Driver NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:         Driver
Organisation: Danish Refugee
Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Logistics
About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more
than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees
and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote
durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of
humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN
Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief.
Job Summary: The Driver
should be a trained driver possessing a valid driving license and understanding
of the mechanics of a vehicle. The person in the position shall have a correct
attitude in the traffic, sensible conduct of driving in different terrains and
respect for the authorities and traffic laws in general. The two main
objectives for the driver are 1) the safety of the passengers and 2) the
flawless condition of the vehicle at all times.
Key Duties and
  • Drive the assigned vehicle in a correct
    and sensible manner in adherence to this job description, weather and road
    conditions at all times.
  • Adhere to the maximum speed limits for DDG
    vehicles – 50 km/h on a dirt road, 100 km/h on a tarmac. When the road
    conditions are poor, drive as slowly as necessary to facilitate safe
    passage to the passengers and ensure no damage to the vehicle.
  • Update and maintain the vehicle and the
    vehicle equipment in perfect shape and report any issues with regards to
    repairs, need for re-supply or damages, to the Logistics Assistant.
  • Provide overall maintenance services to
    the assigned vehicle or any other DRC vehicle in coordination with the car
    owner. This includes minor repairs of vehicles and vehicle equipment.
  • Maintain and update all transport records
    including vehicle logbooks, maintenance and service records in
    coordination with the car owner and the Logistics Assistant.
  • The incumbent will report the need to top
    up fuel card when balance is 500,000/=.
  • Where appropriate, maintain the vehicle
    communications (HF, VHF) in accordance with the call signs, terminology
    and radio discipline provided by DRC. Report any non-functioning communications
    equipment to Logistics Assistant.
  • Perform any other vehicle logistics
    related task instructed by the Logistics Assistant or Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee
    Council (DRC) Livelihood & Gender Assistant career placement should
    hold a valid driving permit and experience of 4 years preferably with an
  • Highly organized, structured and able to
    work under minimal supervision.
  • Responsible, with a high sense of
    integrity and team spirit
  • Flexible and willing to work extra hours
    when required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to speak English
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in
    the operation area is an asset.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you
    explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the
    qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages).
    The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant
    training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant
  • All applications should be sent to clearly indicating position name in the
    subject line.
Deadline: 10th April 2017

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