Driver/Administrative Support (Guyana)

Closing Date: March 26, 2023

Type of Vacancy: /

Details of the Post


To provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities and deliver a limited number of routine business support tasks, to ensure that staff are effectively supported in the Guyana Satellite Office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.    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 services.
2.    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. 
3.    Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency. 
4.    Responsible that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.
5.    Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.

Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as:
1.    Collect, sort and disseminate correspondence, reports and other materials, to meet the required demands of staff to time standards.
2.    Respond to simple routine queries with readily available support by senior staff, and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate response to enquiries. 
3.    Support the maintenance of office files, documents and records in accordance with established systems and processes, so that information is current and readily available for staff. 
4.    Undertake standard data entry tasks in accordance with defined systems, to ensure information is organised and readily available.
5.    Assist in creating simple images or information using standardised templates, such as graphs or tables to support the drafting of reports for staff.
6.    Any other related duties as assigned.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.

Experience: Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record with experience in general administrative work. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.
  • Comfortable operating both Left-Hand Drive and Right-Hand Drive vehicles.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment such as photocopiers and scanners.
  • Ability to follow standard business support processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard office software packages, e.g. Microsoft word.

Language: Fluency (level C) in the English Language


Who Can Apply? 

This position is open to nationals of Guyana and legal residents with a work permit. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Employment Particulars

Type of position: Short Term. Full Time.

Type of Contact: Service Contract SC-2.

Duration on Contract:  12 months. This contract is eligible for extension. Extension of contract will be based on satisfactory performance and operational requirements.

Duty Station: Georgetown, Guyana.

Benefits and Entitlements

•    Competitive Salary
•    Up to 30 Days of Annual Leave
•    Pension Contribution 
•    Learning and Development Opportunities
•    Health, Life and Disability Insurance
•    Sick Leave and Compassionate Leave
•    Parental Leave (birth and non-birth parents)


The application should be submitted by March 26, 2023 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time. 

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered and only short-listed qualified candidates will receive an acknowledgment.

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