Driver

UNDP Careers

Job Description

Background

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Management Specialist and daily supervision by Programme Associate, the Driver will support LoCAL and other UNCDF programmes in Uganda as required performing the following tasks which are grouped into three functional areas

Duties And Responsibilities

Provides reliable and secure driving services of authorized passengers while focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Safely drive UNCDF vehicles for the transport of authorized passengers whenever required.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Local traffic rules and regulations are strictly observed.
  • Ensures instructions and security guidance provided by the supervisor and security focal point are strictly followed by the Driver and the passengers during the journey.
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines

Ensures proper use and maintenance of the UNCDF Vehicles while focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Carry out the day-to-day checks on the mechanical status of the vehicle, check oil, water, battery, brakes, Tyres, etc. and ensure that the assigned UNCDF vehicles are road worthy and maintained up to the established security standards.
  • Conduct minor repairs and inform the Senior driver of any major repairs
  • Ensure that the vehicle is washed and kept clean.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, greasing, servicing done and keeps a logbook up to date.
  • Demonstrate exemplary driving practices.

Provides administrative support to the UNCDF Country office while focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Timely delivery and collection of mails, documents, UNCDF pouch, supplies and other items. Assists with basic operational support to the UNCDF Uganda team on tasks such as photocopying documents and filing.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents. Assists with basic operational support to the UNCDF Uganda team on tasks such as photocopying documents and filing.
  • Support field staff manage and maintain motorbikes.
  • Timely delivery and collection of mails, documents, UNCDF pouch, supplies and other items.

Competencies

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Required Skills And Experience

Education

Secondary Education with a valid driver’s license

Experience

Minimum of two (2) years of practical experience with driving.

Knowledge of driving rules and regulations

Skills

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to work in remote areas.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and skills in conducting minor repairs.
  • Certificate on mechanical skills
  • Basic clerical/administrative skills such as typing
  • Good geography knowledge of Kampala city and the country
  • Having attended the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) is an added advantage
  • Certificate of completion on Defensive Driving Course (DDC)

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant Information About UNDP Rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Non-discrimination

UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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