USAID ASSIST Project Careers – Driver at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:   Driver
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Gulu, Uganda
Program Officer
Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in
Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and
Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement
dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through
technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of
Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies.
 The Driver will support the
USAID project by providing reliable and safe driving services to URC ASSIST
staff and visitors while ensuring the highest standards of discretion and
integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and
security issues. The incumbent will also demonstrates a client – oriented
approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and, ability to work with people of
different national and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, he drives the office
vehicle for transporting authorized personnel and delivery/collection of mail,
documents and other items for the ASSIST project offices.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Driving:
Ensure provision of reliable and safe driving for
URC/ASSIST staff, officials and visitors and safe delivery and collection of
mail, documents and any other cargo.
Ensure availability of all required documents
including, proof of ownership, valid driving license, vehicle insurance,
vehicle registration, vehicle logs, emergency phone contacts, URC/ASSIST Uganda
Motor vehicle and Security SOPs, first aid kit and necessary spare parts in the
assigned vehicle.
Respect standard traffic rules and road signs and
URC operational procedures.
Prepare the vehicle in time before departure (the day
before) and ensure that the right equipment needed for the specified location,
toolkit, fuel tanks full etc. are available in the vehicle.
Must show respect and courtesy towards other
drivers and road users.
2. Vehicle Maintenance:
Ensure that the vehicle is kept clean and tidy.
Fill out a vehicle daily log sheet and carry-out
daily and weekly maintenance checks on the vehicle.
Monitor the vehicle millage and ensure that it’s
serviced at the right time.
3. Safety and Security:
Ensure that the vehicle is parked safely at all
Take necessary safety and security measures always
like enforcing wearing of safety belts, have a descent sleep a night before
travelling and must be in a sound mind.
Keep himself / herself updated on the security
situation of the area where he is asked to drive to.
MUST NOT drive under the influence of alcohol,
drugs or any other intoxicants.
4. Communication:
Comply fully with URC/ASSIST Uganda Project
procedures on the reporting of accidents involving URC/ASSIST Uganda Project
Report any damage, mechanical faults or mishaps
that may occur to the vehicle including accidents.
5. Other Responsibilities:
Uphold the spirit of team work with all colleagues
at all times
Perform any other tasks as assigned by the
supervisor/chief of Party.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicants for the Driver opportunity should
hold an Ordinary level certificate.
A minimum of four years’ work experience gained
through serving       within a donor
funded project with proven ability to coordinate multiple tasks.
Should have training and a security related
experience of about two years.
Possess mechanical knowledge and should have
attained a defensive driving course.
Hold a Valid driving license of at least Classes B
and CM.
Ability to speak local language is an added
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join University Research
Council’s USAID Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and
relevant academic documents as well as names and contact information for three
professional references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource
Officer- USAID ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II
Road, Naguru, P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly indicate the position in the subject if you are sending
electronically. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
3rd June, 2015 by 5:00PM
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