Driver International NGO Job Vacancies – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Duty Station: 
Kaabong, Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
Job Summary:  The driver will provide safe, transport
services for MC program and support staff in the described AOR (Area of
Responsibility). The driver will adhere to all traffic and MC safety rules and
follow the transport guidelines required by the MC transport department
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Operate MC vehicles as assigned by supervisor;
  • Maintain vehicle log-sheets in accordance with MC
  • Check the vehicle conditions before and after each trip/routinely –
    report needs and problems to the transport management;
  • Adhere to all safety and communication protocols as advised by Mercy
    Corps and supervisor;
  • Responsible for the safekeeping of all vehicle equipment, tools,
    first aid kits, spares etc.;
  • Keep the vehicle ready, clean and on standby – ready for use at all
  • Assist, as required, with logistics in the office and guesthouses
    daily workloads;
  • Cooperate and be of assistance to staff and visitors – assist in
    troubleshooting potential problems during daily business;
  • Report all maintenance needs of the vehicle to transport management
    on a regular basis;
  • Do the regular service and maintenance of vehicles and motorbikes.
  • Undertake field assignments as assigned;
  • Adherence to all MC policies and procedures as outlined in MC
    policies and procedure manuals;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a
    manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its
    humanitarian mission in country of operation;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Driver job opportunity
    should hold a Uganda Advanced Level Certificate of Education
  • Valid drivers’ license with class DL,
  • At least four years’ experience driving 4WD vehicles.
  • Certificate in defensive driving is essential
  • Knowledge of driving in less secure and harsh environment
  • Must be a mechanic/Driver able to repair both vehicles and
  • Must know and obey to all safety and traffic rules of the Uganda.
  • Good understanding of English and fluency Nga’Karamajong.
  • Knowledge of routes, duty stations, project areas, the NGO and
    diplomatic community is required.
  • Must know Mercy Corps vehicle policies and regulations.
  • Must know what preventative maintenance is required for their
  • Understanding and following safety procedures;
  • Must know the actions to be taken in the event of an accident.
  • Must be able to change a wheel and do minor repairs and vehicle
  • Must know how to use all accessories such as HF / VHF radios,
    winches etc
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline: 27th August 2018
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