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Driver/Clerk (for FILIPINO NATIONALS only)

Manila (Philippines)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-05

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This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response’s efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national, international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Humanitarian Affairs Officer, 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, keeping high standard of behavior and confidentiality.

The Driver provides driving services to UNOCHA staff, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission and attend support services in support of operations as required. Upon request of the Senior Officer, the Driver can also be required to provide basic administrative and other support to the staff, as required.


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:
  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
  • Proper use of vehicle;
  • Availability of documents/ supplies;
  • Takes immediate action in response to accidents; and
  • Performs other clerical duties as assigned.
  1. Provision of reliable and secure driving services focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Driving office vehicles safely for the transport of authorised personnel and, where needed, for the transport of general cargo goods;
    • Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates security, protocol and customs formalities as required;
    • Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors; and
    • Understanding of route planning and security measures.
  2. Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle though focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.; perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean; and
    • Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc. 
  3. Proper use of vehicle focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident;
    • Makes regular deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the UN office and other offices and institutions, e.g. Line Ministries, International Organizations, Special Missions, etc; and
    • Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  4. Performs other clerical duties as assigned focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Makes minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested.  Collect goods from the customs with due regard to customs regulations and formalities; and
    • May make or collect payment for goods.



Innovation. Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye.

Leadership. Ability to persuade others to follow. Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work.

People Management. Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives.

Communication. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly.

Delivery. Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement. Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables.



Office Administration. Ability to manage day-to-day office activities (including but not limited to travel management, facilities and asset management, policy and procedures maintenance) to meet operational needs. Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop).

Office Efficiency. Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency. Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop).

Logistics. Knowledge of logistics operations, principles and methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop).

Security Incident Management & Monitoring. Ability to provide adequate response to security incidents/events. Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop).

Communication. Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders. Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop).

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education.
  • Valid Driver’s license required.


  • 3 years’ work experience as a driver with UN or International Organizations; Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations; Good skills in minor vehicles repair; Experience in driving various types of vehicles; Good familiarity of Manila and other major cities in the country;
  • Experience as a driver working in Mindanao and with a safe driving record; and
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans and other kinds of motorized vehicles.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English.
  • Working knowledge of Mindanao local languages an added advantage.


  • Non-Smoking environment.


General Information

UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified candidates and persons with disabilities.

UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNDP jobs.

UNDP has zero tolerance of sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

 Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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