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Driver - G3


Grade: G3  

Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2021/16
Publication date: 08 April 2021
Application deadline (midnight local time): 22 April 2021


Job ID: 5874 
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut 
Location: Baghdad   
Contract type: Fixed Term 

Contract duration: 12 months 


Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.


In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.


The following are eligible to apply:

  • ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
  • External candidates*

*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who have a valid residency status and work permit in Iraq.


Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.


*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 16,664.-- US$ yearly.


A joint UN project on Social Protection: “Leveraging Effective Response and Accelerating Reform” aims at supporting the Government of Iraq to catalyse more effective social protection response in the short-term and to support Iraq to accelerate social protection reform in the medium- and longer-term. The project is expected to be a joint partnership between ILO, UNICEF and WFP with funding from the European Union.

The project comprises seven interlinked components, with ILO leading on a) comprehensive social security system covering vulnerable workers including those in the informal economy; b) older persons (and persons with disabilities) in Iraq have improved access to social protection benefits including contributory and non-contributory pension benefit c) the ILO will contribute to a component for more effective and better coordinated social protection response to address COVID-19 socio-economic impacts on poverty and vulnerability in the short term.
The position will be based in Baghdad with a focus on national-level interventions and direct implementation in several governorates.


Description of Duties

Under the general supervision of the ILO Project Manager and the ILO Country Coordinator for the Republic of Iraq, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  1. Ensure the provision of safe and reliable driving services. Drive the Office Director, Project Manager, senior level officials and other authorized personnel and visitors. Meet officials and visitors at the airport including assisting, where necessary, with protocol, visa and customs formalities.
  2. Deliver and collect mail and documents and other items.
  3. Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle and accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and documentation.
  4. Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicles through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tyres, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc. in order to keep the vehicle clean and in good running condition at all times.
  5. Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit and other MOSS-compliant equipment, and necessary spare parts in assigned vehicles.
  6. Inform the supervisor in a timely manner of (re)registrations and insurance procedures for all the office vehicles.
  7. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.


Required qualifications


  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • Valid armed vehicle driving licence.
  • Valid and clean driving licence.


A minimum of three years of relevant work experience with a safe driving record. Working experience with a UN agency, diplomatic or international organization.


Excellent working knowledge of Arabic and good working knowledge of English.


  • Excellent knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Good knowledge of local roads and conditions.
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of chauffeur protocol and courtesies.
  • Good knowledge of security issues.
  • Good knowledge of rules and procedures on vehicle management including maintenance of official vehicles and knowledge of mechanics and maintenance and repair of vehicles.
  • Proven ability to use word processing software and email.
  • Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of in-house procedures for the preparation of documents and administrative forms, and for the use of filing systems.
  • Basic computer skills to record information in IT systems.


Recruitment process


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application form. To apply, please visit the ILO Jobs website. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.


Fraud warning


The ILO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the application, interview, processing or training stage. Messages originating from a non ILO e-mail account - - should be disregarded. In addition, the ILO does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.