VN 006/2017 – Driver (Banjul) – G2

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International Organization for Migration

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60, Kairaba Avenue Pipeline Serekunda, Gambia

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9-month Special Short Term Contract (with possibility of extension)


The European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa, which will be implemented in 14 countries, including The Gambia. This initiative, which will be implemented over a 3-year duration, aims to contribute to the strengthening of migration and the sustainable reintegration of returning migrants in the Gambia.

Under the overall supervision of Chief of Mission and under the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer, the successful candidates will be responsible for providing driving services and general support for the EUTF-IOM Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in The Gambia—in line with IOM policies, standards and commitments.


  • Drive IOM vehicle/s in accordance with the security and transportation procedures, ensuring safe and on time arrival of staff to the duty station/destinations and back as required;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle to ensure roadworthiness of the vehicles. This includes daily check of tires, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc.;
  • Perform and arrange for minor repairs and ensure that the vehicles are kept clean and ready for use and always has full tank prior to departure for field trips;
  • Keep records of spare parts for the vehicle and conduct monthly inventory of the spare parts;
  • Ensure that vehicle undertakes regular service intervals/ regular checking of the vehicle parts;
  • Find the most direct routing over the best available roads to the destination;
  • Ensure to the extent possible, that the IOM vehicle(s) is used only for official/authorized business, as advised by the supervisor;
  • Make sure that the daily log sheet is prepared and a monthly report is prepared summarizing statistics for mileage, fuel consumption, and usage (official and personal) etc.;
  • Keep a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness in discussions, which involves IOM and its officials;
  • Take proper precaution to reduce potential security threats to IOM officials or property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes;
  • Ensure compliance to local rules and regulations (pertaining to driving) are taken in case of involvement in accident;
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned.



  • Completed High School degree from an accredited academic institution, with two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Possess a valid driving license.


  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repairs;
  • Previous experience with any UN agency or diplomatic missions would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience with UN Security (radio checks, defensive driving) an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of local language an advantage.

IOM will only accept applications which includes a cover letter (not more than one page) and résumé highlighting the required education and experience or a duly completed IOM Personal History Form (for internal candidates). Soft-copies sent via email are preferred. Interested applicants may send their applications to with the position title and VN Number specified in the SUBJECT field not later than 25 August 2017.

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