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Call for applications: Senior Driver SC3 (C/C1 License Category) | Multiple duty stations in Ukraine


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Administrative support - SB-2 (SC3/SC4), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: Closed


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Senior Driver | SC-3 | Multiple duty stations (Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro) | One year

ūüö©¬†Vacancy Announcement¬†n¬į: 475277

ūüďʬ†Job Title: Senior Driver
ūüďĆType of Contract: Service Contract
‚ě°ÔłŹ¬†Unit / Division: Administration Unit / WFP Ukraine¬†
ūüď欆¬†¬†Duty Station:¬†Multiple duty stations (Kharkiv, Dnipro)
‚ě°ÔłŹ¬†Duration: 12¬†months¬†(renewable)

ūüĒĄ¬†Successful candidates will be placed on the talent pool and¬†may be contacted in the upcoming 12 months on an as-needed basis, for immediate opportunities.

About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

What will you do in this position?

To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities

Why work with us?

The war in Ukraine has left an estimated one in three families without enough food, rising to one in two in some areas of the East and South. More than 6 million Ukrainians have been internally displaced and more than 6 million have left the country. Many of those who remain have lost their livelihoods, especially in areas close to the front lines. Millions who fled their homes to the country’s West are preparing for long-term internal displacement. Many who have returned to liberated areas around the capital, Kyiv, are struggling to rebuild their lives, having run out of money or found their homes reduced to rubble.

WFP is quickly scaling up to support 4.7 million people per month inside Ukraine, using a flexible mix of food and cash assistance. We support people wherever they are, including in areas close to the front line.

This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging role in a multi-cultural, hardworking, fun and interdisciplinary team. In addition, we offer:

‚ě°ÔłŹ Meaningful and impactful careers: Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve

‚ě°ÔłŹ Continuous learning and training: We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers

‚ě°ÔłŹ Multicultural and stimulating work environment: We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger

Join us to make a difference in Ukraine, watch this video to know more about us!!


To provide efficient and safe transportation to senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials or visitors, and/or provide support in coordinating transport-related services. 

How can you make a difference?

In this position you will have to

1. Provide transportation to senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials and visitors including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and the delivery and collection of various items following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
2. Plan and assign the routes and schedules for other Drivers, to support efficient transport-related services for clients.
3. Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities, to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
4. Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
5. Efficiently plan and coordinate WFP vehicle maintenance to ensure vehicles are fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, assigned equipment on board is in a good condition to support safe and efficient services.
6. Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
7. Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required including mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills, to ensure administrative support to clients.

To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will need to have...

Education: Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/Certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations (C/C1 Class).

Experience: Three (3) or more years of work experience as a driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy, or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks, and other kinds of motorized vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Language: Fluency in English and Ukrainian is mandatory. 

Knowledge and Skills:
o Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/ waterways and conditions, and security issues.
o Good understanding of transport services and ability to coordinate routes and schedules or other drivers
o Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g., fire extinguishers)
o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
o Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
o Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
o Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone, and other applications.
o Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods
o Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact. 

Before you apply...

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated. We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Ukraine. Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply. CV and cover letter must be submitted in the English language.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.Bottom of Form

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