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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