Entry Level UK AID Project Driver and Assistant Career Jobs - Farm Africa

Job Title:      Project Driver and Assistant
Organization: Farm Africa
Funding Source: UK AID
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Project Accountant & Administrator

About Us:
Farm Africa is an international NGO that seeks to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. We have recently launched a new UK AID funded FoodTrade programme linking smallholder farmers producing maize, beans and rice to export markets. 

Job Summary: The Project Driver and Assistant will provide safe and timely transport support to enable the Farm Africa FoodTrade Uganda team to carry out their duties, maintain the Farm Africa vehicle and provide support with administrative tasks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide a timely and safe transport service to FoodTrade team members and Farm Africa visitors including:
·         Safely operating the Farm Africa vehicle in accordance to Uganda traffic laws
·         Driving Farm Africa staff and officials to various locations across Teso-sub Region, and on occasion further afield, as assigned by the Project Accountant & Administrator
Maintenance of the Farm Africa vehicle including:
·         Conducting and overseeing minor repairs of the assigned vehicle
·         Maintaining an accurate log book for fuel consumption, mileage and usage of assigned vehicle including appropriate authorization for each trip
·         Carrying out regular checks, for example oil, water, tyres etc and reporting any issues promptly to the Project Accountant and Administrator
·         Ensuring timely service of the vehicle as recommended by manufacturer
·         Arranging major vehicle repairs with appropriate service providers when the need arises
·         Ensuring procurement of vehicle parts are done in line with the Farm Africa procurement guidelines
·         Ensuring the vehicle is cleaned regularly
Assist with administrative duties, in particular:
·         Support colleagues with office works including photocopying, filling, binding of documents and other duties as reasonably requested
·         Provide office reception support as required
·         Carry out errands as directed by the Project Accountant & Administrator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the Farm Radio Project Driver and Assistant should preferably hold a Certificate of Secondary Education
·         Valid Class C Driving Permit Working as a driver
·         Mechanical skills qualification
·         Advanced driver training
·         At least two years’ work experience Working for an INGO
·         Clean driving history
·         Demonstrable mechanical skills
·         Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel
·         Demonstrable ability to maintain records
·         Detailed knowledge of roads in rural Teso sub-region
·         Good standard of spoken English Able to work with different people from different cultures
·         Able to work under own initiative
·         Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude
·         Honesty and Integrity
·         Good team player
Farm Africa’s Values:
·         Being experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based solutions
·         Pushing boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
·         Acting for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change for farmers
·         Working flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from the communities, private sector or government
·         Sharing knowledge with others, reaching more farmers than we do alone, ensuring effective technologies are widely accessed.

How to Apply:
All applicants must submit an updated CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to: ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org

Deadline: 5th September 2016 by 12:00PM

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