Fixed Term Appointment

Driver (Nay Pyi Taw)

8 November 2017


Job ID 2017/009
Level GS-2
No. of Position 1 Post
Duty station

Nay Pyi Taw

Contract Type Fixed-Term
Closing Date 08 November 2017 - 5:00pm (Rangoon time)
Duration of Appointment 1 year (initial)
Position Starting Date As soon as possible


1. Organizational Location
The post of Driver is located in Nay Pyi Taw Liaison Office and reports to Operations Coordinator.


2. Job Purpose
UNFPA’s Fourth Country Programme Document (2018-2022) for Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in September 2017. The Programme focuses on three key areas of intervention 1) sexual and reproductive health 2) gender equality and women’s empowerment and 3) population dynamics. The proposed Country Programme is aligned with new UNFPA’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2022). Youth and adolescents as well as gender equality and related human rights, are mainstreamed throughout the programme.

UNFPA has partnerships with the government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions. UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, humanitarian and peace building.


3. Major Activities/Expected Results

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When necessary, translates in local language for the head of the office and/or official personnel using the car.
  • 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 duties assigned by the supervisor.

4. Work Relations
Internal contacts with UNFPA staff and visiting officials. Collaborates with other drivers in the office.

External contacts relate to pick-up and deliveries and arrival/departure formalities. May collaborate with other UN Agency Drivers for major functions. Interacts with national and international partners in carrying out his/her duties.


5. Job Requirements
Completed Secondary Level education is preferable.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Three years’ work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local roads and conditions
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs is preferable.

• 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 Skill Set:
• Providing logistical support
• Managing data
• Managing documents, correspondence and reports
• Managing information and work flow
• Planning, organizing and multitasking


Fluency in Myanmar. Knowledge of local languages in Kayin State is an asset. Workable knowledge of the English.


Applications are invited from interested Myanmar nationals for the post of Driver. Interested candidates should submit their application with a motivation letter together and an updated UN P-11 Form, relevant educational certificates showing highest level of educational attainment, Valid Driving License, Safe driving record and the names and contact information of three references.


Please indicate in your motivation letter where you have seen the vacancy announcement. UNFPA Myanmar operates a strict policy of pre-employment security screening. It is essential that applicants provide full and current contact details for all previous employers, institutions and referees. Applications submitted without these details WILL NOT be processed. If candidates apply by email, the attachments should not be more than 4MB for one transmission.


Applicants can be submitted to the following UNFPA Office:  

To: UNFPA Representative
Attention: International Operations Manager
UNFPA, No. 6, Natmauk Road, Yangon
UNFPA Census Project Office: No.48, Ottarathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

UNFPA reserves the right to offer comparable positions to those qualified candidates that may not have been selected for the position which they applied for. These offers will be based on the needs of the
organization, appropriateness and relevance to the candidate’s educational backgrounds and work experience.


Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Office has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interviews. UNFPA practice relating to recruitment prohibits hiring of persons
currently engaged in Government service or who have left Government service during the past 6 months. 


(i) This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex. Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged.
(ii) UNFPA provides equal opportunities to all citizens in Myanmar. The conditions governing employment are defined in the Staff Regulations and Staff Rules of UNFPA.
(iii) There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.
(iv) UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
(v) UNFPA regrets its inability to reply individually or to attend to telephone queries on the above advertised post.