Full Time
EXPIRES 12 Feb, 2020

Job Location

Kingston, Georgetown


Organizational Context:  

The Driver position in the Office normally falls under direct supervision of the Administrative Officer/Assistant. The incumbent is responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation. He/She is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While basic function of a Driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he/she may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

The incumbent has regular contacts with staff within UNHCR office and with service providers outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.

Functional Statement:


  • Assigned UNHCR vehicles are properly maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation.
  • Local traffic rules and regulations are strictly observed. 
  • Instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.



Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Completion of Primary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Good knowledge of English and local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Mechanical skills.



  • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents, UNHCR pouch and other items.
  • Meet official personnel at the airport 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 worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Drive the vehicle only when his/her safety or security is not at risk.
  • Ask the passenger about the destination of the journey and route.
  • Decline to drive passengers not authorized to be in a UNHCR vehicle.



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:

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Submission of Applications:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation and updated Personal History Form available at Should you need extra space while filling the Personal History Form, please also use the Supplementary Sheet available: The Letter of Motivation and the Personal History Form should be send by e-mail to: quoting “Driver GUYANA” in the subject line by the closing date. Only applications sent according to the procedure described herein and sent to the email will be considered for the position. Applications submitted directly through the Skilled Guyanese website will not be considered.

No late applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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Ongoing political, human rights and socio-economic developments in Venezuela has led to continued growing numbers of children, women and men leaving for neighbouring countries and beyond. With over 4 million Venezuelans now living abroad, in recent years, five countries in the Caribbean sub-region have been hosting growing numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela: Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago. It is estimated that around 150,000 have arrived by air, land, and sea to date in these countries alone, including some returnees in Guyana. UNHCR’s presence in Guyana was established by mid-2018 to respond to the influx of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the country. Currently, UNHCR has an office in Georgetown from where it covers activities on protection and assistance to refugees and migrants through presence of it partners in the region or through direct implementation and is in the process of expanding its response. Many of the Venezuelan individuals arrive in the country through regular and irregular entry points in the country’s interior regions, coming by boat or land from the border areas with Venezuela and Brazil. The profiles of persons of concern are various and include vulnerable individuals with severe protection needs and members of indigenous groups. UNHCR provides emergency food and non-food items for targeted vulnerable individuals, including at the point of arrival. Guyana is the first country in the Americas region to roll out Government-led biometric registration through the usage of UNHCR’s Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) database. UNHCR provides continuous support to the Government led identification and registration of individuals. UNHCR is required to undertake missions to often isolated areas of the country, where communication means and capacity and access to network is limited. The absence of livelihoods and income generating opportunities lead refugees and migrants to resort to informal or precarious work in urban centres or in the mining areas. Moreover, a large proportion of the population is comprised of single young women, who are engaged in sex work or have resorted to survival sex, leaving this group exposed to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), and at a higher risk of contracting sexually transmittable diseases or HIV/AIDS, or at risk of unintended pregnancies. Access to psychosocial support and other mental health services is limited and in remote areas of the country inexistent. In view of this operational context, UNHCR is engaged in activities aimed at addressing urgent protection needs related to prevention, mitigation and response to SGBV, including activities on sexual and reproductive health and mental health.
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