UNFPA Driver - Gulu - Jobs in Uganda

UNFPA Driver - Gulu - Jobs in Uganda

The Position

  • The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services and maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff at the CO and field offices.

  • The Driver will be based in the UNFPA Gulu Decentralized Office, and will be directly reporting to the Programme Coordinator.

    How You Can Make a Difference

  • UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

  • UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them; and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

  • In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

    Job Purpose

  • Under the overall supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator Gulu, the driver will provide reliable and safe driving services, will uphold the highest standards of discretion and integrity; have a deep sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.

  • You will demonstrate a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

    Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provide transportation of authorized personnel of UNFPA following approved routing/areas; and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.

  • Ensures that the assigned vehicle to be kept clean and in a good condition including all equipment, the maintenance done on time, vehicle is fully equipped with required travel authorizations and supplies, and any mechanical issues are reported to the supervisor to ensure safe and efficient services.

  • Maintains accurate vehicle logbooks, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient vehicle use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency.

  • Performs basic office related tasks such as filing, photocopying and delivery/collection of various items, mailing service and payment of office telephone and other bills to ensure administrative support to the office.

  • Follow established rules and regulations during an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.

  • As appropriate, undertake any other related duties as required

    Key Outcomes

    The following will be the corresponding expected outcomes:

  • Staff and visitors are taken for official activities on time.

  • Ensure the vehicles are well

  • Support staff in arranging for other events like meetings, workshops and missions.

    Qualifications and Experience


  • Completed secondary school education.

  • Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations.

    Knowledge and Experience

  • At least two years driving experience with reputable organizations and UN with a demonstrated safe driving record

  • Previous experience in defensive driving is desirable.

  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment and ability to interpret safety rules/ maintenance rules.

  • 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.

  • Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required

    Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity

  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system

  • Embracing diversity in all its forms

  • Embracing change

    Core Competencies

  • Achieving Results

  • Being Accountable

  • Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen

  • Thinking analytically and Strategically

  • Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships

  • Communicating for Impact

    Functional Competencies

  • Providing logistical support

  • Managing data

  • Managing documents, correspondence and reports

  • Managing information and work flow

  • Planning, organizing and multitasking

    UNFPA Work Environment

  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.

  • We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

  • UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.


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    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNFPA Driver - Gulu - Jobs in Uganda

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