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Senior Driver, (Temporary Appointment) Golo

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

 Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
 Section/Unit: Admin Unit
 Grade Level: GL-3
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Golo
 Closing Date: 21 Sept 2021


The Senior Driver mainly drives for the Head of Office and other high-ranking officials. The incumbent is normally supervised directly by the Administrative Officer/Associate/Assistant or other staff member when the scale of the Operation so requires it. Besides driving, s/he is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation. S/he is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While basic function of a Senior Driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, s/he may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles and may perform clerical, maintenance and other support services that deem necessary for office administration. S/he may as well provide interpretation services.


The Senior Driver has regular contacts with staff within the UNHCR Office and with others (including Partners, government authorities, etc.) outside UNHCR involving limited exchange of information.


All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

 Duties and responsibilities:



  • Drive UNHCR vehicle mainly for the Head of Office and other high ranking officials.
  • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers, deliver and collect documents, and other items.
  • Meet official personnel at airports or other locations 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 UNHCR vehicles are road or waterway 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, or other local requirements, are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc. and prepare reports on usage as required.
  • Ensures valid documentation for passengers, items or cargo in vehicle.
  • In the absence of an interpreter, assist with basic interpretation services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Minimum Qualifications



Education & Professional Work Experience



Years of Experience / Degree Level


 2 years relevant experience with Completion of Primary Education or High School Diploma or higher


Certificates and/or Licenses


*Driving License;

Auto Mechanics Certificate;


(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)



Relevant Job Experience



Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations.





Functional Skills


* DV-Driving Rules and Regulations;

DV - Basic Vehicle Mechanical Skills;                          


(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)



Language Requirements



Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.





Competency Requirements


All jobs at UNHCR require six core competencies and may also require managerial competencies and/or cross-functional competencies. The six core competencies are listed below.



Core Competencies:





Organizational Awareness

Teamwork & Collaboration

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Client & Result Orientation




Cross-Functional Competencies:


Technological Awareness

Analytical Thinking

Planning and Organizing


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.


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