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

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10016829
Vacancy Notice: 059/2018
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Administrative/Finance
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 responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR
vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the
organization. He/She 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, 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 any other related duties as
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 placement should have completed Primary
    Education or equivalent technical or commercial school
  • 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 and knowledge
    of local language
  • Mechanical skills
  • 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
Deadline: 30th December 2018
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