Apply for a Driver in Caracas, Venezuela

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Apply Before : 01/26/2024, 04:46 AM

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with Governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the pledge to leave no one behind reflect the interconnectedness of health and sustainable development issues such as the widening economic and social inequalities, the climate crisis, rapid urbanisation, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis, COVID.19), the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and the emergence of health threats. The scope and scale of delivering health and well-being for all demands innovative partnerships and financing.

UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund (GF), in line with UNDP’s HIV and Health Strategy 2022-2025: ‘Connecting the Dots’, makes a vital contribution to UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the pledge to leave no one behind. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR), working with national partners and the Global Fund to ensure management, implementation, and oversight of GF grants, while simultaneously strengthening health institutions and systems for national entities to assume the PR role over time.

UNDP has been identified by the Global Fund as the interim PR for the Venezuela malaria grant, which is in the final year of grant implementation, having started on 1 January 2021 and ending on 31 December 2023. The grant was exceptionally approved by the Global Fund Board as a result of the sustained increase in malaria cases which began in 2010.

UNDP implements the programme in close coordination with the Ministry of Popular Power (MPPS), and other technical agencies, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).

Office/Unit/Project Description

In order to manage the HIV/TB and malaria grants and achieve its aforementioned goal, a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU), has been established to ensure strategic, programmatic and operational management and oversight of the grant. Importantly, since there is no CCM in Venezuela, a multi-stakeholder advisory group (‘the malaria technical advisory group, the HIV technical advisory group and TB technical advisory group) has been established.

In March 2023, UNDP was nominated to serve as PR for the next Global Fund grants – one malaria grant and one HIV/TB grant, both of which will start on 1 January 2024 for a 3-year grant period.

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Program Manager, 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 PMU staff, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission as directed by Program Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.) Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services: Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.

2.) Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle: Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

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

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

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

6.) Administrative tasks: Carries out other administrative and logistics tasks as required by the Program Manager.

7.) Giving training: Trains MPPS designated drivers on compliance with SOPs and vehicle maintenance regulations, fuel reporting and proper use of the other 10 vehicles acquired by the grant.

8.) Checking and Report: Interacts with the drivers of the fleet of the 10 vehicles assigned to MPPS, to perform random checks on compliance with asset management SOPs. Prepares reports and alerts on the proper use of these assets.



Innovation: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements. Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback. Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible. Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident. Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships. Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area



Administration & Operations

Vehicle management

 Knowledge of policy & procedures on fleet management
Administration & Operations

Registry & correspondence management

 Ability to collect, register, maintain and deliver mail and UNDP pouch; ability to manage archives
Business Management


 Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience


UN Policy Ethics

 Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity.
Business Development

Knowledge Generation

 Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
Business Development



 Ability to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities; advocate for UNDP, its values, mission and work with various constituencies
Business Management

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management

 Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs. 
 Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy.
 Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests.
 Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
Required Skills and Experience

Education: Secondary Education with a valid driver’s license is required.


 Minimum of 3 years (with high school diploma) of relevant work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required.
 Experience as a driver with UN is an asset.
 Fluent in Spanish.
 Knowledge of English is an asset.
 Knowledge of driving regulations, rules and laws as well as skills in minor vehicle repair and maintenance
 Experience in the basic use of computers and relevant office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and ability to use web-based management and electronic log, file and/or scheduling systems.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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