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

Job Title:        Driver

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: 011/2019

Position Number: 10028903

Position Grade:

About US:

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 position in the Office normally
falls under direct supervision of the Administrative Officer/Assistant. The
incumbent is responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR
vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the
organisation. He/She is required to follow strict instructions and security
guidance provided by the supervisor. While 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.
  • Perform 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
  • 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 other related duties as required.

Key Result Areas: 

  • 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.
  • At least two years of previous job experience relevant to the
  • Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and
    skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of English and local language.
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Good mechanical skills

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

Click Here

Deadline: 13th June 2019

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