Driver Jobs – Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER)

Job Title:   Driver    

Organisation: Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER)

Duty Station:   Uganda


About US:

HEKS/EPER was founded in 1946 by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) as the aid organization of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland committed to the dignity of every human being. This respect for human dignity finds expression in the universal human rights. All human beings should be able to lead a life in dignity and in social, economic and political security based on fundamental Christian values such as justice, self-determination, respect, solidarity, responsibility, and participation. HEKS/EPER collaborates with its operational partner organizations to support local initiatives to eliminate dependencies on relief. HEKS/EPER is active in more than 30 countries with more than 200 projects around the world, running its own Coordination Offices in 17 primary-focus regions. HEKS/EPER is present in Uganda since 2016 with strong focus on conflict sensitivity and/or measures for conflict transformation within its country programs to combat the causes of hunger, poverty and injustice through its focus on access to land; livelihoods and food security; improved access to safe and clean water; and conflict transformation and peace building initiatives. HEKS/EPER currently has field operations in Yumbe district with ongoing interest in the greater West Nile and other parts of Uganda.


Job Summary:  The Candidate will be responsible for driving and maintaining the HEKS/EPER vehicles in accordance with HEKS/EPER regulations and policies in order to support program implementation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Driving motor vehicle for HEKS/EPER errands;
  • Transporting visitors and staff as assigned;
  • Maintain log book by entering details of trips every time vehicle is used, fuel purchased, service undertaken and spares installed;
  • Advise Supervisor when vehicle is due for service and oversee such repairs in a timely manner;
  • Ensure insurance is Up To Date.
  • Solve minor technical problems;
  • Keep assigned vehicle clean and sanitary;
  • Ensure safety of passengers in line with Field Financial Administrative guidelines, in particular ensuring all passengers fasten seatbelts before vehicle is started; ensuring there are no unauthorized passengers on board and there no offensive weapons or substances in the vehicle
  • Report all accidents and motor vehicle faults to superior as soon as possible in any case within 24 hrs;
  • Provide support in procurement procedures as required;
  • Provide support in various administrative areas during breaks, including but not limited to; scanning, photocopying, inventory physical count, paper shredding, and substituting for Administrative Assistant
  • Perform any other related duties as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an O’ Level Education or equivalent
  • Clean class B and/or DM Driver’s licence;
  • Valid Defensive Driver’s certificate,
  • Three years of class B and/or DM driving proven experience;
  • At least two years of NGO experience is required.
  • At least two years of relevant experience in the field
  • Ability to work with a team of multicultural backgrounds
  • Strong understanding of vehicle mechanics, maintenance and management
  • No criminal record
  • Open and willing to learn
  • Honest and ethical
  • Experience in customer care
  • Well organized with ability to follow oral instructions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


Desired Language(s)

  • Great command of the English language
  • Fluent in the local languages


How to Apply:

All interested and suitable candidates should send a cover letter, CV and Certificates, clearly indicating why they should be considered for this position, to the Human Resource department via Email Clearly state in the subject line the position you are applying for DRIVER YUMBE


Hand deliver at the HEKS/EPER Yumbe Field Office: C/O CEFORD Yumbe, Odriga Cell, Bilewu Word, Yumbe Town Council behind Hotel Praford


NB: Please do not submit original documents. Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a suitable candidate selected to start ASAP. Successful candidate to start 1 June 2022.


Deadline: 25th May 2022


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