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

Job Title:           Driver
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027574
Vacancy Notice No.: 032/2017
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to:
Administrative/Finance Associate
Position Grade: GL5        
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 Driver is
primarily responsible for up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR
vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the
organisation. He/She will be required to follow strict instructions and
security guidance provided by the supervisor. While the basic function of a
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 vehicles
    for the transport of authorized passengers and delivery and collection of
    mail, documents, UNHCR pouch and other items.
  • The jobholder will also meet official
    personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs
    formalities as required.
  • Carry out the 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.
  • The Driver will ensure that the steps
    required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas
    consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • 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
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Driver job opportunity should have completed Primary Education or
    equivalent technical or commercial school.
  • At least two 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.
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
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: 18th December 2017
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