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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is recruiting for Contract Driver

Job Description

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Driver

Job ID: 25376
Locations: Bauchi, Sokoto, Oyo, Gombe and Akwa Ibom
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Duration: One year (renewable based on availability of funds, duration of project and satisfactory performance).

The Position

  • Under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the Heads of Office for Kaduna, Calabar and Lagos Liaison Office, the Driver works closely with UNFPA Programme and Operations Teams to deliver results.

How You Can Make a Difference

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose

  • The Nigeria Country Programme is managed through the Country Office in Abuja and the three sub offices in Maiduguri (MDSO), Calabar (CRSO) and Kaduna (KDSO) with a Liaison Office in Lagos (LLO).
  • The Calabar Sub Office is covering Benue, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Abia and Imo states including other projects and satellite activities of the Organization in the South-South and South East geo-political zones.
  • The KDSO covers Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Gombe States and other programming in northern Nigeria.
  • The sub offices work with Implementing Partners to support Maternal Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health (includes ASRH), Gender based violence programmes, and data collection and use including in humanitarian context.
  • These sub-offices play the coordination roles in the zones and perform oversight functions, supporting the Abuja Office in resource mobilization, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You will be responsible for:

  • Drives office vehicles for the transportation of authorized personnel;
  • Delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
  • Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc; performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean, keeping well the maintenance related records;
  • Ensures vehicle related documentation for example licenses and insurance policy are acquired and maintained up to date
  • Prepares and maintains vehicle related Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
  • Reports to the Administrative Associate any fault detected in any of the UNFPA vehicles;
  • Photocopies mail and other official documents as may be required in the office or during workshops/seminars;
  • Distributes mails as appropriate to all staff within the office and to other parties for example government, NGO offices, UN Agencies, Diplomatic missions, individuals etc.  involved with UNFPA;
  • In collaboration with the Protocol Clerk, facilitates the procurement of visas for staff members, Government officials, traveling abroad for meetings and other official engagements;
  • Assists with the official travelers’ reservation, facilitate confirmation of tickets and follow-up on the settlement of air ticket bills.
  • Maintain records on travel in order to facilitate efficient
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Have at least completed Secondary School education and have a Secondary School Certificate - WAEC or NECO.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Possess valid professional driving license and Trade Test Certificate
    • Have a minimum of 5 years professional driving experience with a reputable organization
    • Have the ability to read and write English
    • Work history of at least 3 years in the UN system or an international organization is desirable.
    • Knowledge of local language and terrain is an added advantage.


    • Fluency in written and spoken English required.

    Required Competencies

    • Exemplifying integrity
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
    • Embracing diversity in all its forms
    • Embracing change

    Core Competencies:

    • Achieving Results 
    • Being Accountable
    • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
    • Thinking analytically and Strategically
    • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
    • Communicating for Impact

    UNFPA Work Environment

    • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.
    • We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.
    • UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

    Compensation and Benefits

    • This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.
    • The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.

    Application Closing Date
    29th August, 2019 (5pm, Nigerian Time).

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online


    • This vacancy announcement is only for nigerian nationals.
    • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5.

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    About United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization. The UNFPA says it "is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled." Their work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including creation of national strategies and protocols, and providing supplies and services. The organization has recently been kno...
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    August 14, 2019
    Offer Type
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    Akwa Ibom /Bauchi /Gombe /Oyo /Sokoto
    August 29, 2019
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