Several Driver Jobs – National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Job Title:   Driver (Several Positions)   

Organisation: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Administrative Officer


About US:

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is mandated to coordinate, oversee and guide agricultural research in Uganda. Over the years, NARO has generated technologies and products with Intellectual Property (IP) and commercial potential guided by relevant policies under her mission of innovating for sustainable agricultural transformation.


Job Summary:   The incumbent will drive institute vehicles that are in clean and sound mechanical condition


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake routine and preventive maintenance of motor vehicle by checking and topping-up the level of petrol, oil, water, battery electrodes and tyre pressure before operating the vehicle.
  • Regularly clean and polishing the vehicle, changing tyres as well as making minor repairs or adjustments.
  • Drive motor vehicle (car and van) to transport directors, staff, clients and others to designated locations.
  • Perform miscellaneous errands such as collecting and delivering mail and other items as well as buying goods, supplies and consumer items.
  • Load and offload baggage, goods and other material supplies with due regard to the safety of other people.
  • Maintain records of the motor vehicle’s daily activity showing journey, mileage, petrol, oil and signature of authorising officer to account for all the journeys made.
  • Regulate the radio, heating, lighting and ventilation system for passenger comfort.
  • Observe traffic and safety precautions in order to prevent accidents and to avoid traffic violations. In addition, undertakes first aid in case of injuries.
  • Report motor vehicle accident to the traffic police and the Maintenance Officer, obtaining police abstract report and completing insurance accident report form in conformance to traffic rules and regulations.
  • Requisition for petrol, lubricants and spare parts and maintaining a record accounting for the same.
  • Take the motor vehicle for major service or repairs in accordance to planned preventive maintenance schedule or insurance accident report.
  • Assist in performing miscellaneous tasks such as photocopying documents and cleaning the compound when not driving.
  • Perform any other duties assigned to you by the immediate supervisor/Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicants for the National Agricultural Research Organization job should possess a driving Permit without any endorsements (Valid driving permit with at least two classes.
  • Uganda Certificate of Education (“O” Level) with at least four passes.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience driving cars, buses and/or vans.
  • Age Limit: Not more than 50 years


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested persons should submit three sets of applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving telephone and e-mail addresses; and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of academic certificates and testimonials to the undersigned.


Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.


Applicants should not apply for more than Two Posts


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and notified via NARO website, telephones, and e-mail addresses as provided on the CV. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide certified copies of their Academic Qualifications.


Only applications responding to this advert and attendant timelines will be received.


The Director General,

National Agricultural Research Organization,

P.O. Box 295, Entebbe


Deadline: 23rd February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-08
Valid Through 2024-02-23
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Job Location Entebbe, Entebbe, Entebbe, 0256, Uganda