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  • Driver at UNDP

  • Posted on: 9 January, 2019 Deadline: 23 January, 2019
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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.



    Job ID: 20279
    Location: Abuja ( with a possibility of building a roster for multiple locations)
    Grade: SB1
    Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
    Posting Type: External
    Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year


    • Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Country Director Operations and direct supervisor, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
    • The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

    Summary of Key Functions

    • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
    • Proper use of vehicle
    • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
    • Availability of documents/ supplies:
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
      • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.
      • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

    Impact of Results:

    • The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the CO services.

    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
    • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
    • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
    • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
    • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)

    Managing Data:

    • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
    • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
    • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
    • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others

    Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

    • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents)  in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats  such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software.
    • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard

    Planning, Organizing and Multi-tasking:

    • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
    • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
    • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
    • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
    • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license. 


    • 2 years' work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in the language of the duty station,
    • Knowledge of the UN language of the duty station.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    • 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.
    • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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