Job Title Driver
Type Internal/External
Type Of Contract Fixed Term Contract

Vacancy Notice Internal/ External Vacancy Notice No. GJO/01/2020
Position Number Various
Number Of Vacancies Various
Location Various
Position Grade General Services, G1 - G2
Closing Date 2020-12-31
Organizational Context

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR's work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfill its mandate.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is in need of talents for their most common or sought-after job profiles at various levels, who can be deployed at short notice to a vacancy that best matches their skills.

Candidates should only apply to the Group II Talent Pool if they do meet the requirements including skill, knowledge and experience of the profile. UNHCR will use the Group II Talent Pool for the purpose of receiving applications from candidates who have expertise that are required for the functional areas.  Please note you will only be contacted if there is a requirement for your expertise. These opportunities are at General Services levels (G1 – G7), in key functional areas at country, sub and field offices.

Cleared candidates will be kept in the pool for 3 years.
Functional Statement


  • 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.
Required Competencies

Core Competencies

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

 Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Policy Development and Research
  • Political Awareness
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Change Capability and Adaptability
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience


G1 – G2 Profile

Education: Completion of primary school education is required.

Experience: Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience is required.

Language: Knowledge of spoken and written English is required

Desirable qualifications & competencies
For positions within the General Service category, university degrees are not required. However, an additional certification and or technical diploma or degree may be specified in the different functional area.
Operational Context


Group II Applicants status:

Comprises candidates from the categories listed below after completion of one cumulative or continuous year of service.

  1. Current locally recruited UNHCR staff members holding a temporary appointment
  2. Former locally recruited UNHCR staff members who held an indefinite or fixed-term appointment (within 2 years of separation for males and 5 years for females)
  3. National United Nations Volunteers currently working for UNHCR
  4. National UNOPS and individual contractors currently working for UNHCR
  5. Current GS staff members holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment applying to a position in the same category two grades above the staff member’s personal grade
  6. Current UNHCR staff members in the International Professional category holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment
  7. Current UNHCR staff members in the NPO category holding an indefinite or fixed-term appointment
  8. Current locally recruited female staff members from other UN system Organizations holding the equivalent of an indefinite or fixed-term appointment
The expressions of interest received will be reviewed by recruiters with a view to;
  • Contacting qualified professionals regarding vacancies that match the profile
  • Sourcing candidates for fixed term contract opportunities

Registration in the Group II Talent Pool does not guarantee employment with UNHCR.

Applicants are invited to apply to generic General Service Profile. The location of duty will be determined by UNHCR.

UNHCR particularly encourages expressions of interest from qualified individuals within Uganda’s geographical regions.

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