Job Opening

Posting Title: Driver, Jerusalem, (سائق في منطقة القدس), 05
Job Code Title: Driver
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: Jerusalem (East) West Ban
Posting Period: 08 May 2023 - 22 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Transportation-UNRWA-208049-R- (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

* As applicable, the incumbent reports to the Vehicle Control Officer and is assigned to the concerned Dispatcher in the Fields.


* Drives any assigned Agency Vehicle, as directed and within the limitations of local/international traffic laws and regulations and the type of vehicle registration and driving license held by him/her; ensures the safety of the vehicle, the passengers, freight and other road users; loads/unloads the assigned vehicle, as needed, and assists in moving and securing equipment/luggage as required;
* Ensures that his/her driving license, passport, visas and other travel documents are always valid; reports to his/her supervisor any traffic violation that may have an impact on his/her permission to operate a vehicle including off-duty; ensures that vehicle documents are always valid as per the relevant technical instructions, including vehicle serial numbers, registration data and mileage and crossing borders permits;
* Oversees the maintenance of his/her assigned vehicle including daily basic check of oil, battery, brakes, water, tires and reports problems to supervisor; ensures the cleanliness and good general condition of the vehicle inside and outside;
* Adheres to the rules, regulations and procedures especially in case of accidents and accident reporting; should have detailed knowledge of police, emergency, road side service numbers and callout procedures;
* Ensures proper application of rules and procedures of the Agency’s diplomatic pouch operations including the appropriate custody and protection of confidentiality during transit across borders; ensures that passengers are in possession of valid travel documents (UNLP, visa) before commencing trips; assists passengers in boarding and disembarking;
* Ensures proper application of rules and procedures of the Agency’s diplomatic pouch operations including the appropriate custody and protection of confidentiality during transit across borders; ensures that passengers are in possession of valid travel documents (UNLP, visa) before commencing trips; assists passengers in boarding and disembarking;
* Based on specific assignments, the incumbent is required to adhere to the following responsibilities:
1. When driving a senior official (VIP), applies protocol issues related to flags, attendance at Government Ministries, Royal/Presidential Palaces, VIP/Senior Diplomatic protocols in use at border crossings and at Airports; acts as a member of the Close Protection Officers team assigned to high profile individuals/VIPs to ensure their safety and security and attends to the right stowage of items ensuring that there are no loose items in the assigned vehicle; provides first aid, if needed;
2. When driving compactor/garbage collection vehicle, usually in congested and confined urban environments, maneuvers vehicles skillfully and safely to load/offload rubbish skips to the accumulated refuse at approved sites only; manages the compactor/garbage team crew and ensures their safety;
3. When driving a freight vehicle, supervises loading and offloading operations to ensure safe stacking of goods and equipment for transportation; is responsible for the correct sheeting, stowing and securing of the load to minimize damage and theft in transit for reasons of environment (dust, heat/cold, water); is responsible for managing labour/logistics assigned teams ensuring their safety; attends to specificities of freight and safety measurements, such as goods like fuel, compressed gas and /or medical supplies;
4. When driving a bus, takes the appropriate routes and plans, for long distances, the adequate stops at the appropriate facilities and manages the safety and welfare of passengers.
* Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and
Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. In addition to the following competencies:
* Relating and Networking
* Planning and Organizing.
* Applying Technical Expertise
* Following Instructions and Procedures
* Coping with Pressure and Setbacks


* Completion of Basic Education (third preparatory).
* Must possess basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance, inspection and fault reporting.

Job - Specific Qualification

*It is required to have a Valid driving Israel license for types B of vehicles.

Work Experience

It is required to have at least five years’ experience of driving different types of B vehicles.


* Ability to communicate in English and fluent in Arabic.


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

Special Notice

Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment

Duration of Contract: 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Conditions of service:
• Basic Salary: Monthly basic salary from $834.30; and monthly dependency allowance up to $123.25.
• Leave: 36 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with six-day working week. 30 days of annual leave for staff attending UNRWA duty stations with five-day working week.
• Pension: Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency)
• Other conditions of service and benefits may apply.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Successful completion of Secondary Education;
2. Knowledge of processes and procedures at Ministries, Embassies, Consulates, commercial entities and similar locations when processing official Agency documents and correspondence;
3. Specialized training in some or all of the following:
• Health and Safety;
• Transport of dangerous goods;
• Close Protection/Armoured Vehicle operation, evasion, ambush awareness, convoy driving techniques and general security awareness;
• Specific type training for specialist vehicles;
• First Aid Training;
• VHF/HF communications;
• Basic vehicle maintenance.

Other information:
1. Based on the type of vehicle assigned, staff member may be paid an allowance as stipulated in relevant instructions;
2. Depending on the vehicle assigned, drivers will be constantly busy, driving often in congested urban environments but with infrequent requirements to move bags and boxes in and out of cars. For specialized drivers the amount of driving may be interspersed with periods of intense physical work loading/offloading/supervising/lashing/sheeting etc., outdoors and exposed to the elements. It will be expected that drivers will be physically fit and healthy enough to perform duties that will include physical labour;
3. Staff member may be required to work outside normal working hours according to the needs of the Agency;
4. All drivers will undergo an annual medical and optical check-up.

This vacancy notice is open to external candidates. Only candidates residing in Jerusalem and have Israel driving license are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in Jerusalem, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.

Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

Equivalency may apply for this post.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

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United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, 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. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA 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. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work 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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