I. Position Information

Position title


Position grade


Duty station

Country Office, IOM Costa Rica

Position number


Job family


Organizational unit


Is this a Regional, HQ, MAC, PAC, Liaison Office, or Country Office based position?

Country Office

Position rated on


Reports directly to


Number of Direct Reports


II. Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and direct supervision of the Resources Management Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Drive assigned IOM office vehicle(s).


  • Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s) to ensure roadworthiness of the vehicles.  This includes daily check of tires, brakes, engine oil, fan belt, etc.


  • Arrange for minor repairs and ensures that the vehicles are kept clean.


  • Ensure that the vehicles undertake regular service intervals.


  • Keep records of spare parts for vehicle(s) and conduct monthly inventory of the spare parts.


  • Find the most direct and safe route over the best available roads to the destination.


  • Ensure that the IOM vehicle(s) is used only for official/authorized business, as advised by the supervisor.


  • Make sure that the daily log sheet is prepared, and a monthly report is prepared summarizing statistics linked to mileage, fuel consumption, etc. for the vehicle.


  • Keep a high degree of confidentiality and discreteness in discussions, which involves IOM and its officials. Take proper actions to reduce potential security threats to IOM officials and/or property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes.


  • Meet official personnel at the airport(s) and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.


  • When needed, assist the country office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.


  • Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other communications/items from and to the country office; go to the post office, airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc., to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required.


  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience



High school degree/certificate with minimum 2 years of relevant working experience or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and valid national driver’s license.




Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles.




  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs.


V. Languages


(specify the required knowledge)


Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written).


VI. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 3

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


El/la candidato/a deberá enviar haciendo referencia a la vacante: “SVN-2021-025 Driver / Messenger

  • CV con 3 referencias laborales.
  • Carta de motivación.
  • Permiso laboral vigente en el país (si aplica).
Lugar de trabajo: 
Costa Rica
Fecha de cierre: 
Viernes, Diciembre 31, 2021