Job Opportunity at Biodiversity International – Driver/Messenger

Position: Driver/Messenger
Location: Uganda
Bioversity International undertakes, encourages and supports research and other activities aimed at improving the well being of present | and future generations of people by enhancing conservation and the deployment of agricultural biodiversity on farms and in forests, with | special emphasis on the needs of developing countries. The organization is active in over 100 countries worldwide, and has more than | 300 staff working from some 20 country offices. It is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
For further information on Bioversity International, consult the Web page at http://www.bioversityinternational.org
On behalf of the Smallholder Pigs Value Chain Develop (SPVC) Project, Bioversity is seeking for qualified candidates for the following position:
Driver/Messenger
Duties & Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the SPVC Project Coordinator and day-to-day supervision of the Administrative Assistant and based at the Bioversity Kampala Office, the Driver/messenger is expected to carry out the following duties:
·         Ensure that vehicles under the job holder’s custody are in good mechanical condition at all times.
·         Ensure cleanliness of the interior office premises and the vehicles at all times.
·         Maintain accurate and updated vehicle movement records.
·         Provide handy services to the office (tea, photocopying and binding etc)
·         Participate or lend a hand during the field activities.
Essential qualifications and Competencies:
·         O’ Level education certificate, good English, both written and spoken.
·         Posses a valid driving license for at least three classes e.g. DL, CM and B.
·         Posses a valid passport.
·         Willingness to drive extensively within and outside Uganda.
·         The job holder should have at least 2 years experience as a driver for an international, regional or sub regional donor funded organization.
·         Good interpersonal, communications and teamwork skills; courtesy & tact and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of cultural and national backgrounds.
Desirable Qualifications and competencies:
Fluency in Luganda is a considerable advantage
Basic mechanics skills is highly desirable 
How to Apply
Terms and conditions: Bioversity offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The contract will be for one year but may be renewable.

Applications addressed to the Regional Coordinator, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and.the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: S.Lwasa2@cgiar.org ; copied to D.Pezo@cgiar.org .
Application deadline: 10th August 2012.

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