4 Entry Level UN Driver Job Placements – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job
Title:             
 Driver (4 Job Placements)
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
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.
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 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 clients.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the United Nations WFP Driver job placement 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.
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 methods.
·       
Knowledge
and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
·       
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.
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.
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