Driver UNHCR Project Jobs – Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)

Job Title:        Driver
Organisation: Humanitarian
Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA)
Funding Source: UNHCR
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Procurement and Logistics Officer
About US:
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international African humanitarian and development
organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards
and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the
Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education,
Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the
region for a period of more than 20 years.
About UNHCR Project:
HIJRA with funding from the
UNHCR in Uganda is implementing a multi-sectoral Program for refugees in
Oruchinga settlement (Isingiro district), Nakivale settlement (Isingiro
district) and Nyakabande Transit Center (Kisoro district).
Job Summary: The Driver
will provide efficient vehicle driving services that facilitate smooth movement
of HIJRA staff and goods and ensures that vehicles assigned to him/her are
maintained in excellent condition at all times.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Running
    Official Errands
  • Driving
    staff on official errands
  • Picking,
    dropping and circulating mails, letters, contracts, proposals to donors
    and partners as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Reminding
    and updating staff on travel schedules.
  • Delivery
    of cheques and collection of utility bills.
  • Updating
    the white board and transport log book before any trip.
  • Operate
    the vehicle in accordance with HIJRA transport department policy.
  • Ensuring
    that the vehicle operation is cost affective, by eliminating duplication
    or unnecessary trips.
  • Maintaining
    the fuel levels of the vehicle by ensuring timely refueling.
  • Taking
    note of and reporting any mechanical breakdowns or failures in the
  • Coordinate
    and facilitate the timely, reporting of eventualities like accidents,
    break downs etc.
  • Taking
    proper care of the assigned vehicles by ensuring the safety, cleanliness
    and security of the vehicles.
  • Ensuring
    that all the parking fees are paid.
  • Observing
    all the procedural pre and post errand reports and recordings on vehicles
    log Books.
  • Ensuring
    that all vehicles insurance covers and other government required road
    taxes remain valid
  • Carrying
    out a proper weekly vehicle checks.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the HIJRA Driver job placement should have completed secondary
  • Five
    years of experience in a busy transport fleet environment
  • Driving
    classes B, C, and E.
  • Three
    years of working experience in a relevant field.
  • Computer
    knowledge especially MS Word, Excel and Email.
  • Good
    knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Strong
    written and spoken communication skills, in English and Swahili
  • Desirable
  • Ability
    to plan ahead and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain
  • Ability
    to speak more than one indigenous and foreign language would be desirable.
  • Ability
    and willingness to learn
  • Very
    well organized and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communication skills
  • Sociable
    and open minded
  • Reliable
  • Ability
    to work with minimum supervision
  • Team
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae
including telephone and email contacts of three referees including your
current/most recent employer.
Application should be addressed
to the:
Country Program Manager,
Humanitarian Initiative Just
Relief Aid (HIJRA),
P.O. Box 37703, Kampala,
Email to: The subject line should read: “Driver.”
Deadline: 19th January 2018
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