Driver – UNHCR Project at Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Title:     Driver
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and
development organization that positively contributes towards improving the
living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and
conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health,
Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection
programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.
UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with
funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in
Uganda to implement a multi-Sectoral Program for refugees in Oruchinga
settlement (Isingiro district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Running Official Errands:
Driving staff on official errands.
In charge of picking, dropping and circulating
mails, letters, contracts, proposals to donors and partners as may be assigned
by the supervisor.
Reminding and updating staff on travel schedules.
Responsible for the delivery of cheques and
collection of utility bills.
Updating the white board and transport log book
before any trip.
Operate the vehicle in accordance with HIJRA
transport department policy.
Ensuring that the vehicle operation is cost
affective, by eliminating duplication or unnecessary trips.
Updating and maintaining the fuel levels of the
vehicle by ensuring timely refueling.
Taking note of and reporting any mechanical
breakdowns or failures in the vehicles.
Coordinate and facilitate the timely, reporting of
eventualities like accidents, break downs etc.
Taking proper Care of the assigned vehicles by
ensuring the safety, cleanliness and security of the vehicles.
Ensuring that all the parking fees are paid.
The incumbent will be observing all the procedural
pre and post errand reports and recordings on vehicles log Books.
Ensuring that all vehicles insurance covers and
other government required road taxes remain valid
2. General:
Carrying out a proper monthly vehicle checks.
Perform any other duties as assigned
Skills and Experience:  
The applicant must have completed Secondary
Education i.e. A’ Level certificate
A minimum of five years’ experience in a busy
transport fleet environment
Hold a valid driving permit with classes B, C, and
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficient in MS
Word, Excel and Email.
Good knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong written and spoken communication skills, in
English and Swahili
Ability to plan ahead and meet deadlines is desired
Confidentiality a desired trait
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified Ugandan nationals are requested to send a Motivation letter,
Curriculum Vitae and including telephone and emails contacts of three
references including current/most recent employer. The applications should be
sent via email to: The subject line should read Driver:
Ref: HR009/UG
4th January 2016
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