Apr 10, 2019

Driver to the RCS

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Full time Other

Job Description

Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator and direct supervision of the RCS Coordination Development Officer Strategic Planning & Team Leader, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UNRC and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring 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 is required to provide driving services to the RCS team in the office, 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

Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of UN RC, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport and perform administrative support including visa, protocol, and customs formalities arrangement when required. In this regard s/he will also be entrusted with the processing of official paperwork for newly assigned colleagues.

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.  Ensure compilation of all requisitions for transport to process cost recovery, sorting and distribution of budget lines to facilitate payment of petrol vendors. 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, and 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. Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management within the national Institutionsenvironment through sharing of information and personal example
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development

Job knowledge and technical expertise:

  • Good driving skills
  • Good technical know-how of vehicles
  • Good understanding of traffic rules

Delivery: Management and Leadership

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities


  • Listens to develop awareness of client’s needs,
  • Respects difference of opinion,
  • Finds common ground to solve problems;
  • Demonstrates behaviors such as teamwork, maintaining relationships, and seeks guidance from supervisor to address issues.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education.
  • Valid Driver’s license.


  • 3 years’ work experience as a local driver in an international organization;
  • Safe driving record;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirement

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Siswati.


Important applicant information

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

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Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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