The International Development Division Driver Jobs in Kampala Uganda

The International Development Division Driver Jobs in Kampala Uganda

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries.

We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation.

Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.

In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Driver for USAID’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community and local governance.

The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda. The Driver will be responsible for the transportation of project staff, equipment, and some material required in the implementation of project activities.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive project, and project affiliated personnel to project sites within the base location, and throughout the project implementation area for project activities, including official site visits
  • Transport project equipment, materials, supplies and documents to project sites
  • Maintain up-to-date record keeping systems for vehicle issues including fuel, mileage, and trip logs
  • Ensure that vehicle usage log is updated on a daily basis and submitted on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly fuel consumption report is submitted as required
  • Ensure regular maintenance of the vehicle, and that fluids (water, oil, fuel, washer liquid, etc.) levels are at required levels
  • Report any apparent malfunction to the supervisor
  • Report any damage or accident to the supervisor immediately
  • Ensure that the vehicle is safely parked and locked when not in use
  • Maintain project vehicle, including keeping accurate records, and following a schedule of routine maintenance, repairs and cleaning
  • Ensure the readiness of the vehicle for transport service by checking oil, water,
    fuel, and tyres, maps, and conducting safety and security inspection prior to driving
  • Perform project routine business around the province, such as receiving and delivering official project documentation to and from regional office, general office purchasing, and photocopying
  • Support project workshop activities
  • Support purchase of basic cleaning and kitchen supplies and assist in the purchase of other project authorized items
  • Perform relevant general service activities such as collection of proforma, processing customs duty clearances and tax exemptions, as directed
  • Make arrangements for repairs, maintenance, and improvements to the office, as requested by the project management
  • Regularly check post office boxes, collect and dispatch letters, parcels and other correspondence, and perform other local errands
  • Other duties as assigned by Abt Associates, Inc.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
  • Secondary schooling desirable
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Knowledge of car mechanics and repair
    Prefered, 5 years of experience in driving a vehicle; preferably for a USAID or other donor project
  • Working knowledge of written and oral English
    Basic computer knowledge
  • Willingness to drive on missions throughout the country
  • Clearly specify preferred location

    Minimum Qualifications
  • High school (desirable), valid driver's license, plus 6 months commercial driving experience
  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.

    How to Apply
  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; The International Development Division Driver Jobs in Kampala Uganda
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