Driver USAID Project Jobs – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

Job Title:        Driver

Organisation: Famine
Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Office Manager/Accountant

About US:

The Famine Early
Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), funded by the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), is a leading global provider of objective, evidence-based
food security information and analysis. Created in 1985 in response to famines
in East and West Africa, the project provides global coverage with a mix of
presence and remote monitoring countries. The FEWS NET implementing team
includes NASA, NOAA, USGS, USDA, Kimetrica, and Chemonics International, the
last of which manages the Washington-based technical office and more than 20
field offices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Drive and maintain the project vehicle.
  • As assigned and/or preapproved by the driver’s supervisor, drive
    assigned project vehicle daily, including on scheduled field trips,
    project-related trips within Kampala and other driving assignments as required.
  • Clean assigned vehicle both inside and out.
  • Check assigned vehicle weekly to ensure that it is operational and
    safe to drive. At least on a weekly basis, check the oil, radiator, fan
    belt, brake fluid, wipers, tires, lights, and signals.
  • Initiate and supervise any repairs required on assigned vehicles
    with supervisor’s approval.
  • Initiate and supervise routine periodic maintenance of assigned
    project vehicles, including oil and filter changes, tune-ups, and
    professional cleaning by high-pressure hose based on the manufacturer’s
    instructions on optimum maintenance requirements.
  • Fulfill project reporting requirements and maintain records on
    vehicle routing and vehicle condition.
  • Ensure passenger safety by obeying traffic laws, driving carefully,
    and ensuring each person in the vehicle wears a seatbelt.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Driver should possess a UCE certificate
  • At least five (5) years’ experience as a driver with an
    International NGO.
  • Hold a clean and valid Driving permit.
  • Basic skill in motor mechanization and maintenance.
  • Expertise in driving both manual and automatic transmission vehicles
  • Experience in driving long upcountry distances.
  • General Knowledge of Uganda Geography and locations of major towns.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be a
    strong team player
  • Present a professional demeanor and exercise professional judgment
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments; capable of making decisions
    which will foster timely work completion
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to perform well with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate leadership, integrity and versatility

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Fewsnet Uganda Project
should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic
and professional papers via email to: aokecho@fews.net  

NB: Total file
size of attachments should not exceed 2MB.

Deadline: 12th July 2019

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