IITA Driver Jobs in Uganda

IITA Driver Jobs in Uganda


  • Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to implement an action, Building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.

  • The three-year grant action will be implemented by a consortium of partners in seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub-region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.

  • IITA is one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria, and in Uganda, permanent offices are in Namulonge and Kampala respectively.

  • IITA is a not-for-profit International Research organization, whose focus is on transforming African agriculture through Agricultural Research for Development as well as Partnership for Development and is governed by the Board of Trustees.

  • 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

  • Applications, which must include covering letter, curriculum vitae, academic certificates, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

    The Country Representative, IITA – Uganda.
    P.O. Box 7878, Kampala.

  • OR hand deliver to plot 15B East Naguru Road, OR Send by

  • E-mail to J.Anyango@cgiar.org

  • Please indicate position applied for on the right-hand corner of envelope or in subject line for emails.


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