Driver/Mechanic Job Opportunity at Action Africa Help International- Uganda

Reports to: Programme Administration & Procurement Officer
Liaises with: Project Officers, Area Manager, Project staff
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: To provide transport services to ensure programme activities run smoothly, vehicles are clean and in good order always. The position will be responsible for vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Duties & Responsibilities
·         Deliver and collect goods, parcels and letters as required in the most cost efficient way.
·         Responsible for transporting staff and partners for official engagements.
·         Supervise and assist with loading and off loading of goods at the site upon arrival as well as when picking goods.
·         Maintain the vehicle log book indicating mileage, task accomplished, departure and arrival times, and fuel taken to enable proper monitoring of the vehicle movement as well as costs.
·         Ensure cleanliness and carry out routine maintenance checks daily and report any observed faults to the supervisor so that repairs can be arranged and servicing booked.
·         Ensure the vehicle insurance is valid and prompt for its renewal when renewal time is drawing close to ensure that the car is continually insured.
·         Diagnose problems, repair and perform general maintenance on all equipments and vehicles including adjustments of engines, transmissions, differentials, hydraulics, electrical systems and clutches on petrol and diesel equipments:
·         Tune up engines, ignition parts, clean and adjust carburettors, perform minor body repairs and respond to breakdowns.
·         Perform preventative maintenance and make inspections of vehicles for proper working order and safe operation.
·         Perform required inspections on allocated vehicles.
·         Maintain work records, time and material records on vehicle services.
·         And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
·         Mechanics Grade II
·         Certificate level 4 in motor vehicle/craft technician course
·         At least 4 years work in a busy motor vehicle workshop
·         Clean national driver’s license
Skills and Competencies
·         High level of integrity
·         Good report writing skills
·         Moderate computer skills with the ability to use word and excel spread sheet
·         Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to apply:
Please check the company website: for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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