UN World Food Programme (WFP) Jobs – Driver

Job Title:   Driver
Organisation: World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Finance and
Administrative Assistant
Grade: G2
Vacancy Announcement No.:  VA-17-2014
About WFP:
The UN World Food Programme
(WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP is the
largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP
focuses on three priority areas namely: Emergency Humanitarian Action (EHA);
Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market Support
(AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The UN WFP
Driver will be responsible for safe transportation of passengers, equipment,
mail etc. and proper maintenance of the assigned vehicle
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide
    timely and reliable driving services by using assigned vehicle for the
    transport of authorised WFP staff members, officials and visitors as per
    authorized routing following UN safety and security rules and regulations;
  • Deliver
    and collect goods, mail, documents and other items
  • Take
    care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, check oil.
    water, battery, brakes, tyres etc
  • Carry
    out minor repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept dean and in good
    running condition at all times:
  • Log
    official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing
    etc.; Produce weekly records of mileage travelled and tonnage moved:
  • Read
    and understand specific vehicle/ operating manuals to ensure the safety
    and appropriate operations of the vehicle;
  • Negotiate,
    liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate vehicle
    movements in designated areas:
  • Take
    the steps required in accordance with the rules and regulations in case of
    an accident;
  • Perform
    any other related duties as maybe assigned by the Finance and
    Administrative Assistant.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidates for UN World Food Programme Driver vacancy should hold a
    Uganda Certificate of Education (O Level) is desirable;
  • A
    minimum of two or more years work experience as a Driver plus a safe
    driving record gained from a reputable organization;
  • Hold
    a valid and clean driving license;
  • Defensive
    driving and first aid training is desirable;
  • Excellent
    command of both written & oral English is essential;
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan
nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed
curriculum vitae, copies of certificates under confidential cover quoting on
the envelop the vacancy announcement number and name of the applicant to:
The Human Resources Officer, UN
World Food Programme, P.O. Box 7159 Kampala. Uganda or
Hand delivers it to a box at
the reception of WFP Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
The applicants should check on
the Notice Board at the main entrance to confirm that their applications have
been received one week after the closing date.
Applications must be received
by the deadline and only short listed candidates shall be contacted.
Deadline: Thursday, 8th January 2015
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