Job Description

The incumbent reports to the OCHA Senior Officer in the Unit, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to 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. Upon request of the Senior Officer, the Driver can also be required to provide basic administrative and other support to the staff, as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority and depending on location, a Driver is responsible for the following duties:
  1. Provision of reliable and secure driving services

    • Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorised personnel and, where needed, for the transport of general cargo goods;
    • Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates Security, protocol and customs formalities as required; and
    • Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
  2. Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle

    • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.; perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean; and
    • Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  3. Proper use of vehicle

    • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident;
    • Makes regular deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the UN office and other offices and institutions, e.g. Line Ministries, International Organizations, Special Missions, etc; and
    • Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned

    • Makes minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested.  Collect goods from the customs with due regard to customs regulations and formalities; and
    • May make or collect payment for goods.



Professionalism. Knowledge of driving rules and regulations. Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye.

Teamwork. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work.

Communication. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly.

Client Orientation. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables.

Required Skills and Experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Driver training with a valid driver’s license.

  • Experience as a driver working in Mindanao and with a safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles.
Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of Mindanao local languages an added advantage.

  • Non-Smoking environment.


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