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UN Senior Driver and Clerk Job Opportunities - United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Job Title:     Senior Driver and Clerk
Organization: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Finance and Administration Associate

About US:
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their communities by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital.  UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia and the Pacific, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis.  It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Finance and Administration Associate, the Senior Driver and Clerk will support DINU and other UNCDF programmes in Uganda as required performing the following tasks which are grouped into four functional areas:
Provides reliable and secure driving services of authorized passengers while focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Safely drive UNCDF vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers whenever required
  • Receives and takes official personnel to and from the airport, assists in the immigration and customs formalities as required.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Local traffic rules and regulations are strictly observed.
  • Ensures instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey
Ensures proper use and maintenance of the UNCDF Vehicles while focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Ensure that assigned UNCDF vehicles are properly maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organization.
  • Carry out the day-to-day checks on the mechanical status of the vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNCDF vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
  • Conduct minor repairs and inform the Finance and Administration Associate of major repairs
  • Ensure that the vehicle is washed and kept clean.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing, servicing done and keeps a log book up to date.
  • Demonstrate exemplary driving practices.
Carries out clerical work while focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Monitors the expenditures for vehicle operation and maintenance so as to ensure economical running of the vehicle assigned to him.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit and necessary spare parts in the UNCDF vehicles
  • Keep track of insurance and other tax formalities
  • Timely delivery and collection of mails, documents, UNCDF pouch, supplies and other items.
  • Assists with basic operational support to the UNCDF Uganda team on tasks such as photocopying documents and filing
Co-ordination of other UNCDF drivers in the country:
  • Co-ordinate other UNCDF drivers in the movement of authorized personnel, use and maintenance of UNCDF vehicles and assist them appropriately on daily routines
  • Co-ordinate the fleet for effective and smooth functioning of the country office including consolidation of daily transportation plan
  • Assist other drivers with inspection of the vehicles and ensuring vehicles are fully equipped with tools, first aid kits and MOSS complaint


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Senior Driver and Clerk job opportunity should have completed the Uganda Certificate of Education (O’Level).
  • A minimum of three years of practical experience with driving
  • Hold a clean and valid driving license, knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Good geography knowledge of Kampala city and the country
  • Ability to work in remote areas
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills in carrying out minor repairs
  • Basic clerical/administrative skills such as typing

Personal Competencies:
  • Promoting ethics and integrity by modelling the UN values and ethical standards
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, initiative and sound judgement
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.


Deadline: 7th February 2018

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