Driver at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF | Job Title: Driver | Job Location: Abuja and other Duty Stations (Fixed Term)

Job no: 532847
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Nigeria
Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Nigeria
Department/Office: Abuja, Nigeria
Categories: Finance and Administration, Support: Operations, G-2

III. Key functions, accountability and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials
2. Maintenance of assigned vehicle
3. Documentation of vehicle-related information

  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials

Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors and delivery, and collection of mail, documents and other items.

Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.

  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle

Ensures vehicle is always kept in good running condition 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.

IV. Impact of Results

The efficiency and efficacy of the support provided by the Driver ensures the safe and timely transportation of staff, officials and visitors to work assignments and the efficient maintenance of vehicles owned/rented by the office, thus supporting the efficient running of the office which in turn strengthens UNICEF’s capacity in delivering programmes for the most vulnerable women and children in that particular country.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required.
  • Experience working in an international organization, embassy or UN system, is an asset. 
  • Knowledge and skills in minor vehicle repair is an asset.
  • Fluency in any of the local languages of the duty station and proficiency in English is required.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.  

Core Competencies

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for Results (I)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (1)
  • Learning and Researching (1)
  • Planning and Organizing (1)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (1)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority.  

Advertised: Jul 16 2020 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Application Closing Date
Aug 17 2020 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply