Driver - Tenders Global


  • Contract
  • Georgia
  • Posted 2 months ago

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Joint EU-UN Programme for Rural Development – Phase III (ENPARD IV Abkhazia Component) is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It builds on the results and achievements obtained under two previous phases (Phase II and Phase I) as well as COVID-19 action complementing to ENPARD III Abkhazia Component.

The overall objective of the Joint EU-UN Programme (henceforth “project”) is to contribute to improved quality of life and socio-economic conditions of the rural population in Abkhazia, both of men and women in equal manner as well as specific target groups such as individuals with disabilities, or minority ethnic groups, with special focus on agriculture. The goal of the project is to bring about changes through three specific objectives:

    • Increase protection of consumers and producers; this will be pursued through awareness raising on food safety, and dissemination of Good Agricultural Practices at farm level
    • Enhance resilience of rural communities; this will be pursued through improved agricultural practices, enhanced local expertise, and strengthened diversification of income generation sources
    • Enhance community empowerment and social inclusion and cohesion through community-led local development initiatives

Under direct supervision of ENPARD IV Technical Coordinator and in coordination with ENPARD IV team, the Driver based in Sukum/i will provide transportation services to project staff in Abkhazia.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provision of reliable and secure driving services:

  • Driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items
  • Meeting official personnel and visitors, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required;
  • Full compliance with implementation of all security measures for the passengers and the vehicle during all the trips regardless of the location, destination, and distance of travel.
  • Use radio communication and carry out tasks as directed by the supervisor and shall remain vigilant and professional all the time on duty;

2. Proper use of vehicle and Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle

  • Ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle, cleanliness, and regular checking of the vehicle parts;
  • Maintain the vehicle logbook properly filled out with fleet information as well as invoices for fuel and maintenance of the vehicle and making sure it is signed by the authorizing officer;
  • Report immediately to office and supervisor for any accident, mechanical failure occurring during a trip;
  • Keep records of use of vehicle daily mileage trips, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.

3. Perform any other relevant duties as required.


Core Competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Administration & Operations – Vehicle management – Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management

Administration & Operations – Registry & correspondence management – Ability to collect, register, maintain and deliver mail and UNDP pouch; ability to manage archives

Administration & Operations- Events management (including retreats, trainings and meetings) – Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.

Administration & Operations – Documents and records management – Overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy including storing and archiving

Business Management – Communication – Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience

Business Direction & Strategy -Effective Decision Making – Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise, and resources

Business Development – UNDP Representation – Ability to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities; advocate for UNDP, its values, mission, and work with various constituencies

Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary education.
  • Valid driver’s license B category
  • Minimum  2 years of previous experience in administrative and logistics in public/private sectors and/or international organizations is required.

Required skills

  • Safe driving record
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience in minor repair of the vehicle is desirable.
  • Over 5 years of driving record.
  • Experience in working as a Driver in an international organization/INGO would be a strong asset.

Required Language(s)

Knowledge of Russian language and basic English language is required, knowledge of Abkhaz is an asset


Visits to target regions may be required on a need’s basis.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  1. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  2. A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  3. Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
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