United Nations UN Women Jobs - Driver


Job Title: Driver
Organisation: UN WOMEN
Reports to: Administrative Associate
Post Level: SB-2
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job Summary: Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative Associate, UN Women and the overall supervision of the Coordinator of the Joint Programme on Gender Equality, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other related goods and supplies in/out of Kampala under the authorization of the supervisor.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
  • Collect mail from Post Office and deliver outgoing mails to various destinations within the city.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • 5 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Secondary Education
  • Valid Driver’s license of at least 3 classes.  
  • Certificate in Mechanics is an added advantage
 Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of local languages of the area would be an asset.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Displays culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Sharing knowledge and experience.  
  • Provide helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of protocol
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of security issues.
Leadership and Self-Management:
  • Focus on results for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive construction attitude.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views.
How to Apply:
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Deadline: 20th May, 2013

NB: UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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