Driver for Otaci FO- EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine Project

Vacancy Number: 131 /Pr-2011


Location : Otaci, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline : 20-Jul-11
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SC-4
Languages Required :
English   Russian
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 4 months,
Expected Duration of Assignment : annual extension
Personal History Form (P11) 1  

Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted and those who has already applied for this position should not double it



The purpose of this project is to help enhance the effectiveness of border and customs controls and of border surveillance by Moldovan and Ukrainian authorities along their common border, with a particular focus on the Transnistrian section.

This should contribute to the wider objectives of:

  • Contributing to enhancing the overall border management capacities of Ukraine and Moldova and their approximation with EU standards and best practices, and thus assisting the countries with fulfilling their commitments under the ENP Action Plans and PCAs;
  • Contributing to a peaceful resolution of the Transnistrian conflict.

On 2 June 2005, the Presidents of Moldova and Ukraine addressed a joint letter to EC, calling for additional EU support in overall capacity building for border management, including customs, on the whole Moldova – Ukraine border. The letter specifically requested EU assistance in the creation of an ‘international customs control arrangement and an effective border monitoring mechanism on the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine State border’.

The project will directly benefit the customs and border guards officials of Moldova and Ukraine whose capacities it will help build. Indirectly, the decrease in the level of cross-border criminal flows and the facilitation of legitimate flows will benefit the populations of Ukraine and Moldova (including Transnistria), as well as those of the EU.

Institutional project partners or counterpart institutions will be the customs and border guards administrations of Moldova and Ukraine. The Moldovan and Ukrainian authorities are committed to enhancing the effectiveness of their border and customs services, to the fight against corruption, to enhanced bilateral co-operation and to a peaceful resolution of the Transnistria conflict.

This political commitment was translated in concrete terms through the signature by Moldova and Ukraine of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Border Assistance Mission. Under the Memorandum, the countries agreed to the presence and proposed mandate of the EU Border Assistance Mission.


Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will discharge the following functions:

  • Drives the project’s vehicle for timely and safe transportation of personnel related to the project and for delivery and collection of mail, documents, pouches, equipment and other items as required under the project;
  • Meets official personnel at the airport(s) and other entry points, facilitates immigration and customs formalities and provides city transfers as required;
  • Assumes responsibility for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, regularly checks oil, water, battery charge, brakes, tires, etc. in order to keep the vehicle operational at all times;
  • Performs minor vehicle repairs, plans and arranges for other repairs, replacements, services and maintenance procedures in a way most convenient for the project;
  • Ensures that the vehicle is kept clean;
  • Ensures vehicle security;
  • Interacts with the traffic police and/or other competent parties on all issues related to vehicle registration, unregistration, technical inspection, pass authorization, foreign travel formalities etc.;
  • Manages vehicle's insurance and related issues, assisted by the Administrative Assistant;
  • Forecasts and plans vehicle's fuel consumption and advises the Administrative Assistant on issues related to fuel procurement;
  • Maintains daily vehicle usage logs, reporting all official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.;
  • Ensures that the steps required by applicable laws, rules and regulations are taken in case if involvement of the project vehicle in a traffic accident;
  • Provides full and accurate event and accident reports as required;
  • Manages customs clearance procedures and ensures proper delivery of Project related commodities;
  • Provides troubleshooting services for the project office premises, affiliate facilities and furniture;
  • Performs other duties as required by the project management.

 Working schedule: shifts, but not more than 40 hours per week.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential part of the job. Ability to communicate effectively and be efficient.

Leadership and Self-Management

  • 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.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary or high school education;
  • Valid driver's license of category B;
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable Traffic Rules of Moldova;
  • Basic knowledge of office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook/Express, MS Internet Explorer).


  • Five years of work experience as a driver;
  • Safe driving record;
  • Skills in minor and emergency vehicle repair;  

Language Requirements:

  • Knowledge of spoken English;
  • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.


Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted on line and include Personal History Form (P11). Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.

Only citizens of the Republic of Moldova are eligible to apply.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.