Job position: Trucks Driver


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Ensure that WFP food commodities and non-food items are transporte to destination and consignee specified on the WFP waybill without pilferage, damage or any undue delay.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Drive WFP trucks and other vehicles for which you hold a valid driver’s license on official assignments countrywide.
  • Ensure that WFP food commodities and non-food items are transported to the destination and consignee specified on the WFP waybill without pilferage, damage or any undue delay.
  • Obtain the signature of the consignee on the WFP waybill upon delivery of cargo (food and non-food items) to the specified destination and return the signed waybill to the origin warehouse or EDP.
  • Detect mechanical and electrical faults on the vehicle and report them immediately to the Fleet Manager.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance on your truck and assist with basic servicing.
  • Ensure the vehicle is taken for servicing or repair as and when required in a timely manner.
  • Maintain mileage logbook and ensure all fuel issued is entered accurately into the logbook.
  • Ensure the vehicle is kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Check, before driving the vehicle, on a daily basis, all oil, lubricants and water levels, as detailed in the vehicle daily inspection sheet.
  • Report any accident/incident or damage to the vehicle to the Fleet Manager as soon as possible.
  • Report all pilferage and damages to commodities without delay to the Fleet Manager.
  • Act as security during the loading and off-loading of the vehicle.
  • Ensure that the vehicle first aid kit is not abused and is replenished as and when required.
  • Check on a daily basis the serviceability of all communications equipment, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, toolkits and any other equipment that may be fitted in the vehicle and report immediately if any equipment is damaged or missing.
  • Follow the rules and regulations for safe driving.
  • Comply with vehicle tracking communications procedures and notify WFP base of any security incidents promptly.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Fleet Manager, as and when required.



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


  • Three or more years of work experience as a Driver preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record. Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorized vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Language Requirements:

Good knowledge of written and spoken Kinyarwanda. Working knowledge of either French or English is an added advantage



• Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.

• Good understanding of transport services and ability to coordinate routes and schedules for other Drivers.

• Knowledge of driving/boat operating rules and regulations whichever applicable.

• Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.)

• Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience  in trucks driving is desirable.

Added Advantage:

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

• Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.

• Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.

• Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.

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

• Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact.


23 January 2018

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