Driver (Heavy – El Fasher) – UNITAMS


Job Description

Vacancy No.UNITAMS-JO-El Fasher-2022- 78
Posting Title:Driver (Heavy)
Type of appointment:Fixed-term
Organizational Unit:Transport Unit
Location:El Fasher
Number of posts:02
Issuing Date:20/02/2022
Closing Date:06/03/2022

important Note: UNITAMS will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History  Form (P.11) received before the closing date. Please submit your application on the attached P.11 ONLY. Other UN P.11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV, and Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after the closing date. 

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as possible. 

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer if selected,  subject to clearance of employment reference checks, security, and medical. The  United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff.  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context,  all staff is expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only. 

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.  UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The position is based in El Fasher and is located in El Fasher  Regional Office. 

Under the general supervision of the Transport Assistant or dispatcher, within the  limited delegated authority and depending on location, a Driver at this level may be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be performed by all Drivers.) 

  • Shuttle service to transport staff members to various destinations as required
  • Make deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the office and other offices  and institutions, e.g., Ministries, Embassies, Permanent Missions, etc.
  • Make minor purchases and collect urgent items from local suppliers as  requested. Collect goods from customs with due regard to customs regulations  and formalities. May make or collect payment for goods.
  • Drive vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and, in the case of Peacekeeping missions, for the transport of general cargo goods.
  • Collect and delivery of mail, document, and other items.
  • Meets official personnel at the airport.
  • Deal effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
  • Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that vehicle is kept clean.
  • Perform VIP and Standby Driver duties
  • Assist the workshop in the preparation of vehicles for field trips, such as changing wheels, cleaning air filters, and general check-over
  • Log fuel consumption, maintenance etc.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of accident.
  • Act as a team lead; assign tasks/ shifts to junior drivers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Completion of high school diploma or equivalent. Possesses a valid driver’s  license (category B&C) 

Work Experience: A minimum of three (03) years of progressively responsible experience as a driver with a safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, light passenger vehicles, sedans, heavy and light 4×4  sports utility vehicles (SUV), ambulances and pick-up trucks, cargo, and passenger van. 

Certificate in driving armored vehicles is desirable 

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations  Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required.


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a  competency-based interview.


  • Applicants must accurately complete, update, sign, and date the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11 ONLY and forward the duly  completed signed P.11 by e-mail to:[email protected] 
  • Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-El Fasher-2022-78 – Driver (Heavy) in the SUBJECT line of the email when submitting their signed P.11 form.  UNITAMS will not consider any applications which are not received directly in the VA mailbox. Other UN P.11 formats and incomplete P.11 will not be accepted.  
  • (Download the P11 form here and the supplementary sheets here) 
  • Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding. 
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference check to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form. 
  • Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgment within two weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA. 

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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