2 Driver NGO Job Placements – Mercy Corps

 

Job Title:    Driver (2 Job Placements)

Organization:  Mercy
Corps

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Operations
Officer

 

About US:

Mercy Corps has been
present in Uganda since 2006, focusing its interventions on economic and
agricultural development, maternal child health and nutrition, governance,
conflict management and humanitarian response. In 2017, Mercy Corps had an impact
on almost 1 million beneficiaries in Uganda through our work focusing on
building resilience and enabling economic growth, improving opportunities to
attain better health and nutrition, and improving governance and conflict
management. Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development,
gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector
and civil society actors.

 

Job Summary:  The two drivers will provide safe, transport
services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of
Responsibility). The drivers will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and
follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·       
Operate
MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;

·       
Maintain
vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations;

·       
Check
the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely – report needs and
problems to the transport management;

·       
Adhere
to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and
supervisor;

·       
Responsible
for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares
etc.;

·       
Keep the
vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all times;

·       
Assist,
as required, with logistics in the office and warehouse daily workloads;

·       
Cooperate
and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in troubleshooting
potential problems during daily business;

·       
Report
all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular
basis;

·       
Undertake
field assignments as assigned;

·       
Adherence
to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure
manuals;

·       
Conduct
himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring
credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country
of operation;

·       
Other
duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Mercy Corps Driver job must hold a Uganda Certificate of
Education qualification.

·       
Valid
drivers’ license with class DL,

·       
Minimum
of 4 years’ experience driving 4WD vehicles.

·       
Very
positive attitude,

·       
Cooperative,
willingness to work long & extra hours, initiative and flexibility

·       
Certificate
in defensive driving is essential

·       
Knowledge
of driving in less secure and harsh environment

·       
Must
know and obey to all safety and traffic rules of the Uganda.

·       
Good
understanding of English and fluency in Pokot and Karamojong is an added
advantage.

·       
Knowledge
of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is
required.

·       
Must
know Mercy Corps vehicle policies and regulations.

·       
Must
know what preventative maintenance is required for their vehicle.

·       
Understanding
and following safety procedures;

·       
Must
know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident.

·       
Must be
able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle servicing.

·       
Must
know how to use all accessories such as HF / VHF radios, winches etc.

 

NB: Mercy Corps is
an equal opportunity employer; Qualified female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 14th December 2020

 

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