Driver at UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Org .Setting And Reporting

  • The Driver reports to Head Travel and Administrative Service Section
    Vehicle and driving functions:
    •Driving the Agency staff to/from the Gaza Strip and within the Agency’s area of operations
    as directed;
    •Acting as the Agency’s official custodian of the vehicle assigned to him/ her;
    •Responsible for the efficient operation and cleanliness of the vehicle and the safety of its
    passengers and/or freight;
    •Registering, de-registering official vehicles as directed;
    Pouch, mail and transport:
    •Clearing and receiving pouches from Headquarters and area of operations;
    •Inspecting outgoing and incoming pouches to ensure compliance with established rules and
    •Transporting passengers and/or pouches to/from the Gaza Strip, the airport and the Allenby
    Bridge or other crossing point to Jordan and within the West Bank and Israel;
    •Delivering and collecting goods and mail in the area of operations;
    •Ensuring that the relevant transport documents are properly completed in accordance with
  • Ability to deal with VIPs, senior officials of international organizations and persons from a
    wide range of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in stressful circumstances.
  • Successful completion of full secondary education.
  • Possession of general basic knowledge of all types of vehicles.
  • Possession of valid national/international driving license, including bus license, recognized
    by local law.
    Work Experience
    At least four years experience as professional driver for passengers.
    A minimum of 2 continuous years of relevant international experience outside UNRWA, and
    outside the country(s) of which the candidate is a national or holds citizenship, a passport or a
    national identity number.
    Possession of valid national driving license for trucks (desirable)
  • Fluency in English
  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be
    followed by competency-based interview.
    Special Notice
  • Type of Contract and duration: 2 years, with the possibility of further extension
  • Knowledge of the operational environment in Israel, Gaza, West Bank and Jordan
    particularly related to the duties of the post.
  • Unrestricted ability to move in the Agency’s area of operations.
  • Work beyond regular hours will be required.
  • UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states,
    regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA
    is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the
    difficult circumstances in which they live.
  • For more details on UNRWA, please visit: Nations
    United Nations Considerations
    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to
    assignment by him or her.
    UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current
    UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from
    under-represented groups.
    At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the
    necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due
    regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of
    qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and
    inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with
    disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when
    requested and indicated in the application.
    UNRWA Considerations
    UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence,
    neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human
    rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who
    fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs.
    Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed
    violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law,
    sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to
    believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who
    have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for
    employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of
    misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear
    on the UN Sanctions List.
    UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.
    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment
    platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the
    Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side
    of the inspira account-holder homepage.
    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in
    the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable
    internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations,
    resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative
    issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information
    pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in
    inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion,
    revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates
    under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the
    information provided in the application.
    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time)
    on the deadline date.

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at go to Department and choose UNRWA for UNRWA posts. Only applications received through will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only short-listed applicants will be contacted via e-mail only.

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