Website UNFPA



Level: GS-2
Job Opening ID: 16445
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Full/Part time: Full Time
Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term
Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-rotational
Duration: 1 Year Initially with the possibility of extension
Deadline: 06 March 2024 by 5:30 PM NPT
The Position:
The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UNFPA personnel, high‐ranking UN officials and visitors. You will report to the Admin Assistant.

Job Purpose:

Providing reliable and safe driving services, you will uphold the highest standards of discretion and integrity; have a deep sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. You will demonstrate a client‐oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

You would be responsible for:

  •  Providing reliable and safe driving services by; driving office vehicles for the transport of UNFPA staff, officials and visitors; delivery and collection of mail and documentation; meeting official personnel & visitors at the airport, including managing visa and customs formalities when required;
  • Keeping abreast of traffic and road and security and safety awareness to enable safe and on time arrival for meetings;
  • Managing all aspects of vehicle maintenance; conducting minor repairs and cleaning; arranging for major repairs and service to ensure vehicle kept in good running condition; keeping daily vehicle logs; and assisting in the preparation of vehicle maintenance plans and history reports;
  • Keeping track of insurance and tax formalities;
  • Acting as a translator in local language for official passengers, where necessary;
  • Guiding and coaching junior drivers as appropriate;
  • Create a safe working environment by developing respectful and safe organizational culture and supporting practices;
  • Assisting CO staff with general administrative duties as required.

Education; Knowledge and Experience.

  • Completed middle Level education (at least 8th grade) OR secondary level of education.
  •  Minimum five years’ work experience with middle level education (at least 8th grade) OR three years of work experience with secondary level education as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  •  Valid driver’s license.
  •  Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills.
  •  Skill in minor vehicle repairs.


UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

How to apply

Full job description of the position can be accessed via link UNFPA External Career Site and only online applications using this link will be accepted.

Notice: There is no application, processing, or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including people from minority groups, persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ communities.

UNFPA has a zero-tolerance against Sexual exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserves PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.

The UN is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible participation for all, including in written tests/interviews. Please let us know, should you need reasonable accommodation for the interview/written test and we will make sure to arrange accordingly.

*Reasonable accommodation means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2).

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