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

Job Title:   Driver (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

Job Summary: The Driver will provide support  with the implementation of programmes in accordance with Uganda Country Office’s annual work-plan and as per administrative/transport regulations and standard operating procedures.  The position is attached to the driver pool in Kampala

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Outside driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying, and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection of various items
  • Collect and deliver mails, documents and other items as may be required.
  • Responsible for daily vehicle maintenance of the assigned vehicles by carrying out daily vehicle inspections and timely reporting of any faults for repairs.
  • Adhere to WFP health and safety guidelines and minimise road related incidents
  • Ensure completion of all mandatory trainings as assigned in the WFP e-learning portal.
  • Vehicles are driven safely, optimizing vehicle use, economizing fuel as well as minimizing tear and wear
  • Perform any other duties as required

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Driver job placement must have completed secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations
  • Two or more 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 motorized 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 applicable.
  • 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 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.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different

 

Competencies:

  • Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.
  • Planning, Project & Resource Management: Supports the planning, forecasting & resource management efforts of own team by collecting data from diverse sources.
  • Information Management & Reporting: Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.
  • Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Ability to collect and collate necessary information to enable WFP to make informed operational decisions.
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
  • Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates awareness of the importance of technical assistance and coordination with key stakeholders and an ability to carry out logistics activities, respecting individual mandates and programme priorities.

 

NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.  WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the online portal link below.

 

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Deadline: 14th October 2022

 

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