4 USAID Driver Jobs at Chemonics International

Organisation: Chemonics
Duty Station:  Mbale,
Gulu and Bushenyi, Uganda
Reports to: the Regional
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant.

About Chemonics:
Chemonics International, a
Washington DC based international consulting firm, seeks qualified candidates
to fill four full-time driver positions on the USAID/ Uganda Feed the Future
Commodity Production and Marketing Activity. The USAID/Uganda Commodity
Production and Marketing Activity is a five year Activity that seeks to provide
technical support towards sustainable production and marketing of high quality
beans, maize and coffee in the 34 Feed the Future focus districts in Uganda.
The Activity will contribute towards achieving USAID Feed the Future’s twin
objectives of reducing poverty and under-nutrition by increasing the quantity
and quality of coffee, maize, and beans produced and marketed by smallholder

Job Summary: The main responsibilities are driving and maintaining the
project vehicles and assisting the regional Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant
with carrying out day to day office administrative work in the regional office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drive
    assigned vehicle on scheduled field trips and other driving assignments as
  • Maintain
    the trip log each time the vehicle is used, including: daily mileage, fill
    ups, oil changes, etc.
  • Support
    monthly vehicle performance analyses and reports generation
  •  Initiate and supervise routine periodic maintenance
    of assigned vehicle.
  • Initiate
    vehicle insurance renewals and licensing.
  • Ensure
    the safety of the passengers and provide driving in compliance with all
    Ugandan traffic laws 
  • Ensure
    that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of
    involvement in an accident.
  • Maintain
    clean, smoke-free and safe project vehicles
  • Assist
    with management of the front desk as needed
  • Perform
    day to day clerical work in the regional office including photocopying and
    binding of official documents 
  • Provide
    logistical support to the technical teams during field based
  • Dispatch
    official documents as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Drivers should possess at least five years working experience on a busy
  • Ability
    to understand and follow safety procedures
  • Knowledge
    of basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including tyre pressure,
    checking oil and water levels
  • Ability
    to safely and efficiently operate a loaded passenger vehicle
  • Possess
    a Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Self-motivated,
    innovative and able to work under tight time constraints
  • Attention
    to details and follow through on assigned duties 
  • Experience
    working on donor funded programs is added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their electronic application in
MS Word or pdf file with a CV, 3 references and clearly highlight the regional
area of preference to: cpmrecruit@ftfcpm.com.Only short-listed candidates will
be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics is an equal opportunity
employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, national
origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, and genetic information.
Deadline: 24th October, 2013

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