Earn 37m as Chauffeur (Driver) (Fresher A’ Level Jobs) at United States USAID Uganda

Job Title:   Chauffeur (Driver) (Fresher A’ Level Jobs)

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: USAID Uganda Office, Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 37,935,282 to 55,445,104 per annum

Reports to: Procurement Agent

Solicitation Number: 72061724R10008


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.


Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps


Job Summary:   The Chauffeur (Driver) for the USAID Uganda Mission in Kampala, Uganda. Under the supervision of the Procurement Agent in EXO, the job holder operates a variety of passenger motor vehicles to transport Mission personnel, VIP visitors, TDY staff, and other official passengers on field trips in support of the program efforts in and outside Kampala, Uganda. Job holder performs minor preventative maintenance, cleaning of vehicles, and completes paperwork for each trip.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates official vehicles to transport USAID/Uganda employees, official TDYers, and USDH and PSC dependents, and cargo within Uganda.
  • Serve as a messenger and perform delivery work, including the pick-up and delivery of parcels and other duties of a messenger nature.
  • Plans logistics for trips.
  • Researches the destination points and collects pertinent information such as the description of the site, projected travel time, road conditions, and seeks guidance from RSO on security concerns.
  • Based on personal analysis of the situation, ensures that adequate planning and safety considerations have been factored into trip schedules.
  • Exercises sound judgment in selecting which roads to use and which areas to avoid ensuring the safety of the MD or the other passengers.
  • Travels throughout Uganda and stay overnight in remote areas as assigned. Adheres with local traffic laws and Mission Policies.
  • Maintains proper record-keeping (updates logbook of covered activities daily) and attendant paperwork including updating monthly mail log, mileage records and activities to ensure an easily retrievable filing system.
  • Records vehicle usage, ensures preventive maintenance, and overall care of the assigned vehicle by reporting any problems identified and ensuring all licenses and documents relating to the vehicle are current and as required.
  • Serves as a back up to the MD Chauffeur.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

  • The applicants for the United States USAID Uganda Chauffeur job opportunity should have completed secondary school. Required.
  • Three years of professional chauffeur experience is required.
  • Valid Driver’s License with classes B, CM, DL, DM.
  • The Chauffeur must be able to take oral instructions over the radio and transmit instructions in the same And the Chauffeur must be able to speak English sufficiently well to be understood by typical USAID visitors.
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience operating a 4-WD vehicle.
  • Knowledge of Uganda traffic laws.
  • Knowledge of traffic patterns throughout the Kampala city, as well as secondary/alternate routes, upcountry, roads/conditions, and various GOU offices/facilities, implementing partner offices and project sites.
  • Excellent knowledge of defensive driving techniques to utilize in potential emergency situations, that could be targets of criminal or terrorist activities.
  • Basic knowledge of first aid and simple mechanics is required.
  • Must be customer service oriented, showing excellent interpersonal skills and abilities to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to drive carefully and cautiously in heavy, chaotic traffic under poorly maintained roads.
  • Ability to recognize a potentially dangerous situation and take appropriate defensive action is required.
  • Excellent mechanical ability to identify vehicle malfunctions and perform minor repair and maintenance.
  • Basic computer skills to maintain reports and for communication purposes
  • Language Proficiency: Level III English is required. The Chauffeur must be able to read manufacturers’ operating manuals for his/her assigned vehicle; and, to read a wide variety of forms and complete them accurately and legibly.


How to Apply:

Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit (Requirements (i) – (v) below are critical for compliance of the offer. Therefore, candidates MUST pay due attention to these):

  • A complete DS-174 Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds174.pdf; [click at this link for latest version]. Offerors are required to complete sections 1 through 6 (use additional pages, if needed).
  • Cover letter (addressed to the USAID Supervisory Executive Officer) clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements.
  • Complete curriculum vitae/resume. In order to fully evaluate your application, the resume must include:
  • Paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month/year). Please specify unpaid or part time work. Any experience that does not include dates (month/year) will not be counted towards meeting the solicitation requirements. (NOTE: Resume and DS-174 work experience should match.)
  • Specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work.
  • Education and any other qualifications including job-related training courses, job-related skills, or job-related honors, awards, or accomplishments.
  • Name and contact information (phone and email) of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
  • Supplemental [separate] document specifically addressing each QRF as outlined in the solicitation
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Offers should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). No other file types will be accepted. All documents should be scanned into one (1) document (one (1) ATTACHMENT) which should not exceed 10MB.


Documents should be arranged and scanned in this order:

  • DS-174
  • Cover Letter
  • Complete Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Supplemental documents
  • Academic Transcripts
  • (vi) Submitted offers and documents become the property of USAID and will not be returned.


Offers must be received by the closing date and time specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I at kampalausaidjobs@usaid.gov Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

All qualified Offerors will be considered regardless of age, race, color, sex, creed, national or tribal origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, affiliation with an employee organization or other non-merit factor.

Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number on all offeror submitted documents.


For this position, the subject line of the email MUST read:




Deadline: 17th April 2024


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Date Posted 2024-04-02
Valid Through 2024-04-17
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United States US Embassy
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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