UNEP Driver / Protocol assistant Job

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and for the transport of general cargo goods; Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of accident.
  • Meets and transports official personnel to and from authorized locations; Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
  • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that vehicle is kept clean. Logs fuel consumption, maintenance etc.
  • Makes deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the office and other offices and institutions, e.g. Government Ministries, Embassies, Permanent Missions, etc.
  • Makes minor purchases and collects urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested.
  • Supports administrative assistant in processing vehicle clearances/registration, customs and tax related matters in support of staff of the Regional Office; Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  • Supports all the protocol related services for UNEP in South Africa in collaboration with the department of international relations on issues related to diplomatic visa issuance and arranging high level missions in the country.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in provision of driving services is required. 
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models, particularly light passenger vehicles is required.
  • An additional three years of professional experience as an official driver/clerk is desirable. 
  • Experience working as a professional driver in international organizations such as the United Nations is desirable.
  • Experience driving high-level officials is desirable. 
  • Experience in dealing with authorities in expediting customs clearance, visas etc. is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this role, fluency in written and spoken English and is required. Knowledge of French is desirable

Deadline : Feb 2, 2024

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