Driver NGO Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job Title:   Driver

Organisation: Mercy Corps

Duty Station:  Yumbe, Uganda

Minimum Salary: UGX 1,306,896 /=

Reports to: Operations Officer – Yumbe 


About US:

Mercy Corps is an international non-profit organization which implements high-quality, analytical development programmes in very difficult places. Mercy Corps has been operating in Uganda since 2006. It has and continues to implement programs in Acholi and Karamoja sub regions. Mercy Corps is taking a community-led, market driven approach to address poverty and food insecurity needs through interventions that get to the root causes and contributing factors of economic vulnerability.


Job Summary:   The driver will provide safe transport services for MC programs and support staff in Yumbe Office District. The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department.


This position is open to only candidates from  Yumbe with  fluency in English and  local language.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate MC Vehicles as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC policies/regulations.
  • Check the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely report needs and problems to the transport management.
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy Corps and supervisor.
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools, first aid kits, spares etc.
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby ready for use always.
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office daily workloads.
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors assist in troubleshooting potential problems during daily business.
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management on a regular basis.
  • Do the regular service and maintenance of vehicles and motor bikes.
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned.
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC policies and procedure manuals.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission in country of operation.

Other duties as assigned.

  • Raise purchase requests for office consumables and stationery.
  • Supports in the reconciliation of office supplies on a timely basis.
  • Raise service and purchase vehicle maintenance requests.
  • Supports Operations Officer Yumbe to Collect quotations from local vendors for Yumbe office.
  • Raise payment requests for services and purchases in the field offices.
  • Book and track accommodation for team members within the office locations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a UCE (O-Level) certificate.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience driving 4WD vehicles.
  • Certificate in defensive driving is essential.
  • Valid class B drivers’ license as a minimum and good experience driving 4X4 vehicles.
  • Knowledge of driving in less secure and harsh environment
  • Must be knowledgeable and obedient to the traffic and safety act of Uganda.
  • Good understanding of English is required both written and spoken
  • Must be a native of Westnile with fluency in local language .
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community.
  • Must know NGO vehicle policies and regulations.
  • Must know what preventative maintenance is required for their vehicle.
  • Must know basic first aid techniques.
  • Must know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident.
  • Must be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle servicing.
  • Must know how to use all accessories such as HF / VHF radios, winches etc.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and diplomatic community is required.


How to Apply:

All interested applicants must submit their Cover Letter & CV saved in 1 document as a PDF of no more than 5 pages online at the link below.


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Deadline: 9th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-02
Valid Through 2024-04-09
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Mercy Corps
Job Location Yumbe, Yumbe, Yumbe, 0256, Uganda

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