World Bank ACE II Project Driver – Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)

Job Title:            Driver
Organization: Mbarara
University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Project Name: World Bank
Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Center of Excellence (ACE II)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
About US:
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), is the second
oldest public University in Uganda established by an Act of Parliament of the
Republic of Uganda, and with a vision “to be a centre of academic and
professional excellence in Science and Technology.
About World Bank ACE II Project:
MUST is one of the 24 competitively and transparently selected
institutions of higher learning in Eastern and Southern Africa to receive
funding under ACE II Project from International Development Association
(IDA)/World Bank. ACE II project is a regional project involving eight
countries namely, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
and Zambia. The project seeks to promote regional specialization among
participating institutions within areas that address regional development
challenges through strengthening the capacities of higher education
institutions of learning to deliver quality, market- relevant post-graduate
education, and build collaborative research capacity as well as conduct high
quality applied research in five regional priority areas: industry,
agriculture, health, education and applied statistics. One of these ACE II
centers of excellence hosted at MUST- Pharm- Biotechnolgy and Traditional
Medicine Center (PHARMBIOTRAC) will provide a regional platform for innovative
drug development, including exploring the use of traditional medicine in the
region.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure
    driving services by driving office vehicle for the transport of authorized
    personnel;
  • Ensure timely conveyance of staff and
    materials to and from places as instructed by supervisor;
  • Ensures delivery and collection of mail,
    documents and other related materials, goods and supplies securely to
    areas where they are needed under the authorization of the supervisor,
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of
    vehicle, through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of
    inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;
  • Ensures that vehicles are kept in perfect
    condition and dean at all times by washing both inside and outside parts
    of the vehicle;
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of
    the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major
    repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc;
  • Ensures availability of all the required
    documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office
    directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare
    parts;
  • Recognize electrical and mechanical faults
    and report to the employer or technician;
  • Report any instance of mishap or accident
    to the supervisor,
  • Perform periodic maintenance on vehicles,
    such as charging motor oil as well as refueling at an appropriate
  • Ensures that reports any case of accident,
    injury or damage of vehicles to supervisor and ensuring that all immediate
    actions required by rules and regulations are taken;
  • Keep all records including receipts for
    vehicle maintenance;
  • Keep up a travel log to record areas
    travelled to, travel time, and work hours;
  • Pay tolls and other fundamental vehicle
    demands;
  • Constantly dress professionally in line
    with the organization’s clothing regulation, and should have the capacity
    to relate well with associates and clients.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Bank ACE
    II Project Driver job opportunity should hold a Uganda Certificate of
    Education (UCE) with a pass in English language, but having Uganda
    Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) is an added advantage;
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s license of at
    least 3 classes
  • Possess a Clean driving record;
  • Certificate in Mechanics is an added
    advantage;
  • A minimum of five years work experience as
    a driver in a local or international organization with a safe driving
    record;
  • Working knowledge of driving rules and
    regulations; protocol and courtesies is essential;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair is
    essential;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • Elementary use of computers (e.g. email,
    internet, word processing, etc) is essential;
  • Defensive driving/ off road driving and/or
    VIP driving course certificates are added advantage;
  • Be trained and skilled: ought to be a
    skilled driver and must have the necessary authorization to drive safely;
  • Have sufficient knowledge of traffic laws
    and regulations, and hold fast entirely to them;
  • Have physical strength: the work
    frequently includes loading and unloading of materials and equipment. So,
    the applicant must be strong enough to lift heavy loads frequently;
  • Be focused, confident, and observant
    person;
  • Proven ability to work for long hours, at
    times during evenings and weekends performing out of station duties in the
    field;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be a
    team player.
  • Age Range: Between 35-45 years.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
World Bank ACE II Project are encouraged to send an application letter, Copies
of relevant academic/professional transcripts & certificates, Detailed
curriculum vitae, Names and addresses of three professional referees,
Applicant’s physical address, telephone contact, and email address; and Any
other relevant information to;
The University Secretary,
Mbarara University of Science and Technology,
P. O. Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 17th
February, 2017
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