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Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: Driver

Vacancy Number: SVN/IOMSO/040/2023

Duty Station: IOM Somalia, Dollow, Somalia

Classification: General Service Category, Grade G2

Type of Appointment: Special Short Term, Six Months with possibility of Extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 25 December, 2023

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Under the overall supervision of the Supply Chain Officer, the direct supervision of the Senior Procurement and Logistics Assistant, administrative supervision of Head of Sub Office/OIC in Dollow and in close coordination with P&L Assistant in Kismayo, the Driver will perform:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Drive IOM vehicles inside and outside Dollow, including on convoys, and execute tasks as assigned by the Procurement and Logistics Assistant.
  2. Ensure the safety of passengers, cargo and vehicle and observe traffic rules and road discipline.
  3. Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s), including armoured Vehicles, to ensure roadworthiness before departure. This includes daily check of tires, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc. Ensure cleanliness of the vehicle(s) at all times and mandatory MOSS equipment is present and in proper working order i.e. fire extinguisher.
  4. Collect mail/cargo and deliver various documents/items as planned by the Procurement and Logistics Assistant.
  5. Fill in the inspection sheet of vehicle status and share with the Procurement and Logistics Assistant. Report promptly any defects or malfunctioning of the vehicle that requires immediate attention to the Procurement and Logistics Assistant.
  6. Driving IOM vehicles, transport persons and goods authorized by IOM, from one destination to another in a timely, safe and cost-effective manner.
  7. Ensure that in case of accident, supervisors are informed and a (police) report is obtained. In no case should the driver accept responsibility.
  8. Maintain the vehicle road log sheet including the fuel status and oil changing at all times.
  9. Follow all security procedures and coordinate with the Field Security Officer and Local Security Assistant on security matters and convoy planning.
  10. Follow the rules and regulations of driving IOM vehicles at all times.
  11. Be prepared and willing to work on weekend shifts as requested and on regular basis.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • High School Degree from an accredited academic institution with two years of driving experience for a large organization and/or company.
  • In possession of a valid driving license (A, B, C, D, E class).


  • Possession of a recent certificate of good conduct from the NISA department.
  • Good knowledge and working experience with HF and VHF Radios.
  • Experience in working with UN agencies/ International NGOs/ Tour companies will be added advantage.
  • Safe driving record.


  • Good knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Good knowledge of routes within Dollow and surroundings.
  • Trained in all terrain, defensive driving, and armored vehicle driving.
  • Flexible in terms of working hours.


For all applicants, fluency in English and Somali is required (oral and written).

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values – All IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance, and a work permit, as applicable.

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