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


Job Title:        Driver
(Fresher United Nations UN Jobs)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 015/2020

Position Number: 10033685

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 in the
UNHCR Office is normally supervised directly by the Administrative
Officer/Associate/Assistant or another staff member when the scale of the Operation
so requires it. Besides driving, the incumbent is responsible for upkeep and
maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and
specifications established by the Organisation. S/he is required to follow
strict instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor. While the
basic function of a driver is to drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, s/he may
be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.


The Driver has
regular contacts with staff within the UNHCR Office and with others (including
Partners, government authorities, etc.) outside UNHCR involving a limited
exchange of information


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers,
    deliver, and collect documents and other items.
  • Meet official personnel at airports or other locations 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 or waterway worthy and maintained up to the established
    security standards.
  • Perform minor repairs, arrange for other repairs, and ensure that
    the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations, or other
    local procedures, are taken in case of involvement in an 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
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Driver job
    placement should have completed Primary School education. Required.
  • At least two years of previous job experience relevant to the
    function is required.
  • Possession of a driving licence and knowledge of driving rules and
    regulations is required.
  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station
    if not English is required.
  • Certificate in Auto mechanics is desirable
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing


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: 21st September 2020


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