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World Bank seeks to recruit a driver – Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

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World Bank seeks to recruit a driver – Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Job #:req1158
Organization:World Bank
Sector:Administration/Office Support
Recruitment Type:Local Recruitment
Required Language(s):English, French


Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $59 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $19 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 189 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with more than 15,000 staff located globally.

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). IBRD and IDA are commonly known as the World Bank, with 16 Global Practices (GPs) as well as 56 Global Themes to bring knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

The World Bank Country Office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire seeks applications for Drivers. The Drivers will be members of the Country Office staff recruited locally and based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.  For day-to-day assignments and responsibilities, the Drivers reports to the Resource Management officer RMO based in the Country Office.

The Drivers will work as part of the Country Office Carpool, and will drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel, usually within Abidjan but also to other locations within Cote d’Ivoire (and at times neighboring countries); and the delivery and collection of mail, documents, pouches, and other errands.


Responsibilities :

To perform according to expectations, the incumbent would be expected to :

  • Transport authorized personnel to/from airports, meetings/appointments, and other official duties, including business travel to/from locations throughout neighboring countries ;
  • Drive the assigned office vehicles, ensuring the safety of staff and/or authorized passengers, vehicle and other road users, for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and meet any other transportation requirements ;
  • Meet official personnel, including mission staff at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required ;
  • Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires etc ;
  • Perform minor routine repairs, and be responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of the vehicle, including arranging for other vehicle repairs as per prevailing procedure ;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is always clean (interior and exterior, including safety belts) and assist or ensure that all passengers have fastened safety belts ;
  • Ensure that the vehicle is equipped with First Aid kit and that he/she is trained in providing first aid. Check expiry date for consumables in the kit and seek replacement as appropriate ;
  • Log official trips as per the World Bank’s policies, including daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes etc ;
  • Ensure that the vehicle’s documentation is always current, including display of current insurance cover at all times ;
  • Observe the host country’s traffic rules and regulations ;
  • Always check and adhere to security information from the supervisor or the environment for safe drive within and outside the cities ;
  • Maintain confidentiality of any passenger’s discussions or phone conversations ;
  • Report accidents or incidents immediately to the supervisor and ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident ;
  • Perform any other task assigned by the Country Director and/or supervisor.


Selection Criteria :

  • Valid Driver’s License and capable of Defensive Driving; and a minimum of an intermediate school certificate ;
  • Thorough knowledge of driving rules and regulations and be conversant with the Road Security Code ;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional driving experience with a safe driving record ;
  • Proficient to effectively communicate in French (verbal and written) ;
  • Basic knowledge of working English would be an added advantage ;
  • Possess basic skills in minor vehicle repairs and maintenance. Vocational training in auto maintenance and repair would be a plus ;
  • Knowledge of UN system security procedures and conversant with VHF Radio call will be an added advantage ;
  • Ability to pass World Bank security clearance, medical test, UNDSS basic and advanced security clearance examinations ;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to team-oriented work ;
  • Willingness to drive throughout Cote d’Ivoire and neighboring countries.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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