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VdE | Motorista | UNESCO


  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2022-03-17

Only candidates entitled to work in Mozambique may apply.


Under the authority of the Director/Head of Office & UNESCO Representative and the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer (AO)/Senior Administrative Assistant (AA), as applicable, and, where applicable, in coordination with the Senior Driver, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services in support of UNESCO Office, ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsability, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.


The incumbent shall:

  • Drive the UNESCO staff, officials, visitors and authorized personnel using official vehicle.
  • Ensure provision of reliable and safe driving services. Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and other venues as per instruction when requires. Facilitate basic visa and custom formalities. Drive vehicle on the field trips, as required.​​​​​​​
  • Ensure cost-savings through proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through daily service log, timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes and water levels and car washing so the vehicle is keept clean and in good runing conditions at all times. Alert and provide inputs to preparetion of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports, etc. Make the necessry arrangements for the vehicle inspection and maintenance and repairs at the official designated workshop; check the vehicle prior to and after the workshop visit.
  • Ensure availability of all required documents and supplies, including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle log, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keep track of insurance and any other formalities. Ensure timely, accurate an correct reporting of accidents. Follow and assist in the installation and use the HF, VHF radio and satellite phone in the vehicle.
  • Deliver and collect mail and documents and other items as required. When not driving, may be requested to perform other office duties, such as photocopying, binding, assisting wih filling, paying some office bills, etc.
  • Replace and undertake the duties of other drivers when they are absent from the office.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • Completed secondary, technical and/or vocational school education.
  • Valid driving license.

Work Experience

  • Less than 2 years of relevant professional experience as a driver with safe driving records.

Skills and Competencies

  • Punctuality,
  • Good knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of vehicles,
  • Good knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance procedures,
  • Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located,
  • Communication, ability to work as part of a team,
  • Service oriented, courtesy and high sense of responsibility.


  • Good knowledge (written and spoken) of English.



Work experience

  • Experience in an international organization, embassy and/or UN system.

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of standard office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).


  • Knowledge (written and spoken) of Portuguese.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.


For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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