8 Field Driver – Transit Center US NGO Jobs – ALIGHT

Job Title:  Field Driver – Transit Center 8 Jobs)

Organisation: ALIGHT

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary Scale:  UGX 900,000 – 1,000,000 /=

Reports to: Operations Officer


About US:

ALIGHT, formerly the American Refugee Committee (ARC), is an international non-profit, non-sectarian organization that has provided humanitarian assistance and training to millions of beneficiaries over the last 40 years. In 2011, Alight helped nearly 2.5 million people get essential services to regain their health and take back control of their lives. Alight works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to communities of refugees and internally displaced persons in seven countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, including Iraq, Kosovo, and in the Darfur region of Sudan and is currently providing for emergency relief and recovery in Haiti. Alight provides shelter, clean water and sanitation, health care, skills training, microcredit education, protection to help survivors of war and natural disasters to rebuild their lives with dignity, health care, security and self-sufficiency.


Job Summary: Reporting to the Operations Officer, the Driver is responsible for driving and maintaining ALIGHT vehicles as per technical guidance and specifications established by the organization.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To drive the assigned vehicle according to ALIGHT’s Vehicle/Driver Policy.
  • To keep himself updated on the security situation of the area where he is asked to drive to.
  • Prepare the vehicle in good time before departure (the day before), make sure the right equipment needed for the specified location, toolkit, fuel tanks full etc. are available in the vehicle.
  • Collect and bring needed documents such as Delivery Dockets, Parcels, Documentations, Files, etc.
  • Responsible for carrying at all times necessary documents, updated (driving license, passport, car documents, maps, etc.).
  • The driver must follow and respect all traffic and road safety rules and regulations while driving.
  • Adapts his speed according to road conditions and follow ALIGHT approved speed limits for the different road terrains.
  • Responsible for the safety of staff and goods carried goods (safely stored and tightened, weight balanced).
  • Load and offload his vehicle as required.
  • He is to drive and master his vehicle in a safe and controlled manner in order to avoid accidents.
  • Drive assigned vehicle in safe manner and on movement schedules as directed by tour supervisor.
  • Drive organizational vehicles in strict adherence to the laws governing road safety for other motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and passengers.
  • Maintain assigned vehicle in good working condition through daily routine checks on battery, water, oil, lighting, etc.
  • Keeps assigned vehicle full of fuel, oil, water and other lubricants, and account to your supervisor for onward reporting.
  • Keep and maintain records of motor vehicle Log Book.
  • Prepare fuel accountabilities (photo copying fuel receipts, tracking sheets, reconciliation log sheets and monthly fuel consumption reports)
  • Wash, clean and make the vehicle tidy for use.
  • Make weekly vehicle inspection checklists, or where necessary instant, reports to your supervisor regarding mechanical status of the allocated vehicle.
  • Assist in identifying and carrying out minor motor vehicle repairs.
  • Keep charge of the motor vehicle accessories kept in the allocated vehicle.
  • Assist program staff in program activities whenever necessary.
  • Must ensure that any authorized non-staff using ALIGHT vehicles sign the Limit of Liability Form before and after each trip.
  • He/she is to show respect and courtesy towards other drivers and road users.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Ordinary Level Education
  • Certificate in Defensive Driving
  • Must hold a valid driving license with class B, DL, CM, CH and at least 5 years driving experience.
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural environments
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Flexibility and willingness to work early mornings / late nights as and when required;


How to Apply:

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


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Deadline: 14th December 2023


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Date Posted 2023-12-06
Valid Through 2023-12-14
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization ALIGHT
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda