UN Driver Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda

Grade: SC2

Reports to: Administration

About US:

The UN World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and
Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has
operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary: The
incumbent will drive light vehicles, vans, motorcycles or any other type of
land transport. They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types
of watercrafts. The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the
office or stores. The Driver will provide efficient and safe transportation of
authorized personnel and/or commodities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide transportation of authorized
    personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local
    language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following
    authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to
    ensure safe and efficient services.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at
    the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa
    and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to
    the authorised destinations.
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of
    the vehicle log books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical
    status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting
    accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.
  • Responsible that the assigned vehicle is
    kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the
    maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required
    travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported
    to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.
  • Follow established rules and regulations
    for field deliveries and/or in cases of an accident, and report
    immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for
    instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  • Outside driving duties, perform basic
    office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and maintaining stores
    when required including delivery/collection of various items, mailing
    service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative
    support to clients.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Driver job placement should have
    completed secondary school education.
  • Formal driver’s training with a valid
    driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local
    rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of any/or all of the local
    languages in the region is an added advantage
  • At least two years of work experience as
    a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN
    system with a demonstrated safe driving record.
  • Experience in driving a variety of makes
    and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of
    motorised vehicles.
  • Experience in defensive driving is
  • Knowledge of driving rules and
    regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and
    conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge of the vehicle loading
    capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge of driving/boat operating
    rules and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety
    equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices,
  • Ability to read and interpret documents
    such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
  • Basic skills to assist in case of
    emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio,
    email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability to assess vehicles for
    mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented
    approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.

NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially
encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 21st July 2019

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