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Driver - UNODC (SC3)

Bosaso (Somalia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bosaso (Somalia)
  • Grade: SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-04

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Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Coordinator and direct supervisor, 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.

The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission. Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver provides driving services to the UNODC staff at the duty station.

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.

Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport for the transport of authorized personnel 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the UNODC - GMCP services. The additional support provided by the driver will also increase the operational effectiveness of UNODC - GMCP Office through more effective allocation of tasks and responsibilities.


Core Competencies:

  • Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work : Demonstrates interest in learning about clients’ perspectives and needs
  • Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow : Uses available resources, methods, partners, and information effectively
  • People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction : Proactively seeks instruction, feedback and coaching to improve performance
  • Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform : Speaks on behalf of self with professionalism and integrity consistent with UN values
  • Delivery - Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement : Awareness of organizational values and code of conduct in delivering services

Technical/Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.
  • Client Orientation.

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.


  • 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.


  • 3 years’ work experience as a driver.
  • Safe driving record.
  • knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:              

  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Somali is required.

Other Requirements:     

  • Valid Driver’s license and a certificate of good conduct.
  • Candidates considered for this post will be required to sit a driving test as part of the selection procedure.


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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