Job Overview

Post Number : 5IQADM0703RP

Grade : G-3

Parent Sector : Sector For Administration and Management (ADM)

Duty Station: Baghdad

Job Family: Administration

Type of contract : Fixed Term Field

Duration of contract : 2 years

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20-JAN-2022


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


Only candidates entitled to work in Iraq may apply.


Under the authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq and UNESCO Representative to Iraq and the direct supervision of the Senior Finance and Administrative Officer, the Senior Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work to the Director of the Office and high ranking UN officials and visitors, and coordinates routes and schedules work of other drivers.

The incumbent shall:

  • Drive the Director of Office, UNESCO/UN officials and staff, including senior and high-ranking officials and visitors. Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services;
  • Drive  both  light,  heavy  vehicles  and  Mobile  Handling  Equipment  (MHE)  ensuring compliance with security and safety regulations during trips; Conveys staff members to official destinations;
  • Make daily trips entries in the vehicles logbooks and keep records of mileage and fuel consumption Refers to the AO problems such as abuse/ misuse of equipment and vehicles;
  • Coordinate routes and, where applicable, schedules drivers and vehicles for use on a daily basis; including maintaining a close liaison with the UNESCO and the UNAMI Security Units ensuring a detailed knowledge of the most safest routes within the region. May instruct other drivers in matters pertaining to traffic and safety regulations, office regulations with respect to vehicles and equipment, and safety measures. May coordinate arrangements for major repairs;
  • Liaise with Transport workshop/contractor on the maintenance of vehicles, ensures that the vehicle(s) is/are presented for scheduled maintenance/repairs in accordance with the service schedule;
  • Ensure cost savings through proper upkeep of vehicles and accurate day-to-day maintenance of vehicles. Carry out daily checks (oil, brakes, tires, water, battery, etc) on vehicles and performs minor mechanical repairs on vehicles when required, ensures the cleanliness of assigned vehicle(s); and/or coordination of daily vehicle logs; prepares vehicle maintenance logs and report;
  • Ensure availability of required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities. Prepares Movement of Personnel Form (MOP) and obtains proper authorization before trips, ensures MOP is completed after the trip as and when required; Ensures that accidents are correctly reported;
  • Assist when required with basic visa and customs formalities. Where necessary, translate in local language for the Director of the Office and/or official personnel using the vehicle. Delivers and collects mail and documents and other items as required.



  • Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational school education.
  • Valid driving license and valid defensive driving certificate.
  • Valid driving permit for heavy vehicles.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience as professional driver.
  • Work experience with heavy vehicles (Trucks, Buses, Armored buses and MHE).

Skills and Competencies

  • Punctuality,
  • Good knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of vehicles,
  • Good knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance procedures,
  • Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located,
  • Communication, ability to work as part of a team,
  • Service oriented, courtesy and high sense of responsibility,
  • Knowledge of standard office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).


  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Arabic.


Work experience

  • Experience in an international organization, embassy and/or UN system.

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge in auto mechanics and in-vehicle technology.



Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.


For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

“UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.”

“UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process”.

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