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Driver & Logistics Clerk , Multiple positions

Erbil (Iraq)

Background Information - PSC

Peace and Security Centre

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Cluster is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Cluster Director who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Cluster on behalf of its clients.

Background Information - Job-specific

Background - UNMAS

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates. 

Background – UNMAS Iraq

The UNMAS Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. UNMAS is supporting multiple layers of operations under the UNMAS Iraq Strategic Plan which focuses on three main components: 1. Explosive Hazard Management;
2. Capacity Enhancement, and
3. Risk Education. 

In 2017, UNMAS resource mobilized over $70,000,000 in funding and is now seeking additional staff for a short period of time to support implementation.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Officer, the Driver & Logistics Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services for the transport of authorized personnel.

This position is based in Erbil, Iraq, with frequent missions to the field. The Driver & Logistics Clerk can often be required to travel in complex and challenging environments with limited resources and eventually stay there overnight (when required)

The Driver & Logistics clerk is responsible for the following duties:

  • Daily driving missions  and processing admin tasks
  • Conduct personal security detail (PSD) missions with dialy preparation and inspection of kit and vehicles
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle log books, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts
  • Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an incident or a accident
  • Assist the Security Officer and/or Logistics Officer in preparing Receiving Inspection Report (RIR), storage arrangements, Inventory record keeping of spare parts and other goods.
  • Assists in local procurement process such as obtaining quotation from local suppliers
  • Assist in arranging for clearance of consignments such as processing Tax Exemption Certificates, Customs clearances and necessary permits from Local Government Offices
  • Provide upto date inframtion in regards to local laws on traffic environments
  • Assistance with office tasks (photocopying, scanning as directed)
  • Assist Logistics Officer in processing visas and Residents Permits for International personnel at local government offices
  • Care and maintenance of all UNOPS vehicles, paying special attention to cleanliness, refueling, road safety, etc.
  • Compiling and maintenance of transportation logs and documentation;
  • Ensure vehicles have appropriate documentation i.e. accident forms etc.;
  • Carry out radio checks when required;
  • Carry out regular security training on the reaction to events that might occur while on mission;
  • Ensure vehicles have a full complement of safety and emergency equipment including fire extinguisher, ETB Bag, etc.;
  • Perform other related duties as required. 

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Secondary school diploma (high school) or equivalent with minimum of 3 years experience is required.
  • Master's or Bachelor's degree is an asset


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in driving armored vehicles is required
  • Minimum of one (1) year of logistics experience is desired
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Experience as a driver in a conflict/post-conflict environment is desired.
  • Experience in driving both Manual and Automatic transmission vehicles is required
  • Experience working as a Personal Security Detail (PSD) Driver is desired.
  • Experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook) is desired
  • Experience in working with Private Security Companies is highly desired
  • Experience in working with US military, NGOs and UN Organizations is highly desired
  • Good knowledge and experience in working in the provinces of Erbil, Nineveh and Kirkuk.
  • Excellent knowledge of protocol is desired.


  • Fluency in Kurdish Language (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Intermediate English (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: LICA-3 (ICS-3)
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • This is a local position, therefore only nationals of duty station or applicants with a valid residence permit will be considered
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.  Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: LICA-3, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-01

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