
7. Maintains log book for official travel, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes etc;
8. Ensures that the steps required by the rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
9. Performs other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work in the WCO.

Completion of secondary school education and a valid driver's licenses of the country


Auto mechanic skills/training
- Driving rules and regulations of the country;
- Familiarity with office procedures and transport needs of the office;
- Knowledge of driver courtesies;
- Ability to read, write and understand instructions in the official working languages and
- Ability to write concise and faithful reports of accidents, when applicable


Work requires the use of word processing or other software packages, and standard office equipment. Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software; use of e-mail and internet.


- Communicating in a credible way.
- Knowing and managing yourself
- Fosters integration and team work
- Producing results

2-4 years of experience as a driver and a safe driving record.


UN/WHO experience would be an advantage.
- Very good working knowledge of English and Amharic
- Very good knowledge of both written and spoken English.
- Knowledge of other UN official and local languages would be an advantage.
Additional Information:
- Annual remuneration: USD 9,031 Payable in ETB

- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address.

- Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.

- Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

- Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.

- Note! Only applications from Nationals of ETHIOPIA will be accepted.
Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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