Entry Level UK AID Project Driver and Assistant Career Jobs – Farm Africa




Job Title:      Project Driver and Assistant
Organization: Farm Africa
Funding Source: UK AID
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
Reports to: Project Accountant
& Administrator
About Us:
Farm Africa is an international NGO that seeks to increase the incomes
and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists,
agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. We have recently
launched a new UK AID funded FoodTrade programme linking smallholder farmers
producing maize, beans and rice to export markets. 
Job Summary: The Project
Driver and Assistant will provide safe and timely transport support to enable
the Farm Africa FoodTrade Uganda team to carry out their duties, maintain the
Farm Africa vehicle and provide support with administrative tasks.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Provide a timely and safe transport service to FoodTrade team members
and Farm Africa visitors including:
·        
Safely
operating the Farm Africa vehicle in accordance to Uganda traffic laws
·        
Driving
Farm Africa staff and officials to various locations across Teso-sub
Region, and on occasion further afield, as assigned by the Project Accountant
& Administrator
Maintenance of the Farm Africa vehicle including:
·        
Conducting
and overseeing minor repairs of the assigned vehicle
·        
Maintaining
an accurate log book for fuel consumption, mileage and usage of assigned
vehicle including appropriate authorization for each trip
·        
Carrying
out regular checks, for example oil, water, tyres etc and reporting any issues
promptly to the Project Accountant and Administrator
·        
Ensuring
timely service of the vehicle as recommended by manufacturer
·        
Arranging
major vehicle repairs with appropriate service providers when the need arises
·        
Ensuring
procurement of vehicle parts are done in line with the Farm Africa
procurement guidelines
·        
Ensuring
the vehicle is cleaned regularly
Assist with administrative duties, in particular:
·        
Support
colleagues with office works including photocopying, filling, binding of
documents and other duties as reasonably requested
·        
Provide
office reception support as required
·        
Carry
out errands as directed by the Project Accountant & Administrator
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Farm Radio Project Driver
and Assistant should preferably hold a Certificate of Secondary Education
·        
Valid Class C Driving Permit Working as a driver
·        
Mechanical skills qualification
·        
Advanced driver training
·        
At least two years’ work experience Working for
an INGO
·        
Clean driving history
·        
Demonstrable mechanical skills
·        
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of
Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel
·        
Demonstrable ability to maintain records
·        
Detailed knowledge of roads in rural Teso
sub-region
·        
Good standard of spoken English Able to work
with different people from different cultures
·        
Able to work under own initiative
·        
Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude
·        
Honesty and Integrity
·        
Good team player
Farm Africa’s Values:
·        
Being
experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based
solutions
·        
Pushing
boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
·        
Acting
for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change
for farmers
·        
Working
flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from
the communities, private sector or government
·        
Sharing
knowledge with others, reaching more farmers than we do alone, ensuring
effective technologies are widely accessed.
How to Apply:
All applicants must submit an updated CV, salary history and one-page
application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to:
ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org
Deadline: 5th
September 2016 by 12:00PM
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