Assignment Title
Requesting Division / Section
Division of Country Programmes (DCP)/Office for Africa (OA)
Duty station
Banjul, The Gambia
1 year, with possibility of extension
Application period
September 25 to october 10



The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, focusing in particular on developing the export capabilities of small and medium-sized businesses in developing and transition economies. ITC is 100% "Aid for Trade", supporting trade that delivers inclusive and sustainable development results. ITC’s mandate covers all developing countries and transition economies with special emphasis on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDs) Fragile States and Sub-Saharan Africa. ITC Headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland. ITC projects and programmes contribute to the global efforts to achieve UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Aid for Trade agenda. ITC works at three levels:
  • Strengthening the integration of the business sector of developing countries and economies in transition into the global economy,
  • Improving the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), and enhancing the abilities of trade support institutions to better support them,
  • Improving the international competitiveness of SMEs.
ITC in collaboration with the Government of the Gambia, is implementing a number of different projects in The Gambia including the “Youth Empowerment Project (YEP)”, the “Jobs, Skills and Finance (JSF) for Women and Youth in The Gambia” Programme and the SheTrades project and the Joint UN Initiative on the Reintegration of Returnees.
To facilitate the implementation of project activities ITC is recruiting a project driver located in the ITC Office in The Gambia. She / He will work under the direct supervision of the ITC Operations Officer and in close collaboration with the whole team including the field officers stationed in priority regions.  



Under the direct supervision of the ITC Operations Officer and in close collaboration with the ITC team in The Gambia, the Project Driver will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Drives vehicles safely for the transport of authorised personnel and for the transport of general cargo goods
  • Makes deliveries of parcels, documents, etc., between the office and other offices and institutions, including Ministries, Embassies, Permanent Missions, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Makes minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested.
  • Collects goods from the customs with due regard to customs regulations and formalities.  May make or collect payment for goods.
  • Meets official personnel at the airport.
  • Deals effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
  • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that vehicle is kept clean.
  • Logs fuel consumption and maintenance related tasks
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of accident.
  • Applies good judgment in the context of assignments given.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Carries out driving assignments are carried out safely and on time. Uses discretion, initiative and judgment in planning and scheduling routes


Minimum education and qualifications (level and field of study)
High school diploma or equivalent. Driver training with a valid driver’s license 
Minimum experience (nature, length and field of experience) 
Experience as a driver with a safe driving record of minimum 2 year. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles.
Minimum language requirement 
Fluency in oral and written English is required. Understanding of other Gambian languages is an asset.
Critical job-specific competencies
Planning and Organizing

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short letter of motivation to hnyang@intracen.org

Deadline for application: 10 october 2019. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.