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Employer: UNOPS
Job Title: Driver
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
Under the guidance and supervision of the Field Security Advisor, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UNOPS Somalia Personnel ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver has a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

This position is open to Somali nationals or those with Somali residency permits. 
Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.

Functional Responsibilities

The position is based in UNOPS Mogadishu office, and the Driver will be responsible to perform summary of the following key functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Immediate action in case of accident
  • Driving Armoured Vehicles in Convoys
  • Provide general assistance and backstop other driver personnel while on leaveProvide reliable and secure driving services by:
  • Driving vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel, other high officials and visitors;
  • Collect and deliver mails, correspondences, documents and other items, and
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitating immigration and customs formalities as required;Ensure proper use of vehicles through:
  • Accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs,
  • Provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.Ensure the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle by:
  • Checking vehicle oil, water, battery, brakes, tries, etc.
  • Perform minor repairs and arranging for major repairs; and
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.

Ensures that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.


Certificate of completion of secondary/high school or equivalent; with a valid driver’s license is required.


  • Two years' experience in driving is required;
  • Skills in driving, vehicle maintenance, vehicles and fleet management is essential


  • Fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Knowledge of second UN working language is desirable;


Integrity and Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Results and Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Functional competencies

  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office;
  • Familiarity in the geographical area of the location for the post; knowledge of current roads of the location and awareness of the security and safety;
  • Ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignment given;
  • High sense of responsibility; operate in compliance; with roads and safety regulations and rules;
  • Excellent knowledge of protocol;
  • Leadership and self-management;
  • Ability to adhere to work assignments and meet designated deadlines;
  • consistency approaches; work with energy and show positive and constructive attitude;
  • Remain calm; in control and good humoured even if under pressure;
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contract Agreement
Contract level: LICA 2
Contract duration: I year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Somalia Office

The UNOPS Somalia Office presently manages a significant portfolio of projects in Somalia and has its direct representational and oversight functions in Somalia, while maintaining a technical and administrative support capacity at the hub level in Nairobi. UNOPS works with multiple partners including the Governments of Somalia, bilateral and multilateral donors, and United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes.

Closing date: 04 Jul 2018


Publish date: 2018-06-24 19:14:07
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