United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

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Job Title: Driver
Organization: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Location: El Gedaref, Sudan
Type: Full-time
Posted: Today
Job Requisition ID: JR2439512
Hardship Level: E (most hardship)
Family Type: Non-Family with Residential Location
Danger Pay: Yes
Residential Location: Nairobi (CO), Kenya
Grade: GS2
Staff Member/Affiliate Type: General Service
Reason: Regular Assignment


UNRWA is seeking a qualified Driver to join its team in El Gedaref, Sudan. The Driver will be responsible for providing transportation support to the UNHCR Office, ensuring the safe and efficient movement of personnel and materials. The role requires adherence to strict security protocols and maintenance of UNHCR vehicles.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Transportation: Drive UNHCR vehicles to transport authorized passengers, documents, and items as required.

  2. Immigration Assistance: Facilitate immigration and customs formalities for official personnel, particularly at airports.

  3. Vehicle Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance checks on assigned vehicles, ensuring roadworthiness and adherence to security standards.

  4. Repairs and Cleaning: Conduct minor repairs and ensure cleanliness of vehicles in accordance with UNHCR guidelines.

  5. Accident Procedures: Follow established protocols in the event of accidents, including documentation and reporting.

  6. Record-Keeping: Maintain accurate logs of official trips, mileage, fuel consumption, and maintenance activities.

  7. Security Compliance: Strictly adhere to security guidance provided by supervisors and security focal points.

  8. Documentation: Ensure validity of documentation for passengers, cargo, and items transported in the vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Primary Education or High School Diploma.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant driving experience.
  • Valid driving license with knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Basic vehicle mechanical skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in driving on highways and off roads, particularly in challenging weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of refugee camp locations in eastern Sudan.
  • Good command of English and proficiency in the local language of refugees.

Language Requirements:

  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station.
  • Proficiency in the local language of refugees is desirable.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should apply online through the UNRWA website by the deadline of April 13, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Note: This is a standard job description for all UNHCR jobs with this title and grade level. Additional qualifications specific to the operational context may apply.

Join UNRWA in making a positive impact on the lives of refugees and contribute to humanitarian efforts in Sudan. Apply now!



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