Driver Jobs in Uganda

Driver Jobs in Uganda

  • IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Driver for the IITA-led DINU Project. The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo office– Lango sub region working in all the seven districts.

  • The position will be for an initial period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds, a successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation of the project.

    Primary Duties

    • Provide secure and timely driving services to the DINU project staff, goods/documents and any other person authorized to travel in official transport

    • Deliver payment transfers to the bank and/or the suppliers, assist with postage and with pick up of office purchases

    • Regularly maintain DINU project transport assets and ensure they are in perfect condition with up to date licenses

    • Determine when and what kind of maintenance the vehicle needs, keep track of general vehicle maintenance schedules

    • Update monthly mileage records -Maintain logbook of each service vehicle on daily basis

    • Work with the project manager to organize a project calendar on driver service planning and scheduling

    • Ensure that DINU staff make it to all appointments, meetings and other duties on time

    • Perform proper checking vehicles on a daily basis following standard checklist provided by IITA and ensure proper cleaning of the vehicles

    • Informing the project managers if any irregularity happens to the project vehicles and suggest the necessary steps

    • Assist in identifying and purchasing necessary spare part for project vehicles; undertakes minor repair of vehicles under the administrative custody of the project and obtains appraisals on cost of vehicle repairs.

    Other duties

    • Act as
    a backup for the Receptionist and as a messenger, assist with meeting room rearrangement for various meetings/events and perform occasional handyman jobs inside the Office.

    • Support in the organization of workshops and seminars in accordance to the DINU project workplan, including logistical

    • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • Secondary school certificate with valid driver’s permit/license issues by a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a driver

    • Experience with maintenance of vehicle records and transport files

    • Knowledgeable about road network and traffic rules of Uganda

    • Good English language understanding, speaking and writing skills

    • Ability to manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines

    • Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

    • Good IQ and capability to manage emergency situations on the road, if any particularly at the time of traffic accident

    • Formal/hand on technical training on vehicles maintenance and repairing work are preferable.

    • Willing to undertake intensive field trips outside the duty station

    • Good health/physical fitness certified by a professional registered Doctor

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Driver Jobs in Uganda

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