NGO Jobs – Programme Driver at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)

Job Title: Programme Driver
Organisation: Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)

Job Purpose: To ensure safe transportation of staff and other personnel, maintain vehicles and carry out other logistical activities of the Northern Uganda Youth Livelihoods Programme (YLP).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Transport
  • Transport staff and other personnel to and from various destinations, including on trips which may last for several days
  • Maintain a log book for all tasks for all trips, fuelling and maintenance
  • Ensure vehicles are in sound mechanical condition ready for program activities, conducting daily checks and maintenance.
  • Maintain the vehicles in a clean condition at all times.
  • Ensure vehicles have all essential accessories such as umbrella, map, fire extinguisher, toolkit, torch, medical kit etc.
  • Conduct regular vehicle checks to ensure service schedules are adhered to.
  • Ensuring that vehicles are safe and secure at all times.
  • Plan routes and estimate requirements for field trips, preparing funding requests as appropriate.
  • Fulfill other duties such as picking up and delivering items and running errands.
  • Test drive office vehicles to be able to guide external service providers on what to do on vehicles; also to verify work done by external service providers upon return of the vehicle from the garage.
2. Logistical support
  • In collaboration with other key staff support logistics department with handling of house hold equipment for volunteers.
  • Take part in ICO sessions to help new volunteers in settling in their placements
  • Follow up on feedback from volunteers taking appropriate actions to address issues
  • Develop and maintain a documentation system for vehicles operations and liaise with administrative staff to maintain set guidelines.
  • Maintenance and servicing of the Generator including oil top-up and fuel top-up
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A valid and clean driver’s license
  • At least five years driving skill for class B (up to 7 passengers).
  • Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of vehicles.
  • Knowledge of basic automotive maintenance procedures
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Well organised and able to develop an operational schedule.
  • A good team worker, hardworking, dedicated, committed and friendly.
  • Good standard of written and spoken
  • Experience in the operation of large four-wheel drive vehicles
  • Experience of working with international NGOs
  • Experience of working in the humanitarian sector.
How to apply: 
Please Visit this Job’s website and express interest after reviewing Job requirements
and Send your application and copy of CV to:
Deadline: 12th April, 2013

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