Driver – International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Port Vila, Vanuatu

Posted: 20-06-2024

Job Description

Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title : Driver
Duty Station : Port Vila, Vanuatu
Classification : General Service Staff, Grade G2
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 26 June 2024

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office in Vanuatu and direct supervision of theHead of Resources Management, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for providing driving/messenger support and other duties associated with the driving of IOM vehicles, as well as supporting basic admin, logistics and procurement functions.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Drive IOM vehicle(s) and transport authorized personnel and others as requested by the supervisor.
  2. Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s) to ensure roadworthiness of the vehicles. This includes daily check of tires, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc.
  3. Arrange for minor repairs and ensures that the vehicles are kept clean.
  4. Ensure that the vehicles undertake regular service intervals.
  5. Keep records of spare parts for vehicle(s) and conduct monthly inventory of the spare parts.
  6. Find the most direct and safe route over the best available roads to the destination.
  7. Maintain vehicle logbook; make sure that the daily log sheet is prepared, and a monthly report is prepared summarizing statistics linked to mileage, fuel consumption, etc. for the vehicle.
  8. Meet officials at the airport and assist with immigration and customs formalities.
  9. Collect and deliver mail, pouch, documents and other items.
  10. Support the collection of quotations and invoices, as well as vendor information and supporting documentation for the procurement of goods and services.
  11. Support regular verification and stocktaking of assets.
  12. Ensure that IOM vehicle(s) are used only for official/authorized business as advised by the Head of Office.
  13. Keep absolute confidentiality and discreteness in discussions which involve IOM and its officials.
  14. When needed, assist the country office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
  15. Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • High school degree/certificate with minimum 2 years of relevant working experience or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Valid national driver’s licence.


  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations;
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles;
  • Work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.


  • Basic knowledge of English;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Basic knowledge on vehicle maintenance and troubleshooting capabilities;
  • Financial literacy skills;
  • Ability to drive four-wheel drive vehicle with license.

Fluency in English and Bislama is required.

Required 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: maintains 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 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.

Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

A prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station and work permit, as applicable.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Port Vila, Vanuatu on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to [email protected] by 26 June 2024 at the latest.

Kindly indicate the reference code VN/VU/001/2024 followed by your full name in the subject

Applications should include:
a) CV
b) Cover letter
c) IOM Personal History form which can be downloaded from this link

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts the full application documents indicated above to be duly completed and emailed to [email protected] .
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:
From 13.06.2024 to 26.06.2024

Job Category: Non Government Organisation (NGO). Job Type: Contract. Job Salary: Not stated.
Closes 26/06/2024

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