Driver Individual Contract (IC)

Location : Abuja, NIGERIA
Application Deadline :06-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 months

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 guidance and supervision of the Senior Human Right Advisor in the Resident Coordinator’s Office, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Human Rights Advisory Unit 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.

 Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to UN Staff, Consultants and Experts on mission.

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
Availability of documents/ supplies
Provision of the services as required.  

Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of staff of the Resident Coordinator’s Unit, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.

Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.

Ensures support to all support duties allocated to him/her.  


Corporate Competencies:

  1. Demonstrates commitment to UN mission, vision and values.
  2. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  1. Shares knowledge and experience
  1. Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  1. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  2. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
  3. Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues


Leadership and Self-Management

  1. Focuses on result for the client
  2. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  1. Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  2. Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
  3. Demonstrates high level of discretion

Required Skills and Experience


Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license. 


2-3 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair. Experience in the use of computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).

Language Requirements:

Fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of

The UN language of the duty station.

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