2 Driver NGO Job Vacancies – War Child Holland (WCH)

(2 Job Vacancies)

Organisation: War
Child Holland (WCH)

Duty Station: Kampala
and South West, Uganda

Reports to: Project
Support Officer/Team Leader

About US:

War Child Holland
(WCH) is an International non-profit organization that has been working in
Uganda since 2004, mainly in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas.
As the situation in Uganda has stabilized, WCH has closed its programs related
to the LRA conflict and started a refugee response program in early 2016 in the
West Nile region, offering psychosocial support to children, young people and
families in the refugee and host communities. In addition to psychosocial
support, the country office is in the process of establishing education
projects with partners.

Job Summary:  The Driver is primarily responsible for
providing services including driving, logistics, minor vehicle maintenance and
security safety  for WCH Uganda staff and

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Drive vehicles carefully, safety and within the required speed limit
    in accordance to the Uganda traffic Laws and WCH regulations.
  • Safely transport War Child personnel, guests and goods while
    providing convenient breaks and treating passengers with courtesy, respect
    and friendliness.
  • Ensure proper travel and route planning is made to accomplish tasks
    in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Engage in proactive suggestions about vehicle use and safety while
    observing the policy of having the vehicle parked in an authorized place
    before 6pm.
  • Ensure all vehicle movements do not start before 6:30am unless
    authorized by line manager or CD.
  • Run office errands (payment of bills, shopping, dropping and picking
    letters/parcels etc.) as directed by the line manager and Senior officer
  • Keep the vehicle in good mechanical condition, carry out daily
    checks and immediately report faults, scratches, accidents, etc to the
    line manager
  • Carry out daily checks and minor repairs including check/topup of
    engine oil, window wiper, radiator, air pressure of tires, brake fluid,
    fastening of battery terminal, oil leakage under car.
  • Ensure the vehicle is clean both inside and outside always.
  • Notify the Line manager (preferably one week in advance) of any
    repair or regular maintenance required to the vehicle;
  • Ensure vehicle inspection during and after service is done to
    ascertain complete and good standard work is done. A certificate of
    repairs MUST be signed off.
  • Ensures that WCH vehicles have proper documentation such as
    insurance, logbook, consent forms, etc.
  • Monitor the use of vehicles and fuel consumption through analysis of
    log books monthly.
  • Ensure that your car always has sufficient fuel at all times.
  • Ensure fuel topup at full tank every last day of the month for
    proper fuel tracking purposes.
  • Fill in the logbook accurately before and after every trip.
  • Keep proper records of transport of goods using way-bills and other
    forms according to WCH procedures.
  • Fully obey the driving laws of the country. This includes the use of
    seatbelts, speed limits and absence of using alcohol and/or other drugs
    and phone while driving.
  • Ensure all passengers use their seatbelt while in the car; Do not
    drive a vehicle without functioning seatbelts, valid insurances and
    driving permit.
  • To maintain the vehicle medical box, fire extinguisher and tool kit
    at all times whilst in charge of vehicle.
  • Ensure all none WCH staff using the vehicle have signed a wavier
    form that is kept in the vehicle at all times.
  • Ensure no third party drives WCH car unless with permission from
    line manager/CD.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The War Child Holland (WCH) Driver job should have attended driving
    school with Secondary level (O level) education.
  • MUST have a valid driving license expiring not less than 6 months
    from application time.
  • MUST have a DL driving class plus B,CM.
  • Three years of driving experience with an INGO working with Children
    is preferred
  • Good knowledge of Ugandan Traffic Laws and Regulations.
  • Good understanding of field routes (West Nile/South West) is desired
  • Proper attitude and focused
  • Good verbal expressions skills
  • Fluency in English language
  • Accurate, consistent and transparent
  • Ability to work independent
  • In-depth knowledge of checking vehicle for problems and performing
    preemptive maintenance
  • Thorough understanding of motor vehicle engine functionality
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of courtesy and professionalism to
    passengers and coworkers
  • Ability to provide a secure environment for passengers and employer
    while in transit.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply by uploading an
English CV consisting of maximum two pages, and answer our questionnaire
(please note that a cover letter is not requested) through the following


Deadline: 2nd June 2019

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