IJM Contract Driver Jobs in Uganda

IJM Contract Driver Jobs in Uganda


Background

  • International Justice Mission (IJM) is an international human rights organization that works to ensure that all, especially the most vulnerable, have proper and appropriate access to justice. IJM has been delivering ground-breaking partnerships with justice sector actors and governments globally for over 20 years, offering collaborative casework, mentoring and system reform to ensure that justice systems work for all, especially the vulnerable and marginalized.

  • IJM has been operating in Uganda for over 15 years and brings a deep understanding of access to justice in Uganda. Through its programming across Uganda, IJM has worked closely with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence against children (SVAC), and land theft (LRV) to offer psycho-social, economic, educational, and healthcare support and assist them in securing access to justice.

  • IJM also partners with JLOS, local government, cultural and religious leaders and communities partnering with Uganda Police on investigations and arrests, with Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions on sanctioning and prosecutions and working sustainably to build the capacity of justice service provision.

  • IJM is regulated by the NGO Board. It operates in partnership with JLOS under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Chief Justice of Uganda in 2017 with a specific focus on tackling Violence Against Women and Violence Against Children across Uganda.

    IRISH AID – IJM PROJECT

  • The Government of Ireland project with IJM is a multi-year project that aims to strengthen protection mechanisms within the justice sector and local community structures as a way of ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).

  • As part of the project, International Justice Mission will work in 5 districts in the Karamoja region through its mentoring and collaborative casework model to improve survivor and community knowledge of justice essential services, strengthen and improve the coordination of services, incorporate survivor voice, empower survivors, and strengthen accountability of justice services to communities. IJM will use this innovative, evidence-based model to implement 3 specific objectives on the project. These include: -

  • Objective 1: Equipping local leaders and communities to support VAWG survivors,

  • Objective 2: Strengthening the Capacity of Justice Essential Service Providers

  • Objective 3: Engaging and Empowering Survivors

    Purpose

  • Through the Irish Aid project, IJM will work with different Stakeholders that include JLOS institutions, Civil Society Organisations, Health Service providers, Community leaders and Survivors to respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Uganda by bolstering protection mechanisms within the justice sector and local community structures for Women, girls and communities at risk of VAWG.

    Job Summary:

  • The Contract Driver will among other responsibilities assist in ensuring the success of Irish Aid Project by providing safe and secure transportation to IJM staff and Consultants on the Irish Aid project as they fulfil the project goals and objectives.

  • In addition, the Contract Driver will make sure that the vehicles are used responsibly and are well taken care of and ensuring that security measures are implemented to protect staff on field visits

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Driver’s responsibilities shall include the following:

  • Provide transportation to IJM clients, staff and visitors for IJM business purposes within Karamoja region and surrounding districts, using an IJM vehicle;

  • Provide security for staff and counter surveillance while working in the field;
    Conduct route survey.

  • Perform evasive and defensive driving in protective vehicle convoys;

  • Implement IJM’s standard Vehicle Policies &
    Procedures, with particular attention to compliance, safety, and security issues.

  • Follow the drafted schedule for the IJM vehicle, prioritizing among staff & Consultants requests for access to the vehicle.

  • Inspect and record vehicle conditions and use, and proper completion of vehicle log books;

  • Ensure accurate and timely routine maintenance and repair of IJM Vehicles;

  • Oversee maintenance of IJM vehicle, including regular mechanical maintenance (e.g. oil change), cleaning, refueling, etc. in conjunction with their supervisor;

  • Consult with outside mechanics in order to assess needs for major maintenance and/or repairs to IJM (Irish Aid) vehicle, including by obtaining price bids and supervising work performed by outside mechanics, as directed by their supervisor

  • Maintain first aid kit and be willing to perform first aid in cases of emergency;

  • Provide navigation and translation support for IJM staff.

  • Carry out errands as needed, such as paying bills, going to the Post Office and/or courier service offices, assisting with travel arrangements, etc.;

  • Perform other administrative duties as needed, such as photocopying, faxing, filing, etc.; and

    Skills and Experience

    Critical

  • At least five years of experience as a professional driver in and around Karamoja region especially Moroto and Amudat.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license;

  • Strong working knowledge of the geography of Karamoja region;

  • Good map-reading skills;

  • Understanding of maintenance requirements for four-wheeled-drive vehicles used in Ugandan environment. This includes familiarity with pricing for vehicle maintenance and repairs;

  • Fluency in English and Nga’ Karimojong

    Preferred

  • Completion of First Aid training;

  • Security training or experience;

  • Familiarity with prices customarily charged for vehicle maintenance and repair;

  • Certificate from a defensive driving course, and experience driving manual vehicles on rough terrain;

    Critical Qualities

  • Mature Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;

  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently;

  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and values;

  • Works well under stress with a sustained positive attitude;

  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and integrity;

  • Highly dependable and reliable, including dangerous work scenarios;

  • Strong work ethic;

  • Willing to work long hours, nights, and weekends as needed;

  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing demands;

  • Effective organizer and planner;

  • Creative and proactive problem solver;

  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

    Education

  • Completion of Lower Secondary-UCE Uganda
    Certificate of Education

    Travel Requirements

  • This position requires frequent daytime travel, inside and outside of Karamoja region.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should email their Application, CV and statement of faith to

  • ugandarecruiting@ijm.org. Applications should reach us not later than 5:00pm on 15th November 2021.

  • Only shortlisted Individuals shall be contacted.

  • What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.


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