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Earn over 190 millions annually as Project Management Specialist (Reading) - United States Embassy / US Mission


Organisation: United States Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station:  USAID, Health & HIV/AIDS Office, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-12 (Ugshs 191,547,014 - UGX 282,336,746 inclusive of allowances).
Reports to: USDH Education Officer

About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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
         Peace Corps

Job Summary: The Project Management Specialist (Reading) will be responsible for advancing USAID/Uganda early grade reading goals. The incumbent is a member of the Education, Youth, and Child Development Office (EYCD) and shares responsibilities with other team members in achieving the overall goals of USAID/Uganda’s CDCS. Specifically, the incumbent spends a major portion of time on activities related to the quality delivery of basic education reading services at the national level, and as a technical specialist in early grade reading for the Mission. The incumbent works closely with the Education Development Officer, and is expected to be the lead in providing early grade reading input and guidance to EYCD, the Mission, and the Ministry of Education and Sports. The incumbent will have a leadership role in program management of the Mission’s early grade reading and related awards, providing appropriate oversight, robust responses to CLA, and overall direction for the overall early grade reading efforts of the Uganda Mission. The position requires significant programmatic and technical knowledge and a thorough knowledge of reading acquisition and measurement best practices as well as major Ugandan reading education policy. The incumbent works closely with other education, youth/workforce development, and child protection team members to strategically adapt USAID/Uganda’s reading efforts to the goals of its Country Development Coordination Strategy 2.0. An estimate of the time the incumbent should devote to each area is indicated in Section 14.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
EYCD Program Management and Oversight: 50% The incumbent has principal responsibility for strategically managing activities to improve national level systems and policies in the Education sector under EYCD with a specialized focus on early grade reading. The position requires substantial programmatic and technical knowledge regarding the major educational policies that address early grade reading. The activities include:
·         AOR/COR/Activity Manager for performance and impact evaluations (P&IE) of large education reading programs with emphasis on Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA).
·         The incumbent is required to lead in adapting the Mission’s early grade reading efforts in response to Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) assessments and independent performance and impact evaluations at both the program level and in collaboration with USAID, Ministry, donors, and other stakeholders.
·         AOR/COR/Activity Manager (or alternate) for the School Health and Reading Program and/or the Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity, and/or other related programs as assigned, with an emphasis on achieving early grade reading results and leading the strategic adaptation of USAID/Uganda’s reading efforts with CDCS 2.0. Activity management will be guided by designation letters from the Contracting Officer, including financial and pipeline analysis, tracking of deliverables and results, technical expertise to resolve challenges in improving early grade reading results, and general knowledge of Uganda specific issues such as violence in schools, adolescent pregnancies, child marriages, etc.
·         AOR/COR or Activity Manager of Basic Education Reading Programs currently in the initial design phase.
·         Contribute to overall EYCD Office management of items such as the Mission Operations Plan, PPR reporting, development of office-wide documents such as a PMP, portfolio reviews.
Technical Guidance: 50%
·         The incumbent serves as a basic education reading technical specialist and shares responsibility with the Education Development Officer in representing EYCD on various external education committees and with internal USAID stakeholders.
·         S/he will ensure EYCD/USAID’s views and goals regarding early grade reading are well articulated during various internal and external education fora, including the Education Development Partners, Education Sector Consultative Committee, Education Sector Review, the Basic Education Working Group, other MOES working groups, CDCS 2.0 integration working groups, and others as assigned including as high as the Permanent Secretary and State Minister for Primary Education levels.
·         The incumbent is expected to frequently and articulately promote early grade reading as the essential starting point for a literate population in support of the U.S. Government’s early grade reading strategy. Literacy is an essential prerequisite supporting the U.S. Government’s strategic goals in health (including HIV/AIDs), democratic governance, and economic growth.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
·         The ideal candidate for the United States US Embassy Project Management Specialist (Reading) career opportunity should possess a master’s degree in literacy, early grade reading, or another clearly relevant education or other social science subject is required. Doctorate is preferred.
·         A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the education sector, five years of which must have been in early grade reading, is required.
·         If with a doctorate; 10 years’ experience is acceptable.
·         Significant involvement with primary education systems reform programs and major program implementation experience in multiple districts is preferred. Early primary classroom experience teaching reading is advantageous.
·         Strong background in current status of early grade reading pedagogy and achievement, including instruction in local languages with a later transition to English as a model of teaching early grade reading in Uganda is required.
·         Grounding in the historical development of education in Uganda; personal knowledge of typical conditions in primary schools; familiarity with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and its affiliated institutions (the Uganda National Examinations Board, National Curriculum Development Center, etc.); well-grounded in knowledge of Ugandan basic education systems (i.e.: curriculum design, teacher training, classroom effectiveness, educational management, literacy development and testing and evaluation, etc.); comprehensive understanding of factors that interact to impede learning, especially reading at the early primary level is required.
·         A strong technical knowledge of general early grade reading assessment is required.
·         A demonstrated strong knowledge of early grade reading pedagogy required.
·         Substantive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring early grade reading skills preferred.
·         Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; ability to form positive and productive working relationship at all levels; ability to use word-processing and spreadsheets programs.
·         Ability to obtain, analyze and evaluate complex data and to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical reports.
·         Ability and willingness for limited travel within Uganda.
·         Language Proficiency: Excellent command of written and spoken English, Level IV (fluent).

