UN Driver Job Opportunities – United Nations Women (UNW)

Organization: United
Nations Women (UNW)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Operations
About US:
The UN Women,
grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United
Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls;
the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men
as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action
and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its
efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system-wide
efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming
translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership and technical
advice in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective
partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Job Summary:    The Driver provides reliable and safe
driving services to the UN Women Uganda staff and other high-ranking UN
officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and
integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and
security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach,
courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different
national and cultural backgrounds. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the
Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and
programme staff in the Office, consultants and experts and UN staff on mission.
The Driver will provide basic administrative and clerical support to the UN
Women Uganda Office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide reliable
and secure driving services:
  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government –
    Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, including visa
    and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the
  • Ensure all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are
    taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Ensure vehicle comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards
Provide proper use
of vehicle:
  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil
    change, servicing, greasing, repairs;
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and
Provide day to day
maintenance of the assigned vehicle:
  • Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good
    working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security
    Standards (MOSS).
Maintain and ensure
availability of all required documents/supplies:
  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies
    including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the
    city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations
    are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
Provide general
administrative and logistic support as needed:
  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments
    of bills, as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time;
  • Quality care and maintenance of vehicle;
  • Timely inputs to logs and records.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UN WOMEN Driver job
    opportunity must have completed the Advanced level of education
  • Possession of valid driver’s license classes B, CM and DL is
  • Five years of experience as a driver in an international
    organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record;
  • Experience driving high profile dignitaries;
  • History of a safe driving record;
  • Experience driving a 4X4 vehicles in rough terrain.
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in Uganda is an asset.
Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.
Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.
Functional Competencies:
  • Excellent driving skills;
  • Good knowledge of driving rules and regulations, local roads and
  • Good defensive driving skills;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Ability to be on time.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Women
(UN Women) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by
visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 4th February 2019
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