Driver - #29121

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time
Job Identification 17296 Locations
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posting Date 04/01/2024, 04:26 AM Apply Before 04/15/2024, 04:25 AM Job Schedule Full time Agency Office High Comm for Human Rig Grade G3 Vacancy Type Fixed Term Practice Area Management Bureau Regional Bureau for Arab States Contract Duration 1 Year with Possibility for extension Education & Work Experience High School certificate - 3 year(s) experience Required Languages Arabic & English Vacancy Timeline 2 Weeks Mobility required/no mobility no mobility required
The Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) for Human Rights Capacity Development in Saudi Arabia commenced in 2014, based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Human Rights Commission. The Programme is supported by a team based in Riyadh under the auspices of the OHCHR Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, based in Beirut, Lebanon.

The main objective of the OHCHR-TCP is to develop national capacities for the promotion and protection of human rights, including working on promoting a human rights culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Moreover, OHCHR-TCP aims at providing technical assistance on human rights issues, to the Saudi Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and through the SHRC, to different public, private and civil society organisations in KSA. In addition, OHCHR-TCP aims at strengthening the engagement of KSA with the international human rights mechanisms, including providing support on the follow up process to the implementation of the recommendations of international human rights mechanisms .

III. Position Purpose

The driver reports to the Administrative Associate, at the duty station, under the overall supervision and oversight of the Programme Coordinator of the OHCHR-Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The Driver should have 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.

The driver will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide reliable and safe driving services using office vehicle to OHCHR TCP, UN officials and visitors.
  • Provide services for office staff and official visitors.
  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors, sorts delivery and pick up of mail from various offices at any premises on regular bases.
  • Meet official visitors at the airport, assist with basic visas and customs formality, in addition to any other arrangements when required.
  • Assist in following up on vendors, contacting vendors for any information and documentation to be provided or received.
  • Support in local shopping / purchases including pickup of office supply and stationery.
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities.
  • Ensure vehicle is always kept in good running condition through addressing minor repairs, planning for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels, and car washing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

2. Ensure cost-saving through proper use and day-to-day maintenance of the assigned office vehicle.

  • Maintain accurate daily vehicle logs
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Make timely minor repairs and/or arrange for major repairs
  • Ensure timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.

3. Ensure availability in the assigned vehicle of all the required documents, supplies and necessary spare parts

  • Keep current in vehicle documents such as vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country.
  • Ensure vehicle first aid kit is adequately stocked with standard medical supplies.

4. Take all immediate actions required by rules, regulations, and laws in case of involvement in accidents.

5. Perform other duties within incumbent’s functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office and Organization

  • Additional duties may include assisting with pouch, procurement, workshops, and other administrative tasks.

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

Thematic Area

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

Business Management


  • 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

Ethics UN Policy Ethics

  • Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity.

Business Development Knowledge Generation

  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need

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

Business Management

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management

  • Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs.
  • Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy.
  • Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests.
  • Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.

Required Skills and Experience


High school or higher level of education is considered as asset along with valid driving license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience as a driver in an international/ local organization, private sector, and embassy or UN system with a safe driving record is required.
  • Knowledge of driving regulations, rules and laws as well as skills in minor vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Experience in the basic use of computers and relevant office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and ability to use web-based management and electronic log, file and/or scheduling systems.
  • Knowledge of protocols and security requirements is an advantage.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic & English
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable


Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

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

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


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status

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