4 UN Driver Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

(4 Job Opportunities)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Administration Officer or Logistics Officer

Grade: SC2

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 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
  • 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

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 drivers training with a valid driver’s
    license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules
    and regulations.
  • 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 desirable.
  • 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
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire
    extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
    operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid
    basic methods.
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other
  • 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.
  • Language: Fluency
    (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty
    station’s language, if different.

NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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: 19th September 2019

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