Driver, Tamale, Ghana at WFP – World Food Programme

Closing date: Monday, 18 April 2022

External Vacancy Announcement

No. WFP/GHA/TML/DRIVER/11/March/2022


Deadline for Application: Fourteen (14) days from publication

The office of the United Nations World Food Programme invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the vacancy below.

Job Title: Driver

Duration: 1 year (Renewable)

Post Grade: G2

Duty Station: Tamale

JOB PURPOSE : Under the overall supervision of the Finance and Administrative Assistant in Tamale, the Driver will be expected to perform the following duties: MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Provide transportation to senior WFP staff, high ranking UN officials and visitors including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and the delivery and collection of various items following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.
  •  Plan and assign the routes and schedules for other Drivers, to support efficient transport-related services for clients.
  •  Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorized destinations.
  •  Responsible for accurate maintenance of the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
  •  Efficiently plan and coordinate WFP vehicle maintenance to ensure vehicles are fully equipped with required travel authorizations and supplies, assigned equipment on board is in a good condition to support safe and efficient services.
  •  Follow established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  •  Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks when the need arises
  •  Prepare vehicle fuel consumption reports monthly
  •  Ensure availability of vehicles to service vehicle requests from staff members
  •  Provide orientation to newly recruited drivers
  •  Ensure cleanliness and neatness of all vehicles at all times
  •  Perform any other duties as provided from time to time.


Completion of secondary school education/ Middle School Leaving Certificate (MSLC) . Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations


Two or more years of work experience as a Driver preferably in an international organization, embassy, or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorized vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Language : Fluency and Good Command of the English language is essential.

How to apply:

Applicants should submit their applications and CV stating 3 references online to: and follow the steps.

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates meeting the criteria will be contacted