Senior Driver (UNODC), Islamabad, Pakistan At UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Job Identification : 11079

Locations : Islamabad, Pakistan

Posting Date : 05/31/2023, 07:41 AM

Apply Before : 06/14/2023, 07:41 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UN Office on Drugs & Crime

Grade : SB1

Vacancy Type : Service Contract Holders

Practice Area : Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : High School certificate – 2 year(s) experience

Other Criteria : Valid Driving License; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair

Required Languages : Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu is required.

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme 2022-2025 with a focus on needs related to Transnational Organized Crimes and Border Management, Criminal Justice System and Legal Reforms, Drug Demand Reduction and HIV/AIDS and Countering and Preventing Terrorism. UNODC require the services of Driver to be based in Islamabad and often visits to other cities of Pakistan.

Assignment Objective

The position will provide reliable and safe driving services to UNODC officers ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, a sense of responsibility, and 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. a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Methodology The driver will need to be based in the UNODC Country Office Pakistan, Islamabad in order to complete the deliverables required under this position.

Planning and Implementation Arrangements The driver will report to the Assistant Admin and Logistics officer under the guidance of the Finance and Oversight Manager and Overall supervision of the Country Representative.

Payment Schedule and Rate The Senior Driver will be issued an SC contract in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for service contract holders. Travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

The driver will undertake the following duties and responsibilities

1.Ensure the provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the safe transport of UNODC, other high-ranking officials, visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents, and other items. b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.

2. Ensure cost-saving through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, and provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3. Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, water, battery, etc.

4.Ensure 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 in the assigned vehicle. Logging official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc; 5.Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents. 6.Should any vehicle be involved in an accident, ensure that the steps required by UN/UNODC/UNDSS rules and regulations are followed 7.Supervise sight maintenance of the vehicles. 8.Perform other duties as required or assigned by the supervisor


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

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:

Communication 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. Vehicle Management Knowledge of policy and procedures of fleet management UN Policy Ethics Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity. Knowledge Generation Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need UNODC Representation Ability to represent UNODC and productively share UNODC knowledge and activities; advocate for UNODC, its values, mission and work with various constituencies

Required Skills and Experience


  •  High School Certificate and
  •  Valid Driving License;


  •  Knowledge of driving rules and regulations;
  •  Minimum 2 years of driving experience with a safe driving record, preferably with a multi-national / international organization;
  •  UN experience would be an added advantage.
  •  Familiarity with key locations throughout Pakistan especially in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
  •  Good spoken and written Urdu and a moderate English communication level.


UNODC provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

UN 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.

UN does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference and background checks.

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