UN Driver – UNAC Job Opportunities – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Title:          Driver – UNAC
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Grade: SB2
About United Nations:
The United Nations
is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda, supporting the Government to
achieve its development goals. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), is
comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies. The UN Resident
Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT and is the
highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the Designated
Official for security for UN Uganda.
The Government of
Uganda and the UN have agreed to adopt the ‘Delivering as One’ (DaO) modality
in Uganda to better adapt UN’s support to the national context. ‘Delivering as
One’ is an initiative by the United Nations aimed at making the UN better
coordinated and more efficient and effective. Within countries the UN aims to
achieve this through having One Leader, One Programme, One Budget, and by
Communicating and Operating as One. 
The UNAC offices in
Moroto where the Driver would be based, supports the Resident Coordinator in
achieving ‘Delivering as One’ objectives. In particular, the support
coordination under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
2016-2020, which outlines partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the
Government of Uganda (GoU).
Job Summary: The
Driver would be working closely with Moroto Head UNAC together with the RCO
Finance and Administrative Associate on Coordination of the transport tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure provision of reliable and secure driving services by a)
    driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and
    delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting
    official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs
    formalities arrangement when required.
  • The Driver will also ensure cost-savings through proper use of
    vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of
    inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through
    timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of
    oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including
    vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the
    city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations
    are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations Driver job placement
    should hold at least hold an Advanced Level Certificate; mechanical skills
    are an advantage
  • Valid driving permit with classes B,CM & DL
  • Five years of driving experience in a busy organization;
  • Experience with city driving and long distance up-country driving;
  • Excellent interpersonal, 
    skills and demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of
    responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of
    different national and cultural backgrounds
Personal Competencies
  • Consistently approaches work with professionalism, energy and a
    positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong ability to manage relationships with diverse
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills,
    adapting to diverse audiences and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrates strong planning and organization skills;
  • Contributes to teamwork within RCO and displays flexibility with
    regard to assigned tasks;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of
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How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations,
in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on
the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click
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Deadline: 11th June 2018
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