Driver cum Messenger

World Health Organization

The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Junior Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category Admin & Management
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    Job Qualification : Intermediate
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    Posted Date : Jan 09, 2022

Job Description

Grade: SSA, Level III
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Depends on the need of the function.
Job Posting: Jan 6, 2022, 5:20:52 PM
Closing Date: Jan 27, 2022
Primary Location: Nepal
Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
Schedule: Full-time


The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster for WHO Health Emergency Programme (WHE), Nepal. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for the assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a SSA contract. There is no commitment on either side.

Objective of the Programme:

The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Government of Nepal (GoN) in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO’s technical cooperation programmes at the country level. The Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nepal and relevant stakeholders in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing need-based technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy technical forums. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response following multi-hazard emergencies and in revitalizing the capacity of the health sector to recover and rebuild from emergencies in appropriate and sustainable ways. In the inter-emergency period the objectives are to increase the capacity and resilience of the Nepal Health System to reduce risk, prevent and prepare for disasters, to mitigate adverse health consequences, through supporting the Emergency Risk Management interventions prioritized in the national plan for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030); and the health security interventions for enhancement of core capacities required to comply with the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 as prioritized in the National Action Plan on Health Security (NAPHS), National Action Plan on Anti-Microbial Resistance (NAP-AMR) and National Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan (NPPRP).WHO strives to integrate and harmonize the actions undertaken for enhanced ERM and Health Security with the interventions implemented to achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and health systems strengthening through appropriate capacity building and co-ordination mechanisms and partnerships. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) supports the MoHP, GoN to direct and coordinate the rapid provision of life-saving emergency health interventions at scale in the aftermath of multi-hazard emergencies and disasters and subsequently assists in the rapid recovery of the health system in collaboration with national and international partners. Thereupon it provides technical support to the MoHP and partners to enhance health sector emergency risk management through prevention risk reduction or mitigation; preparedness and response readiness to build a health system that is resilient to multi-hazard disasters including public health emergencies.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

Under the overall supervision of Team Leader – WHO Health Emergencies Programme – WHE; in close coordination with the relevant Technical Officers/ IMS Pillar Leads and direct supervision of National Professional Officer (Operations Support and Logistics) of the WHE of the WHO Country Office for Nepal, the Driver will perform the below functions:

  • Perform messenger service within the office (Store arrangement, logistic supporting during the meetings, Scanned, photocopying collating of documents as advised by the supervisor.
  • Drive for office staff and other high-ranking officials, meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities, ensure compliance with WHO rules and regulations including security and safety requirements.
  • Deliver/collect and facilitate the customs clearance of official incoming and outgoing pouches, hand-delivery of mail, parcel, and other heavy items to or from UN Agencies, Ministries, Embassies, Universities, airport etc.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle, checking fuel, oil, battery, breaks, tires, etc.
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, ensuring the proper functioning and cleanliness of the vehicle.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc., maintain all the required documents/supplies up to date, including vehicle insurance, license, registration, logs, office directory, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
  • Deliver and follow up the issuance of visa requests, renewal of car licenses, and special permits for WCO as and when needed.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are followed in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Applies knowledge of driving regulations, safety requirements, traffic conditions, and most desirable routes to minimize travel time; ensures that rules, regulations, and local requirements are adhered to in the event of involvement in an accident; ensures the safety of the vehicle and its contents when parked or left unattended.
  • Ensures compliance of established travel reporting procedures and security measures enforced by UNDSS, reporting immediately to Administrative Officer and Agency Security Focal Point of any traffic movement disruptions, confrontation with mobs, hooligans, and other violent forces.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Required Qualification & Experience


Essential: Secondary Level School. Must possess a valid professional driving license.

Desirable: Certificate/Training in maintenance from a recognized institution. Computer certificate/ knowledge on MS office will be an asset.


Essential: At least two years of professional work experience as a driver, with a safe driving record.

Desirable: Work experience with UN offices or INGOs with a minimum of two years driving experience.

Functional Knowledge and Skills

• Basic mechanical knowledge and skills in operating and maintaining different types of vehicles.
• Good knowledge of the topography of the country and full proficiency in local traffic regulations.
• Proven ability to deal with clients with tact and respect for diversity.
• Technical expertise: Overall attitude at work is also required mandatory competencies.

Other Skills (eg IT):

• Basic knowledge of MS Office applications.

WHO Competencies

1.  Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Knowing and managing yourself
5. Producing results

Use of Language Skills: Excellent knowledge of Nepali and beginner’s knowledge of English.


Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR Rs 68,123.00 (Level III) at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement, SSA)

Grade: Level III

Duty Station: Anywhere in Nepal

How to Apply

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and the interview may be used to screen applicants.
  • Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualification obtained from accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link:
  • Any misrepresentative of facts would disqualify the candidate.
  • No telephone enquiries or paper applications please.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • Application from qualified female candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are -strongly encouraged.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This position is subject to local recruitment.

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