SIDA Project Jobs – Driver/Mechanic at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Title:   Driver/Mechanic
Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Funding Source: Swedish
International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Duty Station:  Uganda
About NRC:
The Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of
experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees
and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced
populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food
security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.
About NRC SIDA Project:
NRC has secured funding from
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to implement
livelihoods (and related activities) in Adjumani/Arua refugee settlements in
Job Summary: The
Driver/Mechanic will be responsible for minor services/repairs of the fleet and
also drive when required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct
    minor repairs/services of the fleet
  • Take
    full responsibility for any vehicle assigned, in accordance with NRC
    policies and procedures
  • Drive
    NRC vehicles in a manner compatible with national road safety laws and
    standards, and NRC Transport Rules, with due consideration given to
    driving conditions
  • Ensure
    the good running and maintenance of NRC vehicles through daily checks, and
    weekly reports, reporting any problem or concern to the line manager
  • Ensure
    the completion of the NRC Log book, for daily checks, fuel received, and
    all journeys undertaken
  • Use
    the weekly check form to report on equipment required for vehicles, and in
    cases of handover to another driver
  • Significantly
    contribute to team meetings to report on vehicles, and share problems and
    solutions to issues faced in managing the fleet, workshop and drivers, to
    minimize cost and run the fleet in the most efficient way possible.
  • Ensure
    good communication with colleagues at all levels, ensuring that any
    problems faced are reported to the line manager
  • Ensure
    that you adhere to NRC procedures, including assuring security clearance
    for all vehicle movements
  • Ensure
    that NRC procedures are followed in full, in the case of any damage or
    accident occurring to NRC vehicle under your responsibility
  • Remain
    flexible and supportive to projects, by carrying out other duties where
    these do not comprise the above direct responsibilities
  • Timely
    servicing and maintenance of NRC vehicles
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Driver mechanic should hold a valid driving license, minimum DL class and
    Certificate/Diploma from recognized technical training institution
  • Familiarity
    with Uganda traffic regulations
  • Ability
    to prepare workshop and fleet reports
  • Possess
    the ability to drive safely according to the established traffic rules
  • Satisfactory
    maintenance of vehicles assigned to the driver
  • Good
    handling of NRC’s tools, machines and maintenance equipments,
  • Organized
    and precise record keeping for daily checks, Log Book, and weekly checks
  • Possess
    the ability to show flexibility, initiative, adherence to procedures, and
    work independently
  • Ability
    to work with NRC staff and colleagues to represent the organization in a
    professional manner.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join
one of the world’s leading relief organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council
(NRC) should Apply by visiting the web link below.
Deadline: 19th December 2014.

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