The Gender Based Governance Systems project builds upon the lessons learnt from the Women’s Political School (WPS) and the Gender Mainstreaming through Planning and Development (GMP&D) projects of UNDP’s Gender Support Programme (GSP). WPS focused on women councilors capacity enhancement and was intended to institutionalize gender based governance through appropriate capacity enhancement of women councilors and relevant training institutions. The implementation experience of these two projects points to the necessity of putting in place an innovative implementation mechanism, benefiting from the previous experience of working with reform champions.
Gender Based Governance Systems is designed as a sustainable, long-term initiative to institutionalize the process of enabling and empowering local representatives particularly women to raise their issues and concerns in policy agenda. The major contribution of this project will be capacity building of a myriad of stakeholders which include government officers, local government representatives, parliamentarians and provincial assembly representatives. The strengthening of institutional capacities of relevant training organizations, institutes and governmental departments will be considered vital for the sustainability of the capacity-building process beyond the period of the project. This will be done through; representation of the concerned organizations, institutes and departments in the Project Advisory Board and Project Review Boards; involving them in the development of the curriculum; engaging their faculty/staff in delivery of the training; utilizing their premises and facilities; sharing of information and materials; and provision of training to their faculty/staff who will deliver the trainings to the stakeholders. The programme from the initiation stage will house itself in the relevant training institutes to ensure that there is increased capacity within training institutions; including local government training academies, National School of Public Policy and other government training institutions, organizations like civil society and academic institutions; and government departments to devise and deliver quality trainings to public representatives and officials. GBG also supports government on forthcoming population census which may include capacity building of public servants, especially for the prospective enumerators.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The tasks and responsibilities of the Driver include:
ï‚§ Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
ï‚§ Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
ï‚§ Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance and log of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
ï‚§ Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
ï‚§ Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
ï‚§ Responsible for safe travel and comfort of passengers.
ï‚§ Logs official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.
ï‚§ Performs other duties as required.