HIAS International NGO Jobs – Driver/Messenger

Job Title: Driver/Messenger
Organization: Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Administrative
Assistant
About HIAS:
Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) protects refugees—including women
and children, and ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities—whose lives are in
danger for being who they are. Guided by our Jewish values and history, we help
refugees rebuild their lives in safety and advocate to ensure that all
displaced people are treated with dignity, regardless of ethnicity, religion,
or place of birth.
Job Summary: The Driver/Messenger will be responsible for
driving the organization’s motor vehicles and carrying out messenger functions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain, clean and care for
    organization’s vehicles and maintain regular checks on vehicles to ensure
    that they are mechanically sound and in good working order.
  • Make sure that there is regular servicing
    and make timely reports of any problems to the Administrative Assistant;
    and execute minor repairs.
  • Offer transportation in the field and to
    meetings and other destinations for organization staff and visitors on
    official business;
  • Keep accurate records of deliveries made
    to other offices in the delivery book;
  • Post and collect mail, weighing and
    affixing correct amount of stamps on letters and packages;
  • Perform general clerical duties as may be
    assigned which may include photocopying and packing supplies for field
    travel;
  • Obtain quotations and make simple purchases
    on behalf of the office;
  • Keeps a log book/diary for use of vehicle
    including weekly reports on vehicle status;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a Secondary
    School Certificate. Certificate in basic mechanics and maintenance a plus.
  • Possess a valid driving license (Class A,
    B, C&E) with 8 years driving experience. Computer literacy desirable;
    Current certificate of good conduct;
  • Good knowledge of Kampala and its
    environs;.
  • Possess the ability to conduct oneself in
    a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of the
    agency.
  • At least eight years’ continuous driving
    experience.
  • Prior experience working in the NGO sector
    a plus.
  • Possess the ability to effectively
    prioritize and execute tasks in a high- pressure environment is crucial.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.
Language: Strong written and oral communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume
to the address below or hand deliver to HIAS Central Office Address: Church
Road, Off Ggaba Road, Kansanga, P.O. Box 7626, Kampala – Uganda.
NB: Please clearly indicate “Driver/Messenger” on
the envelope with the applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 29th August, 2014

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