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3 Driver Job Opportunities - United States US Peace Corps


Job Title:      Driver (3 Job Opportunities)
Organisation: United States Embassy US Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Services Officer
Vacancy Announcement No.: No. 2018 – 005: Driver (3)

About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi 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

About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Job Summary:  The incumbent will operate Peace Corps 4X4 vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout the country where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda.  The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic regulations as well as stricter US government regulations. Vehicle operation is monitored by DriveCam.
  • Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.  With the GSM, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability.  She/He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip.  Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained.  Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels.  She/He will make purchases as requested.  She/He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  • Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  • Occasional Money Handler: The PSC may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
  • The Contractor operates Peace Corps vehicles safely at all times.  Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for US Peace Corps Driver placement should have completed elementary school; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.
  • A minimum of three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired; knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.
  • Must be legally able to work in Uganda.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications via Email. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the email).  The complete applications should include a Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contacts information for three references which should be sent to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please clearly indicate ONLY the POSITION applied for on the subject line of your cover email as well on all the attachments. For example "Katungu Bonita_ Driver" for the Driver Vacancy. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

Deadline: 20th June 2018

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