GIZ Uganda Driver – Responsible Land Policy Uganda Jobs

GIZ Uganda Driver – Responsible Land Policy Uganda Jobs

  • 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 Eastern Uganda”.

  • GIZ−RELAPU received co−funding by the European Union for the implementation of a project component on Improvement of Land Governance in Uganda on private Mailo in the districts of Mubende, Kassanda and Mityana in Central Uganda.

  • GIZ is recruiting a Driver to support the implementation of the programme activities in Kampala

    Key Responsibilities

  • Safely and responsibly performing all official travel using official vehicles.

  • Regularly servicing and looking aGer oficial vehicles.

  • Taking account of all available information on road conditions, accessible routes and locations.

  • Running official errands and assisting with other office work.

  • Strictly follows GIZ rules including GIZ safety standards.

  • Completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards.

    In this context, the Driver fulfils the following tasks


  • Provides passenger transport in an official car for office, project or programme staff, official visitors and guests.

  • Runs errands for the project, programme or office, e.g. sending letters and messages, paying bills and buying smaller quantities of office supplies.

  • Helps with transporting goods.
    Completes the vehicle log correctly and conscientiously in accordance with GIZ standards.

    Maintenance of the car

  • Regularly cleans the interior and exterior of the vehicle(s) regularly

  • Checks oil, water, brakes and brake liquid, tyre pressure, battery levels and the entire vehicle, monthly or every 5,000 km (whichever is first), headlights, brakes, bodywork for dents etc.

  • Responsible for the project vehicle documents and their good condition, keeping a vehicle log and recording monthly maintenance

  • Reports need for service and carries out minor repairs

  • Immediately reports all involvement of the project or office vehicle in accidents, including minor accidents, damage, loss or the of vehicle fittings.

  • Monitors and reports the need to renew car insurance incl. official cars used by other programme personnel

  • Compiles driver reports on condition of vehicle.

    General services

  • Wears proper attire

  • Serves all passengers in a friendly manner

  • Takes team members to the field (travelling to all regions in Uganda is necessary on a regular basis)

  • Runs errands for the programme 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, and will immediately lead to a
    warning and may result in dismissal

    Knowledge management

  • Uses all available information (including current radio news on traffic conditions) to update daily knowledge of road conditions, current passable routes and locations, and shares this information with other office drivers

    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

  • Assists in and ƒor carries out other activities and any tasks as assigned

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

    Required qualifications, competences and


  • Secondary school education Advanced secondary Education.

  • Holds a valid driver’s licence.

  • Defensive Driving skill is an added advantage.

    Professional experience

  • At least 1−3 years’ work experience as a driver with references

  • No major accidents in the past 3 years.

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Good knowledge of both spoken and written English language.

  • Discipline and punctuality.

  • Resilience and patience.

  • Familiarity with the respective duty station and Uganda generally.

  • Appropriate appearance and attire (possibly uniform, friendly manner with all passengers).

  • Ensures unrestricted availability of vehicles at all times and reports restrictions immediately.

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed and corresponding measures are agreed with management.

    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 31st January 2020. 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.

  • We encourage women, people with disabilities and minority groups to apply for this position.

  • GIZ is commi†ed to equal opportunities and diversity of perspective at the working place.


  • GIZ DOES NOT charge any kind of FEE(s) at whichever stage of the recruitment process.

  • This recruitment is ONLY through Future Options Consulting Ltd.

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