Driver/Clerk Job at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Abuja

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver/Clerk

Job ID: 3777
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: G2
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


IFAD has since assumed direct supervision and coordination of its programmes in Nigeria, with progressive increase in the duties and responsibilities of the IFAD Country Office in Nigeria. In 2010, IFAD approved and transferred funds for the procurement of a vehicle through UNDP, necessitating the services of a driver/office assistant. From May 2012, the Country Programme Manager has been out-posted to Nigeria to further strengthen the programme delivery of the Portfolio. Consequently, the Driver/Clerk position is critical to the effective direct supervision of the IFAD portfolio in-country.

The Driver/Clerk is responsible for the driving the IFAD President on his visits to Nigeria (on average thrice per annum), is responsible for driving the Country Programme Manager on a daily basis in Abuja for office duties, is responsible for driving Country Office members during missions, to at least 25 states. Duties also include ensuring the safety and security of all passengers in the vehicle at all times, as well as liaising with the UNDSS on missions. The Driver/Clerk is accountable for maintenance of the vehicle. The Driver/Clerk also is responsible for basic clerical duties of incoming and outgoing mail for the Country Office and filing.

In 2010, IFAD approved and transferred funds for the procurement of a vehicle through UNDP, to increase its visibility and facilitation of its engagement with both development and national partners as well as with Projects in the field. Procurement of a second vehicle is in view.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Reliable, effective and safe driving services
  • Proper and cost-effective use of vehicle
  • Daily maintenance of vehicle
  • Basic clerical and logistical support

Function / Expected Results:

  • Daily maintenance of vehicle – Expected Results: proper day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicle, timely checks of oil, tyres, brakes, battery, water, and cleanliness of vehicle, availability and updated documents: insurance, daily log, office directory, map of city/country, first aid kit, etc.

Function / Expected Results:

  • Basic clerical and logistical support – Expected Results: delivery, collection, log of mail/documents, photocopying, scanning and filing of unclassified documents, meeting official personnel and visitors at airport, etc …

Function / Expected Results:

  • Reliable, effective and safe – Expected Results: reliable, effective and timely driving services for the Nigeria IFAD ICO,
  • Routine maintenance of the office vehicle/s to ensure reliability and safe use
  • Periodic report on the use of the vehicle/s and condition of the vehicle/s

Function / Expected Results:

  • Proper and cost-effective use of vehicle- Expected Results: accurate maintenance of vehicle log, daily mileage, diesel consumption, oil change, greasing, minor repairs and arrangement for major repairs and provision of inputs to preparation of vehicle maintenance plans and reports, etc

Impact of Results:

  • Reduction in poverty and wealth creation among IFAD beneficiaries resulting from improved funding
  • Safety of IFAD staff and all Passengers in IFAD Vehicle
  • Mobility and visibility of IFAD Country Office
  • Judicious use of IFAD resources


  • Experienced safe driving
  • Solution oriented, positive thinker
  • Ability to manage different situations
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Commitment to and knowledge of the work of IFAD
  • Teamworker
  • Communicator

Required Skills and Experience

  • Secondary School Education, valid driver’s license


  • Knowledge of the UN, at least 2 years’ working experience as a driver with IFAD.
  • Additional UN/international organization experience will be an added advantage, with safe driving record, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair; basic clerical and logistical support skills.

Language Requirements:

  • English

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  19th May, 2016.

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