Driver UN Jobs – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Title:     Driver
Organisation: United Nations Office for Project Services
Vacancy Code: VA/2016/B5303/10552
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About UNOPS:
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) strives to expand the
capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace building,
humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working
in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always
satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of
quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations,
international financial institutions, governments and other development
partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the
About KOICA Project:
Korea International Cooperation Agency (“KOICA”) has approached UNOPS to
implement its project entitled “the Establishment of the Vocational Training
Institute in Uganda.” 
among many other countries, is an official development partner country of the
Republic of Korea represented by KOICA. The Uganda Office has therefore rolled
out several projects within the country and intend to continue supporting
Uganda in diverse sectors namely; agriculture, health, education, information
and communications technology, energy and aviation. In the light of the
aforementioned, the Uganda offices in the process of establishing a Vocational
Training Institute in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Care and maintenance of the UNOPS/KOICA VTI
    project vehicles, including cleanliness and refueling;
  • Perform driving tasks for the UNOPS/KOICA VTI
    project authorized personnel;
  • Comply transport documentation i.e. daily
    logs; daily vehicle checklists;
  • Ensure vehicles have appropriate
    documentation, i.e. accident forms, insurance papers up to date;
  • Carry out radio check (if applicable) when
  • Ensure vehicles have a full complement of
    safety and emergency equipment including fire extinguisher, first aid kit
  • Conduct daily vehicles inspections for
    serviceability and arrange servicing requirements;
  • Assists in purchases accruing from petty
    cash, obtaining market prices, specifications, etc.
  • Assistance with office tasks (photocopying,
    scanning, etc. as directed);
  • Perform any other relevant task assigned by
    supervisor or senior management;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Finance and Driver job placement should
    have completed Secondary education or equivalent.
  • The applicant must hold a valid driver’s
    license from Uganda.
  • At least two (2) years of experience working
    as a Driver.
  • Previous experience as a driver with NGO or
    international organization is desired
  • Security and first aid training is desired.
  • Required Skills: Driving, Vehicle Maintenance,  Travel Management, Incident Debriefing
  • Desired Skills: Safety and Security – Advanced First
    Aid, United Nations Security System, NGO experience
  • Knowledge of the use of radio is an asset;
  • Knowledge of general mechanics of a vehicle,
    i.e. change tyres, boost a car battery, etc.
  • Familiarity with some procurement processes
    (i.e. getting quotes for purchases, receiving invoices, etc.);
  • Familiar with Kampala streets and
    neighborhoods and with the country geography.
  • Languages: Intermediate knowledge of English
    language is required. Fluency in any of the local languages (both oral and
    written) is an asset.
Personal Competencies:
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with
    colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely
    valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
    Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such
    decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and
    effectively; Shows the capacity to ask questions when in doubt, and
    exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone,
    style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing
    information and keeping people informed.
  • Creativity: Demonstrates his/her capacity work
    in multicultural environment. Promotes and persuades others to consider
    new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks outside
    the box; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is
    not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
How to Apply:
interested in joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in
the aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and
create profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN
Deadline: 5th August 2016
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