Light Vehicle Driver

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    $16,664 - $22,496 / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    7 days ago
  • Category:
    Travel and Transportation
  • Deadline:


Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Transport Section within the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Baghdad. The Incumbent will report to the Transport Officer.


Under the guidance of the Chief Transport Officer, the Light Vehicle Driver will be fully responsible for the following duties:

• Light Vehicle Driver at GS-3 level acts as a senior driver and Team Leader to junior drivers at the G-2 level. S/he assigns tasks/ shifts to junior drivers.
• Light Vehicle Driver at G-3 level, drives light vehicles to moderately heavy vehicles including passenger transportation vans, cargo vans and transportation trucks.
• Light Vehicle Driver at the G-3 level assists the workshop with preparation of staff transportation vans, cargo vans and trucks for field trips. S/he carries out activities such as changing wheels, cleaning air filters, and general checking to confirm the mechanical soundness of the vehicle.
• Light Vehicle Drivers at the G-3 level, being Senior Drivers are usually assigned to work with VIP personnel.
Back-up driver functions
• S/he ensures provision of reliable and secures driving services by driving office vehicles for the transportation of authorized personnel, and delivery and collection of mail, documents, and other items.
• Drives vehicles safely to transport authorized personnel and general cargo/goods and or specialized hazardous vehicles.
• Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.
• Performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
• Follows required rules and regulations in cases where the vehicle is involved in an accident.
• Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
• Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required. Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
• Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs.
• Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle by carrying out repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, changes oil in a timely manner, and checking tires, brakes, and tires.
• Ensures the vehicle is kept clean and carries out minor repairs on the vehicle, making arrangements for more technical repairs.
Vehicle Administration functions
• Provides inputs during preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
• Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
• Ensures availability of all the required documents and supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit and necessary spare parts.
• Follows required rules and regulations in case the vehicle driven is involved in an accident.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Professionalism: Knowledge of traffic laws. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Ability to speak and understand English and Arabic; Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Ask questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job – Specific Qualification

A valid driver’s license for “C” category is required. (a copy of a valid driving license should be attached).

Work Experience

Two years of progressive experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required. No experience is needed for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher,

Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles – heavy and light passenger vehicles is desirable.

Work experience with an international organization, diplomatic representation or multinational company is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in Arabic and English is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Recruitment against this position is on a local basis. Recruitment in the General Service category shall be made in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country and shall comply with any host country agreement in effect. Applicants who are not nationals from Iraq must meet the relevant employment requirements of the host country, including fulfilling visa or work permit stipulations and upload them under ‘attachments” of your application in Inspira.

An appointment shall not be granted to a person who is the father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, stepchildren, or step sibling of a staff member. This restriction applies to relationships within the United Nations Secretariat and not to those with the separately administered Agencies, Funds or Programmes.

The necessity for ensuring the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity remain the paramount considerations in the employment of personnel. To ensure fairness and transparency, selection will be made on a competitive basis through a selection panel.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants must ensure that their name in the application matches the name on their national passport or Government provided national Identification Document (ID). A discrepancy between the name in the applicant’s application and national ID/passport may impact the recruitment process.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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