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Driver to Head Office

  • Added Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Republic of North Macedonia
  • City: Skopje
  • Contract Type: FTA Local
  • Post Level: G3
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Manager the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UNDP RR, and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

    Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts, UNDP DRR, UN staff on mission.


    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
    • Proper use of vehicle
    • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
    • Availability of documents/ supplies  

    •      Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of UNDP RR, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

    •       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. Has overall responsibility for general oversite of the office vehicle pool.

    •    Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.

    •    Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicles.

    •    Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

    Impact of Results

    The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the CO services.



    Innovation – Assesses work with critical eye    

    • Seeks feedback on work activities
    • Demonstrates interest in learning about clients’ perspectives and needs

    Leadership – Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work    

    • Uses available resources, methods, partners, and information effectively

    People Management – Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives  

    • Proac¬tively seeks clarification when needed
    • Proactively seeks instruction, feedback and coaching to improve performance

    Communication – Reliably and consistently interprets information and instruction correctly    

    • Responds to information and instruction with professionalism and accuracy
    • Speaks on behalf of self with professionalism and integrity consistent with UN values

    Delivery – Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables    

    • Understands responsibilities and meets expectations
    • Delivers within time and resource requirements
    • Awareness of organizational values and code of conduct in delivering services


    Operational Effectiveness

    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
    • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)
    • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
    • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
    • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities


    • Secondary Education. Must have a valid and clean driver’s license


    • At mimimum of 3 years’ work experience as a driver of officials in an international institution, governmental organization, embassy or UN system with an excellent knowledge of the local traffic rules, regulations and geography.
    • Safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair. Previous UN experience will be considered as an asset

    Language Requirements:    

    • Fluency in English and Macedonian is required.

    *Please note that the shortlisted candidates will be invited to additionally reply on a questionary that will be previously provided by UNDP.

    Important applicant information

    All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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    Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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