21 February 2017

Senior Driver UN Job Opportunities - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Senior Driver
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027173
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Reports to: Senior Administrative Assistant
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL3

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 Senior Driver drives will drive the Head of Office and other high ranking officials. The incumbent will ensure up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation. The incumbent is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While the basic function of a Senior 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 vehicle for the Head of Office and other high ranking officials.
  • 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.
  • Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
  • Perform 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 other related duties as required

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Drive the vehicle only when his/her safety or security is not at risk.
  • Ask the passenger about the destination of the journey and route.
  • Decline to drive passengers not authorized to be in a UNHCR vehicle

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Driver job opportunity should have completed Secondary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.
  • At least three years of previous job experience relevant to the function.
  • Possess a valid Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Madi is an added advantage

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: 23rd February, 2017

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