South Africa, Cape Town
3d ago


Organization : UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Grade : Administrative support, GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position

Occupational Groups : Administrative support


Transport and Distribution

Closing Date : 2019-08-30

This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

As reflected in paragraph 21 of the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited staff (PPAL), the following Job Opening is open to internal staff members based in South-

Africa at all grade levels and external applicants.


The Driver position in the Office normally falls under direct supervision of the Administrative Officer / Assistant. The incumbent is responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation.

He / She is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While basic function of a Driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he / she may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

The incumbent has regular contacts with staff within UNHCR office and with service providers outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.


Assigned UNHCR vehicles are properly maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation.

Local traffic rules and regulations are strictly observed.

Instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.


Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents, UNHCR pouch and other items.

Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.

Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.

Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.

Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.

Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.

Perform other related duties as required.


Drive the vehicle only when his / her safety or security is not at risk.

Ask the passenger about the destination of the journey and route.

Decline to drive passengers not authorized to be in a UNHCR vehicle.


Completion of Primary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.

Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.

Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Good knowledge of English and local language.

In offices where the working language is not English, good knowledge of UN working language of duty station and local language.)


Mechanical skills.

Competencies as defined in Job Profile

Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.

The closing date for submission of applications is 30 August 2019.

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