Job Opening

Posting Title: Driver, G4
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 01 November 2022 - 30 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Transportation-UNOG-193850-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Logistics Sub-Unit, Travel and Logistics Unit, Purchase and Transportation Section, Central Support Services, Division of Administration at the United Nations Office at Geneva.


Under the supervision of the Travel and Logistics Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provides support to the supervisor of the drivers’ team for the provision of regular and ad-hoc ground transportation by UNOG, as well as for the planning and execution of VIP transportation in order to provide high-quality driver services.
• Provides driver services to the Director-General of UNOG, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, the Executive Secretary of ECE, the Special Envoy for Syria and any other entitled official and this within and outside Switzerland.
• Provides ground transportation to personalities and senior officials, including the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly, non resident Under-Secretary and Assistant Secretary Generals while visiting Geneva.
• Provides support to the supervisor of the drivers’ team for all tasks related to the management of ground transportation services on a daily and weekly basis.
• Provides support to the supervisor of the drivers’ team for all matters related to track the team’s activity, and in particular support in managing overtime and the provision of statistics.
• Is responsible to provide transportation services in a timely manner, respecting applicable traffic rules and regulations
• Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and for the transport of general cargo goods.
• Makes deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the office and other offices and institutions, e.g. Ministries, Embassies, Permanent Missions, etc.
• Collect goods with due regard to customs regulations and formalities.
• Meets official personnel at the airport.
• Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
• 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.
• Escalates to supervisor any issue or abnormality which is outside of the range of established operating procedures.
• Ensures prompt delivery of urgent mail.
• Hand delivers sensitive and urgent letters to UN Agencies.
• Delivers urgent mail, parcels, special deliveries etc. as needed, including packages weighing up to 16 kilos.
• Makes deliveries and pick-ups in accordance to the daily schedule and sorts and sends out picked up mail to other mail stations.
• Performs other duties within the logistics sub-unit as assigned.
Clients services :
• Investigates and resolves complaints regarding the provision of ground transportation.
• Provides guidance to UNOG staff and other clients on the proper use of the ground transportation and logistics service.
• Executes related transportation, logistics services and support during conferences.
• Escalates to supervisor any client issue or challenging client interaction which may be beyond the scope of the staff member to manage.
• Assists in implementing computerization of drivers and transportation operations, e.g. new apps and technologies, etc.
• Keeps informed of new technologies and issues relative to ground transportation and logistics operations.
• Maintains and updates various databases.
• Assists in training and developing staff.
• Replaces absent colleagues based on the distribution of tasks established within the team.
• Performs any other tasks as assigned to ensure the efficient functioning of the Logistics Sub-unit.


Professionalism: 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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Accountability: 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.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Completion of secondary school or its equivalent commercial school is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

A valid type B Driver’s license is required.

Work Experience

At least three (3) years of experience in ground transportation, driver services, logistics operations or related area is required.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for General Service and related positions must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located. A staff member subject to local recruitment is not eligible for the allowances or benefits applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

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