2 Driver Job Vacancies – United States Government Peace Corps

Organisation: United States
Government Peace Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of
Programming and Training (DPT)
About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps
is an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer
development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance
activities in over 70 countries worldwide. 
Peace Corps Uganda invites applicants for the position listed above
which is based in Kampala, Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Drivers will operate Peace Corps Vehicles
in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements and with
supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, trainees and
volunteers to appointments in Kampala and as may be needed, throughout the
countryside where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda. The
incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup
performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps Vehicles.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Driving: Contractor
will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo
·        
Maintenance and repair: The Driver
will ensure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at
referral site. With the GSO, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain
vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability. He
will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
·        
Record keeping: The incumbent will
maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time
of departure and arrival for each trip. Each time that fuel is put in the
vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer
reading and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.
·        
The incumbent will also be responsible for loading and
unloading  heavy items into/from
vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the
office and residences to another
·        
The Driver may periodically be requested to accept
an advance of Peace Corps funds to pay travel allowances to training
participants or to pay for items to conduct Peace Corps business. Amount of
advance cannot exceed Uganda Shillings equivalent of US Dollars 500
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the GSO
and/or the DMO
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidates for the United States Peace
Corps vacancies should have completed elementary school; secondary and related
trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are
highly desired
·        
A minimum of three years of professional chauffeur
experience and a valid local driver’s licence for following types of vehicles
is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), C (medium commercial), DL (Light
omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
·        
Working knowledge and understanding of the local
traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required;
·        
Working knowledge and prior work experience with
electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired.
·        
Duties require the ability to deal with officials
and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner
·        
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of
staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers
·        
The incumbent must have proven experience in a cross-cultural
setting with highly effective communication skills
·        
Language Proficiency: Ability to
speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required
How to Apply:
ALL submissions
must be electronic. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the email)
Please submit a
Microsoft Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contacts
information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Please
clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of your cover
email in this format “Surname FirstName_Position Title” e.g. Katungu
Bonita_Driver. Submitted documents become the property of Peace Corps and will
not be returned. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring
copies of your academic credentials. Finalists from the first interview will be
expected to bring a reference letter from their Local Council (LC1) as part of
the final review process.
Deadline: 24th August, 2015

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