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Djibouti (Djibouti)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Djibouti (Djibouti)
  • Grade: LICA-3, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-15

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Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Officer, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to Head of Office, operations staff, Consultants and Experts and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors, ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver has a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services/Protocol Services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Provides Administrative & logistical support and ensures availability office supplies
  • Immediate action in case of accident
1. Provides reliable and secure driving services:
  • Driving office vehicles for the transport of the Head of Office, operations staff, Consultants and Experts and other high-ranking UN officials and visitor
  • Collecting and delivering mail, documents and other items; and
  • Meeting official personnel at the airport and facilitating immigration and customs formalities as required

2.   Ensures 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 the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle:
  • Checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.;
  • Performing minor repairs and arranging for major repairs; and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.
4. Provides Administrative & logistical support  and ensures availability office supplies:
    1. Packaging/packing of material received for dispatch; labeling, inserting material in envelopes and tracking outgoing mail;
    2. Collection of invoices from Vendors, contacting Vendors for any information and documentation to be provided or received;
    3. Support in local shopping /purchases including ordering and pickup of office supply
    4. Operates photocopying and duplicating machines, binding, and filing;
    5. Assist / support in physical verification of assets;
    6. Support in archiving of documents and items
5. Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.

Impact and results

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the UNOPS services


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. 
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.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Completion of Secondary School or equivalent is required;
  • Drivers training with valid driver’s license for B, C and D categories is required.

  • Three (3) years’ work experience as a driver, including knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs is required.
  • Fluency in written and oral English and French is required.  
  • Knowledge of second UN working language desirable

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: LICA 3
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘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

  • 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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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