3 Jul 2023

Driver SC2 at WFP

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Job Description


Service Contract (SC2)


Support Services

DUTY STATION (City, Country):



12 Months

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.


Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy, or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks, and other kinds of motorized vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.


Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.

These jobs are found in Regional Bureaus (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area Offices (AOs) and Field Offices (FOs). Job holders report to the Administration Officer, Logistics Officer or the designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles, or any other type of land transport. They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types of watercrafts. The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office or stores.

To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Drive any means of transport (light vehicle, tractor, truck, motorcycle, etc) for the transport of authorised WFP staff member, visitors, goods, mails etc.

2. Provide reliable driving services to authorized WFP staff members, officials, and visitors as per authorized routing following UN safety and security rules and regulations.

3. Collect and deliver goods, mails, documents, and other items.

4. Maintain cleanliness of interior and exterior of the assigned vehicle to ensure the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition.

5. Maintain inventory of the vehicle, items and spares, verification and carry out handover of the vehicle.

6. Perform daily inspection of the vehicle or assigned means of transport, Check oil, water, battery, brake, tires, wipers, lights, communication equipment, spanners, jacks, fuel etc.

7. Refuel the vehicle when necessary or when the tank is half.

8. Identify report and collaborate with Finance and Admin. Assist on any defects, suspected defects, damage, loss or worn-out condition of any part of the assigned means of transport or of its equipment tools or accessories, rectify minor problems and arrange for other repairs and replacement of defective part when required.

9. Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing etc; and request staff transported to sign for route/mileage undertaken.

10. Ensure that vehicles are always secured from loss or damage.

11. Verify that all passengers in the vehicle have safety belts fastened before proceeding to next destination.

12. Maintain regular contact with radio room as agreed prior departure and according to the security Standard procedures while on Mission and respond to any call made by the radio room.

13. Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.

14. Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge & Skills:

Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters. • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g., fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone, and other applications.
Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, and tact.
Only Tanzanian Nationals should apply for this position.
Only qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The deadline for receiving applications is 13 July 2023.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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Closing Date : 13th July, 2023.

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