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Project Driver


Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Zambia

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 1

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 06-JUL-2020

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



Under the authority  of the Regional Representative and Director of the UNESCO Regional Office  for Southern Africa, Harare ,Zimbabwe ,the Regional Advisor for Health and Education and direct supervision  of the Senior National  Programme Officer and the Administrative /Finance Associate, the incumbent supports the effective and efficient implementation of the Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3 Zambia) project by being responsible for the following obligations and duties within the authorized delegated authority;

Duties and responsiblities;

  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving project vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required;
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.;
Long Description
  • Provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Lusaka Office and Experts and UN staff on mission.
  • Drives and look after the official assigned vehicle in an effective and professional manner for the transportation of authorized UNESCO Staff members, visitors, goods, messages and mails.
  • Drive UNESCO Staff and official visitors to and from the Lusaka office as per authorized routing as per UN safety and security rules and regulations
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents. Any other duties as may be requested by the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs;
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support.
Long Description


  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties;
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations;
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers);
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers);
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers).
Long Description
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
  • Secondary Education
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • 5 years’ work experience as a driver
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Fluency in a local language

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. 

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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.


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