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should submit the following;
·         A signed AID-302-3 Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts, Download Here
·         Cover letter clearly indicating the position for which you are applying and describing how you meet the minimum requirements
·         Updated Curriculum Vitae/Resume
·         Copies of Academic Transcripts
·         Names, contact numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. At least one of the references must be a prior or current direct supervisor.
·         U.S. citizen, Resident Aliens and other nations (resident in Uganda) must attach a copy of a valid work permit.

Send them to: KampalaHR@state.gov in standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). All should be in one document which should not exceed 10MB.

Deadline: 17th July 2018

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Embassy Jobs - Lead Maintenance Technician - United States Embassy / US Mission


Job Title:         Lead Maintenance Technician
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX 41,892,912 – UGX 61,793,254
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-027
Reports to: Facilities Manager

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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 Lead Maintenance Technician is mainly responsible for the full range of installation, maintenance and repair of systems and equipment, and assigning in-house personnel to execute requirements based on evaluation. Position directly supervises three (3) employees - Chancery Plumber, Electrician, and HVAC Technician.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Works with the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor and Facility Manager to direct, supervise or execute facility related work orders to include preventative maintenance, installation of new equipment or systems, and the repair of equipment
·         Consults with contractors regarding installation of or repair to equipment and systems supporting embassy infrastructure, utilities, associated equipment associated with primary and secondary equipment, electrical distribution systems, lighting systems, HVAC systems, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, plumbing systems, and security systems
·         Manages personnel assigned to the management and maintenance of the building automation system (BAS), HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and preventative maintenance of the facility.
·         Advises the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor on design specifications, material cost estimates and reviews drawings regarding aspects of the facility
·         Assumes the responsibility of all duties assigned to the Chancery Maintenance Supervisor in the event of his/her absence.


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 US Embassy Lead Maintenance Technician career opportunity should have completed secondary school and two years of vocational training or apprenticeship diploma recognized as producing an individual with technical expertise is required
·         A minimum of three years experience of air conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trade is required.
·         Smith Driver's training in order for him/her to drive a Government Vehicle
·         Extensive knowledge of locally accepted practices and procedures of air conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trades.
·         Knowledge of the Embassy building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards
·         The incumbent must have good technical understanding of major building plumbing/mechanical systems and equipment with a specialty in plumbing systems.
·         Knowledge of reading technical documents, interpreting maintenance plans and technical literature.
·         Must have a thorough knowledge of locally accepted practices and procedures of air conditioning/refrigeration and electrical trades; and how to maneuver around town to various shops to acquire materials for project execution.
·         Ability to operate various hand tools, powered equipment and instruments is required
·         Ability to produce journeyman level quality of work is required
·         General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office)
·         Knowledge of U.S. building, electrical, mechanical, fire and life safety codes; building and trade standards.
·         Use of basic arithmetic in order to understand length, width, depth, and weight. Basic typing skills required; and ability to lift maximum weight of 25 kilos.
·         Language Proficiency: Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing) of English is required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation on registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

