Fresher UN Driver Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026829
Vacancy Notice: 31/2016
Reports to:
Administrative/Finance Associate Assistant
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Post Grade: GL2
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Driver is
mainly responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s)
as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation.
The incumbent will be required to follow strict instructions and security
guidance provided by the supervisor. While the basic function of a driver is to
drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he/she may be called upon to perform
minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles. The incumbent has regular
contacts with staff within UNHCR office and with service providers outside
UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of
    authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents,
    UNHCR pouch and other items.
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and
    facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
  • Carry out the day-to-day maintenance of
    the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc. and
    ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and maintained up
    to the established security standards.
  • Conduct minor repairs and arrange for
    other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules
    and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas
    consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Perform any other related duties as
    required by the Administrative/Finance Associate
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Assigned UNHCR vehicles are properly
    maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications
    established by the Organisation.
  • Local traffic rules and regulations are
    strictly observed.
  • Instructions and security guidance
    provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed
    by the Driver and the passengers during the journey
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Driver job vacancy should have completed Primary Education or
    equivalent technical or commercial school.
  • At least two years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Driving licence, knowledge of driving
    rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of English, Aringa, Madi
    and Lugbara
  • Good mechanical skills are desired
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 4th
January, 2017

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