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Notice from UNOCHA – Job Vacancy – Driver

September 16, 2019 South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

Job ID
UN Coordination
Vacancy End Date
(Midnight New York, USA)
Time Left
1d 12h 51m
Juba, South Sudan
Education & Work Experience
C-HS Graduate or Equivalent – 2 year(s) experience
Arabic, English
Vacancy Type
Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type
Common System
Contract Duration
3 Months



Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Office, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

 The Driver provides driving services to the UNOCHA staff in the South Sudan, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.


This is a temporary appointment to support the team of the EVD Secretariat.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ensure that the assigned vehicle is wash and clean.
  5. Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
  6. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
  7. Ensure insurance cover of assigned vehicle is valid.
Required Skills and Experience


2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required, good knowledge of local Arabic is desirable.



Application Procedure:

This vacancy announcement is for qualified South Sudanese nationals only

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at by creating a personal profile and completing UNDP Personal History Form. Please note that UNDP only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through will be considered and applications received after closing date will not be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNDP South Sudan vacancies, only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted.

General Information

UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities.

UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNDP jobs.

UNDP has zero tolerance of sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.

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