Driver NGO Job Opportunities – GOAL International

Job Title:    Driver
Organization: GOAL
Duty Station: 
Reports to: 
Logistics Assistant
About US:
GOAL International
is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works
to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the
vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in
16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.

About DYNAMIC Programme:
Working in consortia
with Mercy Corps, VSO and Restless Development, the Driving Youth-led New
Agribusiness and Microenterprise (DYNAMIC) programme will strengthen systems
and facilitate the creation of sustainable economic opportunities for
disadvantaged Ugandan youth. DYNAMIC’s overall goal is to increase the number
of young people who are in secure employment or self-employment and to promote
effective and efficient agricultural market systems for youth. Through a
market-driven and holistic approach, DYNAMIC will engage an array of public and
private sector actors to increase access to goods, services, markets,
information and productive and social assets to increase productivity of
Ugandan agribusinesses and non-farm enterprises.
Job Summary:   The
Driver will deliver personnel and goods to destination in a safe and respectful
manner in Abim.  The car and the driver
is as well the biggest face for GOAL toward the population. The GOAL
instructions written in the log book and driving policy must be completely
applied by the driver.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
He is to
drive and master his vehicle in a safe and controlled manner in order to avoid
He is to
respect standard traffic roles.
He is to
show respect and show carefulness towards his fellow Traficant’s.
should respect speed limits and adjust the speed according to traffic density,
pedestrian along the road, load of the car and road conditions.
Vehicle condition
for the presence of all equipment in the vehicle as listed in the GOAL logbook
which is available in each car: spares, tools, first aid kit, water if longer
trips ….
The car
is a representation of GOAL: thus it must be clean (body, chassis, engine).
for the follow up of his vehicle (services or reparations needed). Inform his
direct responsible (fleet officer or field logistician) when action is needed.
any mechanic working on his vehicle.
for the daily and weekly check of his vehicle (as described in the logbook).
take fuel at the predefined petrol station. Don’t take fuel elsewhere, except
when no other choice and always little quantity.
take the road in the field with only one spare tyre (make tyres reparation on
the field when needed)
for the good update and follow up of the logbook.
driver is responsible for the presence of the first aid kit inside the vehicle.
himself updated on the present security situation for the area to where he is
asked to go.
the vehicle in good time before departure (the day before), make sure of the
right equipment needed for the specified location, toolkit, fuel tanks full
and bring the needed documents with waybill or others.
for carrying all times necessary documents, updated (driving license, passport,
car documents, maps…).
for the respect of traffic rules according to the country where he is driving.
his speed according to road conditions.
for the safety of the carried goods (safely stored and tightened, weight
balanced, not on the roof).
Load and
offload his vehicle.
in full possession of his mind: never use psychotic, when driving the same day.
Had a
descent sleep the night before.
To wear
the seat belt and to make all others passengers doing the same.
Is the
first to talk at check points. If there is the slightest problem he steps back
and leaves the responsible of the trip do the negotiations.
If the
situation gets tense, gather road information before starting the journey, on
possibility of mines, troops movements, civilian traffic, ambushes.
immediately any incidents, information received involving security to the
Logistic coordinator
threatened, doesn’t argue and does what is asked.
In case
of accident, he MUST contact the Fleet officer or Logistic Coordinator as soon
as possible
Need to
keep the driver duty phone charged and in standby at all times , with a minimum
of credit . Credit can be obtained from Logistician.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate for the GOAL International Driver job placement should hold a Valid
Ugandan driving permit with an O’ level certificate
Three years
of previous driving experience preferably with an International NGO
knowledge of vehicle maintenance
mechanical knowledge
English and at least one local language in Abim
good condition (eyes , heart , psychological )
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which must
include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references,
including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime
contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: Please do not attach certificates, indicate the job
title in the subject line.
Deadline: 19th June 2018
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