USAID Non-profit Careers – Field Assistant and Driver at AWF

Organisation: African
Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Project Funding Source:
USAID
Duty Station:  Uganda
About AWF:
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), founded in 1961 as the African
Wildlife Leadership Foundation, is an international conservation organization
that focuses on critically important landscapes in Africa. When founded in
1961, the purpose was to train Africans to maintain game reserves
professionally, ensuring an adequate supply of game for hunters on safari.
Later, the mandate evolved to supporting western scientists in studies of
protected animals in their natural habitat. More recently, the focus has been
on developing sustainable systems that benefit both animals and local human
communities.
About USAID Program:
The USAID/Uganda Biodiversity Program is designed to address threats to
Uganda’s biodiversity. The program uses conservation enterprises together with
conservation education tools to provide communities with j opportunities to
develop economic services that will enhance communities’ appreciation of
Uganda’s natural resources, thereby protecting ecosystems while promoting
broader, sustainable economic development.
Job Summary: The AWF Field
Assistant and Driver will be undertaking all driving and field assignments in
Lake Mburo whilst ensuring proper maintenance of the vehicle assigned together
with other facilities and equipment and also actively support with logistics.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Provide driving services to Lake Mburo
    team or to other assigned executives/staff/partners
  • Offer administrative support services to
    Lake Mburo field program, by handling routine office functions
  • Ensure the vehicle is always clean and has
    enough fuel for the next activity
  • Ensure the assigned vehicle is serviced on
    schedule and its insurance valid
  • Ensure that the vehicle has log sheets and
    the same are regularly filled, approved and submitted for accounting in
    time.
  • Ensure that your supervisor and other
    officers on field trips receive necessary logistical support to make their
    trips successful
  • Support in data collection i.e. mapping through
    the use of GPS, socio-economic survey, taking pictures and
    livestock/animal counts
  • Support the program officer in ensuring
    that visitors to Lake Mburo are comfortable by having their accommodation
    ready and anything that they might need while in Lake Mburo
  • Support the Program Officer in ensuring
    smooth running of field workshop and trainings by having all the necessary
    materials available. If the training or the workshop is taking place in
    the community areas, then make arrangements for trainers, participants
    lunch and drinks
  • Actively participate in Lake Mburo
    logistical activities planning
  • Perform any other duties assigned by
    Supervisor 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates for the AWF Field
    Assistant and Driver should hold a secondary school certificate
  • Possess a clean and valid driving license
    with at least five years of driving
  • Possession of a mechanics certificate is
    an added advantage
  • Be able to operate office machinery
  • Possess the ability to effectively
    communicate in English and (local language)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Internet/Email communication skills
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure
    and meet deadlines
  • Be willing to travel to remote and
    sometimes harsh environment
  • Desire to learn about organization
  • Commitment to AWF and its mission
How to Apply: 
All candidates who so wish to join the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
in the aforementioned capacity should Apply Online uploading a cover letter and
updated resume at the web link below.
Deadline: 12th
December 2014

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