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Job Title:         Driver
Organization: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/19/TASR8
Grade: G2

About US:
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The mission of UNAIDS is to lead, strengthen and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS that includes preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support to those already living with the virus, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. UNAIDS seeks to prevent the HIV/AIDS epidemic from becoming a severe pandemic.

UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. UNAIDS' Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank.

Job Summary:  The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the operations and program staff (including consultants) in the Office. Drive official vehicles for the transport of UNAIDS staff, officials and visitors, meeting personnel and visitors at the airport and assisting them with basic visa and customs formalities when required; and ensure the delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through adequate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports, as well as the proper day-to-day maintenance, including minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes and water levels, car washing, etc so that the vehicle is clean and in good running condition at all times.
  • Safe-keep all the required documents/supplies such as insurance, registration papers, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and other spare parts, as well as keeping track of insurance and other tax formalities.
  • As required, provide informal interpretation services from/to the local language for the head of the office and official personnel using the car.
  • Provide general office assistance to office staff, including but not limited to filing, photocopying and maintaining stocks of stationary; in the mailing and distribution of newsletters and publications; payments of office telephone and other bills, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned, including provision of support as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Driver job should have completed secondary school, or relevant technical or vocational training. Must have a valid and clean driver's license.
  • Training or demonstrated knowledge of vehicle mechanic.        
  • At least two years' experience as driver of officials in an international institution, governmental organization, embassy or UN system with an excellent knowledge of the local traffic rules, regulations and geography.
  • Languages: A good knowledge of English, together with that of the local language. Knowledge of another UN official language.

  • Commitment to the AIDS response
  • Integrity
  • Respect for diversity

Core Competencies
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating with impact
  • Applying expertise
  • Delivering results
  • Driving change and innovation
  • Being accountable

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 21st September 2019

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