Driver Career Jobs – Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET III)

Job Title:   Driver
Organisation: Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Office Manager/Accountant
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET III) is the world’s premier
provider of high quality food security analysis and early warning. Created in
response to the 1984 famines in East and West Africa, this $200 million,
five-year activity (2012-2016) aims to collaborate with international,
regional, and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning
and analysis of potential, emerging, and/or evolving food security issues in
order to inform appropriate humanitarian response. The project currently covers
31 countries, with plans to expand over the coming five-year phase.
Job Summary: The Driver will be tasked with driving and
maintaining the project vehicle. The driver will report to the Office
Manager/Accountant who is responsible for coordinating the driver’s assignments
and supervising the driver’s work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive and maintain the project vehicle.
  • As assigned and/or preapproved by the driver’s
    supervisor, drive assigned project vehicle daily, including on scheduled
    field trips, project- related trips within Kampala and other driving
    assignments as required.
  • Clean assigned vehicle
  • Regularly check assigned vehicle weekly to
    ensure that it is operational and safe to drive. At least on a weekly
    basis, check the oil, radiator, fan belt, brake fluid, wipers, tires,
    lights, and signals.
  • The Driver will also initiate and supervise
    any repairs required on assigned vehicles with supervisor’s approval.
  • Initiate and supervise routine periodic
    maintenance of assigned project vehicles, including oil and filter
    changes, tune-ups, and professional cleaning by high-pressure hose based
    on the manufacturer’s instructions on optimum maintenance requirements.
  • Fulfill project reporting requirements and
    maintain records on vehicle routing and vehicle condition.
  • Ensure passenger safety by obeying traffic
    laws, driving carefully, and ensuring each person in the vehicle wears a
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold relevant
    qualifications to perform the aforementioned tasks
  • Possess 
    excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • Present a professional demeanor and exercise
    professional judgment
  • Proven ability to prioritize work
    assignments; capable of making decisions which will foster timely work
  • Excellent and demonstrated organizational
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well with
    minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate leadership, integrity and
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Fewsnet
Uganda Project should send their applications including detailed Curriculum
Vitae, academic and professional papers via email to:
NB: Total file size of attachments should not exceed
Deadline: 1st February 2016
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