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
Provide a timely and safe transport service to FoodTrade team members
and Farm Africa visitors including:
operating the Farm Africa vehicle in accordance to Uganda traffic laws
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:
and overseeing minor repairs of the assigned vehicle
an accurate log book for fuel consumption, mileage and usage of assigned
vehicle including appropriate authorization for each trip
out regular checks, for example oil, water, tyres etc and reporting any issues
promptly to the Project Accountant and Administrator
timely service of the vehicle as recommended by manufacturer
major vehicle repairs with appropriate service providers when the need arises
procurement of vehicle parts are done in line with the Farm Africa
procurement guidelines
the vehicle is cleaned regularly
Assist with administrative duties, in particular:
colleagues with office works including photocopying, filling, binding of
documents and other duties as reasonably requested
office reception support as required
out errands as directed by the Project Accountant & Administrator
Qualifications, Skills and
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
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
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:
experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based
boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change
for farmers
flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from
the communities, private sector or government
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:
Deadline: 5th
September 2016 by 12:00PM
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