Driver/Field Assistant Job Careers - African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

Organisation: African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Duty Station: Lake Mburo, Uganda

About AWF:
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), founded in 1961 as the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, is an international conservation organization that focuses on critically important landscapes in Africa. When founded in 1961, the purpose was to train Africans to maintain game reserves professionally, ensuring an adequate supply of game for hunters on safari. Later, the mandate evolved to supporting western scientists in studies of protected animals in their natural habitat. More recently, the focus has been on developing sustainable systems that benefit both animals and local human communities.

Job Summary: The Driver/Field Assistant will undertake driving and field assignments in Lake Mburo, assist with logistics and ensure proper maintenance of the vehicle assigned together with other facilities and equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will provide driving services to Lake Mburo team or to other assigned executives/staff/partners
  • Offer timely administrative support services to Lake Mburo field program, by handling routine office functions
  • Ensure the vehicle is always clean and has enough fuel for the next activity
  • Ensure the assigned vehicle is serviced on schedule and its insurance valid
  • Ensure that the vehicle has log sheets and the same are regularly filled, approved and submitted for accounting in time.
  • Ensure that your supervisor and other officers on field trips receive necessary logistical support to make their trips successful
  • Offer support in data collection i.e. mapping through the use of GPS, socio-economic survey, taking pictures and livestock/animal counts
  • Support the program officer in ensuring that visitors to Lake Mburo are comfortable by having their accommodation ready and anything that they might need while in Murchison
  • Support the Community Liaison Officer in ensuring smooth running of field workshop and trainings by having all the necessary materials available. If the training or the workshop is taking place in the community areas, then make arrangements for trainers, participants lunch and drinks
  • Actively participate in Lake Mburo logistical activities planning
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Lake Mburo Driver/Field Assistant job placement must have completed secondary school with an A’ level certificate
  • The applicant must hold a valid driving license
  • At least five years of clean driving experience
  • Have mechanics certificate (an added advantage)
  • Be able to operate office machinery
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and (local language)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Internet/Email communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Be willing to travel to remote and sometimes harsh environment
  • Desire to learn about organization
  • Show commitment to AWF and its mission

How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to join the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in the aforementioned capacity should Apply Online uploading a cover letter and updated resume at the web link below.

Deadline: Friday, 12th August, 2016

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