Driver Jobs – GIZ

Job Title:      Driver
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Programme, E4D/SOGA
About US:
GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an
experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its
objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven,
tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.
About E4D/SOGA Project:
The E4D/SOGA – Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa initiative is
an innovative public-private partnership with activities in Kenya, Mozambique,
Tanzania and Uganda. The initiative is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry
for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UK Department for
International Development (DFID) and the Norwegian Agency for Development
Cooperation (NORAD). E4D/SOGA operates under the umbrella of BMZ’s regional
Employment for Sustainable Development in Africa (E4D) programme. The overall
objective of the SOGA initiative is to ensure that Women, men and young people
in East Africa gain employment and economic opportunities in the natural
resources and infrastructure supply chain.
 Job Summary: The Driver will support the Project by ensuring;
Safe and responsible driving of office vehicles
Routine maintenance and care of office vehicles
careful note of all available information concerning street conditions,
effective routes and locations
of official errands and assisting with other office services
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Driving and Chauffeuring:
office vehicles safely and chauffeur GIZ E4D/SOGA employees, GIZ
E4D/S0GA -hired consultants, official visitors and guests to official
Offers support in the transportation of goods.
Maintenance of Cars:
Regularly cleans the inside and outside of the
office vehicle.
oil, water, brake and clutch fluids on a daily basis; tyre pressures, battery
water, and overall vehicle condition on a monthly basis or after 5000 Km
whichever comes earlier; tests lights, brakes, bodywork for dents, etc.
incumbent reports the need for maintenance and undertakes minor repairs.
Immediately reports any involvement of the project/office
vehicle in any, even minor accidents, or any damage or theft of equipment from
the vehicle.
Logs in vehicle movement in vehicle log book
correctly & accurately on a daily basis, and registers each monthly check.
Compiles driver reports on condition of vehicle.
Road Information:
all available information (incl. actual radio news on traffic
situations) to update knowledge of street conditions, effective routes and
locations daily.
Exchanges this information with other drivers.
General Services:
Wears proper attire.
Serves all passengers in a friendly manner.
Runs errands for the GIZ E4D/SOGA Office e.g.
delivery of letters/messages, payment of bills, and makes minor purchases as
for official documents in vehicle.
for a special petty cash and submits vouchers for accounting on a monthly basis.
not use, at any time, the car for his/her own private purposes. Such misuse of
the vehicle is considered a serious misconduct, and will immediately lead to a
warning and may result in dismissal.
Other Duties/Additional Tasks:
there is no outside driving activity, s/he stands by in the office,
supports other colleagues in case of need, and does other office work as
any incident whilst off duty that may affect his/her driving licence
entitlement, as well as any newly known health problems that may affect
his/her ability to drive.
Assists in and/or carries out other activities
and any tasks as assigned.
Undertakes further job training related to his/her
position and duties, if required.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold an Advanced Certificate
of Education
in mechanics and vehicle maintenance
Hold a Certificate in defensive driving
Possession of a valid driver’s license
A minimum of three years’ working experience as a driver, with references
Excellent English and local language skills
No history of major accidents within the past 3
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications via email to
Deadline: 14th
October 2016
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