Several UNDP Jobs – Drivers (For Roaster Purposes) at United Nations Development Programme

Job Title:  Drivers (For Roaster Purposes)

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Administrative
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: Under the
guidance and supervision of the Administrative Associate and direct supervisor,
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 provides driving services to the
operations and programme staff in the Country Office, Consultants and Experts,
and UN staff on mission. UNDP Uganda is soliciting applications from qualified
and experienced Drivers to be considered for registration in the UNDP Uganda
Driver roster. Only the applicants who pass all screening procedures will be
included in the roster and recommended for specific assignments.  Please note that inclusion in the roster does
not guarantee a consultancy with UNDP.
Key Duties and
  • Ensures timely provision of reliable and
    secure driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of
    authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and
    other related goods and supplies in/out of Kampala under the authorization
    of the supervisor;
  • 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.;
  • Ensures availability of all the required
    documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office
    directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare
  • Ensures that all immediate actions
    required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidates for the United
    Nations UNDP Driver placements must have attained Secondary Education (O’
    Level Certification);
  • Hold a Valid Driver’s license Class B. In
    addition to Class B, having license Class DL would be advantageous.
  • At least two years’ work experience as a
    driver with a safe driving record;
  • Significant experience working for the UN
    or other international organizations would be advantageous;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations
    and skills in minor vehicle repair.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English; Working knowledge of
local languages of the area would be an asset.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s Mission,
    Vision and Values;
  • Displays culture, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and Learning;
  • Sharing knowledge and experience;
  • Provide helpful feedback and advice to
    others in the office.
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of
    driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of protocol;
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of
    security issues.
  • Leadership and Self-Management:
  • Focus on results for the client;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy
    and a positive construction attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured
    even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback
    and differing points of views.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are who are suitably qualified and wish to join the
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) may upload the following
documents/information (in a single document, preferably Word or Adobe PDF
Document) to demonstrate their qualifications at the web link labeled Apply Now
  • A one page motivation letter explaining
    why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Personal CV including past experience in
    similar assignments including at least 3 references (email and phone of
    referees to be provided);
  • Copy of Drivers License.
Please visit website and proceed as follows:
First: click on “APPLY NOW
Second: fill in all the mandatory fields;
Third: click the “SUBMIT
” button;
Fourth: upload the document containing the motivation letter, personal
CV and copy of Drivers License. Note that the system only allows to upload one
single document, so please scan all your documents into one single PDF file.
Deadline: 17th December 2014
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