Drivers (Fresher UN Jobs) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Drivers (Fresher UN Jobs) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Driver (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Uganda

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Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice no. 008/2020

Position Number: 10033685

Position Grade: GS-2

About US:

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 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 candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Driver job placement should have completed Primary School education. Required.
  • At least two years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.
  • Possession of a driving licence and knowledge of driving rules and regulations is required.
  • Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English is required.
  • Certificate in Auto mechanics is desirable
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing

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 details.

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Deadline: 21st June 2020

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