14 June 2017

2 Project Driver NGO Job Opportunities - Alliance Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda

Job Title:          Project Drivers (2 Job Opportunities)
Organisation: Alliance Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda
Duty Station: Uganda
Reference Number: AFOD/U/VA/16-17/013

About US:
Alliance Forum for Development-AFOD Uganda is a non-profit, nondenominational, apolitical and non-sectarian Humanitarian and Development Organization incorporated in Uganda in 2015 with NGO board registration number 11619. AFOD Uganda seeks to work closely with rural and urban poor communities across the country to address their real needs and build local partnership with institutions/communities and support community structures to jointly identify and address the underlying causes of poor health and steer social change.

Job Summary: The Project Driver work involves providing reliable safe driving services to the project operations staff and consultants ensuring high accuracy of work. The Driver must demonstrate a client oriented approach with high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure provision of reliable and secure driving services by driving office vehicles for transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other confidential duties including upcountry activities under the authorization of the supervisor.
  • Tasked with the day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle assigned to you to ensure it is in good mechanical condition at all times. i.e. timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, changes of oil, battery, brakes, tires, car washing e.t.c
  • Ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory and map of the city/country including distances, first aid kit, necessary spare parts and that parking fees are promptly settled.
  • Ensure cost saving through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • The jobholder will drive visitors and consultants as assigned
  • Ensure maximum security for the vehicle (s) at all times
  • Ensure that rules, policies and regulations are adhered to in the event that the vehicle is involved in an accident.
  • Take proper measurement and calculation to reduce potential security threats to project staff of property within the immediate vicinity of the vehicle and along transport routes.
  • Ensure the vehicle (s)meet the minimum traffic requirements to be fit on the road and ensure that steps required by rules and regulations pertaining to driving are adhered to at all times.
  • Inform the supervisor immediately about mechanical problems which result from normal use and accident or theft immediately to both the Project Administrator and police
  • Perform any other duties incidental to the above as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an O’ level certificate (UCE)
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license with both Valid DL and B driving permit classes
  • Possession of a certificate in motor vehicle maintenance and defensive driving will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of driving experience with a clean record.
  • Behavioral: Must be a person of high integrity, honesty and flexibility, willing to work for longer hours, patience and emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent communication skills, such as writing, listening and speaking
  • Show diligence in machine and equipment handling.
  • Must be a Ugandan National of age range 25-40 years

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should send their applications with updated CVs in English to the: Human Resource Officer, AFOD Uganda Country Office, Ntinda Minister’s Village, P.O. Box 11003 Kampala Uganda or Email to: recruitments_ug@afodi.org. Applications can equally be submitted to Adjumani field office, next to CEFORD.

Deadline: 19th June 2017

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