Senior Driver UN Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)




Job Title:     Senior Driver
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026419
Vacancy Notice: 019/2016
Reports to: Administrative
Assistant
Duty Station: Kiryandongo,
Uganda
Post Grade: GL3
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Senior
Driver will drive the Head of Office and other high ranking officials. The jobholder
will ensure up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per
technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation. The
Senior Driver is required to follow strict instructions and security guidance
provided by the supervisor. While the basic function of a Senior Driver is to
drive the official vehicles of UNHCR, he/she may be called upon to perform
minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles. The incumbent has regular
contacts with staff within UNHCR office and with service providers outside
UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will drive UNHCR vehicle for
    the Head of Office and other high ranking officials.
  • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of
    authorized passengers and delivery and collection of mail, documents,
    UNHCR pouch and other items.
  • The Senior Driver will also meet official
    personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs
    formalities as required.
  • Carry out day-to-day maintenance of the
    assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and
    ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road worthy and maintained up
    to the established security standards.
  • Perform minor repairs and arrange for
    other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Assigned UNHCR vehicles are properly
    maintained and equipped as per technical guidance and specifications established
    by the Organisation.
  • Local traffic rules and regulations are
    strictly observed.
  • Instructions and security guidance
    provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed
    by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Driver career placement should have completed secondary
    education or equivalent technical or commercial school.
  • At least three years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Prior driving licence, knowledge of
    driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of English, Luo, Madi and
    Lugbara
  • Excellent mechanical skills.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 24th
September, 2016

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