UN Driver Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

 

Job Title:    Driver

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Job Opening Number: RSCE/IC/001/01/2021

Reports to: Administrative
Assistant

Grade: FS6

 

About US:

The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

 

Job Summary:  The Driver will perform a wide range of safe,
reliable, courteous and discreet ground transportation and support services for
various stakeholders of the RSCE.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Driver will
perform the following duties according to the needs of the service lines within
the RSCE:

·       
Transport
authorized Conference services Clients, RSCE and UN staff, high- ranking
officials and visitors to and from their respective destinations safely,
including picking them from and dropping them to the airport, after-hours when
necessary.

·       
Assist
official personnel and visitors with completing visa and customs formalities at
the airport when required.

·       
Assist
various RSCE offices with events logistical arrangements, filing, collection
and distribution of mail, packages and correspondences, both incoming and
outgoing.

·       
Keep
abreast of road traffic conditions, Safety and Security broadcasts, event
schedules, weather and other relevant information and use familiarity of the
local area to select among alternative routes those that facilitate punctual
arrivals and departures.

·       
Operate
assigned UN vehicular assets properly and in accordance with the requirements
of the Service Centre, the regulations of the United Nations and the laws of
the host country and ensure availability during their operation of all required
documents/supplies such as insurance, vehicle logs, first aid kit, necessary
spare parts, etc.

·       
Provide
adequate day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through effecting
timely arranging for minor and major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of
tires, brakes, water levels and coolant, washing, etc so that the said vehicle
is kept clean and in good running condition at all times;

·       
Keep
required supervisory and managerial entities updated about all incidents and
ensure that all designated SOPs are observed for any vehicle breakdowns and
accidents.

·       
Perform
any other duties as assigned by the management.

 

Key Expected Outputs

·       
Stakeholders
of the RSCE are afforded safe, reliable, courteous and discreet ground
transportation and support services, where dully authorized.

·       
Relevant
RSCE offices are dully supported with carrying out certain logistical
arrangements and deliveries.

·       
UN
vehicular assets are properly maintained and consistently operated in
accordance with legal and safety standards.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Driver job placement should hold a High school diploma or equivalent. Required.

·       
A valid
national driving license with classes B, C, D and E is required.

·       
Knowledge
of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, and local
roads and conditions, and defensive driving skills is desirable.

·       
Technical
training as Motor Vehicle Technician (National Technician Certificate or
equivalent) is desirable.

·       
At least
three years of work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is
required.

·       
Experience
in an international organization, non-governmental organization, embassy or the
United Nations common field operation is desirable.

·       
Languages: For the post advertised, fluency in oral and
written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language
is desirable.

 

Competencies:

·       
Professionalism: Knowledge of administrative and
transportation policies, processes and procedures generally and those related
to the Front Office of a Senior Management Official. Knowledge of
administrative and logistical rules and regulations and ability to research and
gather information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good
judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in
achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject
matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than
personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

·       
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to
achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas
and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before
personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision,
even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit
for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team
shortcomings.

·       
Planning
and Organizing
: Develops clear
goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority
activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks
and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and
actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

·       
Client
orientation:
Considers all
those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things
from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships
with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and
matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and
outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
keeps a client informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for
delivery of product or services to client

 

How to Apply:

How to Apply:

All applicants must
apply using a Personal History Profile (PHP) generated from INSPIRA (visit
https://inspira.un.org) as soon as possible after the Terms of Reference have
been posted and well before the deadline stated therein.

·       
All
applications must be accompanied by the following which MUST be provided at the
time of submission:

o   Signed Personal History Profile (PHP) as
generated from INSPIRA (visit https://inspira.un.org to generate an account and
the PHP) submitted as a PDF or JPEG attachment to the document.

o   Copies of the required education
qualifications.

o   Latest performance evaluation report (for
internal UN Candidates)

o   Copy of valid driving license

o   Copies of other relevant certificates and
diplomas.

·       
Please
note that only applications submitted to the email address: rsce2-
recruitment@un.org will be considered. No hand-delivered applications will be
accepted.

·       
Please
enter the reference of the job opening reference (RSCE/IC/OO1/01/2021) in the
subject line of your e-mail.

·       
Each
applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate
applications will render that applicant ineligible for consideration.

·       
Initial
screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the
information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission.

 

NB:

·       
The
position is OPEN TO NATIONALS OF UGANDA AND / OR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF UGANDA
ONLY.

·       
Evaluation
of qualified candidates will include an assessment exercise which may be
followed by a competency-based interview.

·       
Please
note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

·       
The
successful candidate will be required to submit a certificate of good conduct
from Interpol, prior to onboarding.

 

Deadline: 7thFebruary 2021

 

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