Driver (2 Positions) – UNDP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Development Programme
AgencyResident Coordinator Office
TitleDriver (2 Positions)
Job ID41181
Practice Area – Job FamilyManagement
Vacancy End Date
24/02/2022 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time Left
12d 8h 15m
Duty StationKhartoum, Sudan
Education & Work ExperienceC-HS Graduate or Equivalent – 2 year(s) experience


Arabic, English
Vacancy TypeService Contract (SC)
Posting TypeExternal
BureauArab States
Contract Duration1 Year with possibility for extension


RCO 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.

RCO 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 RCO team leader  and direct supervisor, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services 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 to the operations and programme staff in the RCO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff 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

1- Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

2- 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.

3- 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.

4- 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.

5- Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Required  skills and competencies Operational Effectiveness:

• Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties 

• Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints 

• Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities

• Basic  knowledge of administrative rules and regulations

• Ability to operate and maintain a variety office machines and office equipment to assist with     efficient delivery of service

• Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)

• Demonstrates knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)

• Demonstrates knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)

Planning, organizing and multi-tasking:

• Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships

• Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines

• Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs

• Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support

• Specific instructions are provided for new assignments. Routine work reviewed upon completion. Any problem must be discussed with supervisor

Required Skills and Experience


Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license. 


2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.


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