Senior Driver Non-profit Jobs – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Job Title:  Senior Driver
Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Project Name: Resilient
Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
expertise.
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Senior
Driver will be responsible for coordination of vehicle staff logistics,
adherence of drivers to prescribed rules and regulations, ensuring vehicle
maintenance schedules are maintained. The overall purpose of this post is to
support IFDC operations through vehicle transport through the most efficient
and economical way feasible.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Drive staff to and from different places
    as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Load, transport and offload program
    commodities /supplies to and from designated places as and when instructed
    by the supervisor
  • The Senior Driver will seliver and collect
    mails as instructed
  • Ensure safety of self and passengers at
    all times while on the road
  • The incumbent will drive program vehicles
    responsibly in accordance with all the pre-set traffic laws and
    regulations
  • Ensure timely communication of all issues
    related to the program vehicle to effect staff logistics
  • Ensure proper documentation of all
    movements and maintain all relevant documentation at all times including
    log book, road license, insurance, parking licenses as well adherence to
    polices related to vehicle usage.
  • Ensure sound mechanical condition and
    efficient use of the vehicle which include ensuring that vehicles are
    utilized for program activities only, carry out small service of vehicles
    at the office, follow parts service and replacement regulations and advice
    on purchase and replacements and operate vehicles in a safe and prudent
    manner and carryout regular inspections.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the program
    vehicle
  • In charge of compiling vehicle usage
    monthly reports and coordination of fuel replenishments for all vehicle
    and motorcycles
  • Responsible for developing weekly
    transport schedules
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the
    supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Senior Driver job opportunity must
    hold a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.
  • Holder of a professional drivers’ license
  • At least three to five years’ experience
    as a driver for an international organization
  • Ability to drive long distances and in
    some cases in rough roads
  • Knowledge of delivering mail and
    correspondence and submitting/collecting documents to and from public and
    private institutions
  • Ability to communicate in English, is an
    added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
Apply.
Deadline: 3rd October,
2016
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