Driver NGO Jobs – TechnoServe

Job Title:   Driver   

Organisation: TechnoServe

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Program: VINES

Reports to: Business Sustainability & Upgrading Manager/Procurement & Admin Officer


About US:

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.


Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.


About VINES Program:

TechnoServe, CRS and Frontier Co-op are implementing VINES, a five year, $13 million, USDA Food for Progress program that will make Uganda the world’s next leading supplier of high-quality vanilla. Led by CRS, VINES will leverage the expertise of CRS and its world class consortium of partners (including TechnoServe), associated experts and leading international buyers to provide technical assistance to enhance the production of safe, clean, pure vanilla, develop market links with US trade networks, and strengthen an enabling public policy network to reduce vanilla theft to transform the lives of 16,200 farmers, 356 self-employed service and input providers, 480 processors’ employees; and generating 15,820 new on-farm seasonal and permanent processing jobs to reach 32,856 vanilla stakeholders.


In turn, this will provide international buyers with a new origin that will stabilize the extreme price volatility for this unique spice.


Within the consortium, TechnoServe will lead in market analysis, business planning, farmer business capacity building, agripreneur and youth training, input supply and business relationship management.


Job Summary:  Under the guidance and support of the Business Sustainability & Upgrading Manager/Procurement & Admin Officer, the Driver will drive the program vehicles for TNS related business; ensure safety, appropriate usage, maintenance of vehicles and compliance with organizational procedures and national traffic laws during implementation of program work. The job will entail various field travels in various areas of Uganda.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Drive TNS vehicle to all approved destinations while maintaining care and safety of the passengers and the organization vehicle
  • Ensuring that all TechnoServe vehicles are in good running conditions including car washing, maintenance and repairs
  • Appropriately check/ verify that all vehicle repair proposals are correct and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ensure that the assigned vehicle is up to date with insurance, and other relevant regulations according to the requirements of the Traffic Act in Uganda
  • Report any car accident to the nearest police station, or nearest local authority of the area and keep the field / Kampala office informed of such incidents
  • Ensure that the vehicles daily log sheets are filled correctly prior to departure and after every trip, make sure that vehicle movement authorization is obtained from the relevant person for every movement
  • Tally monthly vehicle fuel consumption report, repair and services reports etc.
  • Ensure that the vehicle’s tools and spare wheel are kept in the vehicle and in good order at all times in accordance to TNS police.
  • Ensure that TechnoServe’s vehicles are not used for personal business
  • Demonstrates transparency and accountability in all areas of work
  • Provide clerical support including banking or messenger services and any other roles as assigned by supervisor
  • Any other work related duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Ability to adhere to the TechnoServe Code of Conduct, Security Guidelines, Chronic Illness Policy and ethical Principles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should have completed “O” or “A” Level certificate. Possession of a certificate course (mechanical, logistics, business or customer care) or a diploma is an added advantage.
  • Ability to be hands on and examine and assess car repairs
  • Possession of a clean and current valid driving license with at least a minimum of two classes (DM, DL, CM and B) held for at least three years.
  • At least five years of driving experience with INGO, development agencies or busy private sector environment
  • Basic computer literacy is desirable
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • High levels of integrity are essential
  • Ability to work independently
  • Multi-tasking, passionate and self-driven
  • Ready to travel to the field from time to time.


Success Factors: Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core Competencies include:

  • Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.
  • Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  • Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
  • Diversity/Inclusiveness: Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.
  • Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.
  • Results Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.
  • Business Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.


Career Pathways: The position that might be next career opportunities for employees in this job title include Senior Driver, Logistics Assistant.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in one single Microsoft Word document to


Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.



  • Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls please.
  • TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
  • We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.


Deadline: 31st January 2022


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