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The Job

Thank you for your interest in joining the United Nations Development Programme in Yemen. UNDP offers a unique opportunity for career development and experience in the heart of the development world, especially given its broad mandate and its coordinating role among United Nations System agencies in Yemen.

All recruitment and selection in UNDP are guided by the following five principles:

Competition: a visible competitive process to attract high quality candidates for all vacancies.

Diversity: all candidates, irrespective of gender, race and background, are assessed in the same manner.

Objectivity: all recruitments and selections should be conducted with professional rigor, with candidates measured against clearly articulated criteria and job competencies

Transparency: the selection criteria and process should be transparent to all applicants to the extent possible.

Accountability: Hiring Managers and hiring bureaus/units have direct input into recruitment and selection decisions, matched by accountability for those decisions.

Types of opportunities

UNDP hires personnel through international or local recruitment. It applies several types of contracts depending on a number of criteria, such as legal basis and duration of services. The standard types of contracts are:

Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) – nationals and international;

Temporary Assignment (TA) – nationals and international;

Service Contracts (SC) – nationals only.

Fixed Term Appointments (FTA)

FTAs are concluded for the staff members contracted under Staff Rules. Salary scale for national staff is based on the best prevailing local conditions. Salary scale for international staff is based on the best comparator civil service.

Temporary Appointments (TA)

TAs are concluded for the staff members under TA Guidelines. Maximum duration of the contract is 364 days. Salary scale for national staff is based on the best prevailing local conditions; Salary scale for international staff is based on the best comparator civil service.

Service Contracts (SC)

SCs are for personnel governed by explicit terms of service. Salaries are based on local market conditions for specific jobs. The conditions of service for service contractors are distinct from those offered to staff members but are competitive in the local market where the modality is used.


Under the overall guidance of the Operations Manager, Aden Sub-office and direct supervision of the Operations Assistant, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Sub-Office, Consultants and Experts, UN staff on mission and other agencies (when needed).

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provision of reliable and secure driving services.

2. Proper use of vehicle.

3. Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle.

4. Availability of documents/ supplies.

Key Results Expected:

1. Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by

  • Driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
  • Meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

2. Ensures proper use of vehicle focusing on achievement through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3. Ensures day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.

4. Ensures the availability of documents/ supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.

5. Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

6. The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that 

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.




Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 1: Assesses work with critical eye


Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 1: Takes responsibility for and ensures high quality of own work

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 1: Understands personal and team roles, responsibilities and objectives

Communication and Relationship Management

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 1: Reliably and consistently listens and interprets information and instruction correctly


Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 1: Meets goals and timelines for team deliverables


Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol; and
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues.

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)

Client Orientation

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients; and
  • Responds to client needs promptly.

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop)

Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties;
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations; and
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service.

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

  • Uses information/databases/other management systems;
  • Provides inputs to the development of simple system components; and
  • Makes recommendations related to work procedures and implementation of management systems.

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Planning, Organizing and Multi-tasking

  • Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships; and
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines; and
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs.

Level 1: Replicate Reliably: Carry out work, as directed, and demonstrate motivation to develop

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education and Valid Driver’s license are required.


  • 2 years’ work experience as a driver.
  • Safe driving record and knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Basic computer skills.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and basic Knowledge of English. 


  • Non-Smoking environment
  • Preference will be given to candidates from the Governorate covered by Aden Sub-Office.


Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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  • Employer: UNDP
  • Category: Others
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 11 April 2021
  • Deadline: 22 April 2021