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Thursday, 14 April 2011

UNHCR Job vacancies(Driver/Clerk) in Abuja: April 11,2011

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

Job Title: Driver/ Clerk
Job Post Number: 10010392
Location: UNHCR Office, Abuja.
Date of Entry on Duty: 1 May 2011 Category and Level GL3

The driver/ clerk position in the office fall under direct supervision of the administrative officer/ assistant. She/he is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by !he supervisor. In addition, the incumbent is also required to perform assigned clerical/ maintenance tasks. He/she will be responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organization. 
The specific functions include: 
1. Be responsible for the vehicle log book: it requires that the incumbent record/ register all travel and during assignments as per established record (log) book. Failure to have an up to date and accurate log book is considered as violation of driving code of the office;
2. Ensure that all UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and are maintained up to be established security standards; in case a vehicle(s) is not up to standard, he/she should bring it to the immediate attention of the Office administration;
3. Be responsible for UNHCR courier/ pouch service and other errands that maybe required within the administration of the office; 
4. Provide assistance to the UNHCRJUN staff at the immigration and entry/exit points to the country; it involves providing guidance in customs clearance and assisting in immigration formalities;
5. Drive UNHCR vehicles for various official mission, courier services and for other official assignments; as and when transport service is provided to officials passengers (almost always UNHCR/ UN officials or otherwise authorized persons by the Administrative Officer). it is the incumbents responsibility to ensure that the passengers follow the standard security measures during the journey;

• Exposure to routine administrative and maintenance functions of UNHCR country
• Valid national driving license with a minimum of 4 years accident free experience in motor car and 4 wheels drive vehicles for an International organization or a reputed government/ private establishment
• Practical knowledge of UNHCR, its functions and responsibilities.
• Sound knowledge in motor car maintenance and routine mechanical repairs.

• Education and Skills: Completion of the Secondary Education With fluency in the reading, writing and comprehension of the local language(s).
• Proven ability to deal with multiple tasks in a courteous and service oriented manner in demanding working conditions.


Four years of progressively responsible Driving! Clerk in International Organization. Formal training in motor mechanics and vehicle maintenance.

Good knowledge of the local language(s) and the working knowledge in English and/or French.

How to apply
Send application to
Administrative/Programme Associate,
UNHCR, Branch Office,
Abuja (UN House, Central Area District)

Deadline: 18 April 2011

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