Driver (two retainer position) at UNOPS

Functional responsibilities

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Under the supervision of Support Services Senior Assistant, Driver provides driving activities to the office and projects, ensuring high quality of work, accurate, timely response. The Driver promotes a client-oriented approach in consistency with UNOPS rules and regulations.

In particular, Driver is responsible to:

  • Provide driving services for RSMCO Ukraine Office and Project personnel, visitors or clients
  • Transport various easy-manageable loads and assist in loading and unloading of transported goods
  • Take office vehicles for refueling and car-washing
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents and other items as needed
  • Perform safe driving practices at all times by adhering to speed limits in line with local and UN traffic rules and regulations.
  • Maintain paperwork related to different vehicles and mission documents such as vehicle logbooks, insurance, tolls etc.
  • Process UNDSS Trip Clearances and ensure proper safety coordination with UNDSS prior and during the missions
  • Ensures the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle by checking oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; performing minor repairs and arranging for major repairs; and ensuring that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Other duties may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Completion of Secondary School or equivalent is required

Work Experience

  • Minimum two years of work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required
  • Work experience with EU or UN, or another international organization is an asset


  • Valid driver’s license is required


  • Fluency in Ukrainian is required
  • Basic knowledge of English language is an asset


UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

UNOPS Republic of Serbia Multi Country Office (RSMCO) is implementing 15 projects in Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Ukraine.

In Serbia, where UNOPS has been active since 2000, and North Macedonia and Montenegro where UNOPS works since 2017, the organisation provides support in demanding socio-economic reforms and facilitating accession to the European Union. The projects focus on sustainable socio-economic development, good governance, social cohesion, environment and emergency response. The projects are implemented with the funding from the European Union (EU), Kingdom of Norway, Governments of Switzerland, Sweden and North Macedonia.

In Ukraine, UNOPS support to the partners in their reform agenda since 2017 spans the rule of law, social protection, demining, emergency response and security. The projects are funded by the EU, UNHCR, the Governments of Japan and Canada.

All projects have gender equality as a transversal theme, and have been contextualised within the broader Sustainable Development Goals frameworks and objectives.

Following the increased militarisation around Ukraine’s borders as well as the recognition of the so-called Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by the Russian Federation, the security situation in Ukraine deteriorated rapidly, with the launch of a military offensive by the Russian Federation on 24 February 2022. Armed violence escalated in at least eight oblasts (regions), including Kyivska oblast and the capital city of Kyiv, as well as in the eastern oblasts of Donetsk and Luhanska which were already affected by conflict. The towns of Mariupol, Kharkiv, Irpin were strongly affected, so resident civilians fled their homes so resident civilians fled their homes en masse.

Martial law and a state of war were introduced in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, and the general mobilisation of all Ukrainian males between 18 and 60 years old was ordered, while the Ukrainian airspace was closed to civilian users.

On 19 April, the OHCHR reported 4,966 civilian casualties in the country – 2,104 killed and 2,862 injured. The UN estimates that 12 million people in Ukraine will need relief and protection. By 18 April 2022, the UNCHR estimated that 4,980,589 refugees from Ukraine already crossed the border with Poland, other European countries, Hungary, Slovakia, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Belarus.

The UNOPS immediately launched its Emergency Procurement Procedure (EPP) to enable a faster response to requirements related to the crisis. The EPP provided flexibility in procurement procedures while still ensuring adherence to essential public procurement principles.

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