2 USAID Project Driver Vacancies – TPO

Organisation: TPO Uganda
Funding Source: U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID)
Project Name: Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to:  Finance and Administration Officer
About US:
TPO Uganda is a national Ugandan Non-Governmental Organization that has
been operating in Uganda since 1994. TPO-Uganda services are delivered through
a community and family oriented intervention model. We envision a society where
vulnerable and marginalized people enjoy mental health, social and economic
wellbeing and lead harmonious, mutually supportive and productive lives.
About USAID Project:
TPO Uganda is part of a consortium of NGOs led by Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) as the prime and ANPPCAN, ACODEV and Futures Group that have
been awarded a grant by USAID to implement a 5 year project titled “Sustainable
Outcomes for Children and Youth in Central and Western Uganda.” The project
aims to improve the health, nutrition, education and psychosocial wellbeing of
625,000 vulnerable children consisting 101,500 households.
Job Summary:  The Project Driver will perform tasks related
to driving organization vehicles entrusted to you in a safe and economical
manner in conjunction with the organization policies and the traffic laws and
regulations of Uganda. Also, the incumbent will perform minor mechanical tasks.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1. Transportation & Safety:
  • Transport staff and visitors as
    instructed.
  • Ensure safety of passengers and luggage at
    all times.
  • Observe speed limits and all organization
    travel guidelines.
  • Ensure use of seat belts at all times.
  • Ensure proper communication procedures.
2. Vehicle Maintenance:
  • Maintain vehicles allocated in sound
    mechanical condition.
  • Ensure washing and general cleaning of
    vehicles is maintained.
  • Ensure that vehicles are fueled and
    serviced promptly.
  • Quickly report any faults/breakdowns &
    accidents immediately.
  • Ensure First Aid Kits are complete and
    spare & tools are in allocated vehicle.
  • Ensure that vehicle tools are always kept
    in allocated vehicle.
3. Record Keeping:
  • Ensure that all vehicles have log sheets
    and pens.
  • Update and maintain accurate vehicle
    records to ensure that ail trips, fuel fill-ups, time and mileage readings
    are recorded.
  • Ensure fuel fill ups entry is made in the
    log sheet timely and workshop request forms are filled and submitted for
    review.
  • Send vehicle log sheets on a monthly
    basis.
  • Ensure to check vehicle on daily basis and
    submit check list report. •
  • Submit field trip report after every trip.
4. Delivering and receiving Mail:
  • Prompt delivery of all mail and maintain
    record on delivery book, inclusive of cheques and equipment.
  • Regularly check in post office for mail on
    a regular basis.
  • Receive mail from partners and sub-offices
    and hand it over as apt.
5. Check on vehicle comprehensive and 3rd party insurance:
  • Ensure that vehicle comprehensive and 3rd
    party insurance are valid.
  • Inform the Finance Officer two weeks in
    advance of renewals.
6. Mechanical Activities:
  • Road test and certify all vehicles from
    the garages.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Driver Jobs should
    hold O’ level Certificates
  • Three years driving and mechanical’
    experience with Class A, B, C, and E Driver’s License.
  • Understanding of the Geographical area of
    assignment.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability
    to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Past experience with and enthusiasm for on
    the job training.
  • High level of Integrity
  • Effective communication skills arid good
    listening skills
  • Personal hygiene
  • Desire to work effectively in a team oriented
    environment.
  • Ability to travel within rural Uganda.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application letter, updated CVs with three professional referees and a table
showing your salary history for the past three years to the Human Resources
Manager, at info@tpoug.org or send a hard copy to: P. O. Box 21646,
Kampala-Uganda.
NB: If you don’t hear
from us by 29th May 2015, consider your application unsuccessful.
TPO Uganda is a gender sensitive
organization and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Our
recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting
children, women and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Deadline: Friday 8th May, 2015

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