Driver NGO Jobs – Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Job Title:     Driver  
Organisation: Finn Church
Aid (FCA)
Duty Station: Uganda
About FCA:
Finn Church Aid is Finland’s biggest development co-operation
organisation and the second biggest organisation in Finland working in
humanitarian aid. Finn Church Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance (ACT), an
alliance of faith-based development and humanitarian aid organisations forming
one of the world’s largest aid organisations. Finn Church Aid is committed to
continue working until people in need of assistance can make their own living
and fulfil their basic needs. Finn Church Aid also campaigns for dignity and
justice.
Job Summary: The Driver is
responsible for operation and maintenance of project Motor vehicles and
ensuring the safety and security of authorized passengers, cargo, equipment and
tools on board.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Maintains the assigned motor vehicle and
    its accessories (log books, jacks, wheel spanners, spare tyres, etc) in
    good working order and clean condition and makes a thorough daily check of
    its mechanical condition (e.g. battery, fuel, water, oil, brake fluid,
    tyre pressure, etc.), and promptly reports any fault, damage or loss;
  • Checks regularly and ensures that vehicles
    have valid motor third party insurance, and assists as required in
    following up their processing and collection from the banks, insurance
    companies, and Uganda Revenue Authority offices;
  • Conveys staff, visitors and any other
    authorized personnel  on official
    duty as well as programme equipment and materials a safe and secure
    manner;
  • Run errands to collect and deliver mail,
    parcels, etc as may be assigned;
  • Keenly monitors the vehicle fuel gauge
    constantly, and reports any need for re-fuelling in good time;
  • Makes a daily record of trips in the
    vehicle log book, particularly departure/arrival times and mileage readings,
    as well as vehicle repairs/service and fuel and lubricants consumption,
    and reports the due service mileage in good time;
  • Verifies repair/service done by a mechanic
    on return of vehicle from a garage;
  • Ensures the safety of the vehicle while on
    trips;
  • Provide support in loading/off-loading of
    project materials onto/ from the assigned vehicle;
  • Complies strictly with the official
    highway code and traffic rules and regulations while driving as well as
    the relevant FCA policies and procedures;
  • Promptly reports to the office and/or the
    police all accidents and problems encountered while on duty;
  • The Driver ensures all vehicle doors and windows
    are securely locked after working hours, prior to handing over the keys
  • Performs any other relevant duties that
    may be assigned from time to time by the Project Coordinator
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Finn Church
    Aid (FCA) Driver job placement should hold an O-level certificate of
    education or equivalent
  • A minimum of five years of driving experience
    in a reputable firm, public body or NGO.
  • Fluency in English, a clean valid driving
    license for all classes and knowledge of basic motor vehicle mechanics are
    essential.
  • Certificate in defensive driving is
    desirable.
  • No history of major accidents within the
    past 3 years
  • High integrity, hardworking, courteous,
    dependable, punctual, tidy and well-groomed.
  • Willing to work long hours in challenging
    circumstances when required.
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Finn Church Aid
(FCA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their short
applications and updated CVs to: Admin.Ugaco@kua.fi. Please address your
application to:  The Country Manager, Finn
Church Aid (FCA), Uganda program, Plot 2409 Kiwafu Estates – Kansanga, Kiwafu
Rd, P.O. Box 21826, Kampala.  Uganda
Deadline: 18th April 2017

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