Driver USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda
Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja,
About US:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care,
social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate,
the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries,
including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health
Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is
to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in
regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The
five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated
total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Driver
performs the operations, maintenance, and management of project vehicles,
including routine maintenance, as well as providing transportation for project
activities for all staff. As needed, the Driver performs office support tasks,
as requested.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drive
    project personnel and equipment to locations in Uganda for project
    activities. Maintain timely schedule set by program staff.
  • Maintain
    project vehicles, keep accurate records for vehicle issues, including
    fuel, mileage, and trip logs, and schedule routine maintenance and cleaning.
  • Observe
    all company vehicle utilization policies and in country traffic laws.
  • Perform
    daily errands such as collecting and delivering mail, making bank deposits
    and withdrawals, purchasing items for the office, and refueling the
    vehicles on an as-needed basis
  • Transport
    staff or consultants to project sites and offices or for implementation of
  • Ensure
    the readiness of the vehicle, in a good mechanical condition and ensure
    vehicle is prepared for long trips on rough terrain prior to field visits.
  • Maintain
    the cleanliness of the vehicle both inside and out. Ensure that the first
    aid kit is in place and stocked at all times.
  • Assist
    in routine office chores when necessary such as photocopying, binding,
    filing, moving furniture, answering telephones, sending faxes, and
    cleaning the office premises
  • Conduct
    routine monthly service of the vehicle, including oil changes and general
  • Complete
    the vehicle log book on a daily basis, recording all travel and requiring
    staff transported to sign, and submit to Finance & Administration
    Director for review and approval on a weekly basis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Driver job opportunity must hold an O’ level
    certificate and a valid driving permit.
  • Defensive
    driving training.
  • Five
    years of working experience in a reputable NGO.
  • A
    basic administrative & transport management course
  • Oral
    and written English language fluency.
Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period
without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send
their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for three professional references
addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC –
Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close,
Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm
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