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.: 10026768
Vacancy Notice: 31/2016
Reports to: Head of
Duty Station: Yumbe, 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 drives will drive the Head of Office and other high ranking officials.
The incumbent will ensure up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR
vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organisation.
The incumbent 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
  • 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.
  • Meet official personnel at the airport and
    facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
  • Perform 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.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules
    and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas
    consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Drive the vehicle only when his/her safety
    or security is not at risk.
  • Ask the passenger about the destination of
    the journey and route.
  • Decline to drive passengers not authorized
    to be in a UNHCR vehicle
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Senior Driver job opportunity should have completed Secondary
    Education or equivalent technical or commercial school.
  • At least three years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function.
  • Possess a valid Driving licence, knowledge
    of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Aringa
    is an added advantage
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: 4th
January, 2017

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