Fresher Driver – PlayMatters NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee


Job Title:        Driver – PlayMatters

Organization: International
Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Deputy Project Director – PlayMatters


About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.


Job Summary:  The Driver will be responsible for the safe
transportation of PlayMatters regional management staff and materials; care and
maintenance of PlayMatters regional vehicles and their accessories.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Inspect and record the condition of the vehicles daily; prepare
    weekly maintenance checklist.
  • Ensure timely servicing and maintenance of PlayMatters regional
    office vehicles (complete service request forms and maintain service
    maintenance records); report to PlayMatters Deputy Director any mechanical
  • Ensure vehicles are insured and all legal documents are always in
    order; inform PlayMatters Deputy Director three weeks in advance of any
    renewals due (i.e. insurance, road license, etc.).
  • Conduct daily assessments of road conditions and security situation.
  • Drive PlayMatters regional project staff in a safe and courteous
    manner to field sites across the country.
  • Deliver mail/messages as directed.
  • Operate HF and VHF mobile radio equipment if any.
  • Maintain cleanliness of interior/exterior of PlayMatters Regional
    office vehicles.
  • Give accurate reconciliation of expenditures within the given
  • Adhere to IRC vehicle policy and operating procedures (use of
    logbook, no drinking and driving, signing out vehicle on vehicle registry
    and so on).
  • Assist programs or PlayMatters Admin Officer in loading cargo for
    the field.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Driver – PlayMatters job placement must hold an Ordinary Level Certificate:
    A- Level Certificate is an added advantage; Valid driver’s license with
    classes “A, B & DL”
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ driving experience preferably with NGOs.
  • Able to pass the IRC driving test and demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as
    well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent Microsoft
    word and Microsoft excel skills.
  • Willingness to travel to ‘insecure areas within the constraints of
    IRC Uganda’s security policy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


Please note:
This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards
for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 24th September 2020


For more of the
latest jobs, please visit  or
find us on our facebook page


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *