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Driver G-2, Fixed Term Appointment, #GRE112621, UNICEF Greece Partnership Office –Athens, Greece

Apply now Job no: 529088
Work type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Greece
Categories: Support: Operations, G-2

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a voice

Greece, as one of the major entry points into Europe for refugees and migrants, has received over a million asylum seekers since January 2015, 37% of them children. UNICEF Refugee and Migrant Response in Greece was established in 2016 to respond to increased needs of the refugee and migrant population in Greece. As of November 2019, there are an estimated over 109,000 refugee and migrants in Greece, including an estimated 37,000 children, out of which 5,276 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). The “emergency” nature of the operation is exemplified by the trends observed over the past few years – in 2019 alone a total of over 74,482 refugees and migrants crossed over to Greece, of which 14,891 through the land border with Turkey, and 59,591 by sea (83% increase compared to 2018), including 159% more unaccompanied and separated children in the country compared to November 2018 (5,276 vs 2,038 respectively).

In view of the establishment of the Greece Partnership Office, the team will also be supporting the fulfilment of an extended mandate and the roll out of programmatic interventions to address the needs of all children in Greece. Specifically, UNICEF will be working closely with the Government of Greece on the issue of de-institutionalization and alternative community-based care models as well as inclusive education with a focus on children with disabilities.

Purpose of the position

Under the direct supervision of the UNICEF Operations Manager, the Driver will provide reliable and safe driving services, will need to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials

2. Maintenance of assigned vehicle

3. Documentation of vehicle-related information

4. Any other administrative or logistical task assigned by the Supervisor (as deemed appropriate)

    • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials

Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.

Meets official personnel and visitors at the airport and may assist with basic visa and customs formalities and arrangements when required.

    • Maintenance of assigned vehicle

Ensures vehicle is kept in good running condition at all times through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels, and car washing.

    • Documentation of vehicle related information.

Ensures 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 necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities.

  • Any other administrative or logistical task assigned by the Supervisor (as deemed appropriate)

Support to the team with administrative or logistical tasks, including but not limited to record keeping, organizing/assigning/monitoring assets and equipment of the Office etc.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have...

Education: A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.

Experience: A minimum of two years of work experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record is required.

Language Requirements: Fluency in Greek and English is required for this position.

Other Requirements

  • Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:

    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
    • Analysing (II)
    • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
    • Planning and Organizing (III)

View our competency framework at


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Applications close: GTB Standard Time

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