Driver/Dispatcher- National IC

Location : Kirkuk, IRAQ
Application Deadline :04-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 Year



Under the overall guidance of Head of Office and under direct supervision of the Logistic Assistant, the driver provides reliable and safe driving services and clerical administration assistance to the team providing humanitarian support to the OCHA Office in Iraq and ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

 The Driver provides driving services and administration/clerical functions to the OCHA office based in Kirkuk.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the day-today supervision of the Logistic Assistant, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Pick up and drop off the staff during all working days and drive them on official trips in and outside of the city as directed by the direct supervisor and per the security and transportation procedures of OCHA, ensuring safe and on time arrival of staff to the duty station/destinations and back as required;
  • Remain flexible for traveling to outside of the city and working additional hours if required;
  • Full compliance with implementation of all security measures for the passengers and the vehicle during all the trips regardless of the location, destination and distance of travel.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle, cleanliness, and regular checking of the vehicle parts, as described on the driver’s checklist;
  • Maintain the vehicle logbook is properly filled out with fleet information as well as invoices for fuel and maintenance of the vehicle and making sure it is signed by the authorizing officer;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean and ready for use;
  • Report immediately to direct supervisor of any accidents, mechanical failure occurring during a trip in or outside the city;
  • Keep records use of vehicle daily mileage trips, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Use radio communication and carry out tasks as directed by the supervisor and shall remain vigilant and professional all the time.
  • Pouch/mail delivery and distribution of documents and other items when needed;
  • Follow up on staff visas/stay permits and custom clearances when required;
  • Follow up on regular vehicle servicing and repair/maintenance with local garages;
  • Liaise with traffic department when required for vehicle registration etc;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as required;


  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Teamwork: good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Willing to work in shifts including some nights, weekends and official holiday duty;
  • Pleasant personality, clean and well groomed;
  • Perform any other relevant duties as required;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues, confidentiality and time management;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience


High School graduate.

Valid Driver’s license (standard driving licenses for heavy and special use vehicles).


  • 2 years’ experience, driver's license, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Experience in driving various types of vehicles including armored vehicles;
  • Proficiency in completing routing documents, forms, logs etc.

Language Requirements:

Good Knowledge of English, Arabic and Kurdish.

The detailed terms of reference and the Letter of Confirming Interest and Availability are uploaded in documents section, furthermore is available in the following link :

Please note you can upload only one document in the online application, therefore combine the CV and the Letter of Confirmation and Availability as one pdf before uploading.


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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