Driver- UN Zimbabwe Roster

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline :15-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-2
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year
Expected Duration of Assignment :one year

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 supervision of the Chief of Operations or Operations/Administrative Manager/Administrative Associate/Assistant, the Driver, provides reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations;

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials

  • Driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required;

Maintenance of assigned vehicle

  • Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing  minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing;

Documentation of vehicle related information

  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies 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 cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, cost recoveries, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;


Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication;
  • People management;
  • Delivery;
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing;
  • Learning and Researching;
  • Planning, Organizing and multi tasking;
  • Following Instructions and Procedures;
  • Operational Effectiveness;
  • Managing Data;


Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education; a valid driver’s license, defensive driving certificate and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations;


  • Three  years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record;

Language Requirements:

  •  Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English;

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