Entry Level UN Driver Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028862
Vacancy Notice: 015/2018
Reports to: Administrative Assistant
Duty Station: Mbarara, 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
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
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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
  • Good knowledge of
    English and local language
  • 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: 23rd March 2018
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