04 August 2017

US CDC Project Driver Jobs - Uganda Episcopal Conference

Job Title:       Driver
Organization: Uganda Episcopal Conference
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Administrative Assistant

About US:
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through which bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry.

About CDC Program:
UEC has received a sub-grant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with support from the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the “Accelerated HIV Epidemic Control program” in the Masaka Region. Through the health department, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC will coordinate and support the programming and implementation of accelerated HIV epidemic control in PNFP health facilities accredited to the Uganda Catholic, Muslim and Protestant Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.

Job Summary: The Driver will provide support to the Administrative Assistant in transport management and day-day transport activities for the UCMB - Masaka Region Project Office programs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with driving office vehicles for UCMB-business or authorized purposes in Masaka Region
  • Securing and proper maintenance of vehicles, their tools and accessories rosters.
  • In charge of detecting mechanical faults of vehicles and reporting them for appropriate action.
  • Entering mileage and other entries in the log books.
  • Ensuring assigned vehicles have up-to-date vehicle registration and insurance
  • Checking service schedules and ensuring service is carried out or service status is reported appropriately.
  • In charge of checking vehicles to detect damages/faults at the completion of any long journey, and at weekly intervals
  • Ensuring that all vehicle documents are in order and up to date (log books, insurance, registration, clearance to operate etc.)
  • Tasked with checking and ensuring that all vehicle tools are present and in order and that all necessary controls (oil, lubricant, fuel, water etc.) have been carried out before driving or releasing a vehicle for a long journey.
  • Ensuring the UCMB vehicles are regularly kept clean and tidy both external and internally by ensuring prompt vehicle washing
  • Ensuring absolute punctuality for duty and adhering to duty roster or instructions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a certificate of O’ level and above
  • Additional training in defensive driving is an added advantage
  • Possess a valid driving permit
  • At least five years of related experience with a good track record.
  • Previous experience working with National or International organizations is an added advantage
  • Non-alcoholic or individual who does not drink alcohol while on duty
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Good time-keeper
  • Good temperament and able to freely but respectfully and constructively relate with people of all levels
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability to readily accept any impromptu assignments or requirements to work outside normal duty hours
  • Tidiness and courteousness with colleagues and office guests

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications  and updated CVs with three professional reference letters from previous employers to:

Office of the Secretary General,
Uganda Catholic Secretariat
Plot 672 Hanlon Road Nsambya,
P.O. Box 2886, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 7th August 2017 by 5:00pm

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