Fresher Driver/Clerk Jobs – United States US Embassy / US Mission

Title:         Driver/Clerk
Organisation: United
States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: OBO-Kampala
NOX/SPX Project, Kampala, Uganda
Salary: UGX
34,488,206 – UGX 50,686,201
Reports to:
Senior Administrative Assistant
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 
Driver/Clerk serves as the main Driver for the OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX
Project. H/she also assists with basic administrative duties including managing
the office over the weekend whenever necessary, filing, photocopying and
answering phone calls. He/She acts as the office messenger. This position is a
limited duration contract position which will end in approximately 3 years, in
accordance with the OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project completion date
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Operates a passenger motor vehicle / light cargo vehicle to expedite
    and transport agency personnel, official and VIP visitors.
  • Performs minor preventive vehicle maintenance activities including
    cleaning, checking tire and oil pressure and reports any eventualities to
    his supervisor.
  • Ensures that the Embassy’s motor vehicle rules and regulations are
    observed by all passengers at all times. Performs minor preventive vehicle
    maintenance activities including cleaning, checking tire and oil pressure
    and reports any eventualities to his supervisor.
  • Ensures that the Embassy’s motor vehicle rules and regulations are
    observed by all passengers at all times. Performs messenger and delivery
    work, including the pickup and delivery of documents or invitations, or
    carrying out various other important errands.
  • Maintains logs for vehicle usage, maintenance tracking, warranty
    program, and fuel consumption.
Duties: 40%
  • Provides basic office administrative assistance and other general
    services, to include computer work, filing and copying, answering phones,
    receiving and escorting visitors, assembling reports, maintaining the
    office technical library and construction drawing files, and ensuring that
    the office environment is kept neat and orderly.
  • Overseas the OBO-Kampala NOX/SPX Project office on holidays/weekend
    for the administration section when driving or expediting is not required.
  • Note: This position description in no way states or implies that
    these are the only duties to be performed by incumbent. Incumbent will be
    required to perform other duties as assigned by the agency.

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 Driver/Clerk job opportunity
    should hold an “O” and “A” level Education from an
    accredited institution
  • At least two years of work experience as a Driver/Chauffeur is
  • Must have a good working knowledge of general office operations and
  • Should be familiar with the local traffic regulations and road
  • Must know how to perform basic vehicle maintenance services
    (fueling, check tire pressure and wear, coolant and oil levels, be aware
    of indications that need additional maintenance/repair).
  • Ability to safely operate a passenger and light cargo motor vehicle
    and possess a valid driver’s license (Class B, DL & CM).
  • Should be computer literate (to perform various office duties; data
    entry, submit requisitions and filing).
  • Ability to discover car safety discrepancies.
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to work in a multiple cultured environment
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Highly flexible and able to work under pressure.
  • Language Proficiency: Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) reading/speaking/writing of
    English is required and will be tested. Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge)
    speaking of Luganda or Runyakitara 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: 12th September 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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