Job Description

  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. Under the overall guidance of the Head of Office, and direct supervision of the designated supervisor, the driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UNDP Personnel in the Sub Office (SO), consultants, experts and UN staff on mission and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and Security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:
  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
  • Proper use of vehicle;
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
  • Keep up to date documentation on the vehicles as well as its operation and supplies.
1.  Adhere to UNDP internal standard operating procedures (SOPs); 2.  Full compliance with implementation of all security measures for the passengers and the vehicle during all the trips.

3.  Drive office vehicles for the transport of UNDP Personnel in the SO, other high-ranking officials and visitors; 4.  Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items; 5.  Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs for preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports; 6. Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tyres, brakes, car washing, etc.; 7. Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, and all other Safety and Security tools like first aid kits, Emergency Trauma Bag (ETB), fire extinguishers and or the fire suppression system, telecommunication system, personal protective equipment, as well as spare parts, and all other necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; 8. Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken into consideration in case of involvement in accidents.

9.   Demonstrates effective use of radio communication equipment’s (HF, VHF, UHF).

10.  Perform any other travel duties as requested by the direct supervisor.

11.  The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that:
  • Human Rights and Gender Equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is create;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide Gender Parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.


Core Competencies:

Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work; Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow; Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work.

People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction; Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives.

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

Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement; Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables.

Functional Competencies:

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop;
  • Organizes 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 organizes 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.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education;
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.
Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic, knowledge of basic English.


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