Program Driver Jobs – RTI International




Job Title:       Program Driver
Organisation: RTI
International
Funding Source: USAID and
DFID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Operations
Specialist
About US:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes,
dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice.
Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to
governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and
pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced
technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and
the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
About USAID GAPP Project:
RTI is the prime contractor for USAID funded GAPP program. The goal of
this seven year program is to increase participation accountability and local
governance for effective service delivery. To achieve this goal, GAPP will
focus on three components: (1) Support and strengthen national level government
accountability institutions in their interaction with local governments; (2)
Strengthen local government revenue, procurement, financial and planning
systems; and (3) Strengthen civil society organizations (CSOs) and other
non-state actors (NSAs) to improve voice and accountability. GAPP will work at
the national level and in at least twenty-five districts in northern Uganda,
the Albertine region of Bunyoro, and central Uganda.
Job Summary: The Program
Driver will drive, maintain, and manage the project vehicle in sound working
order for the Governance Accountability Participation and Performance (GAPP)
Program.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Drive the project vehicles with strict
    adherence to local traffic laws and in accordance to project rules and
    regulations pertaining to vehicles
  • The incumbent will also transport project
    staff and materials in Kampala and the regions
  • Maintain the vehicle in a satisfactory
    condition, including weekly cleaning of the interior and exterior and periodic (quarterly) cleaning of the
    motor and chassis.
  • Ensure that tires are in good working
    conditions at all time, and that spare tire is always in good condition
  • Ensure that vehicle usage log is updated
    on a daily basis and submitted on a monthly basis
  • Ensure that fuel consumption report is
    submitted as required
  • Ensure regular maintenance of the vehicle,
    and that fluids (water, oil,
    fuel, washer liquid, etc.) levels are at required levels
  • Report any apparent malfunction to the
    supervisor
  • Report any damage or accident to the
    supervisor immediately
  • Ensure that the vehicle is safely parked
    and locked when not in use
  • Carry out project errands as required
  • Perform any other duties as may from time
    to time be reasonably assigned by Supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should at least hold a
    High School Certificate of Education
  • At least five years of experience in
    driving a vehicle: preferably for a USAID or other donor project Valid
    driver’s license in good standing
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations
    and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  • Knowledge of radio, email, telephone and
    other applications.
  • Provable trustworthiness, high sense of
    integrity, responsibility, alertness: physical fitness on duty, emotional
    stability, neat and courteous.
  • Good knowledge of the project activity
    areas and the current conditions of roads and highways in Uganda
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully
    with people of different national and cultural backgrounds and
    temperaments.
  • Flexibility to fit into often changing
    priorities
  • Ability to fluently communicate in both
    verbally and written language(s) applicable to project requirements.
  • Ability to work long hours as workload and
    deadline may require and have regular, reliable and predictable attendance
    Quick and accurate visual judgment
How to Apply:
All applicants should send an updated CV including three work related
referees and cover letter to the Human Resources Manager via E-mail to: recruitment@uganda-gapp.rti.org.
Emails should not exceed 2MB. The applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in
the subject line of their email.
Deadline: 19th January 2017

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