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Driver NGO Jobs - SOS Children's Villages


Job Title:     Driver
Organisation: SOS Children's Villages
Duty Station: Gulu and Fort Portal, Uganda
Reports to: Human Resource and Administration Officer

About US:
SOS Children's Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non-governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL - Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.

Job Summary:  The Driver performs the operations, maintenance, and management of project vehicles, including routine maintenance, as well as providing transportation for project activities for all staff. As needed, the Driver performs office support tasks, as requested.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive project personnel and equipment to locations in Uganda for project activities. Maintain timely schedule set by program staff.
  • Maintain project vehicles, keep accurate records for vehicle issues, including fuel, mileage, and trip logs, and schedule routine maintenance and cleaning.
  • Observe all company vehicle utilization policies and in country traffic laws.
  • Perform daily errands such as collecting and delivering mail, making bank deposits and withdrawals, purchasing items for the office, and refueling the vehicles on an as-needed basis
  • Transport staff to project sites and offices or for implementation of activities
  • Ensure the readiness of the vehicle, in a good mechanical condition and ensure vehicle is prepared for long trips on rough terrain prior to field visits.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle both inside and out. Ensure that the first aid kit is in place and stocked at all times.
  • Assist in routine office chores when necessary such as photocopying, binding, filing, moving furniture, answering telephones, sending faxes, and cleaning the office premises
  • Carry out routine monthly service of the vehicle, including oil changes and general service.
  • Complete the vehicle log book on a daily basis, recording all travel and requiring        staff
  • transported to sign, and submit to Administration Officer for review and approval on a weekly basis.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the SOS Children's Villages Driver vacancy must hold an  O’ Level Certificate
  • Possession of a Driver’s license with classes B, CM, DL.
  • At least six years Driving experience.
  • Experience in Defensive driving is desirable.
  • Skills in Motor Vehicle Mechanics is an added advantage
  • Experience working with NGOs is an added advantage

Desired Experience and Qualifications
  • Oral and written English language fluency.
  • A basic logistics & transport management course is an added advantage

How to Apply:
If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names, emails and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below:

The Head Human Resource and Administration SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
Plot 53 Ntinda II Road Kampala. Uganda
Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages to: nationaloffice@sosuganda.org

Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified.

Deadline: Thursday 26th September 2019

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 4th October 2019

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