Driver Jobs – United States Embassy US Peace Corps

Job Title:      Driver
Organisation: United States Embassy US Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: General Services Manager 
Vacancy Announcement No.: 2017-008

About US Embassy:
to the United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years. 
Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi currently heads the U.S Mission to
Uganda.  The Mission is composed of
several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy
and at the direction of the Ambassador.

the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with
operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the
Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with
government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation
regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned
to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based
organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable
Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health,
Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural
understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Job Summary: The Driver will operate Peace Corps vehicles in
accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements and with
supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and
Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and, as may be needed, throughout the
countryside, where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda. The incumbent
will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance
of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Driving: The incumbent will operate official Peace
    Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo.
  • Maintenance and Repair: The Driver will ensure that vehicles
    are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site. With the
    GSO, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance
    systems and operate an in-house servicing capability. He will also wash
    and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: The Driver will maintain vehicle
    logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure
    and arrival for each trip. Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the
    Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading
    and date obtained. Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  • The Driver will also deliver and pick-up
    messages and parcels. He will make purchases as requested. He will do
    surveys of prices of goods.
  • The Driver will load and unload heavy items
    into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one
    part of the office and residences to another.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the
    GSO and/or the DMO.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the US Peace Corps
    Driver vacancy should have completed elementary school; secondary and
    related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance
    trainings are highly desired.
  • A minimum of three years of professional
    chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following
    types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars),C (medium
    commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with
    local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and
    prior work experience with electronic record keeping (computer usage) is
    also highly desired.
  • Duties require the ability to deal with
    officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and
    professional manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse
    group of staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers.
  • Proven exposure and experience of
    cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Legally able to work in Uganda.
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in
    English (Level III) is required.

How to Apply:
candidates should send their applications via Email. (Please do not attach
academic credentials to the email).  The
complete applications should include a Microsoft Word formatted letter of
interest, resume, names and contacts information for three references which
should be sent to: Please clearly indicate ONLY
the POSITION applied for on the subject line of your cover email as well on all
the attachments. For example “Katungu Bonita_ Driver” for the Driver
Vacancy. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail.
Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be

Deadline: 27th November 2017 

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