Driver (G2)

United Nations World Food Programme

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill a number of General Services position based in WFP Nigeria. The position is based in Maiduguri and Damaturu respectively. If you are a Nigerian national, committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for people in need, we would like to hear from you.



Key Responsibilities (not all inclusive, nor exhaustive)

    • Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and or delivery of various items commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient service.
    • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
    • Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books and daily reporting consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
    • Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is dine on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisation and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient service.
    • Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing photocopy and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative to clients

Qualification, Experience, and Attributes

  • Two or more years of work experience as a Driver preferably in an international organisation, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicle. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads and conditions and security issues.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic method.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Completion of Secondary School education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver's license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations
  • Fluency (level C) in both written and oral communication in English language.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri local language is desirable

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United Nations World Food Programme

Job Level

Vocational/Semi-Skilled/Unskilled Labour




Vocational Trade and Services

Job Type


Minimum Qualification

High School (S.S.C.E)

Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years