Deadline: 15 August, 2021

Location: Ethiopia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Driver.

WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


  • Provide transportation of authorised personnel including translation of basic conversation from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorised routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to authorised destinations
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, ensuring efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption
  • Ensure assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition
  • Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward
  • Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores, when required, including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to clients


  • Secondary school education
  • Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s licence/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations
  • Two years, minimum, of work experience as a driver, preferably in an international organisation, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicle, including vans and trucks
  • Experience in defensive driving (desirable)
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact
  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English
  • Knowledge of the local language will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: UNAMID


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