Driver USAID Project Jobs – Education Development Center (EDC)

Job Title:   Driver

Organisation: Education Development Center (EDC)

Duty Station: Kampala, 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.


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 Assistant. This is a full-time position based in Kampala offices 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.
  • Conduct daily operation and maintenance to 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.


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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 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.
  • At least 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.



  • EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment.
  • EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
  • Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 3rd February 2023


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