Fresher UN Driver Job Vacancies – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:      Driver SC2
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:   Administration
Officer, Logistics Officer or the designate
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 drive light vehicles, trucks, vans, motorcycles or any other type of land
transport. They may also be assigned to operate speed boats or other types of
watercrafts. The job may involve basic administrative assistance in the office
or stores.
Will provide
efficient and safe transportation of authorized personnel and/or commodities
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
  • 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 services.
  • 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 applicant should have at least 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. 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.
  • Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training
    with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle
    following local rules and regulations.
  • 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
  • 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 methods
  • Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other
  • Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in
    minor vehicle repairs
  • 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
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are
especially encouraged to apply.
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: 8th December 2019
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