25 May 2017

Driver Jobs - European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Job Title:       Driver
Organisation: The European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Assistant

About US:
The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), formerly known as the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office, is the European Commission's department for overseas humanitarian aid and for civil protection. The European Union has been the second largest donor of humanitarian assistance since 2000. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/ Crescent movement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Humanitarian Aid is channeled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide reliable driving services using the vehicles, for the transport of authorized ECHO staff members, officials and visitors in accordance with the authorized routing following ECHO safety and security rules and regulations;
  • Take care of the day-to-day efficient maintenance of the vehicles; ensure that the vehicle is kept clean at all times;
  • The Driver will perform minor preventive repairs and make necessary arrangements for repairs and service and ensure that the vehicles are kept in good running condition at all times;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption reports, and servicing done;
  • The jobholder will also collect and deliver mail, documents and other items and paying of office bills as required;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and transport them;
  • Take the necessary steps required in accordance with the rules and regulations in case of an accident;
  • The incumbent will  negotiate, liaise and coordinate with local authorities to facilitate vehicle movements in designated areas;
  • Provide translation of basic information into English for the ECHO staff in the vehicle.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the ECHO Driver job opportunity should have completed Primary School Education (Certificate of Primary Education);
  • Completion of Defensive driving training;
  • Broad knowledge in Motor Mechanics;
  • The applicant must be in possession of a valid Driving License class /Truck Driving License with excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a driver with a safe driving record.
  • Previous exposure and experience in using HF/VHF radios. Work experience in an international environment will be an added advantage;
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in MS. Word and Excel will be an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in driving and maintaining different makes/ models of diesel and petrol, saloon and 4-wheel drive vehicles will have an added advantage;
  • The applicant must be trustworthy, have a high sense of responsibility, be alert, physically fit and emotionally stable;
  • Should be polite and willing to take and carry out instructions. Must be tactful, punctual and able to use common sense;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in difficult situations. Ability to use discretion and initiative;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds within and outside ECHO;
  • Good spoken English and Luganda language;
  • Ability and flexibility to be able to travel throughout the region.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Uganda nationals and other residents with valid working permits or able to obtain such working permit before the foreseen recruitment date are encouraged to send their applications including a cover letter, a detailed CV, academic and employment certificates via e-mail to: Echo-Administration.Kampala@echofield.eu with the vacancy reference indicated in the subject line.

Deadline:  5th June, 2017

NB:  All applicants who do not hear from us by 31st July 2017 should consider that they have not been selected.

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