Entry Level United States US Embassy / Mission Jobs – Chauffeur/Dispatcher

Title:             Chauffeur/Dispatcher
Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-5 Ug shs 38,561,734 inclusive of
Vacancy Announcement Number: 36-17
About US Embassy:
The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R. Malac
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. 
Among 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 
Job Summary: The
Chauffeur/Dispatcher follows a work schedule provided by the DAO. Drives DAO
to/from official functions and to locations outside Kampala.  Delivers and picks up documents. Drives
visiting American Officials as instructed and maintains 5 vehicles in clean and
neat conditions at all times. Checks oil, water, gas and tyres daily. The Chauffeur also follows
up with maintenance schedules to ensure that cars are checked on a regular
basis and that tune ups are performed. Ensure assigned vehicle(s) are in proper
working order and all required maintenance is performed. Conduct vehicle
inspections following guidelines from inspection checklist provided by current
DIA forms. Document daily inspections and arrange for corrective action on all
discrepancies found/noted. Schedule vehicle for routine maintenance (oil
changes, tune-ups, etc.) Ensure that vehicles are clean and serviceable at all
times. Document vehicle movements on current DIA forms(s) to track utilization.
Document vehicle expenditure to track cost efficiency of assets. Fill out
accident reports when necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each
selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information
supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the United States US
    Embassy Chauffeur/Dispatcher job placement should have completed secondary
    school (both ‘O and A’ level)
  • At least two years’ experience as a
    dispatcher and chauffeur is required. One-year in assisting and expediting
    travelers and aircraft cargo through Entebbe airport is required.
  • The Must be responsible, self-motivated
    and works with little supervision. 
    Must be able to perform emergency road service and be able to
    coordinate for road service assistance. 
    Occasionally have to load and unload heavy luggage and packages.
  • Ability to achieve positive connections
    inside airport security, Civil Aviation Authority, Entebbe Ground Handling
    Services, and VIP section of Entebbe Airport.
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive
  • Possess a valid driver’s license. (This
    will be tested)
  • Familiarity with local traffic laws and
    area traffic patterns.
  • Language: Level II English
    ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United States Embassy in Kampala are encouraged to Apply Online by following
the instructions below;
  • Applicants shall be
    required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using
    the link, Click Here
  • You will receive
    confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  • On completion of this
    process you will receive an auto response via your email.
NB: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must
submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of
Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification
documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later
than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the
vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is
not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement,
the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.
Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in
HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).
Deadline: 16th January 2018
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and
equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital
status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to
achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through
continuing diversity enhancement programs.

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