13 June 2016

Driver Non-profit Jobs - GIZ

Job Title:    Driver
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About US:
GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

Job Summary: The Driver will be responsible for the safe and responsible driving of programme vehicles Routine maintenance and care of programme vehicles Running of official errands and assisting with other programme office services   . The jobholder also takes careful note of all available information concerning street- conditions, effective routes and locations whilst strictly adhering to GIZ rules and safety standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Driving and Chauffeuring:
  • Drive programme vehicles safely and chauffeur programme staff, official visitors, consultants and guests to official destinations
  • Assists in the transportation of goods
2. Maintenance of Cars:
  • Regularly cleans the inside and outside of the programme vehicles
  • Checks oil, water, brake and clutch fluids on a daily basis; tyre pressures, battery water, and overall vehicle condition on a monthly basis or after 5000 km whichever comes earlier; tests lights, brakes, bodywork for dents, etc.
  • Responsible for programme vehicle documents and its care, keeps vehicle logbook on a daily basis and registers each monthly check
  • Calculates the petrol, oil, and lubricant (POL) use on a monthly basis, is responsible for a special petty cash for POL and submits vouchers to accounting on a monthly basis
  • Regularly reports the need for maintenance and undertakes minor repairs
  • Keenly monitors and reports the need to renew car insurance incl. official cars used by other programme personnel
  • Keenly checks other programme vehicles used by programme personnel (incl. cars assigned to Development Advisors) when parked at the programme office (incl. oil, water, brake and clutch fluids; tyre pressures and overall condition, battery water, and overall vehicle condition; tests lights, brakes, bodywork for dents; time for next service (every 5000km)
  • Immediately reports any involvement of the programme/official vehicle in case of any accident, or any damage or theft of equipment from the vehicle
3. Road Information:
  • Uses all available information (incl. actual radio news on traffic i situations) to update knowledge of street conditions, effective routes and locations daily
  • Exchanges this information with other drivers
  • Ensures his/her mobile phone is charged and reachable during office hours at all times
  • Runs errands for the programme/office, e.g. delivery of letters/messages, payment of bills, and makes minor purchases of office supplies
  • Compiles the logbook correctly and accurately Does not use the car for his/her own private purposes at any time. Such misuse of the vehicle is considered a serious misconduct, and will immediately lead to a warning and may result in dismissal
4. Other Duties/Additional Tasks:
  • If there is no outside driving activity, s/he stands by in the office, supports other colleagues in case of need, and does other office work
  • Reports any incident whilst off duty that may affect his/her driving licence entitlement, as well as any newly known health problems that may affect his/her ability to drive
  • Assists in keeping 3rd party insurance of programme cars updated.
  • Supports programme expatriates in renewing and obtaining valid driving licences
  • Undertakes driving lessons with new programme expatriates to familiarize them with Ugandan traffic rules and conditions
  • Checks logbooks for Development Advisors cars
  • Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and duties, if required. Special training programs shall be identified and selected jointly with the head of programme and the GIZ Security Task Team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Diploma or High School certificate
  • Professional certificate in motor vehicle repair is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ working experience as a driver in an NGO setting with references
  • No history of major accidents within the past 3 years
  • The applicant should have done a defensive driving course and first, aid training
  • Possession of a valid driver's license
  • Excellent English and local language skills
  • Discipline and punctuality
  • Stress tolerance and patience
  • Familiarity with Karamoja region, Mbale region, and water programme field areas of operation

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their motivation letters and Curriculum Vita including valid driver’s license to the Human Resources Department, GIZ Offices, Plot 23 Nakasero Road, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 15th June, 2016

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