Driver 5 Positions - UNFPA (Open to South Sudanese Nationals Only)

Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :06-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :GS-2
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :One year


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the Driver position in the South Sudan Country Office.

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UN officials and visitors ensuring the 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, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, s/he drives the office vehicle for transporting authorized personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the UNFPA office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives for UN officials and staff.Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, 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 through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;
  • Ensures proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report;
  • Ensures including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident;.
  • When necessary, translates in local language for the head of the office and/or official personnel using the car;
  • Assists office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required.Assists in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications and arranges to pay office telephone and other bills, as required;
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


Functional Competencies:

  • Business Acumen;
  • Implementing management systems;
  • Client orientation.

Core Competencies:


  • Integrity/Commitment to mandate, Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning, Valuing diversity.

Managing Relationships:

  • Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self management.

Working with people:

  • Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management.

Personal Leadership and Effectiveness:

  • Strategic and analytical thinking, Results orientation/Commitment to excellence, Appropriate and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Completed secondary education.


  • 2 years of progressively responsible driving experience is required at the national or international level;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Experience in handling of web based management systems (e.g. Peoplesoft, Atlas);
  • Valid driving permit and clean driving record.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Additional Information:

  • Applicants are kindly requested to apply through the link below:  https:\\ by 06 October 2015;
  • Applications received after this date will not be taken into consideration;
  • Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their qualifications and work experience;
  • Only the short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.


  • There is no application processing or other fee at any stage of UNFPA application processes.

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.

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