Deadline: 20th June 2018

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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Admin Support Jobs - Lead Janitor - US Embassy / Mission


Job Title:         Lead Janitor
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: UGX 27,690,611 – UGX 40,489,793
Vacancy Announcement Number: Kampala-2018-026
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac 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 Lead Janitor will be responsible for maintaining the daily cleanliness of the Chancery and surrounding buildings. The incumbent could be assigned work tasks to support conference room setups, AV support setup and moving tables and chairs for various functions within the Chancery facility. Position directly supervises twelve (12) Janitorial Staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent offers work guidance, supervises and trains approximately 12 janitors in the establishment and maintenance of janitorial procedures and processes; maintains discipline and effectiveness among his subordinates; establishes a budget and works within it; develops contacts with local supply vendors to ensure quality of merchandise and competitive prices.
  • Ensures facility janitors are managing the following: maintaining the daily cleanliness of USG owned properties to include: Chancery, MCAC, SCAC and the GSO Warehouse; setting up tables and chairs in conference rooms or for special events; supporting the movement of furniture and equipment; supporting make ready actions for incoming employees
  • The incumbent assigns work tasks, instructs on proper cleaning methods to accomplish assigned tasks and ensures that all tasks are completed satisfactorily.
  • Schedules annual leave and ensures coverage during both annual and sick leave to ensure that the coverage is maintained.
  • Completes Evaluation Performance Reports and takes appropriate disciplinary action of staff when necessary or directed.
  • Continually works to proactively increase morale and identify ways to support staff in their daily work environment.
  • Incumbent develops and advises the maintenance supervisor on budgetary requirements to implement the programs including the identification of appropriate commercial sources and cultivation of supplier relationships
  • Signs for and maintains all equipment and suppliers necessary for the satisfactory completion of assignments, including brooms, mops, buckets, vacuums, buffing machines, cleaning suppliers, and hand carts
  • Secures all tools, equipment and supplies to avoid theft or vandalism. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Incumbent will e required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her agency.


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 US Embassy Lead Janitor career opportunity should have completed Secondary School both “O” and “A” level is required.
  • A minimum of three years general custodial operations required with one year of supervisory experience is required. Must have experience cleaning large scale facilities and be aware of all cleaning principles related to green environments.
  • Ability to develop written plans and schedules, must be able to train, supervise, coordinate and assign janitors. Knowledge on established practices, policies, and procedures of the janitorial trade is required.
  • Must be capable of performing some heavy physical work including wearing and training staff on how to use backpack HEPA filter vacuums. Must be able to work independently and be able to perform all job activities and duties in a responsible manner to avoid safety and health hazards.
  • Must be able to properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Must inform maintenance supervisor of all accidents, illnesses, injuries either experienced or witnessed on property. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • General computer literacy is required in multiple applications (MS Office Suites).
  • Language Proficiency: Level 3 (Good Working Knowledge) speaking/reading/writing of English is required.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link, Click Here
  • You will receive confirmation on registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

Deadline: 19th June 2018

The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline




3 Fresher Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator Job Positions - United States Peace Corps


Organisation: United States Peace Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Training Manager

About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi 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
  • Peace Corps 

