Driver USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)


Job Title:    Driver

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Mbarara,


About US:

Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions
to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a
focus on vulnerable and under-served populations.  Since 1958, we
have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and
innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.


About USAID Project:

The goal of the
five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity
is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive
the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive


Job Summary:  The Driver will provide transport services,
administrative and other logistical support to USAID/Uganda- ICYD Activity
staff, visitors and stakeholders in accordance with EDC’s fleet management
policy guidelines and procedures. This position reports to the Logistics
Manager. This is a full-time position based in Mbarara, Uganda, but will be
required to work with cross functional teams within the organization across the


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

transportation, using EDC vehicles, of goods, staff and other authorized
passengers in accordance with EDC policies and procedures;

operation and maintenance the vehicle assigned to the driver in a manner that
ensures the highest degree of safety possible for the vehicle and its

accurate and up to date records using the vehicle and fuel log sheets provided;

and be vigilant at all times for the detection of any faults and/or damage to
the assigned vehicle, whether accidental or otherwise, and submit a written
report of such faults and damage as soon as possible to the Supervisor;

that EDC policies and procedures for safe vehicle operation and risk
mitigation, such as proper use of door locks, parking in secure locations and
timing of trips, are followed;

to the Supervisor the monthly vehicle utilization report summarizing
vehicle/fuel use and vehicle repair/maintenance. This report will be
accompanied by the fuel and vehicle log sheets for the period of the report;

and submit the Weekly Control Sheet to the Supervisor for review and schedule
repairs and maintenance as necessary;

to accept additional responsibilities as assigned from time to time by the


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the Education Development Center (EDC) Driver job must hold
a UCE certificate or its equivalent, proof of training in defensive driving and
basic computer skills.

have a valid driver’s license with all classes and a safe driving record with
no traffic violations;

At least
five years of experience as a professional driver with a reputable
organization; experience working on a USAID financed project is a plus;

awareness and commitment to follow all local and national driving laws, rules
and regulations;

High level
of integrity and attention to detail;

to proficiently read, speak and write in English;

driving four-wheel drive vehicles and driving on unpaved rural roads;

experience in maintaining vehicles and conducting minor repairs;

to make frequent up-country travels, often long-distance and sometimes

have excellent inter-personal skills;

to remain calm in high-stress situations such as road accidents, bad weather
conditions and impatient drivers;

Must be
reliable, dependable, flexible and willing to work beyond routine hours;

training in safe vehicle operation/defensive driving preferred.

Fluency in English is required.


Note: EDC doesn’t
solicit for money from applicants at any level of the recruitment &
selection process.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 5th February 2021


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