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2 Driver Mechanic Job Vacancies - Cordaid


Organisation: Cordaid
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Procurement and Logistics Manager 

About US:
Cordaid is a Dutch Catholic Non-profit Organization for Relief and Development Aid. We aim at a just and sustainable world for everybody. Where we share our Global Common Goods, where we make space for diversity and where we work together with everyone who shares our values, interests and a common purpose.

Job Summary:  The Driver Mechanic will drive Cordaid vehicles safely in accordance with Cordaid requirements and with supervisor’s instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and guests to appointments in Kampala and, as may be needed, throughout the countryside, where Cordaid operates within Uganda. The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight of periodic maintenance and repairs of Cordaid vehicles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: The incumbent will operate official Cordaid vehicles to transport staff and cargo.
  • Maintenance and Repair: The Driver will ensure that vehicles are maintained and repaired from service providers on time. He will also maintain the vehicles clean as required.
  • Record keeping: The Driver 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 driver will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading, and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • Security: Keep the supervisor abreast of any security situations or hazards and report timely to the Procurement and Logistics Manager any Security incidents or accidents that require security and safety measures. Standard procedures need to be followed when an accident occurs
  • The Driver will also deliver and pick-up messages and parcels. He will make purchases as may be requested.
  • The Driver will load and offload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  • The driver will perform administrative clerical work whenever required by the supervisor and the team at Kampala office.
  • Ensure that the vehicle is equipped with the required tools and equipment such as the fire extinguisher, wheel change kit, spare wheel and the first aid kit.
  • Submit the inspection report on a weekly basis and/or after every handover of the vehicles to another party, and report any maintenance problems that may require attention
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Logistics Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Cordaid Driver vacancy should have a minimum of O level certificate. Possession of a Diploma in logistics will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge on vehicles repair and maintenance 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).
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic record keeping (computer usage) is also highly desired.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and guests at the front desk and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, Implementing partners, business people, property owners.
  • Proven exposure and experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Legally able to work in Uganda.
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English fluently.

How to Apply:
Please send your updated CV via Email to COUgandaOps@cordaid.org

NB: Female drivers are highly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 11th February 2019 by Midnight

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