GIZ Uganda Driver Jobs

GIZ Uganda Driver Jobs

Organization details

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise and part of the German Development Cooperation. GIZ-RELAPU is a bilateral project of the Republic of Uganda and the Federal Republic of Germany funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). RELAPU aims “to improve access to land as a key precondition for poverty and hunger reduction in rural areas for certain population groups, especially for women and marginalized groups, in Central and Northeastern Uganda”.

  • For Northeastern Uganda, the RELAPU project has been implemented in Teso since 2016 and the RELAPU office is located in Soroti. From 2022, the project is mainly implemented in Lango sub-region (Dokolo, Amolatar) but also continues some activities in different Districts of Teso sub-region.

  • GIZ-RELAPU received co-funding by the European Union for the implementation of a project component on “Responsible Governance of Investments in Land” (RGIL). The project is currently being implemented in Uganda, Ethiopia and Laos with an objective to foster investments in land that are productive, contribute to sustainable land management, and respect the rights and needs of local populations, vulnerable groups and women. In Northern Uganda, the project is currently operating in different districts in Teso and Lango region.

    Knowledge, Skills & Competences

  • Excellent English and Ateso language skills is a MUST.

  • Additional knowledge of Luo/Langi would be an advantage.

  • Should be disciplined and punctual.

  • Has ability to tolerate stress and has high level patience.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Safe and responsible driving of office vehicles.

  • Routine maintenance and care of office vehicles.

  • Takes careful note of all available information concerning street conditions, effective routes and locations.

  • Running of official errands and assisting with other office services.

    Specific Tasks

    Driving and Chauffeuring

  • Drive office vehicles safely and chauffeur GIZ employees, official visitors and guests to official destinations.

    Assists in the transport of goods

    Maintenance of Cars

  • Regularly cleans the inside and outside of the office vehicle

  • Checks oil, water, brake and clutch fluids on a daily basis; tyre pressures, battery water, and overall vehicle condition on a monthly basis or after 5000 km whichever comes earlier; tests lights, brakes, bodywork for dents, etc.

  • Reports the need for maintenance and undertakes minor repairs.

  • Immediately reports any involvement of the project/office vehicle in any, even minor accidents, or any damage or theft of equipment from the vehicle.

  • Logs in vehicle movement in vehicle logbook correctly & accurately on a daily basis, and registers each monthly check.

  • Compiles driver reports on condition of vehicle.

    Road Information

  • Uses all
    available information (incl. actual radio news on traffic situations) to update knowledge of street conditions, effective routes and locations daily.

  • Exchanges this information with other drivers.

    General Services

  • Wears proper attire.

  • Serves all passengers in a friendly manner.

  • Runs errands for the GIZ Office e.g. delivery of letters/messages, payment of bills, and makes minor purchases as directed.

  • Is responsible for official documents in vehicle.

  • Is responsible for a special petty cash and submits vouchers for accounting on a monthly basis.

  • Does not use, at any time, the car for his/her own private purposes. Such misuse of the vehicle is considered a serious misconduct, will immediately lead to a warning and may result in dismissal.

  • Does not drink alcohol before and during working hours.

    Other Duties/ Additional Tasks

  • If there is no outside driving activity, s/he stands by in the office, supports other colleagues in case of need, and does other office work as assigned.

  • Reports any incident whilst off duty that may affect his/her driving licence entitlement, as well as any newly known health problems that may affect his/her ability to drive.

  • Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and duties, if required.

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.


  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (“A” Level).

  • Possesses a valid driver’s licence.

    Details of experience

  • At least 3 years of working experience as a driver, with references.

  • Experience in driving in difficult terrain.

  • No history of major accidents within the past 3 years.

    How to apply

  • All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, by email:

  • quoting the position you are applying for and the reference No. as the subject. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 15th August 2021. Please note: This is a national position. Application and CV should be in one document and a maximum of 6 pages only.

  • No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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