Several UN Driver Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:       Several UN Driver Jobs  
Organization: United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Several Field
Offices, Uganda
Position Grade: SC2
Reports to: Finance Officer
or Administration Assistant or Business Support Assistant
About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline
agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian
agency in Uganda. . Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives
in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving
Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to
Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Driver
(Field Offices) will provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized
personnel and/or commodities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The UN WFP Driver provides 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;
  • The jobholder also delivers and collect
    goods, mail, documents and other items;
  • Takes care of the day-to-day maintenance
    of the assigned vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc.;
  • Carries out minor repairs and ensure that
    the vehicle is kept cleanand ingood running condition at all times;
  • Logs official trips, daily mileage, fuel
    consumption, oil changes, greasing etc.;
  • Prepare weekly records of mileage
    travelled and tonnage moved;
  • Reads and understands specific
    vehicle/operating manuals to ensure the safety and appropriate operations
    of the vehicle;
  • The jobholder also negotiates, liaises and
    coordinates with local authorities to facilitate vehicle movements in
    designated areas;
  • Takes the steps required in accordance
    with the rules and regulations in case of an accident;
  • Performs other related duties.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN World Food Programme (WFP) Driver (Field Offices job opportunity should
    hold a Uganda Certificate of Education (O Level)
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a
    Driver plus a safe driving record gained from a reputable organization;
  • Possess a clean and valid driving license;
    attach copy of the driving permit.
  • Defensive driving and first aid training
    is desirable;
  • Computer literacy i.e. good knowledge and
    skills in using MS Office applications;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and
    regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and
    conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity
    and other parameters.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules
    and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety
    equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices,
    etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents
    such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
    procedure manuals.
  • Proven skills to assist in case of
    emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email,
    telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical
    fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented
    approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.
  • Excellent command of both written &
    oral English is essential;
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP) are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link
below.
Deadline: 7th September 2017
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