3 Driver Job Opportunities – United States US Peace Corps

Job Title:      Driver (3 Job Opportunities)
Organisation: United
States Embassy US Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: General
Services Officer
Vacancy Announcement No.: No. 2018 – 005: Driver (3)
About US Embassy:
Welcome 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.
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
About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Peace 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 incumbent will operate Peace Corps 4X4
vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local
travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and
personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout
the country 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: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport
    passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic regulations as
    well as stricter US government regulations. Vehicle operation is monitored
    by DriveCam.
  • Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles
    are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.  With the GSM, Contractor will design,
    stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing
    capability.  She/He will also wash
    and clean the vehicles as needed.
  • Record keeping: Contractor 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.
  • Contractor will deliver and pick-up
    messages and parcels.  She/He will
    make purchases as requested.  She/He
    will do surveys of prices of goods.
  • Contractor 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.
  • Occasional Money Handler: The PSC may be requested to courier
    cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or
    services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the
    Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC
    trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement
    or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between
    the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of
    dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion
    concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of
    these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
  • The Contractor operates Peace Corps
    vehicles safely at all times. 
    Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and
    issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace
    Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely
    reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.
  • Other duties as assigned by the GSM
    and/or the DMO.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for US Peace Corps Driver
    placement 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), CM (medium
    commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  • Language Proficiency: Ability to speak,
    read, and write in English (Level III) is required.
  • Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar
    with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge
    and prior work experience with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage)
    is also highly desired; knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience of
    cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  • Ability to work a regular Monday through
    Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside
    as may be needed.
  • Must be legally able to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All 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:
applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. 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 returned.
Deadline: 20th June 2018
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