Driver (G2)

  • Contract
  • Warsaw
  • Posted 2 months ago

OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

DISCLAIMER:This vacancy has been reposted to increase the applicant pool. Candidates who already applied for this position are still under consideration and do not need to re-apply.

Background:

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis. 

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. The ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with the ODIHR’s political mandate. Among the ODIHR’s main fields of activity are election observation and large number of assistance projects in the areas of democratic institution building, the rule of law and human rights. 

The main objective of the Common Services Department is to support the programmatic departments so that they can fulfil the ODIHR mandate and achieve the strategic objectives. The Common Services Department is headed by the Second Deputy Director, reporting to the Director of ODIHR.  

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see https://www.osce.org/odihr.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant, incumbent performs the following functions: 

  1. Providing transportation services: driving office staff members, officials and visitors; 
  2. Providing messenger services: collecting and delivering documents, liaising with post-office, bank and other partner institutions; 
  3. Supporting the Office meetings and conferences by driving participants and delivering/installing necessary equipment; 
  4. Day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle: checks of oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performing minor repairs and arranges for other repairs;  
  5. Backing up the other Office driver and shares the workload on daily basis; 
  6. Supporting day-to day operations of ODIHR: doing small shopping, providing minor repairs of equipment and furniture, helping in office moves
  7. Assisting staff members involved in car accidents by liaising with police and other relevant institutions, providing information on local procedures and regulations related to traffic and car registry; 
  8. Performing other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Completed secondary education;
  • Valid driver’s license (categories B and C – mandatory);
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience as a driver, safe driving record;
  • Good knowledge of the city of Warsaw and surroundings;
  • Excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations, as well as chauffeur courtesies;
  • Working knowledge of Polish and English;
  • Basic knowledge of minor vehicle repair;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 5,270. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.  Social security will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme (current approximate deduction for a staff member is 56 Euro) and OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an additional amount equivalent to 15% of the employee’s salary to this pension-style fund while the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System for general services employees.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. 

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under https://vacancies.osce.org/.

 

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. 

 

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

 

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.

 

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

 

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

 

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

 

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

The mandatory retirement age at the OSCE is 65 years for contracted positions at the general service, professional and director level. The Organization shall apply an age limit of 63 years at the time of appointment as the incumbent selected is normally expected to carry out the contractual obligation of two years. 

Additional Information
  • Issued by: Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
  • Requisition ID: ODI000138
  • Contract Type: Local Contracted
  • Grade: G2
  • Job Level: General Services
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: ODI – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw
  • Issue Date: Mar 20, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jun 9, 2024
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

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