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  • Driver at UNAIDS

  • Posted on: 17 November, 2014 Deadline: 22 November, 2014
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    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the responsible Officer, the incumbent provides reliable and safe driving services to the operations and programme staff (including consultants) in the Office.

    Drive official vehicles for the transport of UNAIDS staff, officials and visitors, meeting personnel and visitors at the airport and assisting them with basic visa and customs formalities when required; and ensure the delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.

    Ensure cost-saving through proper use of vehicle through adequate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports, as well as the proper day-to-day maintenance, including minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc so that the vehicle is clean and in good running condition at all times.

    Safe-keep all the required documents/supplies such as insurance, registration papers, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and other spare parts, as well as keeping track of insurance and other tax formalities.

    As required, provide informal interpretation services from/to the local language for the head of office and official personnel using the car.

    Provide general office assistance to the office staff, including but not limited to filing, photocopying and maintaining stocks of stationery; in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications; payments of office telephone and other bills, as required.

    Perform other related duties as assigned, including provision of support as required.




    • Internal: UNAIDS staff at all levels  
    • Purpose: Provide assistance and information to passengers, and to act with courtesy and discretion, and to bring the passengers safely to their destination. Team work
    • External:Visitors to UNAIDS    Provide assistance and information to passengers, and to act with courtesy and discretion, and provide informal translation (conversations) as necessary.
    • Purpose:Supplies/Contractors    As related to official vehicle maintenance and service.
    • Customs officials    To give and obtain information as related to visitor’s visa and goods


     UNAIDS Values  
    1. Commitment to the AIDS response
    2. Integrity
    3. Respect for diversity

    Core competencies
    1. Working in teams
    2. Communicating with impact
    3. Applying expertise
    4. Delivering results
    5. Driving change and innovation
    6. Being accountable



    • Essential: Secondary education. Must have a valid and clean driver’s license.
    • Desirable: Training or demonstrated knowledge of vehicle mechanic.


    • Essential: A minimum of one to two years’ experience as driver of officials in an international institution, governmental organization, embassy or UN system with an excellent knowledge of the local traffic rules, regulations and geography.


    • Essential: A good knowledge of the official language of the duty station together with that of the local language (where the local language is not an official language).
    • Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language.


    • Demonstrated knowledge of the national driving rules and regulations, of local roads and conditions, as well as chauffeur protocol and courtesies.
    • Skills in minor repairs together with basic skills in the use of office equipment (e.g. photocopiers)

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