UNFPA Driver, (Service Contract, SB 2.2), Chisinau, Moldova

UNFPA Driver, (Service Contract, SB 2.2), Chisinau, Moldova

Job Description

The Position:

UNFPA Moldova is actively involved in the humanitarian refugee response to the Ukrainian crises, supporting provision of women and girls’ health services, including reproductive maternal health and psychosocial support and Gender-Based Violence support and referral assistance to refugees from Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova.
In order to strengthen the logistics capacity of the growing humanitarian programme, UNFPA Moldova will be hiring a Driver. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNFPA Logistics Associate and in close cooperation with the Humanitarian team, the Driver performs driving, maintenance of vehicle, clerical and logistics functions.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, s/he drives the humanitarian / programme vehicle for transporting authorized personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the UNFPA Moldova office.

The Driver maintains internal contacts with UNFPA staff, Humanitarian Team and visiting officials and collaborates with other drivers in the office. External contacts relate to pick-up and deliveries and arrival/departure formalities. S/he may collaborate with other UN Agency Drivers for major functions. Interacts with national and international partners in carrying out his/her duties.

Expected Results/Description of Responsibilities:

  • Drives for UN officials and staff. Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
    • Drives for Humanitarian Team and performs a high number of trips in humanitarian settings.
    • 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 and water levels, car washing, etc. so that the vehicle is kept clean and in good running condition at all times.
    • Ensures proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report.
    • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
    • Keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities.
    • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
    • Assists office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining stores when required.
    • Assists in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications and arranges to pay office telephone and other bills, as required.
    • Performs other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience: 


Completed Secondary Level education.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 3 (three) years of driver work experience with a valid driver's license and safe driving record.
    • Working experience in international organization, embassy or UN is an asset.
    • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions.
    • Proficiency in current office software applications and corporate IT systems.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Certification in defensive driving is an asset.
    • Certification in armored vehicle is an asset.
    • Experience in driving 4x4 vehicles is an asset.
    • Knowledge of communication equipment such as radio, GPS is an asset.
    • Knowledge in minor vehicle repairs is an asset.
    • Additional working years as a driver is an asset.


  • Fluency in written and spoken Romanian and working knowledge of English.
    • Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.

Required Competencies: 


  • Exemplifying integrity,
    • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
    • Embracing cultural diversity,
    • Embracing change

Core Competencies: 

  • Achieving results,
    • Being accountable,
    • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
    • Thinking analytically and strategically,
    • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
    • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Providing logistical support,
    • Managing information and work flow,
    • Planning, organizing and multitasking.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova or others legally authorized to work in the country are eligible to apply.


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 http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm
The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.



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Applications for this position must be received by 2 June 2024, 17.00 ET