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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kunduz
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: Closed
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDPs mission as part of the UN system is to achieve sustainable development and fight poverty wherever it is greatest.  This requires the very best of us, world-class collaboration, innovative thinking, resilient-based strategies, and continuous learning. UNDPs competitive advantage as a development partner of choice comes from having the trust of developing countries, owing to our impartial character, transparency, and longstanding presence and commitment to the poorest and most vulnerable. We offer opportunities to make a lasting difference to the more than 170 countries where we commit our support and expertise.  UNDP has been working in Afghanistan in pursuit of its mission in the development of more than 50 years.  Its current focus in the country is an integrated yet decentralized approach to programming known as theArea Based approach for Development Emergency Initiatives (titled the ABADEI Strategy). Central to its implementation are eight regional offices in Afghanistan.

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving and transportation services to the programme and operations personnel in the office, to consultants and experts on mission, with a client-oriented approach, demonstrates a high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact, and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

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

        Ability to support the logistics needs of the team

1.       Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles 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, 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.

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

6.       Ensures that all logistics support is provided within UNDP rules regulations, in a timely and helpful fashion to all team members.

        Provides logistics Support in the organization of workshops and seminars in accordance with project activities and workplan i.e., collecting documents from the printers, ensuring all necessary equipment and documents are delivered on time to the venue.

        Assist in both setting up and close of meetings, workshops, and other events (helping with raising pop up banners, sitting at the registration desk, etc.)

        Assist with performing registry-related duties, such as photocopying bulky documents in preparation for meetings

        Assist in arranging and setting up of office equipment, furniture and office supplies when needed

        Perform all other related duties upon request

4.       Institutional Arrangement

Under the overall guidance of the General 0perations Specialist and the direct supervision of the Head of Transportation, the Driver will be part of a team that provides reliable and safe driving services.  Drivers in a Regional Office work under the supervision of the Head of Regional Office).



Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)


Thematic Area




Administration & Operations

Vehicle management

Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management


Administration & Operations

Registry & correspondence management

Ability to collect, register, maintain and deliver mail and UNDP pouch; ability to manage archives


Business Management


Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience



UN Policy Ethics

Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity.


Business Development

Knowledge Generation

Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need


Business Management



Ability to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities; advocate for UNDP, its values, mission and work with various constituencies

Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary education.
  • Valid driver’s license (Afghanistan).
  • Minimum 2 years working experience as a driver; safe driving record.

Required skills

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the region is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Experience with light office duties such as photocopying, and scanning.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in the usage of computers
  • Experience in the usage of VHF radio communication

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working with UN organizations meritorious.
  • Previous work with   International   Organizations/   NGO’s is highly desirable.
  • Driving experience on off-road terrain would be an added advantage.

Required Language(s)

  • Fluency in English, Pashto and/or Dari is required.
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.
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