UN Driver Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Jinja,
Position Grade: SC2
Reports to: Administration
About US:
The UN World Food Programme
(WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the
largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary: The Driver
will provide efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or
commodities. The incumbent will report to the Administration Assistant or the
designate, and drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles or any other
type of land transport.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    jobholder will provide transportation of authorized personnel including
    translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or
    delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN
    safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient
  • Meet
    official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and
    provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate
    smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.
  • The
    incumbent will be tasked with the accurate maintenance of the vehicle log
    books, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to
    ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate
    accounting and cost-efficiency.
  • Responsible
    that the assigned vehicle is kept clean and in a good condition including
    all equipment, the maintenance is done on time, vehicle is fully equipped
    with required travel authorisations and supplies, and any mechanical
    issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient
  • Follow
    established rules and regulations for field deliveries and/or in cases of
    an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent
    problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on
    the way forward.
  • Outside
    driving duties, perform basic office related tasks such as filing,
    photocopying and maintaining stores when required including delivery/collection
    of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and
    other bills to ensure administrative support to clients.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Driver
    job opportunity should have completed secondary school education. Formal
    drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate
    assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.
  • Two
    or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an
    international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe
    driving record.
  • Previous
    experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including
    vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles.
  • Previous
    experience in defensive driving is desirable.
  • Knowledge
    of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local
    roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  • Knowledge
    of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  • Knowledge
    of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.
  • Extensive
    knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire
    extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  • Ability
    to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
    maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Basic
    skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic
  • Knowledge
    and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  • Ability
    to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle
  • Ability
    to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility,
    courtesy and tact.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in the UN language in
    use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities (Purpose, People, Performance
and Partnership):
  • Understand
    and communicate the Strategic Objectives:
     Understands WFP’s Strategic
    Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force
    for positive change:
    adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from
    supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of
    beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the
    mission inspiring to our team:
     Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which
    individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our
    mission visible in everyday actions:
     Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and
    is able to communicate this link to others.
  • People:
  • Look for ways
    to strengthen people’s skills:
     Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase
    self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental
  • Create an
    inclusive culture:
    in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of
    background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach
    & provide constructive feedback:
     Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence,
    and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I
    will”/”We will” spirit:
    in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging
  • Encourage
    innovation & creative solutions:
     Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and
    approaches in own work.
  • Focus on
    getting results:
    delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and
    without errors.
  • Make
    commitments and make good on commitments:
     Commits to upholding individual
    accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country
    or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about
    individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including
    in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.
  • Connect and
    share across WFP units:
    to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and
    preferred working styles.
  • Build strong
    external partnerships:
    ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs
    of external partners.
  • Be
    politically agile & adaptable:
     Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal
    and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear
    about the value WFP brings to partnerships:
     Provides operational support on
    analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique
    value as a partner.
How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to
join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their
applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 18th January 2018
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