INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION  

 

 

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. 

 

Driver/Messenger 

 

Vacancy notice no: 1485 
Sector: BDT
Department: DDR
Country of contract: Thailand
Duty station: Bangkok

 

Position number: TD27R/G3/521 
Grade: G3 
Type of contract: Fixed-term
Duration of contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Recruitment open to: External
Application deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 28 February 2024

 

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

 

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels. To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas:

  • Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department
  • Partnerships for Digital Development Department
  • Digital Networks & Society Department
  • Digital Knowledge Hub Department

The office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department is responsible for advising and supporting the Director on the direction and management of the Bureau. It is also responsible for leading all matters related to personnel, strategic, financial and operational planning and reporting processes. The department oversees the work of the Regional Offices, ensuring proper delegation of authority and accountability of the Regional Offices. This department coordinates the holding of BDT conferences and events, monitors the implementation of decisions emanating from the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) or Council, and cooperates closely with the other Sectors of the Union and the General Secretariat on matters of relevance to BDT and the overall work of the Union. BDT Regional Directors report to this department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Drives the Regional Director, senior staff and high-ranking officials and visitors. Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services. Meets senior staff, officials and visitors at the airport and assists, where necessary, with visa and customs formalities.
  • Assists in other basic administrative tasks, such as reconfirming flights, keeping up to date all records related to arrivals and departures, arrangements for visa and stay permit renewals, etc.
  • Delivers and collects mail, documents, and other items, as required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, checking of tyres, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc., to always keep the vehicle clean and in good running condition.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle    logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first-aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
  • When necessary, provides translation of basic information from the local language into the official language for the head of the office and/or United Nations staff in the vehicle.
  • Where appropriate, schedules drivers and vehicles for use daily.
  • Assists office staff in filing, photocopying, and maintaining stores as required. Assists in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications and arranges to pay office telephone and other bills.
  • Carries out any other related activities that may be required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (continuation)

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

Analysis, Judgement and Decision Making
Client and Service Orientation
Planning and Organising

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies; Skills in minor vehicle repairs; Communication in English and Thai.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

Education:

Complete secondary education with a diploma OR complete equivalent technical studies with a diploma OR obligatory formal schooling plus two years of apprenticeship in the field of the post.

 

Experience:

At least two years of experience in the field of the post. Must have two years of work experience as a driver preferably in an international organization, Embassy or United Nations system with a safe driving record. 

 

Languages:

Knowledge of Thai, which is not an official language of the Union, or English at advanced level and knowledge of the other language at intermediate level. Knowledge of a second official language of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) would be an advantage.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

Annual Salary (Net of Tax)

478,207.- THB - 753,217.- THB without dependants.
According to ITU Staff Regulations and Rules, appointments to posts in the General Service category are subject to local recruitment conditions.

INFORMATION ON RECRUITMENT PROCESS   

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the ITU Careers website. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. ITU uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. Messages originating from a non ITU e-mail account - @itu.int - should be disregarded. ITU does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

ITU applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. ITU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Achieving gender balance is a high priority for ITU.