Driver (Sittwe)

2 April 2018


Job ID 2018/002
Grade GS-2
No. of Position 2 Posts
Duty station

Sittwe, Myanmar

Contract Type Fixed-Term
Closing Date 02 April 2018 - 5:00pm (Rangoon time)
Duration of Appointment 1 year (initial)
Position Starting Date As soon as possible


Organizational Location

The post of Driver is located in Sittwe Sub-Office and reports to Programme Specialist, GBV/Head of Sub-Office.


Job Purpose

UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA defined in the newly formulated UNFPA Strategic Plan (2018-2021).


UNFPA manages the “Women and Girls First Programme” (2016-2018), a 14 million USD multi-year UNFPA-donor joint trust fund. Under the Women and Girls First programme, UNFPA is committed to leading the international community and supporting national stakeholders in addressing gaps in gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and women's rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws. Through these key outcomes, UNFPA will also be seeking to achieve improved and strengthened access to justice and increased participation of women in the peace process, through economic and political empowerment. The programme focus areas include Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan and Kayin state with additional technical support to other areas in the South East  including Kayah and Mon States.


Emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance is integrated and an important function of the organization for the 4th country programme (2018-2022). UNFPA in line with global strategy contributes to strengthening national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and data issues in humanitarian settings.


In order to support UNFPA team achieve strong outcomes under the Women and Girls First Programme, logistic, administrative and financial support is required.


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 office vehicle for transporting authorized personnel and delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the UNFPA office. 


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 as assigned by UNFPA as required.

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.

Job Requirements


Completed Secondary Level education is preferable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • At least three year work experience as a driver in LNGOs/ INGOs, embassy, development/ humanitarian organizations or UN system with a safe driving record is preferable.
  • 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 Rakhine 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,
  • an updated UN P-11 Form,
  • relevant educational certificates showing highest level of educational attainment,
  • Valid Driving License with 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

                        Email:   hr.myanmar@unfpa.org  (or)

                        UNFPA Sittwe Office: Myin Si Pyin road and Pyi Taw Thar Road (coner),

                        North San Pya, Pyi Taw Thar, Sittwe

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.