3 Fresher UN Career Positions – Drivers at United Nations Development Programme

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Level: SB2
Reports to: Project Manager, GEF Projects
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.
As a GEF Implementing Agency, UNDP offers countries highly specialized
support services for programme/project implementation. UNDP-GEF’s Green,
Low-emission, Climate-resilient Development Strategies team works to support
countries to attract and direct public and private investment towards
catalyzing and supporting sustainable economic growth through initiatives
focused on integrated Climate Change Strategies, Advancing Cross-sectoral
Climate Resilient Livelihoods and Strengthening Climate Information and
addressing barriers to Climate Resilient Development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures the 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 required.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure availability of all the required
    documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office
    directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required
    by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the United
    Nations Driver Jobs must have completed Secondary Education. Possess Valid
    Driver’s license. 
  • At least two years’ work experience as a
    driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations
    and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Language
    and IT Skills:
    Good written and fluent spoken English
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates high level integrity by
    modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to identify car faults and carry
    out critical assessments well in time;
  • In-depth practical knowledge of car
    operating units;
  • Actively works towards ensuring that the
    team achieves the targeted objectives;
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information,
    and best practices from within and outside of the organisation.
Management and Leadership
  • Builds strong relationships with team
    members and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy
    and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and
    ability to manage complexities ;
  • Ability to contribute to effective
    conflicts resolution;
  • Demonstrates outstanding communication
  • Capacity to work with diverse partners
    including Government, donors and civil society;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured
    even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team-building,
    organizational and communication skills.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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: 1st May 2015

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