Terre des Hommes Netherlands Driver Jobs in Uganda

Terre des Hommes Netherlands Driver Jobs in Uganda

Terre des Hommes Netherlands in East Africa is looking for a Driver, full time, to be based in Kampala (Uganda), with frequent travel within the country.

Who we are

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) prevents child exploitation in developing countries, rescues children from exploitative situations and ensures that these children can continue their development in a safe environment.

Terre des Hommes is a rights based organisation. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is the cornerstone of all our programmes.

What we do

  • Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses its long-term development work on (Worst Forms of) Child Labour, Child Migration and Child Trafficking, (Commercial) Sexual Exploitation of Children and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Children (including Child Abuse and Child Marriage) and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands develops and implements programmes, through local partners in Asia, Africa and Europe.

    Our approach

  • Terre des Hommes Netherlands addresses the above mentioned issues through five types of interventions: prevention of the worst forms of child exploitation, prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children, promotion of a safe and conducive social/economic/legal context for children, provision of services to ensure safe and enduring reintegration of child victims; and partnership & participation to strengthen civil society in the promotion of children’s rights and include meaningful participation of children.

    Objective of the function

  • The driver is responsible for the safe transportation of personnel, items and visitors. With this the Driver is a representative of the organisation and a service-oriented and customer-focused attitude is expected. To assist the Terre des Hommes office in logistics and car maintenance to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.

    Position in the organisation

  • The Driver works under the Uganda Country Office. The position is based in Kampala, Uganda and receives hierarchical leadership from the Finance and Admin Officer to whom he/she reports based in.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    Office Transportation

  • To ensure safe and timely transportation or pick up of the office staff and office visitors and items as instructed.
  • To ensure adherence to all national driving laws in the respective country and adherence to the office Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and internal guidelines.
  • Result: Safe, comfortable and timely transportation of passengers of the Terre des Hommes Netherlands office

    Office vehicle maintenance & administration

  • Maintain the good condition of the office vehicle.
  • To ensure good and timely maintenance of the vehicles such as technical maintenance and cleanness and advise the office timely on the routine maintenance or other maintenance of the vehicles;
  • To maintain the office vehicle legal documents availability such as driver license, vehicle number, vehicle tax, vehicle insurance, and any other vehicle legal documents.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of office vehicle administration/journey miles/logbooks
  • Prepare monthly fuel consumption reports and report to the Finance and admin Officer.
  • If applicable: To ensure legal papers at border crossings.
  • Result: Good condition and legally secured office vehicle with correct administration

    Logistics (Procurement and People logistics)

  • To ensure adherence to the Terre des Hommes Netherlands procurement rules and regulations in regards to purchases and logistics, obtain quotations of good suppliers, purchase items and services from good suppliers as per procurement regulations and assist the Finance and admin officer in any other logistical or messages jobs related to the office operations;
  • To assist in ensuring that all logistical bookings for Terre des Hommes Netherlands office staff or other officials travelling for the office, other than logistics per office car, travel
    documents are organized in a timely manner and assist in all travel and transport of people as instructed and as per SOP’s and travel regulations;
  • Result: Efficient, effective and quality procurement done for the Terre des Hommes Netherlands office and appropriate and efficient as well as timely logistics arranged for all officials travelling under the Terre des Hommes Netherlands office.

    Safety & security

  • To be a member of the regional security team and to ensure, with the Finance and Admin officer a safe working environment for all the office staff travelling by checking safety information before travelling.
  • To engage in sorting out calamities with the Finance and admin officer and the Country Manager or any other appointed decision maker, of staff in various difficult situations, related to work, and act based upon them as per the Security Manual and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Result: a safe and secure working environment and informed staff members in relation to security and calamities.

    Other common activities

  • To assist the Finance and Admin officer in handling the office administration works such as attainability and reception, filing of documents, copying and scanning of documents, faxing of documents, data entry, office errands, collecting mails from the post and register incoming – outgoing mail.
  • Performing ad hoc work to support other departments, such as assisting in taking pictures during field trips, support events, workshops, support general office running and programmes where needed.
  • Result: Contribute to the effectiveness of the organisation activities.

    Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Valid and relevant driving license.
  • Valid police report/Certificate of good conduct.
  • Intermediate Vocational Education work and thinking level.
  • At least 5 years experience in driving as a professional driver.
  • Verbal and written capability in English and local languages
  • Knowledge of security and first aid training.
  • Knowledge of security situation in the respective areas of Terre des Hommes Netherlands operation.
  • Knowledge of the traffic rules and regulations in the various countries and experience in border crossing with a vehicle.
  • Knowledge of and experience in logistics and procurement.
  • Knowledge of the organisation’s services.
  • Availability outside office hours and weekends if necessary.

    Competency Profile

    Communication skills

  • The concise formulation of ideas and information, clearly and grammatically correct, in such a way that the message comes across and is understood by the target group.

    Level 1: Articulates clearly.

    Customer focus

  • Anticipates and researches the expectations and requirements of the customer, connects with these and delivers added value.

    Level 1: Discovers the customer’s issue and delivers a suitable solution.


  • Possessing an eye for detail and doing things precisely as required.
  • Level 1: Is detail oriented and has a shrewd eye for handling work with precision.

    How to Apply:

  • Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by Friday, 8th February, 2019. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
  • This is a national position open only to those with the right to live and work in Uganda.
  • Note that due to the expected large responses
  • only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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