Driver (Temp) [temporary]

at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted February 1, 2023
Category Transportation & Logistics
Currency UGX


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Programme Office in Uganda (POUGA) with duty station in Kampala, Uganda, Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Driver will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons) in POUGA and in close coordination with the Programme Management Assistant.

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Within assigned authority, the Driver will be responsible for the following specific duties:

Drive vehicles safely for the transport of authorized personnel and for the transport of general cargo goods.
Make deliveries and collection of mail, documents, and other items, including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required and meet official(s), between the office and other offices and institutions, e.g., Ministries, Embassies, Permanent Missions, etc.
Make minor purchases and collect urgent purchases from local suppliers as requested.
Collect goods from the customs with due regard to customs regulations and formalities. May make or collect payment for goods.
Meet official personnel at the airport.
Deal effectively and tactfully with officials and visitors.
Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, and vehicle tools; perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that vehicle is kept clean.
Report any damage or loss of vehicle tools.
Log fuel consumption, maintenance etc.
Ensure that in case of accident, the steps required by rules and regulations are taken.
Apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

Assist with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.

Assist with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures, if required.
Deliver and collect mail and documents for various offices for distribution within the Regional Office ensuring that the documents are circulated correctly and at a timely interval.
Provide administrative support on activities, such as, visas processing at the embassies and formalities with the immigration, ministries, and government authorities.
Perform office errands and other messenger services through coordination with the administration staff and simple external contacts as assigned.
Register correspondence to be sent by postal service, maintain records of names and addresses of recipients, calculate postal charge and arrange for the timely replenishment of the mailing charges.
Deliver mail to the post office according to the weekly schedule, send urgent mail and collect mail as required.
Perform other work-related duties as assigned
Professionalism - Has knowledge of driving rules and regulations. Has knowledge of the area and the current condition of roads and highways, security and safety awareness; familiarity with frequently travelled routes and routines of the more senior staff or the officers. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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