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  • Driver at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Posted on: 9 October, 2018 Deadline: 22 October, 2018
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  • UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband.
    Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.



    Position number: 10028721 / 10028722 /10028723


    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment (with possible renewal)

    Duration of Contract: 1 year

    Duty Stations: Calabar

    Supervisor: Finance/Admin Associate

    Proposed Starting: As Soon As Possible


    The Driver position in the Office normally falls under direct supervision of the Administrative Officer/Assistant. The incumbent is responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation. He/she is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While basic function of a Driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he/she may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

    The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

    • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents, UNHCR pouch and other items.
    • Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
    • Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
    • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
    • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
    • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
    • Perform other related duties as required.


    • Completion of Primary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.
    • Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
    • Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
    • Good knowledge of English and local language.


    Mechanical skills.

    Method of Application

    Please be informed that this is a two-step application method for quality assurance reasons.

    1. Apply Online:
    Interested candidates should apply by clicking HERE to create a profile before
    applying through the following link:
    Driver – G2 – Calabar (best viewed on Google Chrome)

    2. Email Your Application:
    a. Kindly prepare an application/letter of motivation, resume as well as fully
    completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form (P11)
    b. Submit the application, resume and Personal history form (P11) via email to quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position.

    The UNHCR personal History form can be downloaded from Kindly make sure you use the UNHCR personal History

    Kindly note that a written test may be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.


    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
    Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
    Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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