Fresher United States Embassy / US Mission Jobs – Chauffeur/Expeditor

Job Title:         Chauffeur/Expeditor
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN5 (Ugshs 38,561,734 p.a. inclusive of
allowances )
Vacancy Announcement Number: 10-18
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac
currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of
several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy
and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary: The
Chauffeur/Expeditor follows a work schedule provided by the DAO. Drives DAO
to/from official functions and to locations outside Kampala.  Delivers and picks up documents. Drives
visiting American Officials as instructed and maintains 5 vehicles in clean and
neat conditions at all times. Checks oil, water, gas and tires daily. Follows
up with maintenance schedules to ensure that cars are checked on a regular
basis and that tune ups are performed. Ensure assigned vehicle(s) are in proper
working order and all required maintenance is performed. Conduct vehicle
inspections following guidelines from inspection checklist provided by current
DIA forms. Document daily inspections and arrange for corrective action on all
discrepancies found/noted. Schedule vehicle for routine maintenance (oil
changes, tune-ups, etc.) Ensure that vehicles are clean and serviceable at all
times. Document vehicle movements on current DIA form(s) to track utilization.
Document vehicle expenditure to track cost efficiency of assets. Fill out
accident reports when necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection
criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting
each item.
  • The applicants for the US Embassy Chauffeur/Expeditor
    career opportunity should have completed secondary school (both ‘O and A’
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a
    chauffeur is required.
  • Must be responsible, self-motivated and
    works with little supervision.  Must
    be able to perform emergency road service and be able to coordinate for
    road service assistance. 
    Occasionally have to load and unload heavy luggage and packages.
    Must be able to navigate through Entebbe Airport and achieve positive
    connections inside airport security, Civil Aviation Authority, Entebbe
    Ground Handling Services, and VIP section of Entebbe Airport.
  • Broad knowledge of automotive
    maintenance.  Must have a valid
    driver’s license. Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area
    traffic patterns.
  • Language: Level III English
    (Good Working Knowledge) is required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are
encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register
    under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click
  • You will receive confirmation of
    registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will
    receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants
claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation
confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the
Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the
VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the
certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If
the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR
office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s
preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria
for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member
Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 5th March 2018
The US Mission in Kampala
provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to
all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. 
The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in
all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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