Fresher Driver UN Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10022056
Vacancy Notice: 044/2018
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Senior Administrative Assistant
Grade: GL2
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 responsible for
up keep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical
guidance and specifications established by the organization. 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: 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 any other related duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • 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 Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Driver job
    placement should have completed Primary Education or equivalent technical
    or commercial school
  • Two years of previous job experience relevant to the function
  • Driving licence, knowledge of driving rules and regulations and
    skills in minor vehicle repair.
  • Good knowledge of English and knowledge of local language
  • 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
Deadline: 31st July 2018
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