Job Opening

Posting Title: Driver, G3
Job Code Title: DRIVER
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 08 October 2019 - 21 October 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Transportation-ECA-124596-R-Addis Ababa (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) Regional Office for Africa. The incumbent reports directly to the Regional Director of UNDCO.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Driver will be responsible for the following duties:

•Safely and efficiently transports Regional Director to official meetings and representational events, during official working hours and on an as needed basis outside of normal working hours;
•Drives vehicles safely for the transport of executive officers, authorised personnel and for the transport of official goods.
•Makes deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the office and other offices and institutions, e.g. Ministries, Embassies, Permanent Missions, etc.
•Makes minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested. Collect goods from the customs with due regard to customs regulations and formalities. May make or collect payment for goods.
•Meets official personnel at the airport on time and coordinates pick-ups and drop-office with UNDCO Executive Assistant or other relevant UNECA staff.
•Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors. Dresses and presents him/herself professionally as a representative of the UNDCO.
•Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that vehicle is kept clean.
•Logs fuel consumption, maintenance etc.
•Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of accident.
•Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
•Follow the ethics and core principles of the overall mandate of UNDCO and UNECA.
•Not authorized for unofficial use of the vehicle without receipt of the duly issued authorization from the Regional Director.
•The incumbent will be financially responsible for any loss or damage to the vehicle under his/her operation and resulting from the unauthorized, unlawful or improper use of a vehicle, including violations of the traffic rules, or unauthorized stops while on official business.
•Follow up and inform the office for renewal of Vehicle insurance and payment of annual inspection fees.
•Ensures that all instructions regulating safe driving behaviour and Rules of the Road are in hand and strictly followed.
•Assures that the vehicle has valid insurance and plate.
•Neither smokes when in the car nor allows passengers to do it.


Knowledge of driving rules and regulations. Knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; familiarity with frequently traveled routes and routines of the more senior staff or the officers. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


High school diploma or equivalent is requried. Driver training with a valid driver’s license is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of three years of driving experience is required.
Experience as a driver for a senior executive with a proven safe driving record in Ethiopia is required.
Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans and other kinds of motorised vehicles is required.
Substantial experience driving in Addis Ababa is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a technical assessment which may be followed by a competency based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment for this position is done on a local basis. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of extension depending on availability of fund. All references and driving records of a candidate will be verified.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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