Entry Level 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: Internal/ External
Vacancy Notice No. 003/2020

Position Number: 10020306

Position Grade: GS-2

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 standards.
  • 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.
  • Ensure
    that instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and
    security focal point are strictly followed.
  • Ensures
    valid documentation for passengers, items or cargo in vehicle.
  • 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 function.
  • 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 details.

Click Here

Deadline: 27th February 2020

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