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

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Administration
Officer or Logistics Officer
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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 services.
  • 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.
  • Responsible
    for 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

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.
  • At
    least two 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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: 20th February 2018
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