Driver NGO Jobs - Cordaid



Job Title:      Driver
Organization: Cordaid
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Cordaid:
Cordaid is a Dutch Catholic Non-profit Organization for Relief and Development Aid. We aim at a just and sustainable world for everybody. Where we share our Global Common Goods, where we make space for diversity and where we work together with everyone who shares our values, interests and a common purpose.

Job Summary: The Driver will drive Cordaid vehicles in accordance with Cordaid requirements and with supervisor’s instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and guests to appointments in Kampala and, as may be needed, throughout the countryside, where Cordaid operates within Uganda. The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight of periodic maintenance and repairs of Cordaid vehicles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: The incumbent will operate official Cordaid vehicles to transport staff and cargo.
  • Maintenance and Repair: The Driver will ensure that vehicles are maintained and repaired from service providers on time. He will also maintain the vehicles clean as required.
  • Record keeping: The Driver 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 driver will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading, and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • The Driver will also deliver and pick-up messages and parcels. He will make purchases as requested.
  • The Driver 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.
  • The driver will perform administrative clerical work whenever required by the supervisor and the team at Kampala office.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Logistics Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Cordaid Driver vacancy should have at least a Diploma
  • A minimum of three years of professional chauffeur experience preferably with NGOs and a valid local driver's license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: A (Motor cycles) B (motor cars),C (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus).
  • Excellent knowledge on vehicles repair and maintenance are highly desired with a certificate in defensive driving.
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic record keeping (computer usage) is also highly desired.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and guests at the front desk and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, Implementing partners, business people, property owners.
  • Proven exposure and experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Legally able to work in Uganda.
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English fluently.

All potential candidates should send their applications and CVs via Email to JDI@cordaid.org or delivered by hand Addressed to: The Humanitarian Program Manager to, CORDAID Uganda-Kampala office, Plot 1608 Kironde Road, Muyenga, Kampala Uganda.

Deadline 15th March 2018 by 11:00pm

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