US Embassy Jobs in Uganda - Driver Job Vacancies

US Embassy Jobs in Uganda - Driver Job Vacancies

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 60 countries.

It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda.

Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness.

Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Basic Function of Position

The incumbent will operate Peace Corps 4X4 vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout the country where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda.

The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Specific duties and responsibilities

Driving:

  • Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic regulations as well as stricter US government regulations.
  • Vehicle operation is monitored by Drive Camera.

    Maintenance and repair:

  • Contractor will insure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.
  • With the GSM, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability.
  • She/He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.

    Record keeping:

  • Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip.
  • Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained.
  • Any maintenance must also be recorded.
    Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels.
  • She/He will make purchases as requested.
  • She/He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  • Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.

    Occasional Money Handler:

  • The PSC may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer.
  • The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers.
  • The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient.
  • In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting
    Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.
  • Contractor operates Peace Corps vehicles safely at all times.
  • Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Education:

  • Completion of elementary school is required; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.

    Prior Work Experience:

  • At least three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus).

    Language Proficiency:

  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.

    Knowledge and ability:

  • Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired; knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, businesspeople, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.
    Must be legally able to work in Uganda.

    How to Apply
  • Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.
  • Please submit only Ms. Word formatted documents to include: a letter of interest (one page maximum), resume (three pages maximum), copy of driving license, names and contact information for three references to ug-applications@peacecorps.gov. by 20th May 2019
  • Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_Driver” for the Driver Position.
  • Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.
  • You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified.
  • If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1), show proof of current driving license, as well as your academic credentials.
  • For more information and job application details, see; US Embassy Jobs in Uganda - Driver Job Vacancies

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