Driver Dutch Embassy Project Jobs – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Job Title:  Driver
Organisation: International Fertilizer Development Center
Project Name: Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains
(REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Duty Station: Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The Driver will
support IFDC operations through vehicle transport through the most efficient
and economical way feasible.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drive staff to and from different places
    as instructed by their supervisor.
  • Load, transport and offload program
    commodities/supplies to and from designated places as and when instructed
    by their supervisor
  • Deliver and collect mails as instructed
  • Ensure safety of self and passengers at
    all times while on the road
  • Drive program vehicles responsibly in
    accordance with all the pre-set traffic laws and regulations
  • Ensure timely communication of all issues
    related to the program vehicle to effect staff logistics
  • Ensure proper documentation of all
    movements and maintain all relevant documentation at all times including
    log book, road license, insurance, parking licenses as well adherence to
    polices related to vehicle usage.
  • Ensure sound mechanical condition and
    efficient use of the vehicle which include: carry out small service of
    vehicles at the office, follow parts service and replacement regulations,
    advice on purchase and replacements of parts, operate vehicles in a safe
    and prudent manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the program
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by their supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Driver job opportunity must hold a
    Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent.
  • Holder of a professional drivers’ license
  • At least three to five years’ experience
    as a driver for an international organization
  • Ability to drive long distances and in
    some cases in rough roads
  • Extensive knowledge of delivering mail and
    correspondence and submitting/collecting documents to and from public and
    private institutions
  • Previous experience in collating vehicle
    usage reports
  • Previous experience coordinating vehicle
    maintenance, with contracted service providers.
  • Ability to communicate in English is
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
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