Job Summary:  The Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator (LCF) is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating language and intercultural training at Pre-Service, In-Service and other required opportunities for Peace Corps/Uganda. Working hand in hand with the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator, the LCF is expected to offer ongoing language and intercultural support to new Volunteers by carrying out interest survey (needs assessment) of each Volunteers so as to come out with strategies to address them in subsequent trainings.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Area of Expertise:
  • Design lesson plans and deliver them to the Peace Corps Trainees, using appropriate techniques and methodology
  • Prepare at least 10 session designs during TOT, which are ready to be delivered in the initial weeks of PST
  • Conduct language classes in the Ugandan Language of expertise
  • Make daily Trainee assessments and adjust lesson plans according to the learning needs of Trainees
  • Actively participate in Pre-Service Training research for collection of teaching materials relevant for language-technical and Cross Cultural training
  • Tutor learners with special needs as, and when, such needs arises
Cross-Cultural Informant Guide:
  • Using your knowledge as a Ugandan, act as a guide in teaching about Ugandan cultures, with specific emphasis on the uniqueness of your cultural grouping
  • The incumbent will be using their expertise in language teaching to impart cultural knowledge to Trainees during formal sessions
  • Works closely with homestay families in fulfilling the Trainer role for the Trainee
  • Serve as a link between the trainee and homestay family in clarifying any training related issues that may arise
  • Perform daily check-ins for the Trainee to gauge their adjustment process
  • Equip the Trainees with skills to take care of their own safety and security by helping them learn the appropriate language, understand the local customs and cultural practices and dynamics of the political and social set up of the communities that may impact on Trainees' lives
Training Design/Implementation:
  • Actively participate in designing an integrated Pre-Service Training Program
  • Integrate technical training through close collaboration and guidance from Program Specialist
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain file of written lesson plans, handouts and other language supplementary materials for PST and IST
  • Send weekly reports to the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator detailing the progress of each Trainee, what has been covered, what needs improvement and the following week's plans
  • Routinely inform the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator periodically about the learning progress of each Trainee and on matters related to the Trainee's general suitability for service.
Team Member:
  • Participate in team building activities designed to develop team spirit and responsibility
  • Attend meetings as scheduled
  • Share individual talents and expertise with colleagues
Other: Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator and the Training Manager


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the US Peace Corps Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator job should hold Diplomas in the area of specialization
  • Past experience in teaching a local Ugandan language preferably to Peace Corps Trainees.
  • Significant experience in teaching and analyzing a Ugandan language.
  • Past experience in adult education training and community development
  • Excellent interpersonal, counseling and cross-cultural  skills
  • Good judgment and problem solving ability
  • Management and supervision experience and/or aptitude.
  • Money and resources management experience and/or aptitude.
  • Willingness to live away from home in a training location for the duration of the training (in a rented house or Guest House)
  • Willingness to be on call all days of training including Sundays and put in extra time past language training to serve as Coordinator of the local training Satellite.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.
Language Proficiency: Level IV English ability. Excellent communication skills in English and at least one Ugandan language

How to Apply:
All Applicants should send their electronic applications clearly indicating their names and the position applied for in the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_LCF Ateso" for the LCF Ateso Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail.

Please submit word formatted
  • Letter of interest / cover letter (3 pages max)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae with names and contact addresses of three professional referees. 

Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If invited for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your Local Council (LC1) and your academic credentials.

Submit Application to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov

Deadline: 20th June 2018

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3 Driver Job Opportunities - United States US Peace Corps


Job Title:      Driver (3 Job Opportunities)
Organisation: United States Embassy US Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Services Officer
Vacancy Announcement No.: No. 2018 – 005: Driver (3)

About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi 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

About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Job Summary:  The incumbent will operate Peace Corps 4X4 vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout the country where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda.  The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic regulations as well as stricter US government regulations. Vehicle operation is monitored by DriveCam.
  • Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.  With the GSM, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability.  She/He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip.  Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained.  Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels.  She/He will make purchases as requested.  She/He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  • Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  • Occasional Money Handler: The PSC may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
  • The Contractor operates Peace Corps vehicles safely at all times.  Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for US Peace Corps Driver placement should have completed elementary school; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.
  • A minimum of three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired; knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.
  • Must be legally able to work in Uganda.

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications via Email. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the email).  The complete applications should include a Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contacts information for three references which should be sent to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please clearly indicate ONLY the POSITION applied for on the subject line of your cover email as well on all the attachments. For example "Katungu Bonita_ Driver" for the Driver Vacancy. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

Deadline: 20th June 2018

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