Job Description


  1. Role and responsibilities

    The Driver is responsible for transporting NRC staff, visitors, documents and goods/materials to designated destinations when officially approved within an area, country or other location. 

    Generic responsibilities (max 10)

    These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

  2. Transport NRC staff, visitors, documents and goods/materials to designated destinations when officially approved
Ensure the safety and Security of the passengers, the goods and the vehicleImmediately report accidents, breakdowns and needs of repair and general maintenance/serviceRespect the local traffic regulations and the NRC logistical/vehicle policies at all timesMaintain the logbook for all tripsMaintain the vehicle in proper operating condition at all times, including keeping the vehicle clean, ensuring enough fuel, checking the technical state etc. In liaison with the line manager, arrange for repairs and servicing Ensure the assigned vehicle has all the necessary documents and equipment Provide logistical support during trainings and workshops

Specific responsibilities 

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. 

Driving the vehicle for delivery and collection of mails, documents, pouches, equipment and other administrative tasks upon the request of direct supervisor;To provide support to program teams in loading, unloading and delivery humanitarian aids in the missions as required;To accept the flexible working hours, depending on mission requirements (overtime is reimbursed according to NRC regulations).Provide clerical support to operational and programme activities;Performing other duties as required.


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

Valid driver’s licenseExperience from working as a Driver in a humanitarian/recovery contextPrevious experience from working in complex and volatile contextsDocumented results related to the position’s responsibilitiesSome knowledge of English

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

professional humanitarian related certificates of the courses/training completion are appreciated;the right to cross the border and driving experience abroad is appreciated.

2. Behavioural competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environmentsWorking with peopleCoping with changeCommunicate with impact and respect The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, Safety and Security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

At NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and Climate Change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

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