4 UN Career Vacancies – Drivers at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organisation: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Post Level: SB2
Reports to:
Administration Clerk
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network.  UNDP advocates for change and connects
countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better
life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing
countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least
developed countries.
Job Summary: The Driver
provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work. The
Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility,
courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and
cultural backgrounds. The Driver offers driving services to the operations and
programme staff in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures
    provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office
    vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and
    collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel
    and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when
  • Ensures
    cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of
    daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle
    maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures
    proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor
    repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of
    tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Makes
    that there is availability of all the required documents/supplies
    including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the
    city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.
  • Makes
    sure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are
    taken in case of involvement in accidents.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNDP Job Opportunity should have
    completed secondary Education.
  • Possess
    a Valid Driver’s license (3 classes).
  • Additional
    certificate in Mechanics is an added advantage
  • Three
    or more years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record;
  • Extensive
    knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle
    repair in a reputable organization.  
  • Fluency
    in both spoken and written English
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates
    commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays
    cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and
  • Shares
    knowledge and experience
  • Provides
    helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
Development and Operational
  • Demonstrates
    excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor
    vehicle repair
  • Demonstrates
    excellent knowledge of protocol
  • Demonstrates
    excellent knowledge of security issues
Leadership and
  • Focuses
    on result for the client
  • Consistently
    approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains
    calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Quickly
    responds positively to critical feedback and differing points
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Development
Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online
by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if
competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 31st October, 2014

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