UN Driver Jobs in Kenya - Urgent Recruitment of Drivers in Nairobi

UN Driver Jobs in Kenya - Urgent Recruitment of Drivers in Nairobi

Vacancy Announcement No:

Duty Station:
  • Kenya
    Type of Appointment:
  • Individual Service Agreement
    Employment Fraction:
  • Non-Staff-Regular

    Organizational Context

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

    The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States.

    The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years.

    UNIDOs mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

    The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs.

    Accordingly, the Organizations programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

    This position is located under the Department of Agri-Business (PTC/AGR) in the Food Systems and Nutrition Division (PTC/AGR/FSN), which promotes Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) through the promotion of sustainable food systems that deliver food and nutrition security without compromising economic, social, and environmental bases to generate food security and nutrition for future generations.

    The Division is responsible for identifying, developing and managing programmes to improve the competitiveness of the agro-food processing sector (meat, milk, fish, fruits and vegetables, sugar, cereals and pulses, tubers, as well as Novel Foods) through access to support services, markets and trade opportunities.

    Project Context:

    The EU, in partnership with the EAC, has launched the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) to support member countries improve market access of agro-food products to the EU and regional markets.

    The MARKUP is structured around two intervention levels: the EAC Window and the Partner States Window with country specific projects.

    UNIDO is the implementation partner for the Kenya-Partner States Window. The main purpose of this project is to contribute to the economic development of Kenya by increasing the value of both extra and intra-regional agricultural exports in selected horticulture sub sectors; (snow peas and peas, mangoes, passion fruit, chilies, herbs and spices, nuts).

    Recent studies have analysed the reasons for low productivity and competitiveness in these value chains such as the need of specialised extension services and a diffuse lack of knowledge on appropriate good agricultural practices.

    This project will address these challenges through an intervention, which aims to:

  • Improve the institutional and regulatory framework for better conformity assessment services in Kenyas horticultural sector.
  • Increasing revenue and MARKUP for Kenyas smallholder producers and enterprises in export-oriented horticulture sectors.
  • The current project will build upon the success of the SMAP project to further strengthen the market potential of high value horticulture.

    The Kenya MARKUP will focus on the horticulture sector and in particular UNIDOs component will address the challenges in the following value chains snow peas and peas, mango, passion fruit, chilies, herbs and spices and nuts. Exact value chains and target locations will be determined during the inception phase and after a detailed gap analysis.

    Duty station:

  • Nairobi, Kenya

    Main Functions
  • To drive project personnel and on demand, other authorized people, in a safe, secure and reliable manner.
  • To respect traffic regulations and the rules of the United Nations on driving in the country of the assignment.
  • To daily and regularly inspect the condition of the project vehicles. To arrange for the regular professional service maintenance and repair of the UNIDO vehicles.
  • This includes maintaining a high-level of cleanliness and ensuring that oil, water, battery, brakes and tyres all meet the authorized safety regulations.
  • To log
    all official travel, daily mileage, gas consumption and oil changes, in an official form.
  • To searches and identify the lowest cost and most reliable source of high quality spare parts and service shops, in order to facilitate the purchasing of the parts.
  • To ensure the security and guard the project vehicles.
  • To ensure that immediate steps, as required by rules and regulations, are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • To deliver and collect official mail and other documents as required, ensuring that all deliveries and collections are made in a timely manner.
  • To meet official personnel at the airport.
  • To facilitate immigration and customs formalities.
  • To carry out clerical and administrative assignments as requested.
  • To maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality in performing clerical and logistical support services.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
    Core Competencies

  • To work honestly, openly, impartially and in accordance with the values of the United Nations.

  • To work in a competent, committed and calm manner.

    Respect for Diversity
  • To work effectively, respectfully and inclusively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives.

    Results Orientation and Accountability:
  • To be accountable and responsible for achieving results and meeting performance standards.

    Planning and Organizing:
  • To plan, organize and manage work effectively and efficiently.

    Communication and Trust:
  • To communicate effectively and build trust.

    Team Orientation:
  • To cooperate at various levels.

    Client Orientation:
  • To be responsive towards those to whom services are provided internally and externally.

    Organizational Development and Innovation:
  • To realize continuous improvement, support innovation, share knowledge and skills and learn from others.

    Minimum Requirements


  • Completed secondary education or equivalent
  • Drivers training with a valid drivers licence

  • Fluency in English, a second UN language is an asset.
  • Fluency in Swahili and local languages in Kenya is an asset.

    Field of Expertise
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a driver.
  • Good/safe driving record.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of the area and up-to-date information on current conditions of roads and highways.
  • Proficiency in map reading and land navigation systems.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally also to remoter locations outside of duty station.
  • Understanding of office procedures and practices, preferably within the UN system or in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience with providing clerical support.
  • Experience with driving government officials, other UN staff, or diplomatic staff is an asset.
  • This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
  • Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside.

    How to Apply
  • Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System
  • Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process.
  • Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependants, under the procedures established by the Director General.
  • Note: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 11th February 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Driver Jobs in Kenya - Urgent Recruitment of Drivers in Nairobi

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