Driver, Yerevan, Armenia

Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Country: Armenia

City: Yerevan

Office: UNHCR Yerevan, Armenia

Closing date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Eligible Applicants: Candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position and candidates not citizens of the country must comply with all eligibility requirements for employment in line with the prevailing legislative prerequisites in the country.

Procedures and Eligibility: Applicants are invited to fill in the online application. It is very important that all internal applicants update their fact sheets (languages, education and prior working experience) before submitting their applications.

External vacancies are posted on the external UNHCR website and applicants who do not have internal status must apply through the external UNHCR website. Application and instructions are provided on - Careers - Vacancies - Armenia.

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a driving test and oral interview. The driving test is eliminatory and those who get the passing score of 70% and above will be invited to the oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

For any technical problems encountered during the on-line application, please contact the Global Service Desk at well before the deadline to allow sufficient time for problems to be resolved. For any other type of support, please contact the HR Unit on

UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Duties and Qualifications: Driver

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Driver in the UNHCR Office is normally supervised directly by the Administrative Officer/Associate/Assistant or another staff member when the scale of the Operation so requires it. Besides driving, the incumbent is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation. S/he is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While the basic function of a driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, s/he may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

The Driver has regular contacts with staff within the UNHCR Office and with others (including Partners, government authorities, etc.) outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.

UNHCR implements several projects in Goris that are aimed at capacity building of state institutions, supporting the local community initiatives, and also aiming at peaceful co-existence of host communities with people in refugee-like situation from Nagorno-Karabakh. The Driver may be required to travel to various locations in Syunik province in order to perform the official duties linked to the above-mentioned projects and daily operational activities. The incumbent may be required to perform clerical tasks, if and when required, to provide administrative support on the issues under the purview of the Goris Field Unit or the Country Office in Yerevan.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.


Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers, deliver, and collect documents and other items.

Meet official personnel at airports or other locations and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.

Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road or waterway worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.

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Perform minor repairs, arrange for other repairs, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.

Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations, or other local procedures, are taken in case of involvement in an accident.

Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.

Ensure that instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed.

Ensures valid documentation for passengers, items or cargo in vehicle.

Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience

Years of Experience / Degree Level For G2D - 2 years relevant experience with Completion of Primary Education or High School Diploma or higher Field(s) of Education Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses *Driving Licences; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience Essential Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations. Desirable Not specified.

Functional Skills

* DV-Driving Rules and Regulations; DV-Basic Vehicle Mechanical Skills; (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Knowledge of Eastern Armenian is mandatory. Knowledge of Russian language is an asset.

Position Competencies: Core Competencies: Accountability Communication Organizational Awareness Teamwork & Collaboration Commitment to Continuous Learning Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies: Not applicable

Cross-Functional Competencies: Technological Awareness Analytical Thinking Planning and Organizing

Additional Information

Location: Goris, Armenia Temporary Appointment for 1 year.

Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at:

Useful links See below for this postion’s Operational Context

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a humanitarian and non-political organization mandated by the United Nations to protect refugees and help them find lasting solutions to their problems. UNHCR’s activities are based on a framework of international refugee law and standards that includes the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, as well as an array of international and regional treaties on human rights and humanitarian law.

The core mandate of UNHCR is the international protection of refugees. The provision of international protection by UNHCR implies ensuring the basic human rights of refugees in their countries of asylum and that refugees will not be returned involuntarily to a country where they could face persecution. Longer term, the organization helps refugees find appropriate durable solutions to their plight, by repatriating voluntarily to their homeland, integrating in countries of asylum or resettling in third countries.

UNHCR has presence in the Republic of Armenia since 1992, under a Co-operation Agreement signed with the Government. UNHCR’s work in Armenia presently concentrates on capacity-building activities geared towards strengthening national authorities, laws and policies to ensure the proper handling of refugee and asylum issues, the reception and care of refugees, the promotion of self-reliance of refugees and the realization of durable solutions. These are carried out in combination with other activities such as advocacy, information dissemination and monitoring.

Closing Date

The closing date is 31 August 2021.

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