Lead Driver Job Opportunities – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:         Lead Driver
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: IJM Office
About Us:
The International Justice Mission is a global organization that
protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. International
Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence,
bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems.  The International Justice Mission (IJM)
Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by bringing rescue
and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their perpetrators,
and transformation to the public justice system as a whole.
Job Summary: The Lead Driver
on IJM’s Administration Team will have the opportunity to provide
transportation and other assistance to IJM’s staff, clients, and guests and,
thereby, enable IJM Kampala to seek justice for widows and orphans victimized
by property grabbing.
Key Duties and
Transportation and Maintenance of Vehicle Fleet:
  • The jobholder will also manage the IJM
    vehicle fleet in Kampala with responsible accountability;
  • The incumbent will implement and direct
    IJM’s standard Vehicle Policies & Procedures, with particular
    attention to compliance, safety, and security issues;
  • Ensure all vehicles carry requisite
    on-board documentation and insurance, and that all documentation is
  • Order inventory for vehicle-related parts
    and consumables, including fuel;
  • Manage fuel account balances, ensure
    timely and sufficient deposit of funds into the fuel account, and maintain
    custody of all fuel LPOs; 
  • Ensure accurate and timely routine
    maintenance and repair of all IJM vehicles;
  • Inspect and record vehicle conditions and
    use, including maintaining a weekly checklist and proper completion of
    vehicle log books; and
  • Oversee cleaning, maintenance, repair,
    fueling, and upkeep of all IJM vehicles.
Team Leadership and Management:
  • Lead and manage transport activities in
    the Kampala office, including scheduling and coordinating weekly vehicle
    requests for all departments and IJM personnel;
  • Delegate vehicles, assignments, workload
    and tasks among the Drivers/Special Assistants;
  • Supervise Driver/Special Assistant staff,
    set clear performance objectives and ensure they are understood;
  • Conduct interim performance reviews every
    six (6) months and hold one-on-one feedback discussions with supervised
    staff on regular basis to ensure that performance objectives are being
  • Conduct annual Performance Evaluations for
    staff that you directly supervise, and manage poor performance and/or
    disciplinary issues in accordance with IJM’s HR Policies & Procedures;
  • Ensure that Driver/Special Assistant staff
    leave is planned in advance for sustainable coverage and backup so that
    weekly vehicle requests from all IJM departments in Kampala and driver
    needs for IJM staff are met;
  • Improve service of Driver/Special
    Assistants through training, mentoring, and oversight;
  • Ensure compliance with IJM’s transport
    policies, procedures, and protocols;
  • Represent the interests of the transport
    team to other departments and IJM staff; and
  • Note: although the Lead Driver does not
    necessarily include transportation of IJM staff to the field, please
    provide transportation, navigation, and translation support for IJM staff
    on an as needed basis.
Hospitality & Office Facility Assistance:
  • Welcome international guests and staff at
    airport and hotels;
  • Assist in hosting guests, visitors, and
    volunteers; and
  • Maintain and activate the generator at the
    IJM office to ensure adequate backup power supply.
Development:  Participate
in IJM programs in professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    University degree in relevant field (logistics, business management etc.);
  • At least three or more years of
    professional experience as a Lead Driver/fleet manager;
  • Three or more years of experience leading
    teams including vision casting, process management, staff management;
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License,
    certificate from defensive driving course, and experience driving manual
    vehicles on rough terrain;
  • Understanding of maintenance requirements
    for four-wheel-drive vehicles. This includes familiarity with pricing for
    vehicle maintenance and repairs;
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis, and
    oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluency in English and Luganda, with
    excellent writing and speaking in both; and
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS
    Word, Outlook, Access and working with spreadsheets.
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined
    by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Passionate commitment to IJM’s mission and
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance,
    writing and oral communication;
  • Works well under stress with a sustained
    positive attitude;
  • Exceptionally high level of honesty and
  • Intelligent, organized, creative and
    proactive problem solver; and
  • Ability to cooperate effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs
and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to:
OR by mail:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda
NB: A statement of faith
should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your
involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover
letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a
description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your
current fellowship or place of worship.
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