Driver USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

 

Job Title:    Driver

Organisation: Education
Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station:  Hoima,
Uganda

 

About US:

Education
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
lives.

 

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 Hoima, Uganda, but will be required to work with cross functional teams
within the organization across the country.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

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

·       
Daily
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
passengers;

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

·       
Inspect
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;

·       
Ensure
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;

·       
Submit
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;

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

·       
Willing
to accept additional responsibilities as assigned from time to time by the
Supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
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.

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

·       
Five
years of experience as a professional driver with a reputable organization;
experience working on a USAID financed project is a plus;

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

·       
High
level of integrity and attention to detail;

·       
Ability
to proficiently read, speak and write in English;

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

·       
Practical
experience in maintaining vehicles and conducting minor repairs;

·       
Ability
to make frequent up-country travels, often long-distance and sometimes
overnight;

·       
Must
have excellent inter-personal skills;

·       
Ability
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;

·       
Previous
training in safe vehicle operation/defensive driving preferred.

·       
Language: 
Fluency in English is required.

 

NB: This is a Zonal
position. Preference will be given to locals based in the respective location
of the ICYD location (Hoima, Uganda).

 

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.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 5th February 2021

 

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