Driver Jobs – Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK) Kituo cha Katiba

Job Title:   Driver 

Organization:  Eastern
Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK) Kituo cha Katiba

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager

About US:

Kituo cha Katiba:
Eastern Africa Centre for Constitutional Development (KcK) is implementing a
project on electoral reform and justice in Uganda, aimed at enhancing electoral
democracy in the country. The project involves 3 major components: monitoring compliance
by the Attorney General with the orders of a 2019 Supreme Court public interest
litigation (PIL) case that challenged the Attorney General’s non-compliance
with the orders of the same court made in Presidential Election Petition No.1
of 2016 and awareness creation about the PIL case; a comprehensive study of the
electoral reforms proposed by the Supreme Court in the (above) 2016
Presidential Election Petition; and a critical review of the 2016 parliamentary
election judgements to ascertain their consistency and legal basis with a view
of improving future adjudication of electoral disputes.

Job Summary: KcK
seeks to employ a full time part time driver to offer transportation expertise
related support to the effective implementation of the project. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

·       
Carry
out official driving duties as instructed by the Finance and Administration
officer or the person designated as substitute.

·       
Provide
safe, secure and timely driving services to directed office staff or other
passengers (including facilitating KcK visitors’ airport pick-ups and drops)
and supplies.

·       
In some
circumstances, availability to occasionally take weekend and night shifts
especially in relation to airport visitor’s pick-ups.

·       
Check
weekly vehicle schedule for the office (missions, transport needs), prepares
necessary plans / arrangements and reports on changes.

·       
Ensure
that the vehicle(s) is checked on a daily basis (Monday to Friday) concerning
fuel, water, oil and other fluids, tyre pressure and any damage/ repair
requirements 

·       
Ensure
that all car equipment and accessories are in good order.

·       
Suggest and
report on appropriate services or repairs to Administration for action.

·       
Generally,
keep the vehicle in clean condition, both inside and outside.

·       
Must be
in possession of a driving license when on driving duties.

·       
Report
any accident or driving incident, even minor, to the Finance and Administration
Officer as quickly as possible and complete necessary reports.

·       
Advice
and support Service vehicle maintenance management-including among other things
drawing up and keeping track of a periodic maintenance schedule for the
vehicle.

·       
Arrange
for and oversee the undertaking of minor vehicle repairs that require immediate
attention-in consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager where
feasible and practicable;

·       
Oversee
and track timely car insurance renewals with the relevant KcK insurance
company.

·       
Undertake
and maintain monthly updates of car mileage and log book of the respective
vehicle service and other relevant forms and submit them to the Finance and
Administration Manger as required.

·       
Assist
the KcK Office with clerical/administrative duties as required; however driving
duties or tasks take priority.

·       
Carry
out any delivery or collection duties as may be necessary (letters, cheques,
visas, minor procurements, etc…).

·       
In
designated situations, act as a backup for or compliment the Office Assistant
with off the Station meetings’ arrangements/events undertaken by KcK; and
undertaking cash expenditure office supplies;

·       
Ensure
that fulfilment of his/her tasks is carried out with full care preserving the
confidentiality of all matters related to KcK’s operations.

·       
And any
other task directed by the Head of Finance and Administration or his/her
substitutes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

·       
Any post
UACE qualification at Certificate or Diploma level shall be an added advantage;

·       
Three years
of experience in an NGO or Government entity preferably operating within
Kampala and its environs;

·       
Must be
in possession of a valid driving license, with no previous road/traffic law
violations.

Competencies

·       
Displays
cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
adaptability in a diversity characterized working environment;

·       
Ample
knowledge of/about locations of  Civil
Society Organisations and Government entities premises within and surrounding
Kampala city;

·       
Security
conscious, with ability to make on-spot decisions and possessing defensive
driving skills;

·       
Ability
to remain calm in stressful driving situations (for example during Kampala’s at
rush hour in the mornings and evenings)

·       
Demonstrates
good oral communication skills in English with a polite and professional
disposition.

·       
Ability
to be ‘city smart-yet-remain-within the confines of the law-to adjust the
planned routes to avoid heavy traffic or road constructions, as the situation
may demand.

·       
Excellent
time management skills.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should submit applications via email to
iaketch@kituochakatiba.org and copied to kituo@kituochakatiba.org

Applications should
include:

·       
An
application letter with 2 work referees and their contact details;

·       
A resume
summarizing qualifications and experience;

NOTE: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. KcK is committed to achieving
workforce diversity. All applications will be treated with the strictest
confidence.

Deadline: 30th April 2020

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