Driver ENWASS Programme Jobs – GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:  Head of Component, through Project
Ref. No.:
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit
(GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of Germany with International
operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for the German government and
other national and international, public and private sector clients within the
framework of the international Cooperation between the Federal Republic of
Germany and the Government of Uganda.
The Enhanced Water Security and Sanitation Programme
(ENWASS), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims at strengthening the institutional,
managerial and implementation capacities of the institutions in the water and
sanitation sector in Uganda with regard to climate change adaptation and
sanitation. Component one of the ENWASS programme aims at supporting Climate
sensitive Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Driving and chauffeuring
  • Drive programme vehicles
    safely and chauffeur GlZ employees, official visitors and consultants and
    guests to official destinations.
  • Assists in the transport
    of goods.
Maintenance of Cars
  • Regularly cleans the
    inside and outside of the office vehicle.
  • Checks oil, water, brake
    and clutch fluids on a daily bests; tyre pressures. Battery water, and
    overall vehicle condition on a monthly basis or after 5000km whichever
    comes earlier; tests lights, brakes, bodywork for dents, etc.
  • Reports the need for
    maintenance and undertakes minor repairs is responsible for programme
    vehicle documents and its care
  • Calculates the petrol, oil
    and lubricant (POL) use on a monthly basis, is responsible for a special
    petty cash for POL and submits vouchers to accounting on a monthly basis.
  • Reports the need for
    maintenance and undertakes minor repairs.
  • Checks other programme
    vehicles used by programme personnel (incl. cars, assigned to
  • Development Advisers)
    Monitors and repots the need to renew car insurance incl. official cars
    used by other programme personnel. Immediately reports any involvement of
    the project/office vehicle In any, even minor accidents, or any damage or
    theft of equipment from the vehicle.
  • Compiles driver reports on
    the condition of vehicle.
Road Information
  • Uses all available
    information (incl. actual radio news on traffic situations) to update
    knowledge of street conditions, effective routes and locations daily.
  • Exchanges this information
    with other drivers.
General Services
  • Wears proper attire and
    serves all passengers in a friendly manner.
  • Ensures his/her mobile
    phone is charged and reachable during office hours at all times
  • Runs errands for the
    ENWASS Kampala Office e.g. delivery of letters/messages, payment of bills,
    and makes minor purchases as directed.
  • Compiles the logbook
    correctly and accurately.
  • Does not use, at any time,
    the car for his/her own private purposes. Such misuse of the vehicle is
    considered a serious misconduct. and will immediately lead to a warning
    and may result in dismissal.
  • Does not drink alcohol
    before and during working hours.
Other Duties/Additional tasks:
  • If there is no outside
    driving activity, s/he stands by in the office, supports other colleagues
    in case of need, and does other office work as assigned.
  • Reports any incident
    whilst off duty that may affect his/her driving license entitlement, as
    well as any newly known health problems that may affect his/her ability to
  • Assists in keeping 3rd
    party insurance of programme cars updated
  • Helps programme
    expatriates in renewing and obtaining valid driving license
  • Undertakes driving lessons
    with new programme expatriates to familiarise them with
  • Ugandan traffic rules and
  • Checks logbooks for
    Development Advisors cars
  • Undertakes further job
    training related to his/her position and duties, it required.
  • Assists in and/or carries
    out other activities and any tasks as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the GIZ
    Driver job placement must hold an Advanced Certificate of Education “A”
  • Must have done a defensive
    driving course and first aid training
  • Possession of a valid
    driver’s license; a certificate in mechanics is an added advantage
  • Three years of working
    experience as a driver, in an NGO setting with references.
  • Excellent English and
    local language skills
  • Discipline and
    punctuality; Stress tolerance and patience
  • Familiarity with Kampala
    (incl. main institutions, hotels/restaurants) and water programme field
    areas of operation.
  • No history of major
    accidents within the past years (police letter of good conduct.)
  • Mechanical skills are an
    added advantage.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send
their applications with detailed CVs (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter (max. 2
pages) addressing the applicant’s motivation by email to: Please note: This is a national position. Only those
applications quoting the reference number indicated for each position as the
subject heading will be accepted. Application and CV should be in one document.
No other attachments are required at this stage.
Deadline: 5th July 2018
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