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Driver (Resident Coordinator's Office)

Freetown (Sierra Leone)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Freetown (Sierra Leone)
  • Grade: GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Managerial positions
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-02

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Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Assistant/ Fleet management Assistant/ Strategic Planning Ad., RCO Team Leader, the driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Unit/Project ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver can also be required to provide driving services to other units and entities within UNDP, partner Agencies, 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 safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of Resident Coordinator, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including 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 in the assigned vehicle.

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

Impact of Key Results

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the Unit/ Project services.


Corporate Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views


Required Skills and Experience


Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.


  • 2-3 years’ proven work experience as a driver preferably in the UNCS, other international NGOs and organizations.
  • Safe/clean driving record
  • knowledge in driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Minimum visual acuity of 20/50 (or corrected to 20/50)
  • Knowledge driving in Freetown areas and the provinces


Language Requirements

  • Good communication skills with ability to speak and read in English. Fluency in Krio
  • knowledge of another UN language is an advantage but not a requirement.


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