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Several Entry Level UN Driver Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:   Driver (Several Entry Level UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice 008/Temp/2021

Position Number: T/008/01/21

 

About UNHCR:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. UNHCR was created in 1950 to address the refugee crisis that resulted from World War II. The 1951 Refugee Convention established the scope and legal framework of the agency’s work, which initially focused on Europeans uprooted by the war. Beginning in the late 1950s, displacement caused by other conflicts, from the Hungarian Uprising to the decolonization of Africa and Asia, broadened the scope of UNHCR’s operations. Commensurate with the 1967 Protocol to the Refugee Convention, which expanded the geographic and temporal scope of refugee assistance, UNHCR operated across the world, with the bulk of its activities in developing countries.

 

Job Summary:  The Driver in the UNHCR Office is normally supervised directly by the Administrative Officer/Associate/Assistant or another staff member when the scale of the Operation so requires it. Besides driving, the incumbent is responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the assigned UNHCR vehicle(s) as per technical guidance and specifications established by the Organisation. S/he is 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, s/he may be called upon to perform minor maintenance and repair of UNHCR vehicles.

The Driver has regular contacts with staff within the UNHCR Office and with others (including Partners, government authorities, etc.) outside UNHCR involving a limited exchange of information

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Drive UNHCR vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers, deliver, and collect documents and other items.
  • Meet official personnel at airports or other locations and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
  • Perform day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles; check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNHCR vehicles are road or waterway worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
  • Perform minor repairs, arrange for other repairs, and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations, or other local procedures, are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  • Ensure that instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed.
  • Ensures valid documentation for passengers, items or cargo in vehicle.
  • Perform other related duties as required.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Driver job should have completed Primary School education. Required.
  • At least two years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
  • Possession of a valid driving licence and knowledge of driving rules and regulations is required.
  • Knowledge of English is required.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Certificate in Auto mechanics is desirable.
  • Basic Vehicle Mechanics is desirable.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Cross-functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing

 

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations in this capacity should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 21st October 2021

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