Driver – G2, Nairobi, Kenya At International Labour Organization (ILO)

the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Closing date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023

Grade: G2

Vacancy no.: DC/DAR/GS/2023/01 Publication date: 29 May 2023 Application deadline (midnight Nairobi, Kenya local time): 13 June 2023

Job ID: 10882 Department: RO-Africa Organization Unit: CO-Dar es Salaam Location: Nairobi Contract type: Fixed Term

Contract duration: 1 year (12 months)

Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

  •  ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  •  External candidates*

*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who Kenyan.

The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities. If you are unable to complete our online application form due to a disability, please send an email to

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 856,977 (Kenyan Shilling) yearly.


Disclaimer: This position will be effective subject to the donor’s final approval of the Project.

The position will be located in the ILO Country Office in Abuja. The main objectives of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Africa are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

The project is centrally managed by the ILO Regional Office in Africa. The ROAF has overall political and management responsibilities for the promotion of ILO principles, policies and decent work priorities in the region as well as provides strategic guidance and support to all country offices and Decent Work Technical Support Teams (DWTs) in Africa. Furthermore, the ROAF is responsible for promoting collaboration on decent work issues with continental institutions like the African Union, African Development Bank and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The main objectives of the ILO in Africa are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Africa’s population is rising the fastest. The pressure to provide decent work opportunities for new labour market entrants will be particularly acute in Africa. The ILO in the region has given priority to promoting employment in the rural and informal economies, and underscored the need for action to tackle youth unemployment. Building the capacity of its constituents to contribute more effectively to the achievement of equitable and inclusive growth is a major urgency.

The Driver will work on the 2nd phase of the “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in Africa” project. This project has the overarching goal to accelerate the elimination of child labour in Africa, through targeted actions in selected supply chains in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda. It will address child labour in a multi-country and multi-sectoral approach, enhancing synergies and developing innovative and evidence-based solutions in contexts where more than one prominent driver of child labour coexist. The outcome of the project will go beyond the targeted countries, thus benefiting the whole region through the promotion of partnerships and knowledge sharing.

Reporting Lines:

Under the overall responsibility of the Director of the ILO Country Office for the United Republic of Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, the driver will report directly to the National Project Coordinator and, will undertake the following tasks within the Project: Description of Duties

  •  Drive office vehicles for official purposes.
  •  Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities.
  •  Collect and deliver mail, pouch, documents and other items.
  •  Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performing minor repairs and arranging for other repairs, and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.
  •  Keep records of use of vehicle, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing and other services.
  •  Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  •  Perform miscellaneous office support functions such as messenger services and making photocopies.
  •  Provide inter-office collection and delivery of mail, correspondence, files, documents and other material.
  •  Collect and deliver mail from the Post Office, pouch from the airport, documents and other items as and when required.
  •  Pack material received for dispatch, affix labels, insert material in envelopes and stamp outgoing mail.
  •  Provide logistical support with project workshops, seminars or training when required.
  •  Perform other related duties as required.

Required qualifications


Primary education, valid driver’s licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs.


Experience – Two years’ work experience as a driver, plus safe driving record.


Languages – Good knowledge of the local language and knowledge of English.


  •  Valid driver’s licence.
  •  Proven ability to keep accurate records of the use of vehicle.
  •  Proven ability to drive safely in local traffic conditions.
  •  Ability to follow instructions.
  •  Ability to undertake minor repair.
  •  Ability to lift and carry heavy mail bags and boxes.
  •  Ability to work in a polite, courteous and cooperative manner.
  •  Ability to travel to various districts’ field project sites if necessary
  •  Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes

Recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

Fraud warning

The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account – – should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

Assessed candidates who will be considered as appointable but not selected for this position can also be offered to be assigned on another temporary position at the same or at a lower grade provided that said candidates possesses the minimum qualifications for this position

The ILO values diversity among its staff and welcomes applications from qualified female candidates. We also encourage applicants with disabilities.


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