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

  • Posted on: 19 June, 2019 Deadline: 24 June, 2019
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  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (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: 2019/VA/040
    Location: Makurdi-Benue State
    Category: Driver / Support
    Grade: GS - 2
    Duration of Contract: One Year
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment

    Context, Duties and Responsibilities

    Operational Context:

    • The Driver position will be under direct supervision of the Administrative/Programme 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 organization.
    • 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 has regular contacts with staff within UNHCR office and with service providers outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.

    Functional Statement

    • Assigned UNHCR vehicles are properly maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation.
    • Local traffic rules and regulations are strictly observed.
    • Instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.


    • Drive the Project vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents, UN 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 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.


    • Drive the vehicle only when his/her safety or security is not at risk.
    • Ask the passenger about the destination of the journey and route.
    • Decline to drive passengers not authorized to be in a UN vehicle. 

    Essential Minimum Qualifications

    • 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.

    Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

    • Mechanical skills.

    Method of Application

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