Samaritan’s Purse Driver / Base Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Samaritan’s Purse Driver / Base Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • The Driver will support the day-to-day functioning of the Kampala office by driving assigned Samaritan’s Purse vehicles to assist with programmatic and operational tasks, as needed.

    Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive assigned vehicle(s), transporting Samaritan’s Purse staff / visitors / resources, in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse policy and traffic laws and regulations of Uganda.

  • Ensure safety of passengers and luggage at all times.

  • Ensure washing and general cleaning of vehicle(s) is maintained.

  • Regularly check vehicle oil, water and tyres.

  • Monitor vehicle performance, ensuring vehicles are fueled, serviced and repaired promptly.

  • Road test and certify vehicle(s) returning from garage.

  • Ensure first aid kits, spares and tools are present in allocated vehicle(s).

  • Complete vehicle log sheets, maintaining accurate and complete records.

  • Assist in running administrative errands, as assigned.

  • Assist with minor operational base tasks, as assigned.

  • Conduct all activities in the most cost-effective and efficient manner, in line with Samaritan’s Purse, Government of Uganda and donor policies and best practices.

  • Any other duties as assigned.

    Person Specification

  • O level certificate.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ driving and mechanical experience, preferably within NGO sector.

  • Professional certification of driving skills through driving skills course.

  • Full, clean, valid Ugandan driving license – Class A, B, CM and DM.

  • Basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics and maintenance.

  • Functional geographical
    knowledge of Kampala.

  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Commitment to excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.

  • Must agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the organization

    How to Apply

  • Please submit CV and cover letter (ONLY) by email to or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse Uganda, Plot 126 Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi; applications should be submitted strictly no later than 16:00 on Wednesday 21st October, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

  • Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

  • Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing

  • God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

  • The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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