Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Job Opportunity at UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund - Driver

Job Title: Driver,Kasulu, Tanzania, G2
Job ID: 30047
Location: East and Southern Africa
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Rotation: This post is non-rotational.

Duty Station: Kasulu, Tanzania

Closing Date: 05 May 2020 (5 pm, New York time)

Duration: One Year (*)

Post Type: Fixed-Term Appointment


[i] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation
Organizational Setting

The post of Driver is located in UNFPA Kasulu Field Office and reports to the Admin/Finance Associate and to the UNFPA Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Coordinator based in Kasulu-

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Major Activities/Expected Results

  • Drives for UNFPA officials and staff. Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by:

a)Driving office vehicles for the transport of UNFPA staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and

b) Meeting official personnel and visitors at the Kigoma airport to the UNFPA field offices in Kasulu and Kibondo.

  • The driver will be in charge of security matters, including knowledge of the security situation in the field, obtain security clearance for field missions when necessary, organize police escort in liaison with UNHCR field security associate/ focal person when necessary, organizing the payment/in kind reimbursement of fuel to the security officers, and documentation and reporting on the movements/fuel reimbursements to the field OIC and Operations Manager.
  • The driver will ensure functionality of, and maintain and operate security equipment for the vehicle, including radio systems, winch, fire extinguisher and first aid box.
  • 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 and water levels, car washing, etc so that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Ensures proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • When necessary, translates in local language for the head of the office and/or official personnel using the car.
  • Assists office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required. Assists in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications as required.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

Education: Completed Secondary Level education.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Three years work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs

Languages: Fluency in the language of the duty station; knowledge of the UN language of the duty station.

Required Competencies


Exemplifying integrity Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system Embracing diversity in all its forms Embracing change Core Competencies:Achieving Results Being Accountable Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen Thinking analytically and Strategically Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships Communicating for Impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Providing logistical support
  • Managing data
  • Managing documents, correspondence and reports
  • Managing information and work flow
  • Planning, organizing and multitasking

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

HOW TO APPLY: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step guide to applying in the E-recruit system of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment. Please print out the Guide for your reference during registration and application process. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

For any questions or comments please contact recruiting@unfpa.org

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