Driver & Logistics Clerk

Background Information – PSC – Peace and Security Centre

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Cluster is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Cluster Director who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Cluster on behalf of its clients.

Background Information – Job-specific
Background – UNMAS

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.

Background – UNMAS Iraq

The UNMAS Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. UNMAS is supporting multiple layers of operations under the UNMAS Iraq Strategic Plan which focuses on three main components:

1. Explosive Hazard Management; 2. Capacity Enhancement, and 3. Risk Education.

In 2017, UNMAS resource mobilized over $70,000,000 in funding and is now seeking additional staff for a short period of time to support implementation.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Officer, the Driver & Logistics Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services for the transport of authorized personnel.

This position is based in Erbil, Iraq, with frequent missions to the field. The Driver & Logistics Clerk can often be required to travel in complex and challenging environments with limited resources and eventually stay there overnight (when required)

The Driver & Logistics clerk is responsible for the following duties:

  • Drive daily and process admin tasks
  • Conduct personal security detail (PSD) missions with daily preparation and inspection of kit and vehicles
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle log books, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts
  • Ensure that immediate steps as required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an incident or an accident
  • Assist the Security Officer and/or Logistics Officer in preparing Receiving Inspection Report (RIR), storage arrangements, Inventory record-keeping of spare parts and other goods.
  • Assist in local procurement process such as obtaining a quotation from local suppliers
  • Assist in arranging for clearance of consignments such as processing Tax Exemption Certificates, Customs clearances and necessary permits from Local Government Offices
  • Provide up to date information in regards to local laws on traffic environments
  • Assist with office tasks (photocopying, scanning as directed)
  • Assist Logistics Officer in processing visas and Residents Permits for International personnel at local government offices
  • Care and conduct maintenance of all UNOPS vehicles, paying special attention to cleanliness, refuelling, road safety, etc.
  • Compile and maintenance of transportation logs and documentation
  • Ensure vehicles have appropriate documentation i.e. accident forms etc.
  • Carry out radio checks when required
  • Carry out regular security training on the reaction to events that might occur while on mission;
  • Ensure vehicles have a full complement of safety and emergency equipment including fire extinguisher, ETB Bag, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required
Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Secondary school diploma (high school) or equivalent with a minimum of 1.5 years experience is required.


  • Minimum one and a half (1.5) year of experience in driving armoured vehicles is required
  • Minimum six (6) months of experience in logistics is required
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Experience in driving both Manual and Automatic transmission vehicles is required


  • Fluency in Kurdish Language (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Intermediate English (speaking, reading and writing) is required
 Additional Considerations

  • This is a non-family duty station
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • This is a local position, therefore only nationals of duty station or applicants with a valid residence permit will be considered
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work-life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Application Closing Date – 26 September 2019

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